The Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

Under Offer ££600,000 EXCESS

Key Features

Now requiring some updating and refurbishment
5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Study/bedroom 6
Kitchen/breakfast room
Sitting room and dining room
Gardens and grounds of approximately 0.435 of an acre

About This Property

A truly unique opportunity to buy a detached character Farmhouse ,now in need of modernisation and improvement offering a fantastic chance to create a wonderful family home, with a range barns offering extensive storage space, set in the heart of the thriving market town of Ilminster with private sunny south facing grounds of 0.435 of an acre.

Cross Farm house is one of Ilminster’s ‘Hidden Houses’ sitting on the fringe of Pretwood Hill and accessed via a small track, it sits in south facing grounds extending to 0.435 of an acre. The farm was once part of the large Dillington Estate having formally been called Pretwood Farm, and was sold to our vendors family some 48 years ago. It has been a tremendous family house, which has been adapted and extended around the turn of the century to form the large character farm house we now bring to the market.
The house is now in need of updating and refurbishment throughout with the second floor area in particular needing bringing into the modern era, but the property clearly has huge potential to create a wonderful family home once the work is complete, sitting just a short walk to the wide variety of charming amenities Ilminster has on offer.
The accommodation to the ground floor is centred upon 2 generous sized reception rooms both with fireplaces. There is a useful addition to the West end of the house, with a ground floor bedroom and part converted wet room, perhaps offering an ideal set up for those who have disabled or elderly family members. The East end of the house forms a great kitchen family room with additional stores and a useful utility set off. The first floor accommodation is well laid out with a particularly large main suite set to one end, there is a dressing area and en-suite. There are 2 further bedrooms and a good size bathroom on the 1st floor, with 2 further bedrooms on the second floor.
Outside there are attractively stocked mature gardens surrounding the house, which offer complete privacy. As you enter the farm off the country lane there is a traditional courtyard of stone and brick barns , which have huge appeal for those requiring large amounts of storage space.

Ilminster is a medieval former market town, situated about 12 miles south east of the county town of Taunton. Surrounded by undulating open countryside designated a Special Landscape area, the majority of the town falls within a Conservation Area with many character properties built of the local mellow Hamstone. The ancient Minster dominates the centre of the town. Ilminster offers a full range of amenities including doctors, dentist, shopping facilities and weekly market. The town also benefits from an arts centre and theatre. There is schooling at primary and intermediate levels and churches of various denominations. Ilminster has convenient road access to both the M5, junction 25 lies 11 miles to the north-west and to the A303, now dual carriageway most of the way to the M3. Mainline railway stations are situated at Crewkerne 7 miles (London Waterloo) and Taunton 13 miles (London Paddington). Berrys coaches offer a service to London twice a day. Bath, Bristol and Exeter offer excellent cultural and shopping facilities within easy travelling distance.

The property is approached off a small lane country lane which gives access to two other bungalows set just before the farm.
There is a fantastic range of stone and brick barns forming a courtyard Agents Note—these are solely for storage and would be subject to agreement with the DIllington Estate for alternative uses along with any Local Authority consents that may be required
Outbuilding 1 – Large stone barn split into two areas 41’ 1” x 12’4” and 15’5” x 12’4”
Outbuilding 2 – large double storey Brick barn, with double doors in 31’6 x 24’4 max measurements
Outbuilding 3 – Single storey brick store , double doors in 22’6 x 7’6
There is gated access off the country lane ( Dillington estate owned) into a parking area set in front of the house, with level south facing gardens adjoining farmland. The beds and boundaries are mature but stocked with a variety of interesting colourful shrubs and large productive Fig tree. There is a further section of garden set to the East of the house with an extensive terrace area accessed off the kitchen/family room, again with lovely mature boundaries and a range of fruit trees. The gardens and grounds extend in all to 0.435 of an acre.
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15 East Street Somerset Ilminster TA19 0AJ

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Samuel Powell Residential Manager Full Bio 01460 57222 07801 574043
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