Townsend, Ilminster

Guide Price: £550,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790

This unique period residence is located on the south‐western edge of Ilminster, and despite being only 500m from the town centre, it is also close to the countryside.

Although the oldest part of the property is believed to date back to the 17th century, its main construction took place in 1923 when it was used as the estate manager's residence for the Dillington Estate.

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This charming four-bedroom home features mellow local stone elevations and stone mullion windows, while inside it is well presented and offers a flexible living space.

From the substantial hallway, a bedroom ‘wing’ sits to one side and the principal living spaces to the other. The reception rooms all benefit from a southerly aspect letting in lots of light and providing glimpses of the Shudrick Valley beyond.

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The living room has a traditional look with a feature fireplace housing a multifuel stove, and original picture rails. The pleasant kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and has a large window with a window seat and enough room for a table and chairs.

There are four bedrooms in the house, two with heritage rooflights and one further bedroom with a separate dressing area. The principal bedroom has a spacious and modern ensuite bathroom, which sits in the oldest part of the house and has narrow mullion windows to the front and rear.

Outside, the south facing grounds include a courtyard, a sheltered area of garden with stone steps leading up to the living room door, and a lawned garden with various apple and plum trees.

A detached barn/workshop adjoins the courtyard and is split over two levels internally, offering scope for conversion, subject to necessary consents. There is also a former stable block subdivided into a tool shed, garage and a store.

There is ample space for parking.