04 May Surveys and Valuations in Frome
We undertake Surveys and Valuations on a regular basis in Frome and have done so for many years. Frome is one of the more popular towns in the area and rightly so. It is a vibrant place to live with many social and cultural attractions. It is surrounded by very attractive Somerset countryside and within easy reach of Bath, approximately 13 miles to the north. Frome is reasonably well connected with a direct rail link to London (2.5 – 3 hrs).
The majority of older properties in Frome town centre date from the 17th and 18th century although many were demolished in 1960’s slum clearances. The houses close to the town centre, including in the Trinity area, were commonly used and occupied by those working in the wool and cloth trade which was the main industry expanding throughout the 1700’s. The River Frome, amongst others, provided power for mills, dyeing and other processes associated with wool and cloth manufacture.
In terms of property, flats in Frome can be purchased from £100,000 upwards with a number of one bedroom flats currently available for between £100,000 and £125,000. A good one bedroom flat in a better location is however likely to be worth nearer £150,000 which is also the starting point for small houses. A better two bedroom modern house is likely to be worth around £200,000 with reasonable three bedroom semi-detached houses from £250,000 to £350,000 depending on location, size and condition. Family houses with four bedrooms start at around £350,000 increasing to £750,000 or more for a property with land. At the time of writing, there are around 15 properties for sale over £1m within three miles of Frome.
We should be pleased to discuss your requirements if you are thinking of moving in or to the area. Before his retirement, we worked closely with Chartered Surveyor Peter Bennett FRICS who was a well respected local Surveyor based just outside Frome.