Bramble Cottage, Ilford, Ilminster

Guide Price: £700,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790

This enchanting Grade II listed cottage occupies a southerly facing plot of 2.51 acres in the small rural hamlet of Ilford, located between the villages of Ilton and Puckington.

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This charming cottage dates back as far as the late-medieval period and it has been sympathetically adapted and extended over the centuries. Much of the original character remains with a plethora of features including beams, flagstones and inglenook fireplaces, and yet the house has been brought into the 21st century with modern comforts.

Beyond the front door, the traditional cross-passage hall with flagstone flooring, and wattle and daub panels make a strong first impression. This leads to an impressive farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with original flagstone flooring, a mullion window, and a large inglenook fireplace complete with an original bread oven. Across the hall is a cosy sitting room or snug, with an inglenook fireplace and a beautiful four-panelled, chamfered-beam ceiling. There is a further living room with dual-aspect windows and a door opening to the garden.

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On the first floor, there are four characterful bedrooms and a modernised family bathroom with a freestanding bath and underfloor heating. The principal bedroom has a superb, vaulted ceiling and an attractive ensuite shower room, while the guest bedroom also has an ensuite shower room.

Outside, the grounds extend to 2.51 acres and include beautifully landscaped gardens that feature a two-storey treehouse accessed via a spiral staircase, a chicken coup and a substantial Dutch barn providing copious storage space.