Ilford, Ilminster

Guide Price: £480,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790

This striking, two-bedroom converted dwelling sits in a rural yet accessible location in Ilford, close to the lovely town of Ilminster.

The detached property was once a Wagon House, believed to date from the early-mid 1800s although it may date back as far as the 17th century. Being Grade II listed, a great deal of care and imagination has gone into creating the sympathetic and stunning conversion which exists today. The property presents a fine mix of contemporary style and character with artisan craftsmanship.

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Inside, the conversion is surprisingly spacious, warm, and bright partially due to the vaulted ceilings, large windows, and clever use of oak throughout. The attention to detail is impressive - from hand-crafted French oak windows to beautiful ironmongery to underfloor heating.

The living room has lovely square proportions and features exposed stone walls and floor-to-ceiling windows on the west side, making the most of the afternoon and evening sunshine. From here, the room flows into a stunning kitchen/dining/living space with two sets of bi-fold doors helping to bring the 'outside-in'. The kitchen is fitted with attractive sage green units, a ceramic double butler sink, and oak worktops.

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On the first floor, the rooms retain their vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams that add an extra depth of character. The principal bedroom has full-length windows and a forged steel Juliet balcony very much in keeping with its heritage. A Jack and Jill shower room acts as an ensuite but also as a secondary shower room for the second bedroom if required. The second bedroom is a good size double and there is also a family bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Outside, the gardens face south and are bathed in sunshine on bright days. The patio areas are perfect spaces for al fresco dining, and from the large expanse of lawn, it’s possible to enjoy the lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside.