This handsome stone residence of circa 5600 square feet occupies a plot of just over five acres and is close to the Broadway/Horton village boundary, with Ilminster around three miles away.

The property, named Bullen Court, was originally a row of period cottages and dates back to the mid-19th Century. The original dwellings have been comprehensively re-modelled and extended to create what is now one most attractive village house of impressive proportions. Within the grounds, there is also a separate cottage, well-maintained gardens, a tennis court and a paddock.

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Inside, the main house is beautifully presented with several of the reception rooms having charming period features including open fireplaces, decorative tiled floors and there is a particularly attractive main staircase. On the ground floor, there is a good-sized drawing room, an additional sitting room and a lovely light dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional look with an Aga and has a scullery, a pantry and laundry rooms close by.

On the first floor, a large landing leads to a spacious principal bedroom, seven further bedrooms and several bathrooms.

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Adjacent to Bullen Court is Stable Cottage, which was previously used to provide rental income but would be equally suited to house guests or relatives. Inside, the cottage has a living room, a kitchen/breakfast room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside, a particularly attractive and mature well-maintained garden surrounds the house. At the rear, there is a charming walled garden with an area of gravel, a stone terrace, a level lawn and two greenhouses. To the side, there is another attractive area of garden with a level lawn, some fine mature trees and decorative yew hedging. Also, within the grounds, there is a further extensive area of lawn with an enclosed, all-weather tennis court, an enclosed paddock of just over three acres and a small area of woodland.

From the front, a private driveway sweeps past the main house to an extensive parking area and onto both a double and single garage.

Bullen Court, Broadway, Ilminster

Guide Price: £1,850,000

Agent: Savills

Agent's Tel: 01823 445030