4 bedroom detached house for saleAshill, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19
Sold STC £675,000
- Wonderful Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Utility & Cloakroom
- 4 Bedrooms (2 En-suite)
- Wet Room with Shower & Bath
- Beautifully Landscaped Gardens
- Double Garage & Parking
- Outbuilding with Scope for Conversion (STPC)
An exceptional detached country house, cleverly extended, retaining many period & contemporary features, with gardens of 0.5 of an acre & a double garage, situated in a wonderful rural location. Wonderful Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room, 2 Reception Rooms, Utility & Cloakroom, 4 Bedrooms (2 En-suite), Wet Room with Shower & Bath, Beautifully Landscaped Gardens, Double Garage & Parking, Outbuilding with Scope for Conversion (Subject to Planning Consents), EPC Band D.
Situation - Hunters Cottage is situated in a south facing position among a small number of other properties in the hamlet of Wood, within the parish of Ashill. Ashill is a highly regarded village, with a primary school, church, Baptist chapel, playing fields and two pubs. Transport links are excellent along the A358, which links Ilminster to the County Town of Taunton, which has well-regarded independent and state schools, and a full range of shopping facilities. There is a mainline rail service to London Paddington, with fast trains taking 1 hour 45 minutes and the M5 motorway is also within easy reach. Ilminster is a lively market town, with a range of independent shops selling local produce, and is also near the A303, which provides an alternative route towards London to the east and Honiton and Exeter to the west. The Blackdown Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are close by and Lyme Regis and Dorset coastline are to the south.
Description - Hunters Cottage has been substantially and cleverly extended and re modelled in recent years by the current owners and now provides an exceptional family home. Much thought has gone into the design of the accommodation, which now provides well-proportioned rooms, with a seamless blend of retained traditional and contemporary styles. The house has an attractive facade with colour washed rendered elevations under a pitched tiled roof, with pine mullion windows in the original house, which have been retained for their character. The house has been re-wired and re-plumbed with underfloor heating and oak windows in the newly added extension.
Accommodation - An Iroko hardwood pitched tiled entrance porch leads through to the reception hall with a heavy beamed ceiling, turning staircase to first floor, exposed stone wall, oak panel doors providing access to the sitting room and dining room and an opening through to the kitchen/family room. The sitting room has dual aspect windows, a solid Himalayan carved stone fireplace at one end, beamed ceiling and has an opening through to the kitchen/family room. The dining room again has a heavy beamed ceiling, an open fireplace recess and a front aspect leaded glazed window overlooking the front garden. The open plan kitchen/family room is fitted with a painted Chalon kitchen, which includes a range of integrated appliances, stone work surfaces and a Falcon range cooker with induction hob and extractor hood over. There is also a central island unit with oak work surfaces, an inset sink unit with antique style mixer taps and light unit over. Three double glazed oak panel doors open out onto the side and rear garden, and there are further glazed windows, which take full advantage of the patio and garden. The utility is also fitted with a range of units, has a range of integrated appliances, a Belfast sink, oak worktops, cupboard with the hot water tank and door to the downstairs cloakroom, comprising modern fittings.
On the first floor there are some wonderful beams, with two Velux windows, flooding the hallway with light. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with two rear aspect windows overlooking the gardens and built in wardrobes running along the length of one wall. There is a door to the wet room, which has a shower area, WC with concealed cistern, bidet, twin wash basins and travertine tiled floors. Bedroom two also has a number of exposed beams with vaulted ceiling, a cast iron fireplace with surround, front aspect window and door to the en-suite, where there is a free standing bath and enclosed tiled shower cubicle, WC with concealed cistern, wash basin and window to the rear garden. Bedrooms three and four again have wonderful views and built in wardrobes. There is a further wet room with double ended free standing bath, WC with concealed cistern, shower area, wash basin and window to the side.
Outside - The garden to the front of the property is enclosed by natural stone walling and has a pedestrian gate and footpath leading to the front door. There is also a pillared entrance to one side with wrought iron gates, which provide access to the parking and turning area and in turn provides access to the detached double garage with twin opening doors. There is a former cottage, which is now dilapidated but provides two storage areas, and could easily be converted to provide ancillary accommodation, subject to necessary planning consents. The rear garden has a deep paved patio area with low stone walling to one side and a timber decked area with water feature. The rear garden is laid to lawn and includes a number of specimen trees and shrubs and is bordered at the bottom by a small stream, which overlooks fields. At the front of the property is a separate area of garden, with access via wooden gates. The garden has been planted with a small orchard and has a wildlife pond with sitting out areas, a vegetable garden and is enclosed by natural hedge borders overlooking farmland.
Four Star Bed And Breakfast - The vendors at Hunters Cottage currently run a very successful two bedroom, four star Bed and Breakfast, which has won a number of awards. This could be a seamless opportunity for someone looking to run a business from home. More information can be found on their website www.somerset-bed-and-breakfast.net
Directions - From Taunton/M5, take the A358 in an easterly direction for approximately 6 miles and take the first right turning signposted to Ashill. Turn immediately right, signposted to Windhill Mill and Broadway. Do not turn left into Ashill village. After a former garage, turn left into Wood Road and proceed along this road for approximately 1/2 a mile where Wood Lane can be identified on the right hand side. Proceed along Wood Lane and Hunters Cottage can be found after a short distance to the right hand side.
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