Property of the week

Rode to joy

JUST OVER pounds 12,500 has been knocked off the price of this two-bedroom cottage in Rode, once a cloth-producing village, four miles from Frome, in Somerset, and 11 miles from Bath. About 250 years old (as are many other buildings in the village) and tucked away by the village green, the three-storey semi has roses around the door, a new bathroom, fitted kitchen and cosy sitting room with brick fireplace. The present owners have reduced the price for a quick sale, so it's yours for pounds 79,950 through Palmer Snell (01225 448440).

Rosalind Russell