This characterful and spacious Hamstone cottage occupies a nice position on a quiet lane on the outskirts of the attractive village of Seavington, just over two miles away from South Petherton, while Ilminster is three miles away.

The three-bedroom period property strikes a good balance of well-proportioned rooms and cosy character. Having started its life as two cottages, the subsequent integration of the two parts many years ago has created a homely but unusually spacious property.

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Inside, the cottage is beautifully presented and has a wealth of charming features. The classic kitchen/dining room lies very much the heart of the home and even has a beautiful original inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. The kitchen area has cream shaker-style fitted units which suit the cottage very well and the oak worktops complement the oak flooring below. The separate sitting room is brimming with more period features including exposed beams and a second inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove.

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On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms and a period-style family bathroom with an oval bath, and a separate double shower.

Outside, the enclosed rear garden is a tranquil environment backing onto allotments. The level garden is mainly laid to lawn surrounded by shrub borders and a sleeper-edged herb bed.

Opposite the cottage, there is a separate parking area for two or three vehicles and a raised section of lawned garden with fruit trees.

Townsend, Seavington, Ilminster

Guide Price: £350,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790