This unique, thatched cottage sits on a plot of more than a third of an acre in a sought-after address in Ilminster, within easy reach of the centre of town as well as a plethora of countryside walks.

The five-bedroom detached house, named Home Farm, is relatively modern and is not Grade II listed as one might expect with its thatched roof and abundance of characterful features. The current owners have created a really unique home, with country chic carefully interwoven with contemporary living.

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Inside, the sitting room is a large and light-filled space with a central, brick surround fireplace that provides an attractive focal point and unites with the adjoining kitchen.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a cosy cottage-style look with a dual aspect and ample space for a family-sized table. The dining room is an intimate and welcoming space for formal dining whilst the expansive conservatory takes in views of the gardens. The ground floor is completed with a bedroom.

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On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, with two doubles and two singles, and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The single bedrooms offer scope to be used for other purposes such as a dressing room or home office.

Outside, the grounds extend to more than a third of an acre and are mainly laid to lawn, with a patio area and an abundance of colourful flora, mature shrubs, fruit trees and potted plants. It’s a gardener’s paradise and a wonderful playground for those with children. Its southerly aspect will appeal to those who enjoy sitting out in the sun and who like alfresco dining and entertaining.

The property is approached by its own private driveway giving access to off-road parking and the detached double garage.

Green Lane, Ilminster

Guide Price: £695,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01460 57222