Station Road, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

££1,100,000

6 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

This handsome period house and adjoining cottage in this charming market town, has secluded south-facing walled gardens and far-reaching countryside views.

One of Ilminster’s principal residences, this Grade II Listed building is thought to date back to the 1500’s and remodeled in Georgian times to create a grand house with elegant proportions. Constructed of mellow “golden” local stone, it has a handsome Regency style front while the back displays the charm of the Elizabethan era.

The current owners purchased the house 28 years ago and have painstakingly renovated it to an exacting standard and restored its many historic features.

The accommodation extends to approximately 4500sq ft of living space excluding the cellars and outbuildings, of which the latter has Listed Building Consent for conversion to additional self- contained living space.

The main house is accessed via a grand Regency doorway which leads into the magnificent central double height entrance hall with geometrical patterned tiled floor and a classical staircase with a sweeping banister rising to a galleried landing above.

The generous size Dining Room and Drawing Room display the magnificent elegance from Georgian times, while the Kitchen and Sitting Room provide a more informal intimate space. Also accessed off the hall, are the cellar rooms where there are the original brick wine bins and the remains of dwarf walls that are thought to have been supports for wooden cider kegs from a by-gone age.

The first floor of the main house comprises five double bedrooms of which three have their own en-suite bath/ shower rooms. A connecting door to the Cottage gives access to a sixth double bedroom and additional bathroom. The south facing rooms on the back provide fine views through stone mullioned windows over the gardens towards open countryside.

The upper-most second floor is thought to originally have been servants’ bedrooms and are currently used as a study, gym/ hobby room and storerooms but have also been used as over- spill sleeping quarters.

The self-contained Cottage has the flexibility of ancillary accommodation to the Main House or independent use, having its own front door, separate heating, alarm system and sub-metered gas and electricity supplies. It can be configured as one or two bedrooms via a connecting door to the Main House. It has been used as a Granny Annexe and for shortterm lets.

Attached to the West side of the Main House is a self-contained Annexe with its own front and back doors. It is currently used as a workshop and storage but has Listed Building Consent to create additional accommodation with a double bedroom and bathroom on a new mezzanine floor above a kitchen, dining and living space below. Alternative design configurations might also be possible such as connecting through to the Main House at first floor level for example for an additional bathroom (subject to consents).

Tenure: Freehold

Station Road, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19
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Ilminster
21 East Street
Ilminster
TA19 0AN

01460 200790
ilminster@symondsandsampson.co.uk

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