Speke Close, Ilminster
- Detached chalet-style house
- Lovely views over town towards countryside
- Easy reach of the town centre facilities
- Spacious Hall, Kitchen / Breakfast room,
- Utility Room, Dining Room
- Dual-aspect Sitting Room opening onto garden
- Three bedrooms
- Generous master bedroom with en suite
- Driveway, Attached Garage
In our opinion, if you’re looking to down-size you would struggle to find something more ideal. Not only does this property lie within walking distance of town, it has the most wonderful views across the rooftops towards open-countryside, it’s light and airy, and offers rooms of excellent proportions. The house is sat in its own partly-walled gardens which surround the house on all sides and whilst they are not too big, they are perfect for keen gardeners - being beautifully stocked and thoughtfully laid out.
Approaching the front door through the pretty front gardens, you enter into a good size entrance hall with laminate flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. A tall feature window at the rear lets in plenty of gentle north light to the stairwell and hall. Under the stairs are ample storage cupboards. To one side a door opens to an attractively fitted kitchen / breakfast room which is flooded with natural light. Being L-shaped there is plenty of room for a table and the sage-grey coloured units comprise floor and wall mounted storage cupboards and drawers with granite effect laminate worktops. These incorporate a stainless steel sink unit, integrated dishwasher, large 5-burner gas hob and two separate eye-level electric ovens perfect for the keen cook or those who like to entertain. There is also space for an upright fridge / freezer. The gas boiler is discreetly tucked away in one of the kitchen units. To one side of the kitchen is a contemporary style black vertical radiator. Beyond the kitchen is a useful separate utility room with back door to the rear courtyard. This incorporates space for an extra under-surface appliance if you need one, and plumbing for your own washing machine. The kitchen and utility room have the same practical grey stone-effect ceramic flooring throughout.
In the hall there is a handy downstairs cloakroom, and doors open to two more reception rooms on the ground floor. A separate dining room enjoys the same lovely views over town to the front aspect, and if you prefer to eat in the kitchen then this could be a lovely study or family room if you prefer. A door opens onto a pleasant south-facing patio area. Further doors open to the well-proportioned dual-aspect sitting room with French doors opening onto the walled garden to the side. A central fireplace with marble hearth and inset, houses a gas fire for an extra glow in the cooler months.
The first floor landing provides access to the loft space via hatch and doors open to three double bedrooms.
The master bedroom is a generous size with fitted wardrobes and attractive en suite shower room with stone-effect ceramic tiling. There are two further double bedrooms with beautiful views across town towards the countryside beyond. The main bathroom has been nicely modernised and now benefits from a contemporary white suite including vanity wash hand basin, large shower-cubicle with mains shower and dual head controls, panelled bath and WC. Again, it has been finished with stone-effect ceramic tiling giving a sleek modern look.
The property is approached over a private road (Speke Close) that leads onto a shared driveway for this and the neighbouring property. This shared gravel driveway provides access to a gravel driveway / turning area which in turn provides access to the attached single garage with up and over door, power and light connected.
The gardens are a real feature of this lovely property and have clearly been a labour of love for the current owners. You approach the front of the property up a few steps, with an ornamental pond to one side, and mature shrubs providing privacy and a sense of enclosure. The borders are well stocked with traditional cottage garden plants including many roses and herbaceous perennials. A lawned garden leads you around the south and western side of the gardens which are bordered by the old period brick wall and laurel hedging. To the front of the dining room is a pleasant patio area with room for a bench, and the gardens continue to the side of the property where steps lead down from the sitting room doors. The former arched doorway in the wall is no longer in use. To the rear corner is a more shaded courtyard style garden with gravel paths, shrubs and roses making the most of the sheltered position. A beech hedge screens further raised beds. At the rear a further area of courtyard has an outside tap and practical space for storage of bins etc. Passing the utility room door, you come full circle back to the east side of the property where a further sheltered patio gives room to dine al fresco. A further gate opens onto the driveway if required.
There is currently a new chalet-style property being constructed in the cul-de-sac behind (The Heights) – please check SSDC planning portal for full details.
The property is located not far from the town centre, in an elevated position with far-reaching views across the town to the countryside beyond. Not far away is the entrance to the Dillington Estate permitted paths, perfect for dog walking and recreation, whilst the town centre is within a short walk.
The town centre shops 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. 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 go further afield it benefits from superb road links via the A303 and A358. The town has two schools, Greenfylde First School and Swanmead Middle School.
Speke Close, Ilminster
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Crewkerne Station7.2 miles
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