This handsome, individual country residence occupies an elevated position and is set within private grounds of almost six acres just off a small lane in the pretty village of Ashill, with Taunton to the north, and Ilminster to the south.

The six-bedroom property, named Axhill House, is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and benefits from outbuildings and a detached two-bedroom annexe.

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Inside, Axhill House is well-presented and gives scope for further enhancements and provides a blank canvas on which to create one’s dream home. The ‘family bar’ is the first room to visit upon entry which has exposed beams, parquet flooring and a wood burner.

The drawing room has a dual aspect and views over the gardens, the dining room has an inglenook fireplace as its focal point, while the sitting room has a large bay window and a lovely open fire. The kitchen/breakfast room has a classic country look with solid wooden units, white work surfaces and a large Aga. A study completes the ground floor.

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On the first floor, there are six bedrooms, a family bathroom, a shower room and an ensuite. The principal bedroom has a vista over the grounds and countryside, as well as an ensuite bathroom and designated dressing room.

Outside, an annexe is set away from the main residence and has a kitchen/dining/family room, two bedrooms and a shower room. There is scope to use this as a holiday let or ancillary accommodation for guests or multi-generational living.

Generous grounds of almost six acres surround the property on all sides. The extensive grounds are well-established with an array of mature trees, shrubs and colourful flora. They feature formal gardens, paddocks, a swimming pool, a pond, greenhouses and a tennis court.

At the front, a sweeping driveway leads to a large parking area and gives access to a four-car garage with a workshop and space for storage.

Windmill Hill Lane, Ashill, Ilminster

Guide Price: £1,350,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01460 57222