THIS cosy and characterful cottage occupies a rural position in the pretty hamlet of Kenny, located on the fringes of the small village of Ashill, while Ilminster is just three miles away.

The charming, two-bedroom detached house is presented in excellent decorative order and has several fine period features including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace.

The property is accessed from the rear garden, where a stable-style front door opens into an entrance lobby. This leads to a spacious sitting room with a southerly-facing window and a large inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove. Beyond this room, there is a good-sized, ground-floor bathroom.

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On the other side of the entrance lobby is a superbly appointed, galley kitchen that has a look totally in keeping with the age and style of the cottage. This inviting and practical space has been fitted with a range of modern oak-effect units and contrasting dark work surfaces. From here, double doors open through to an attractive single-storey garden room which not only makes a lovely dining area but has space for a sofa or comfy chair. This bright room overlooks the gardens through triple-aspect windows and French doors.

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On the first floor, there is a double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, cupboards and window seat storage, and a second single bedroom.

Outside, the enclosed south-facing garden is well-established and has various points of interest including a designated vegetable garden, a sizeable lawn, a wealth of mature shrubs and flower borders and a handy greenhouse. Across the eastern boundary, there is a dry-stone effect retaining wall which edges a substantial patio area that is a perfect spot to soak up the afternoon or early evening sun.

The property has a gravel driveway providing space for parking and there is a timber-cladded concrete garage.

Kenny, Ashill, Ilminster

Guide Price: £325,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790