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Symonds & Sampson, Ilminster

Key features

  • Detached modern house on edge of town
  • Stunning views
  • Southerly facing rear garden
  • UPVC double glazing, gas central heating
  • Potential for further updating and extension
  • Three bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Dual aspect Sitting Room
  • Kitchen / Dining room
  • Utility room with door to garage
  • Modern ground floor shower room

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Within walking distance of town, and yet with the most glorious southerly facing outlook, this neat and
tidy detached property offers lots of further potential but above all gives you the “best of both worlds”
in every respect. Offered for sale with no onward chain.

The Property
Properties of this era are known for their large windows and sense of space, and this property is no exception. It really makes the most of its position with all principal rooms making the most of the southerly facing view across the Shudrick Valley. Whilst there is an element of updating that most buyers will wish to make, the property has been well looked after and offers you the scope to move-in initially and put your own stamp on it one room at a time. There may also be scope for further extension subject to the necessary consents. The property already benefits from modern UPVC double glazed windows and front door, and gas central heating.
In the spacious entrance hall way, an open-tread staircase leads to the first floor leaving plenty of space for other furniture if you wish. To one side a dual aspect sitting room enjoys a beautiful view to the south over the gardens and countryside beyond. A reconstituted stone fireplace currently houses an electric fire.On the other side of the hall a door opens to a kitchen, fitted with a range of units comprising floor and wall mounted storage cupboards and drawers with work surfaces over incorporating double bowl stainless steel sink unit, integrated gas hob and electric double oven. There is also space for a dishwasher. A glazed screen partly separates the kitchen from the dining area.

The dining room has a further seating area to the rear which again overlooks the garden and views beyond.
From the kitchen is a really useful utility area, with UPVC double glazed doors to the front driveway and rear garden. It has space and plumbing for both washing machine and tumble dryer, and the wall mounted gas boiler is located to one side. There are also doors into the integral single garage and a well modernised ground floor shower-room. This has been attractively fitted with a modern white suite including WC, vanity wash hand basin and low-profile generous shower cubicle with glass screen and Mira electric shower. There are two UPVC double glazed windows to the rear aspect. The shower-room is tiled throughout with stone effect ceramic tiles for a sleek modern look. At the rear of the entrance hall is a sun room opening out onto the patio.On the first floor is a particularly spacious dual-aspect main bedroom
with two double fitted wardrobes overlooking the views at the rear.

There’s a further double bedroom, and a single bedroom to the front. The family bathroom has a white suite with panelled bath and shower attachment over, WC and wash hand basin. Access to the loft is via a hatch in the bathroom.

Agent’s Note
Local buyers may well be aware of the situation with regards to
potential planning having been refused in the Shudrick Valley. Those
who are not aware are advised to check the current situation and local
plans in order to satisfy themselves as to the current position.

To the front of the house a sloping driveway provides parking and
access to the SINGLE GARAGE with electric up and over door, power and
light. An internal door opens to the utility room. There is generous
access to the rear from both sides of the house. To the east side a
pathway leads around past several TIMBER STORAGE SHEDS to an area
of hardstanding that leads across the rear of the house. A lawn sweeps
down the side of the patio and joins the main lawn which is bordered by
mature flower borders including perennials, roses and shrubs. There is a
substantial south facing rockery bordered by a stone retaining wall. The
whole garden enjoys stunning views across the valley. Steps to one side
lead up onto areas of patio and large sun terrace, with wrought iron
balustrade. To the west side of the house there are rose borders, which
lead around to the front garden. This has an old stone wall bordering
the roadside and raised flower borders.

The property is located on the eastern edge of Ilminster but it’s just a half mile walk into the pretty market town centre with its wide variety of independent stores. These are mostly centred around the market square and 15th century Minster church and have everything you need from an award-winning butchers, delicatessen, cheese and dairy shop, homewares, antiques stores, clothes boutiques and gift shops. Ilminster is also well served by a town-centre Tesco store with ample free parking. Alongside is a bowls club and tennis club and close-by a town library. The market square is just a short walk away and also serves as the bus stop for local bus services to neighbouring towns and the Berry’s Superfast coach service to London. Main line train stations can be found at Taunton (London Paddington / Bristol / Bath etc) and Crewkerne (London Waterloo / Exeter etc). Ilminster Arts Centre is a vibrant arts venue with licensed café and there are plenty of other places to eat too, including pubs cafes, restaurants and take-aways. The town also benefits from several hairdressers / beauty salons and a dental surgery as well as modern health centre on the southern side of the town with two doctors' surgeries. Ilminster is arguably one of South-Somerset's prettiest market towns and has everything you need for day to day living on your doorstep. Should you need to gofurther afield it benefits from superb road links via the A303 and A358. The town has two schools, Greenfylde First School and Swanmead Middle School (please note there are currently plans to change the three-tier school system in this area).


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Townsend, Ilminster


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Crewkerne Station6.4 miles
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