The Coach House Frome

Frome, Somerset

The interested, and interesting, will feel happy here, bang in the middle of quirky Frome. Art, food, culture and a delicious love nest


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


On a busy street but tucked between the listed ‘big hoose’ and a medieval church, your bolthole is surprisingly quiet, light and roomy inside. Step straight in to the living space with its stripped parquet flooring, elegant windows overlooking the churchyard, distressed (in a happy way) kitchen, huge mirror, books and funky ornaments. Colours are greys and whites with splashes of spice and a little antique table is perfectly placed for breakfast. Owner Ellie – a breath-of-fresh-air sort – and a clever jewellery designer, can leave all the best local stuff in the fridge for you. The compact and gleaming shower and loo is down here too. A spiral staircase rescued from an old printworks takes you upstairs: find a big bed with warm coral French linen, a 50s table, an old leather sofa with bright cushions and more views – pleasing to loll about up here plotting your day. You can walk to everything: great pubs and restaurants, live music, galleries, theatre and a cinema. Those who take their food seriously will adore Palmer Street. Further afield there’s Hauser and Wirth, NT visits and fabulous walking.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Nightly price
from £98
Weekly price
from £720
Damage deposit
Fri-Sun, £130 per night. Sun-Thu, £98 per night. £50 cleaning charge.
1 House for 2
From £981 bed1 bedroom


Frome is a lovely town and The Coach House is absolutely gorgeous. It’s right in the middle of the old part of town, unique and full of character. Ellie has provided everything you need and the bed, especially, is amazing, as is the power shower. A great place to stay - I shall be back.

Jan, Walton on thames

A totally lovely place to stay. Very comfortable and stylish, light and airy - the owner has thought of everything actually; a quiet spot to get away from it all but right in the centre of Frome! Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Just a joy of a place to stay - can certainly recommend - a true find!

Lisa, Kent

A super, comfortable and modern place (even though it is a very traditional building) with well planned accommodation and a very comfy bed. Centrally located in Frome and handy for restaurants, shops and buses. We spent a week here, there are lots of interesting buildings and Bath and Bristol are easily accessible by bus or bus/train. Many National Trust properties in the surrounding area too. Ellie and Richard are lovely hosts and were very happy to answer any questions we had. Frome is a very friendly, market town with lots going on.

Spookella, Leeds

The Coach House is a charming and extremely comfortable little bolt hole. It's location is perfect for exploring the delights of Frome. There are numerous good restaurants to visit by foot. The Coach House was equipped with absolutely everything we needed, as well as a few luxurious extras. Great bed, amazing sheets--we slept like babies! The proprietors, Rich and Ellie, were wonderful hosts and provided lots of information on the area. Stay here! You are guaranteed to love it.

Cynthia, Alderholt

Stunning place, quirky and beautiful, Ellie and rich was fab hosts nothing was to much trouble. Can't wait to return

Mary, Essex

A beautiful place to stay. Quirky, gorgeous and cosy. Worth it just for the staircase! Friendly and helpful owner and very reasonable. Much thought has been put in to making it a great experience. A wonderful visit. Would highly recommend.

Nicki, Wolverhampton

Just come back from a 2 night stay at The Coach House and I felt compelled to leave a review. We felt that Ellie's attention to detail into the "extras" that people might appreciate was outstanding. The property is a stunning period house which has been beautifully modernised while maintaining its original character. Ellie is a born front of house woman - she makes you feel welcome from start to finish. We thoroughly enjoyed mooching around Frome which was perfect for a break away even in February and the house is ideally positioned being in the centre of the town. Thank you, we will be back.

Claire, Market harborough

The perfect get away, even when it is a grey wet January weekend. The coach house has all the modcons of 21st century living with old world charm & a shower i wanted to take home with me. You are in the centre of town with off road parking, perfect for a wander out for morning coffee or an evening meal. It is also perfectly positioned to visit Bath & the surrounding area. Ellie (the host) is lovely and her attention to detail ( she is an amazing jewellery designer) means that the Coach House is better than a home from home! Well definitely return in the Spring to see it in sunshine.

Lisa, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ellie Swinhoe

  • The property was the original "gig house" for Argyll House. The Grade II listed town house was once home to Queen Victoria's daughter, Louise of Argyll. It sits adjacent to St John's Church right in the heart of vibrant, fashionable Frome.
  • The Coach House sits at the bottom of beautiful, cobbled Gentle Street, originally called Hungar Lane, which was the original main road into Frome. Gentle Street is now famed as one of the main locations used in the hit TV series Poldark.
  • Frome is renowned for its monthly street market known as The Frome Independent - held on the first Sunday of each month. It takes over the centre of the town and crowds come from far afield for crafts, artisan food, live music, and flea/vintage market.
  • Most of the shops and cafes in the town are independent, as is our town council - we like to maintain our unique identity! You should try Sam's Kitchen Deli, The Garden Cafe, The River House and visit the wonderful shops on Catherine Hill and Cheap Street
  • Frome is surrounded by beautiful countryside and delightful villages such as Mells with its stunning walled garden where you can have tea and cake before walking along the river past the old iron works, and Nunney with its ruined medieval castle.
  • You are ideally located to visit historic sites in Bath and Stonehenge; take a trip to Longleat safari park; visit the amazing art gallery and gardens at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton; climb Cley Hill and stroll through the glamorous landscape of Stourhead.