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Lichen Road, Frome, BA11 5DZ


£540,000

Property Composition

  • Detached House
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

Property Features

  • Freehold
  • Spacious master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • 3 further double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom
  • 27 foot kitchen/living area
  • Utility room
  • Second reception - ideal home office or playroom
  • Detached double garage
  • Sunny, south west facing garden
  • Close to local amenties
  • Countryside views

Property Description

Please quote MJ0484 when booking your viewing

Set in an elevated position on the popular Edmund Park development this lovely home is ready to move into. Just add furniture. Its has spacious and versatile accommodation that would work just as well for a growing family as for a grown one or for downsizers who still want space and room for the grandchildren to come and stay.

What the owners love about their home: 'The things we love most are the bright open living spaces and good sized bedrooms. The house's elevated postion also gives a feeling of light and space that we enjoy both inside and when spending time in the garden'

The heart of this beautfully presented home is undoubtedly the 27 foot kitchen living area which provides a perfect social or entertaining space. There is even space for a soft seating area where you can relax while dinner is cooking or the children are doing their homework. The kitchen, with cream shaker style units, has everything for the amateur chef with AEG hob, oven and extractor, an integrated Zanussi dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer and plenty of worktop space. It is also fitted with a water softener so no more issues with annoying limescale and less time spent cleaning which can only be a good thing.

There is a utility room off the kitchen with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a door out onto the driveway. The days of struggling to the front door with heavy shopping or worrying that the muddy dog might make a dash for the lounge are over.

Two sets of patio doors from the kitchen flood the room with natural light and lead out onto an expansive decked area – the perfect place to chill out and watch the sunset from the south west facing garden or for summer barbeques with family and friends. The rest is mainly lawned giving you the opportunity for your own garden makeover with room for a vegetable patch or two if you want to grow your own. The owners have also recently planted trees along the fence line for an extra degree of privacy.

The lounge is at the front of the house to get the early morning sun and has plenty of room for a couple of comfy sofas to relax in of an evening. A contemporary inset LED real flame effect electric fire with a Smart remote control provides a lovely focal point for this spacious room.

The second reception room could equally be an office, snug or playroom. Imagine never stepping on toys again and being able to just shut the door on it at the end of the day or better still a 30 second commute to your office.  And with full fibre internet to the door homeworking will be a breeze and even the most avid gamer will be happy.  This fabulous home really does give you so many options.

A wide staircase takes you up to a large L-shaped landing which leads to the five bedrooms and the family bathroom. The light and airy main bedroom certainly won’t disappoint with plenty of space for furniture and a really well-proportioned ensuite which is big enough for a shower cubicle and a bath. It also has a window to allow in plenty of natural light for shaving or putting on makeup.

The remaining three double and one single bedrooms are served by the big family bathroom which, again, has a shower and a bath, the bath also having a useful hand shower, so family or guests can have their own space and morning queues are kept to a minimum. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have fitted wardrobes.

Outside is a detached double garage with power and light, as well as external power sockets front and rear, which could be converted to provide more accommodation subject to the usual consents – please take professional advice if this is something you are considering. There is extensive driveway parking for at least 4 cars which will be of particular interest to multi-car families or motorhome owners.

Built just 4 years ago this wonderful home is ready to move into and has a real ‘feel good’ factor thanks to its size, versatility and abundance of natural light. Decorated throughout in neutral tones, with bespoke venetian blinds to all windows, it gives the new owner an opportunity to stamp their own personality on it from the outset. The flexible accommodation will appeal to many different types of buyers from families to downsizers to those looking for a home working space.

An EPC rating of B means it is energy efficient and will save you around 50% on your energy bills compared to a similar older home (ONS 2020) as well as reducing carbon emissions. The balance of the 10 year NHBC warranty, which covers the structure of the house, will also pass to the new owner

Book your viewing now to avoid disappointment.

Edmund Park is a popular development on the eastern side of Frome with an Asda superstore and petrol station within walking distance - although you may want to take your car if you need petrol! It has cycle paths, a children’s play area, basketball court and easy access to the surrounding countryside for walking and cycling. It borders the River Frome and there are plans underway to create a picnic area on the river bank and there is a community space which is used for a variety of pop up events throughout the year. A bridge which will link the development to the train station on the other side of the river is planned

At the entrance to Edmund Park is a wildlife sanctuary which is home to our resident beaver and otter population and currently provides spectacular views of the starling murmurations. A lovely walk along the river Frome and through Rodden Meadow will take you right into the centre of the town in 15 to 20 minutes and the Rye Bakery, which sells the best cardamon buns in the Western Hemisphere is less than 10 minutes' walk. Its also right by the station so I should probably mention that too. Check out the interactive 'Key Facts for Buyers' (Virtual Tour 2) for everything you want to know about the local area.

Frome is a popular Somerset town which is regularly voted one of the best places to live in the South West. It is home to a very creative community of writers, artists and musicians with the music venue, The Cheese and Grain, having previous hosted a surprise gig by the Foo Fighters as well as Paul McCartney's pre-Glastonbury gig. It offers a variety of high street names and a large selection of independent shops and cafes, particularly on the iconic Catherine Hill. The town hosts a very popular independent market held on the first Sunday of every month between March and December and an Arts Festival in July. Frome was one of the first places in the country to have a Community Fridge where residents and shop owners can donate excess food to the community to prevent food waste and also set up the first Share Shop where you can borrow anything from a highchair to a garden strimmer for a small fee. There is a leisure centre with pool and gym, several theatres, a train station with good links to London, Cardiff, Dorset and Devon and whatever your hobby or passion there is bound to be a club or society which will welcome you.

Important Information on Anti-Money Laundering Checks

We are required by law to conduct Anti-Money Laundering checks on all parties involved in the sale or purchase of a property. We take the responsibility of this seriously in line with HMRC guidance in ensuring the accuracy and continuous monitoring of these checks. Our partner, Move Butler, will carry out the initial checks on our behalf. They will contact you and where possible, a biometric check will be sent to you electronically only once your offer has been accepted.

As an applicant, you will be charged a non-refundable fee of £20 (inclusive of VAT) per buyer for these checks. The fee covers data collection, manual checking, and monitoring. You will need to pay this amount directly to Move Butler and complete all Anti-Money Laundering checks before your offer can be formally accepted.

You will also be required to provide evidence of how you intend to finance your purchase prior to formal acceptance of any offer.

Material Information

Council Tax - Band E - Somerset Council

Tenure – Freehold

Estate Charge - £180 per annum approximately

Services - The home is supplied by Mains Gas, Electricity, Water & Sewage

Planning - The seller has confirmed that no structural alterations have been made during their ownership 

Further Material Information can be found in the interactive Key Facts for Buyers report (Virtual Tour 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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