Windmill Hill, Ashill, Ilminster
- Link-detached period property
- Formerly two cottages and previously extended
- Substantial accommodation
- Potential to reconfigure and improve
- Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Sitting Room, Dining Room, Family Room / Snug
- Study, Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Large utility room, WC
- Good size mature gardens
- Driveway parking and timber double garage
The property has been a well-loved family home for many years. It is located in a rural hamlet away from busy traffic, but just a few minutes’ drive from the A303 and A358 providing excellent road links. Tucked away off a private lane, the house enjoys a good size plot and is only attached by way of a neighbouring barn to one end. Formerly two cottages, the property has also been extended over the years and now offers particularly spacious accommodation that would ideally suit a family. The two original staircases are in situ, currently dividing the first-floor accommodation, and a further staircase to one end of the house leads to a first-floor store area. Therefore, there is plenty of potential to knock through on the first floor to create a more accessible layout or alternatively section off a part of the house to create a separate annexe or workspace perhaps.
Currently, you enter the property through a useful front porch with quarry tiled floor and UPVC double glazed windows. This opens into a dining hall with window to the front and a cottage style door leads up to one section of the first floor. To one side a door opens to a good size separate sitting room with dual aspect windows to the front and side and an open fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and timber lintel. There are fitted shelves to the recess. Beyond the dining hall a door opens into a further reception room which is an ideal snug or family room. A further staircase leads up to the remainder of the first-floor bedrooms and bathroom. Tucked away off this room is a separate study area overlooking the rear garden, and understairs storage cupboard.
From the snug / family room a further door opens to a spacious farmhouse style kitchen / breakfast room with dual aspect windows and tiled flooring. A range of country style duck egg blue units have worksurfaces over incorporating Belfast style butler sink and period style mixer tap. A brick arch over the chimney breast houses space and point for an electric range cooker.
A large separate utility room on the south end of the house currently houses a further range of cupboards, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine and more than enough space for further appliances such as freezers etc. The oil-fired boiler for central heating and hot water is also located beneath the timber staircase that leads to a useful first floor store / home office / hobby space which has far reaching countryside views. A rear lobby, located off the utility room has space for hanging coats etc and a door to a useful downstairs WC. This end of the property is also served by a separate door to the front, if separate access was required to the utility room or you wish to work from home perhaps and need a secondary access.
On the first floor, to one side of the house is a landing with family bathroom including separate bath and shower cubicle and a good size double bedroom with fitted bedroom units including wardrobes, cupboards and dressing table area. There is a further bedroom also with lovely views. From the other staircase, a further landing leads to a bedroom with a pleasant outlook and a further particularly spacious dual aspect bedroom which also has views over the garden.
To the front of the property a private unmade road / track provides shared access to this property and the neighbouring properties over a gravelled area which in turn leads to the driveway for this property. The front of the cottage is also mainly laid to gravel providing further parking space, partly bordered by an old stone wall and providing space for pots etc. A pedestrian gateway leads through to the garden and further 5-bar gate leads to the driveway where there is ample parking and access to the detached TIMBER DOUBLE GARAGE with two sets of timber doors.
The rear garden is a good size and enclosed by fencing and hedgerow. There are a good range of mature trees and shrubs including an apple tree. There is a cottage garden border and further lawn extending to rear of the garage, with stone and brick-built log store, timber tool and potting shed. There is a further mature apple tree and compost area. Nearer the house is a mature herb bed including thyme, rosemary, chives and bay. An adjoining vegetable garden gives some space to “grow your own”. Nearer the house is a coal store and outside tap.
The vendors have taken professional advice in regards to the current private drainage system and it is likely that it DOES NOT comply with current legislation. The property will require a new private drainage system and this will NOT be undertaken by the current owner. A report is being drafted by a drainage contractor and can be made available to any prospective viewer prior to arranging a viewing if they so wish.
Please note, this may have implications for anyone requiring a mortgage on the property and we suggest that all interested parties make the necessary enquiries with their legal representative PRIOR to making an appointment to view. Prospective buyers are encouraged to make their own enquiries and obtain quotes via independent drainage contractors if they prefer.
The lane to the front is a private unadopted road over which this property has a right of way. The property is adjacent to a Riding Stables.
The property is link-detached - one side adjoins a neighbouring store / barn / WC belonging to the neighbouring riding stables.
Oil fired central heating. Private drainage (see agents note)
Mains electricity. Mains water.
Council Tax Band
Currently Band F - £2,724.03 per annum
The property is located in an elevated position approximately 1 mile from the village of Ashill. There are stunning views to the surrounding countryside. Ashill, itself is a small village community which together with the hamlet of Windmill Hill has a population of just over 500. It’s brilliantly placed for those wanting to commute, having great road links via the A358 towards Taunton and via the A303 to Exeter / London.
The village itself has a very well respected small primary school, pre-school, pub and village hall, whilst the nearby historic market town of Ilminster has a superb range of quirky independent shops including traditional hardware store, award-winning butchers and deli, grocers, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets. Other facilities are located in the neighbouring villages of Broadway and Horton, which also has an excellent primary school, two popular pubs and doctors’ surgery as well as local post office.
Windmill Hill, Ashill, Ilminster
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Taunton Station7.7 miles
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