Nyumba, meaning ‘home’ in Swahili is an ultra-modern and energy efficient home. Positioned in a quiet residential road on the edge of the highly desirable market town of Frome, this cool contemporary detached property is one of three that were exclusively built in 2018. This four-bedroomed property is visually striking with its silver cedar cladding and glass elevations. Arranged over three floors, this is a ‘modern home offering modern family living’ whilst being presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout. On entering the property on the ground floor you’ll be welcomed into the entrance hall which leads you towards the light and airy mezzanine gallery - a perfect reading spot! From here you have the living room, a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and a cloakroom.

The lower ground floor is where you’ll find your open plan kitchen/dining/family room with full height sliding glass doors that lead out to the entertaining terrace and gardens. There is also a utility room, cloakroom and plant room on this floor. On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite, with shower room, dressing room and access out to the terrace. From here are two double bedrooms, one with a bathroom and the other with a shower room. There is also additional access to the terrace from the landing.

The property is approached through a gate onto a private driveway where there is parking for a few vehicles in addition to a single garage. The gardens offer a large entertaining terrace which is accessed from the lower ground floor and wraps around two sides of the house. Two tiered lawns with gravel paths and planted borders complete the full package.

Available for sale with Knight Frank at a guide price of £1,250,000

Welshmill Woods Fairy Door TrailWelshmill Woods Fairy Door Trail (Image: Getty)


Don your hiking boots and grab the dog to follow the footpath markers as you pick up the East Mendip Way heading towards Wells. At 20 miles long, the way marked route will take you through Asham Wood, past Cranmore Tower, up Ingsdons Hill (for views over Shepton Mallet) before gaining elevation at Windsor Hill and Tor Hill.(mendiphills-nl.org) It’s worth noting that this footpath also leads you straight to the outlet shops of Mulberry, Toast and Yves Delorme at Kilver Court where you can also enjoy a wander around the 3.5 acre RHS garden. The rockery beneath the viaduct is particularly striking. Refreshments can be enjoyed at The Wiggly Shed Café. (kilvercourt.co.uk)

Shorter guided walk routes around the town can be found at discoverfrome.co.uk. The Frome Society for Local Studies organise get-togethers on Sundays – check the website for latest information. If you’re happy to head out solo then perhaps a sound walk would be of interest? Pop in your headphones and step back in time as you learn why some Frome folk used to have blue hands and faces, and which one of the local pubs is haunted! (soundcloud.com) Children will enjoy the 300 metre long Welshmill Woods Fairy Door Trail where they can revel in the magic of finding the 12 tiny doors hidden in the woodland.

Frome market placeFrome market place (Image: Getty)


Nyumba is within easy walking distance of Frome’s historic centre, which is renowned for its atmospheric streets, quirky independent shops, cafés, galleries, and performing arts. Regularly featured in ‘Best Place To…’ lists, Frome is now famous for its independent town council, its innovative health care approaches, the monthly Independent Market, vibrant community action, and the surprise performances of international stars at the Cheese & Grain. Soho’s Babington House, the private members’ club, with its swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, bars and restaurant is only a short drive away; and the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton and The Newt are also both within easy reach. Plentiful options for schooling are available in this part of the county too. Travel connections in the area are excellent with the A37 and A303 (M3) not far away, providing access to the wider motorway network. Frome, Westbury and Warminster stations all provide regular rail services to London Paddington and London Waterloo.