This impressive, chocolate box cottage occupies a position on Cad Road, on the outskirts of the village of Ilton, just a five-minute drive away from Ilminster.

Believed to date from circa 1800 the beautifully presented Grade II listed property has an abundance of period features mixed with sympathetic enhancements made by the current owners.

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Beyond the front door, there is a stunning living space with flagstone flooring, exposed ceiling beams and timber posts which visually divide the space into a cosy snug area by the inglenook fireplace, and an upper level leading to a separate sitting room. This second reception room has slate flooring and a fireplace and goes through to an extension that brings in the kitchen and a welcoming family space. The kitchen has a traditional look and is fitted with a range of grey units, granite worktops and slate split-face splashbacks. Also on the ground floor, is a luxurious bathroom fitted with a double-ended claw foot bath and a separate shower cubicle.

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On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and one single. The principal bedroom benefits from an ensuite WC and lovely views.

Outside, the enclosed garden has been carefully landscaped to include an expanse of lawn, mature trees including willow and conifer, gravel areas, and storage sheds. There’s a small, sheltered courtyard area which is an excellent spot to sit with a cup of tea and a good book.

At the end of the garden is a more substantial timber lodge-style summerhouse fitted with a woodburning stove, power and wifi connectivity creating an ideal environment to work from home.

The driveway provides ample parking space and access to the garage.

Cad Road, Ilton, Ilminster

Guide Price: £450,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790