Dowlish Wake, Ilminster

Guide Price: £485,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01460 57222

This three/four bedroom ‘chocolate box’ cottage occupies a central location in the quiet, picturesque village of Dowlish Wake, five miles from Chard. The village is in a conservation area, nested at the foot of Windwhistle Hill and surrounded by open countryside, offering an excellent range of walks.

Chard & Ilminster News: Pictures:  Greenslade Taylor Hunt

The charming stone and thatch dwelling, named Bridge Cottage, has a stylish and contemporary interior that has been sympathetically designed to blend its original character with modern living.

Inside, the sitting room is intimate yet spacious and features beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. The bespoke dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room is noticeably bright and airy, with a favourable U-shape, light grey units and plenty of workspace. The dining room has a striking vaulted ceiling, while the triple aspect and French doors enable plenty of light to enter the space and allow views of the cottage garden. An additional reception room would work well as a study, a hobby room or a further double bedroom.

Chard & Ilminster News: Pictures:  Greenslade Taylor Hunt

On the first floor, the large landing would work as an excellent study area and it leads to two double bedrooms with built-in hanging and drawer space, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.

Outside, there is a carefully landscaped timeless cottage garden with several very productive fruit trees and an abundance of shrubs and mature plants including roses, peonies, bluebells, primroses, lavender, poppies and lupins, to name but a few.

The babbling Dowlish Brook lies on the northern boundary, teeming with wildlife and offering a scenic setting for alfresco dining or relaxation.