This historic and substantial Grade II listed house occupies a 0.68 acre plot in the small residential hamlet of Wigborough where there are character houses and cottages and the historic Elizabethan Grade I listed Wigborough Manor.

The pretty village of South Petherton is one and a half miles away to the north and Ilminster is a 10-minute drive to the west.

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The period property is believed to date back to the 16th century or possibly even earlier with an elegant extension in Flemish bond brickwork. The charming accommodation offers a wealth of possibilities and would work well for multi-generational living purposes and has scope for further improvements.

Inside, the cosy sitting room has a multitude of beams and a stone fireplace housing a Villager woodburning stove. Behind this room, is a study or family room which could also become a ground-floor bedroom if required, and a bathroom can be found across the hall.

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A formal dining room with a stone fireplace and exposed brick and timber partitions sits at the front of the house, and the kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional farmhouse-style look with a flagstone floor and a green oil-fired Aga. From the kitchen, there is an impressive barn-like room with a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace and doors that open to the garden.

On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom with an exposed timber partition wall and a heritage-style suite including a freestanding roll-top bath. The principal bedroom has an impressive Georgian-style Gothic arched window and a stone fireplace.

Outside, the rear walled garden is mostly laid to lawn and has a wealth of mature trees and shrubs. An additional paddock extending to just under one acre can be found opposite the property. Stone-paved areas lead to a range of useful outbuildings including a workshop with laminate flooring and a mezzanine storage level in the eaves.

Wigborough, South Petherton

Guide Price: £775,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent’s Tel: 01460 200790