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Ditton Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Ilminster

Key features

  • 6 bedroomed Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with beautifully designed and maintained part walled gardens
  • Kitchen with traditional pantry
  • Breakfast room and dining room
  • Snug, study and utility room
  • Elegant drawing room
  • Large en-suite bathroom
  • Family bathroom, cloakroom and shower room
  • Driveway and parking

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Set in the heart of Ilminster, this is arguably one of the town’s finest Georgian houses, providing circa 4000 sq ft of exceptionally stylish living accommodation with beautifully designed and maintained part walled gardens extending to half an acre.

Ditton Lea is a fine example of a Georgian townhouse that was originally built mid 18th Century. In recognition of its’ stunning architectural features it is now a Grade II listed building. The house is situated in a unique location, offering accessibility to the market town of Ilminster while also giving easy access to the A303 and M5.

The current vendors have owned the property since 2003 and have sympathetically refurbished over the years, paying careful attention to all period detail. The history of this magnificent house is well known as it occupies a prominent positon in the town.

The property opens to a fine entrance hall with original staircase and tiled floor which leads straight through to the rear with a lobby and cloakroom. An elegant drawing room runs along the southern end of the house offering a bright, double aspect living room, traditional fireplace and french doors into the sun room, with ornate veranda running along the rear elevation.

Set to the right of the main hall is a snug, again with traditional fireplace and a study with a wonderful hand built range of book shelves running the width of one wall.
Extending across the rear is a glorious dining room with feature bay window and separate breakfast room alongside which has a modern fitted electric Alpha stove. The breakfast room then drops down from this space into a fantastic working kitchen with Butler sink, wooden units and eye level ovens. Alongside the kitchen is a traditional large pantry. A utility room housing the gas fired boiler and hot water cylinder then sits to the front completing the ground floor.

As you head up the original attractive Georgian staircase an Oriel window is found at the half landing point offering a beautiful viewpoint at which to sit and enjoy the stars, sunsets and view over the gardens.

The first floor provides access to 4 bedrooms all of which are well proportioned double rooms. The Principle room sits to the front east facing side of the house and has a large ensuite bathroom. A further family bathroom plus cloakroom sits at the far end of the main landing. Another staircase leads up to the second floor where you will find 2 further generous bedrooms plus a well fitted shower room. These have been the grandchildrens bedrooms during our client’s ownership.

Ilminster is a medieval former market town, situated about 12 miles south east of the county town of Taunton. Surrounded by undulating open countryside designated a Special Landscape area, the majority of the town falls within a Conservation Area with many character properties built of the local mellow Hamstone. The ancient Minster dominates the centre of the town.
Ilminster offers a full range of amenities including doctors, dentist, shopping facilities and weekly market. The town also benefits from an arts centre and theatre. There is schooling at primary and intermediate levels and churches of various denominations.
Ilminster has convenient road access to both the M5, junction 25 lies 11 miles to the north-west and to the A303, now dual carriageway most of the way to the M3. Mainline railway stations are situated at Crewkerne 7 miles (London Waterloo) and Taunton 13 miles (London Paddington). Berrys coaches offer a service to London twice a day. Bath, Bristol and Exeter offer excellent cultural and shopping facilities within easy travelling distance. The World Heritage designated coastline lies 18 miles to the South. Further information can be found at

Approached from Ditton Street by foot through wrought iron railings and gateway with a lavender walkway to the front door, the front is split with 2 well kept lawns, sweeping driveway and several beautifully stocked rose beds.
The property has a driveway and parking to the front, along with access into the large garage that belongs to the property to the south of the house. The driveway is approached off the forecourt for the neighbouring petrol filling station.
A pedestrian access leads to the north of the house.
The rear garden is a huge and highly unique asset to the house running from east to west and offering a beautifully kept, tranquil and well laid out garden to enjoy. The formal garden running up to the house has well kept lawns with flagstone walkways and a range of mature well kept shrubs.
A traditional timber greenhouse sits within this initial area of garden.

The garden is then divided by a pergola arch and trellis which hides the vegetable garden that has proved very productive over the years, has now been reduced in size and simplified for ease of maintenance. This part of the garden is complete with a traditional brick potting shed adjoining the rear boundary wall. This wall forms part of a beautiful old wall running the entirety of the west and north elevations setting the house apart from the larger gardens also running down from Silver Street .
The gardens extend in all to approximately half an acre.

Agents Note
An adjoining property has a right of way along the northern boundary of the garden, with due notice (max 4 times per year)



Ditton Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19


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  • Crewkerne Station6.9 miles
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