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Rook Lane House

(29 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Amenities 4.9
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

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Rook Lane House Information


Rook Lane House is a smart new adult only bed and breakfast in the heart of Frome. This historic and characterful house was built in 1604. It offers three beautiful, newly decorated rooms. Each room has an en suite bathroom, comfy beds, quality bedding, luxury toiletries, WiFi, and large flat-screen TVs. Including Sky Sports and BT Sports. Breakfast is included. We provide a generous breakfast menu offering locally-sourced and freshly cooked food to order. Catering for all dietary requirements. Free private off-street parking is available for all guests (something of a rarity in Frome). Rook Lane House, Frome, is situated in an ideal location for visitors, it’s a short walk from all of the theatres, art galleries, restaurants and pubs in the centre of town. Frome is renowned for its Independent Market, held on the first Sunday of the month that showcases the talents of local artists, craft-folk and makers of all kinds. Treat yourself to a relaxing break in this stunning house. Explore and enjoy!

Stay in a historically significant house in Frome built in 1604. Formerly the home of the Smith family who sheltered the deposed priest of St John's Church (1662); you can peer into the priest hole where he hid whilst you are having breakfast! Also, the house was once home to the celebrated poet Elizabeth Rowe (1674-1737). The house is adults only and has three en suite bedrooms. Room 1 has a fresh Art Deco feel, Room 2 is spacious and it retains its original 400 year old elm floorboards, and Room 3 is a peaceful room with views of the garden. Each room has been uniquely decorated to delight and spoil you. We provide a generous breakfast menu offering locally-sourced and freshly cooked food to order. Catering for all dietary requirements. Free private parking is available for all guests (something of a rarity in Frome). WiFi throughout. Your host will be on hand to provide you with any recommendations or suggestions to make your stay more enjoyable. If you are booking this trip for a special occasion you can contact us in advance to arrange flowers and bubbles in your room. We look forward to welcoming you at Rook Lane House.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Housekeeping - daily


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Fine dining
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Arts & crafts


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 8:00 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Train from Frome Train Station (0.6 miles)
    Approx 14 minute walk from Frome Train Station. Out of the station turn left onto the A362 (Portway). Cross over the road and continue straight along on the A362 until you reach the Corner House Pub on the mini roundabout. You will then see Allsop Carpets and Flooring straight over the mini roundabout on Christchurch Street West. Cross over onto Christchurch Street West. We are the house next door, with the red pillar box right outside the gates. You have arrived, welcome!
  • Road from A303 London/South East (10.0 miles)
    On the A303 take the A36 towards Warminster. At Warminster take A362 to Frome. At Longleat roundabout take third exit stay on A362 for approx 7 miles then turn right take Warminster Road into Frome. At roundabout take second exit and stay on Warminster Road. Continue through three sets of lights until you come to a mini-roundabout here take first exit onto Christchurch Street East. When you reach the T-junction turn right (downhill) 50 yards you reach a small roundabout.Take first exit to RLH.
  • Road from M4 Bath/North (15.0 miles)
    Off M4 at J18 follow A46 to Bath. At Bath take A4 to Bath/A36. On A36 into Bath (London Road) left at end to A36. Approx 10 miles to first roundabout take second exit continue on A36. Second roundabout take third exit onto A361. Second exit of third roundabout to Frome (B3090). After two miles right turn. Downhill into town then uphill out of town. At top of hill (Bath Road) roundabout second exit onto Christchurch St West to A362. RLH is about 40 yards from the roundabout on the right.

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