Holmwood Coach House

Frome, Somerset
Self-catering
+44 (0)1373 453362


In a leafy, peaceful part of Frome – a perfect bolthole for 2. A big garden is yours to share, friendly owners live next door

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Children welcome

The Experience

A touch of the country in town – a buzzing town too: Frome is bursting with culture, galleries, quirky shops and great markets, all a short walk away. Connected by an impressive architect-designed walkway to the owners’ house, but facing the other way so you’ll feel nicely private, this generous 19th-century coach house overlooks big gardens and a tennis court. Step in to a pristine open-plan space with sparkling lights and a superb oak floor. Sitting room, dining room and smart kitchen blend into one, there are guide books and maps to inspire you, a wood-burner, and logs from the garden to get you going. The Greens like to support local craftsmen and food producers and encourage you to order staples from Somerset Local Food Direct; Nicola will put the goodies in the fridge for you. Your bedroom above, a galleried sanctuary for two, comes with a compact shower, a generous bed and a lovely low window that pulls the outside in. Enjoy Frome’s farmers’ market (one of the best), cocktail and dinner at the Archangel in town, trot up Catherine Hill for vintage shopping. Beyond? Wells, Longleat, Stourhead, Bath, and Somerset’s sweet hills.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Short breaks: 2 nights £292, 3 nights £379, 4 nights £466.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £670
Surcharges
Short breaks: 2 nights from £275, 3 nights from £358, 4 nights from £440.
1 House for 2
From £952 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a wonderful time in this beautifully renovated Coach House--lovely interior and spotlessly clean. There is plenty of information on surrounding areas, walks, places to visit etc and easy instructions on how to work everything....this is the best 'galley kitchen' I've ever used: plenty of space, great appliances, all the right equipment. Nicola was a warm welcoming host who suggested I take apples home with me as the trees in the garden were laden. The resulting crumbles, tartes and applesauce were all delicious! We'd love to come again.

Sheila, London

We have very much enjoyed this lovely calming and stylish property. Particularly appreciated the high standard of cleanliness. Thank you. Have enjoyed vibrant Frome, beautiful Stourhead, Bradford on Avon and the Talbot Inn and Walled Garden at Mells.

Frank, Cirencester

We had the best time in Holmwood cottage. The cottage was beautiful, the decor was modern and very nice. The garden was lovely and it took you about 5 mins to walk to Frome. The host Nicola was very helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend you going there

Christina, Cambridge

The coach house was perfectly equipped and extremely clean and well presented. We really appreciated the milk, tea and biscuits which were left for us. The short walk into town was so convenient. Nicola was very helpful. We even had a very bad attempt at tennis!

Lynda, Harrogate

Very agreeable and tranquil property. Comfortable with everything required for an enjoyable week. Frome is a very pleasant town with lots of independent shops along with a number of supermarkets. Two minutes walk to the centre of town but the property is situated very nice quiet tree lined road. Lots to see and do in the area. Highly recommended

Graham & Ruth, Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire

Beautiful location, with view of apple trees. Restful, which we needed. Ideal for exploring further afield. Lack of noise, except birds and foxes. Leisurely strolls into Frome. Idyllic surroundings, amidst a wildlife garden. Amiable and natural host, Nicola. Thoughtful touches of biscuits, tea and milk and tastefully designed house. Thank you

Richard, Petersfield

Thank you for a lovely stay. We explored many of the surrounding places and came back to a peaceful and restful place.

Liz, Brighton

We are having a fabulous time. We shall certainly feel greatly refreshed when we leave tomorrow; the Coach House has been such a good choice.”

Ann, Coventry

“Thank you Chris and Nicola. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the delightful Coach House, a real home from home. This was our first visit to the area, so many interesting places to explore. We didn't have time to see them all, so a return stay is a must! Despite being complete novices we really enjoyed trying out the tennis court. 'Till the next time ..."

Eileen, Stockport

“Very much enjoyed our stay in The Coach House. Had a lovely supper at Bistro Lotte on Wednesday and went on to Cheese & Grain for a Roots music session until 11pm. Woke this morning to see two foxes chasing each other madly round the beech hedge & bushes, before one sauntered off for a walk round town. We did the Historic Walk round Frome today - very interesting - and going out to Fat Radish tonight.”

Ann & Ken, Newent/Ross on Wye

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The Coach House is a very special place and the small touches make it stand out. The area is peaceful but with so much on your doorstep to go and see.

Sharon, Essex

Perfectly placed for exploring Frome and Somerset. The coach house is the best equipped place we have ever stayed. A perfect kitchen (even with an apron) and guides to all attractions, walks and wildlife in the area. The resident bull finches are the icing on the cake.

Pete, Sheffield

Just had a wonderful three days at the Coach House. A lovely self contained little house which was very comfortable and cosy with everything we needed as well as an excellent set of local literature to help us find our way around. Frome is a really nice town with lots of character, so many places to eat and drink and all a short walk from the house. There are lots of places within 10 to 15 miles, to visit and several walks from the books and maps provided. Highly recommended for a short break.

Gill, Camberley

Holmwood Coach House was an ideal base for our week in Somerset. We were fortunate to choose the warmest February week since records began(!) but returning to our accommodation was always a pleasure. The Coach House is beautifully designed inside and out and has everything you need for a self-catering stay. The location is perfect with convenient parking in your own covered car port, a quiet wild garden to enjoy, a tennis court for something more energetic, a very short walk into the interesting town centre of Frome and easy access to some lovely walking routes in the local countryside.

Andrew, Oakham

Fabulous stay at Holmwood. Thanks to Nicola - she did everything possible to make our stay trouble free.

Jo, Wilby

Great location for visiting the area and just a short walk into cafes and shops in Frome. The coach house is beautifully appointed and very well equipped. We felt instantly at home.

Hazel, Bury St Edmunds

The accommodation at the Coach House at Holmwood is at the very top of the list of the self-catering places we have visited. It is immaculate, very well equipped, and comfortable. With charming hosts, this tranquil base is perfect for a five minute stroll into the centre of historic Frome with its special vibe and buzz. We are already thinking about our next visit. David & Jacquie C

David, Leatherhead

Loved our stay in the coach house, such a homely place to stay. Immaculate inside and set in ground surrounded by trees including tasty apple trees (thank you for the apples) tennis court (played rubbish) and the wild life including funny squirrels running around with apples! We enjoyed Frome from its quaint little side streets and great shops, also the lovely city of Wells and the amazing Italian garden at Iford (Peto Garden)

Sheila, Chichester

Such a beautiful, tranquil place. A superb antidote to city life. We loved the tennis court! And the delicious plums (thank you!).

Janet, London

This was our third stay at the Coach House. As always we received a warm welcome from Nicola and our stay was wonderful. We had not been back since 2014, and still the standard was as high as ever. The house is comfortable, cosy, welcoming, clean, and well equipped including with loads of visitor information and nice extra touches. Nicola as always was keen to help and offer advice regarding our stay. This lovely place, which has a place in our hearts and to which we hope to return has been consistently excellent over the years we have stayed. Highly recommended!

Richard and Annie, Leeds

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nicola & Chris Green

  • Take time to explore the historic town of Frome. Seek out some of its 400 plus listed buildings, climb up steep cobbled Catherine Hill and wander along medieval Cheap Street. As a Walkers are Welcome accredited town you'll be glad of your walking boots!
  • 4 miles to Longleat where your visit begins with a view of the grand stately home, one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain, set within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped gardens and parkland. Please plan in advance!
  • Stourhead landscape garden, 9 miles away, is beautiful at any time of year. Follow the loop around the huge lake and you will stumble across classical and gothic buildings. Please plan in advance!
  • Explore the ancient market town of Bradford on Avon, 11 miles from Frome, nestled in hilly countryside, with far reaching views, narrow streets of weavers' cottages and easy walking along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
  • 14 miles to the world heritage site, Bath, where you can wander the streets lined with Georgian buildings and take a walk in Royal Victoria Park opened in 1830 by Queen Victoria, aged 11, with the iconic Royal Crescent as the backdrop.
  • 15 miles to the medieval city of Wells, the smallest city in England. Its compact size makes it an easy place to explore the cobbled streets, medieval architecture and market square.