This elegant period townhouse occupies an elevated position, nestled in its own little community, on a street parallel to the High Street in the heart of Ilminster.

The property is part of Butts Castle, a historic range of two and three-storey cottages set around what is believed to have once been a central square garden. From the gardens, a residents’ pathway connects with a public footpath leading to the town centre. The property benefits from splendid, far-reaching southerly views across the rooftops with the countryside, including Herne Hill, in the distance.

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The Victorian house has been sympathetically enhanced, blending its original characteristics with tasteful modernisations including an attractive contemporary kitchen and bathrooms, and oak flooring and doors.

The double-fronted living room features a spiral staircase, a focal fireplace and French doors that open onto a courtyard. There is a separate dining room with steps that lead up to a modern contemporary kitchen fitted with a range of cream gloss units and several integrated appliances.

On the first floor, oak doors open to a spacious principal bedroom with modern fitted wardrobes, and a spacious separate bathroom, beautifully fitted with a freestanding claw foot bath, neutral tiling and a period-style towel radiator.

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Two further bedrooms can be found on the second floor. Both rooms have splendid views over the town with the countryside in the distance, and there is also a stylish separate shower room with a contemporary white suite.

Outside, the south-facing front garden is mainly laid to lawn surrounded by mature shrub borders and edged with picket-style fencing.

At the rear of the house, a small private courtyard has steps that go up to a shared access path that leads onto a further area of garden. This outside space has been landscaped for low maintenance and features a mix of gravel, and artificial grass and it has a patio area adjoining a substantial timber workshop/outbuilding which could be used as a summer house or hobby space.

Butts Castle, Ilminster

Guide Price: £260,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790