The Brewhouse

Frome, Somerset

A generous retreat for 2 with creative interiors and secluded courtyard garden. Brilliantly placed for walking to Mells or day trips to Bath


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Bags of character and a sweet village setting; Great Elm is a stone’s throw from Mells, home to the Talbot Inn. Turn right by the daffodils and the rectory is tucked up to the side of the church. The Brewhouse, lofty and large, is the annexe, attached but very self-contained. There are the family’s tree-lined lawn at the front, your own vine-canopied patio to the side and a courtyard at the back, charmingly weathered and full of birdsong, a suntrap on a summer’s afternoon. Enter a brick-floored living area, quirky, comfortable and very inviting. Find rugs, posters, books, a scattering of Japanese antiques, a rocking chair painted yellow, and heaps of logs for the wood-burner. In the galley kitchen, fully equipped and brand new, is a generous breakfast pack, much of it local and organic. Up the stairs, past the African statue, is the big, warm, gabled bedroom with a seagrass floor, a chunky handmade bed, a tip-top mattress and rolling field views. Heated towel rail, lavender soaps and a power shower over the bath are a flit downstairs. Great walking and cycling from the door, too.


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

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub/restaurant 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £550
2 night stays: £200 midweek, £220 on weekends.
1 Annexe for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


I cannot recommend the Brewhouse highly enough! I stayed for 3 nights with my boyfriend. It is beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of furnishings - basically it's a gorgeous rural retreat. The bed was huge and really comfortable, the towels were incredibly soft and the "breakfast pack" was extremely generous and delicious. Muir was really helpful - he replied to all email enquiries promptly and provided detailed directions. Just lovely for a country escape.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Muir MacKean

  • Great Elm is the hub of a network of footpaths through local woodland - explore the industrial archaeology of the Mells River Gorge. The village of Mells, (1 mile), has abundant architectural & literary history, and the superb Talbot Inn (excellent food).
  • An off-road pedestrian & cycle track on a disused railway starts in the village. Using this you can walk to Radstock (5 miles) or cycle to Bath (17 miles) almost traffic-free, passing through two spectacular railway tunnels on the way.
  • Babington House is 10 mins away in the car (or 20 by bike) and Frome, with its funky shops, unusual pubs, fascinating architecture, supermarkets, monthly Artisan Market, & 3 screen cinema is 3 miles away.
  • Bruton, home to Hauser & Wirth, the new modern art gallery, is 11 miles to the south. Bruton has good food too: namely the Roth Bar & Grill, At the Chapel & Matt's Kitchen. The Glastonbury Festival site is 15 miles away.
  • Longleat, Bristol, Salisbury Plain, Bath, the cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wincanton with its Racecourse are all within striking distance. There's a multi screen cinema in Trowbridge (10 miles).
  • In Shepton Mallet (10 miles) you will find outlet shopping at Kilver Court, alongside the Mulberry Factory Shop. Street, close to Glastonbury, also has excellent outlet shopping at Clark's Village (22 miles).