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Symonds & Sampson, Ilminster

Key features

  • Attached former farmhouse
  • Generous plot of c.0.26 acres
  • Accessible location in popular village with amenities
  • Substantial “family friendly” accommodation
  • 6 Bedrooms (Master en suite)
  • Family bathroom and further separate shower room
  • Sitting Room with inglenook fireplace
  • Dining Room with further feature fireplace
  • Family Room, Farmhouse style Kitchen / Breakfast Room
  • Separate Study, Utility Area and WC

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

With so much character and charm, this quintessential Somerset cottage is set in a plot of just over a quarter of an acre and offers deceptively spacious accommodation for the whole family.

The Property
Believed to date from as far back as the 16th century, Yatford Farmhouse offers you all the character and charm you would expect from a Grade II listed property of this era. Naturally the accommodation has evolved over time and now offers much more than initially meets the eye in terms of space and versatility. Whether you have a large family or frequent visitors, the house meets the needs of modern life very well, giving everyone their own space and even offering plenty of potential to work from home. Unusually for this part of Somerset, the front façade is a mixture of local stone and pretty handmade bricks, whilst the rear is a mixture of stone and render all set under a part tiled / part thatched roof.

Set in a plot of just over a quarter of an acre, the gardens are fully enclosed making it safe for all the family and enjoy a good degree of privacy considering the central village position. This coupled with plenty of parking, storage and the insulated timber cabin / home office make this a great buy for those looking for a home that could suit them for many years to come.

The traditional front door opens into a cross passage hall with panelling and latch doors opening to the principal rooms. To one side is a large formal dining room with former inglenook fireplace, with dressed hamstone pillars, brick recesses and built in storage to the pretty leaded front window. Further leaded windows on the east side make the most of the morning sunshine. This room has an attractive solid wood floor and exposed ceiling beams as you would expect. A door opens into the kitchen / breakfast room making it a practical room for entertaining.

From the hall a further lobby area has a pretty squint window into the rear porch and stairs rising to the first floor with understairs cupboard. Beyond is a beautiful sitting room with part oak parquet flooring and leaded window to the front, and French doors to the rear patio and garden. A stunning inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and original lintel complements the original coffered ceiling above. From the sitting room a door opens into an equally spacious extra reception room, making an ideal family room or snug, or alternatively a substantial study or music room if required.
The kitchen / breakfast room has been skilfully updated in recent times with a bespoke kitchen, echoing the traditional feel of a farmhouse but with modern conveniences such as integrated Bosch microwave and NEFF dishwasher. There is space for your own range cooker with suitably space-saving pull out cooker hood over. There is also space for an American style fridge / freezer. The granite worktops incorporate a double bowl Kohler ceramic sink with mixer tap, adjoining boiling water tap and insinkerator. This is really the hub of the home – a sociable and friendly kitchen with ample room for a farmhouse style table and a few comfy chairs or sofa. The flooring has been updated with modern slate style flagstone flooring and this extends through to the study area beyond.

The study opens onto the patio and garden via French doors.
A former fireplace now provides shelving and the oil-fired boiler is located to the corner of the room in a designated cupboard. Beyond the study a rear lobby houses the secondary staircase to the first floor with adjoining cupboard, built-in utility / laundry area with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, and handy downstairs WC.

The first floor accommodation is accessed from a surprisingly wide and bright landing space with views over the rear garden. Off the main landing are two larger double bedrooms with fitted storage including shelving and hanging space, one with a pretty Victorian fireplace.

The master bedroom is spacious with an attractive range of built-in wardrobes / storage. An en suite shower room has been cleverly incorporated to one corner with contemporary white suite including large walk-in shower enclosure with dual head controls, WC and vanity unit with stone basin. The master suite has plenty of character including exposed stone walls and beams.

Off the rear landing are two more double bedrooms and a further single room. The larger double overlooks the garden and has built-in storage and hanging space. There is a modern family bathroom and separate WC, as well as separate shower room with contemporary suite including walk in shower enclosure, WC and vanity wash hand basin. All of the bathrooms have ladder style towel radiators.

The front garden sets the scene for the rest of the grounds, with traditional lawned garden, period wrought iron railings and mature Wisteria. The generous driveway to the side provides ample off road parking and access to the detached TIMBER DOUBLE GARAGE with two sets of doors, power and light. A gateway opens through the solid stone wall to the rear garden.

Adjoining the house is a large paved terrace ideal for al-fresco dining. This is edged by herbaceous borders and shrubs. The oil tank is set slightly further down the garden, screened from view. A large traditional lawn sweeps the length of the garden and is edged with further borders and mature shrubs and ornamental trees including two Magnolias. To one corner of the garden is a TIMBER STUDIO / GYM / OFFICE which is insulated and has power, light and broadband connected. There is an adjoining lower level shed to one side and a chicken pen to the other. The garden is completely enclosed by stone walling.

Agents Note
The property is Grade II listed.
We assume the relevant wayleave is in place for the telegraph pole within the front garden.

The property is situated in the popular village of Broadway and is close to the local amenities. The excellent Neroche primary school with pre-school, medical centre, village hall and parish church are only a short walking distance away.

So too, is the Bell Inn which has undergone refurbishment in recent years and is a popular place to eat. The village has excellent road links, being just a short drive away from the A303 and also the A358 which connects with Taunton and the M5. The combined villages of Broadway and Horton have a great range of clubs and societies for those who like to become involved in the community. There is a well-established amateur theatrical society and a thriving cricket club. The parish websites provide extensive details, there is also a post office and shop in Horton and two children’s play-grounds.

The pretty market town of Ilminster lies just over 3 miles from the property and has a wonderful range of independent stores including award winning butchers, delicatessen, cheese and dairy shop, and greengrocers as well as two town centre supermarkets for your everyday essentials. Ilminster also provides more local doctors surgeries and dentists, as well as various hairdressing salons, dry cleaners and a wonderful well-stocked hardware store.



Broadway, Ilminster


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