Tucked away on the edge of the village, this modernised but homely cottage gazes across the countryside to the south.
Its versatile layout and large garden will suit those with an extended family or who want plenty of space to accommodate their pastimes.
The PropertyBroadway House offers cosy but spacious accommodation with a very versatile layout.
Whether you have an extended family or dependent relative, or perhaps you even have a desire to try your hand at Bed & Breakfast, the layout can be configured to suit.
Currently laid out as a spacious four bedroom cottage with large master suite, a larger family could make use of 5 bedrooms, or the ground floor bedroom could make a lovely study or family room with it's own woodburning stove.
The choice is yours!The front of the house faces due south and as such the principal rooms enjoy a southerly aspect making the most of the natural light and views beyond the garden.
From the front door there's a handy porch with pretty stained glass panels.
The hallway is a nice size with room under the stairs for a study area whilst to one side a door opens into a very pleasant sitting room.
As well as the woodburning stove set within a traditional inglenook the sitting room has been extended in the past to the front creating a lovely area for reading or watching the world go by – enjoying the views and your favourite cuppa.
To the other side of the entrance hall the dining room now has French doors to make the most of the sunshine and spill out onto the garden.
The practical quarry tiled floor from the dining room continues through into a cottagey kitchen / breakfast room.
The country style sage green units suit the period feel and are well designed for modern living with a range of cupboards including deep pan drawers, integrated dishwasher, and electric hob.
An oil fired aga makes the kitchen feel like the heart of the home.
To one end a built in bench seat makes the ideal spot for a breakfast table, and attractive oak shelving gives you a space to display your pretty kitchenwares.
From the kitchen yet more storage awaits you in the walk-through larder.
Accessed via a timber latch door it has room for plenty of storage and recessed spotlights to save space, whilst from here you can nip through to the separate utility room also at the rear.
The utility room can double up as a kitchenette if you want to separate off the ground floor bedroom suite from the main house, and has space and plumbing for a washing machine as well as a useful extra stainless steel sink unit.
A further latch door opens into the rear lobby which is also accessible from the entrance hall.
Off this rear lobby is an attractively modernised shower-room with walk-in wet room style shower, mosaic style tiling, vanity wash basin with handy storage, Low level WC and chrome ladder style towel rail / radiator.
Adjacent is a lovely double bedroom, with its own fireplace and woodburning stove.
If you have a family this would be a lovely play-room or equally nice as a study or hobby room.
The character continues on the first floor landing, and doors lead to a superb master suite with lovely high ceiling giving a feeling of space and views over the countryside.
An archway leads through to the adjoining dressing room (formerly another bedroom and still with its door to the landing if you wish to reinstate it as such) whilst to the other side of the bedroom is a nicely fitted en-suite shower-room.
There are two further double bedrooms, one with useful built in storage and lovely views, and the other at the rear has a nice feel of its own with original Victorian cast iron feature fireplace.
The family bathroom has a modern suite including corner bath, whilst the airing cupboard with hot water cylinder is to one side.
The oil-fired boiler for the central heating etc is a recent addition and is the external type located at the rear of the property.
OutsideThe cottage sits in a generous plot of approximately one third of an acre and overlooks the fields and countryside to the south.
A patio to the front is perfect for dining al fresco and the front garden is sheltered slightly by a stone wall with timber pedestrian gate to the west side.
A driveway comes in from the lane and leads across the front of the property providing ample parking and access to the detached triple garage / workshop.
This is subdivided into a double garage and long single garage, both with electric roller shutter doors, whilst at the rear it has been extended to provide a further workshop area across the entire width of the triple garage with separate door to the side leading up across the garden to the kitchen door.
There is also an interconnecting door between the single and double garage sections.
There are some lovely plants in the garden including pear tree, flowering shrubs and a magnolias whilst the current vendors also inherited a collection of hellebores from the previous green-fingered owners.
Further down the garden, which is mostly laid to lawn there's a greenhouse, old steel framed shed which could possibly be re-clad and re-used, and a few more fruit trees giving the feel of a small orchard area.
It's a sizeable enough garden to satisfy those who are keen to make more of it, but would equally suit those who somewhere to let their children go free range!Agents NoteWe understand from the vendors that the timber barbeque hut and at least one of the outside sheds are not included in the sale.
Broadway House is situated alongside a quiet lane on the western outskirts of the village but still within easy reach of both Broadway and Horton, which have a great range of local village facilities.
The Five Dials is a well-supported and popular pub with accommodation, open Tuesday – Sunday.
The Bell Inn has recently re-opened in Broadway following refurbishment and is also proving very popular.
For families there are two playgrounds, a pre-school and the very well respected Neroche Primary School in Broadway.
There is a post office in Horton, and various parish churches of different denominations locally.
The combined villages of Broadway and Horton have a great range of clubs and societies including a thriving cricket club for those who like to get involved in the community.
There is a medical centre within Broadway.
The villages are just a short drive from the A358 and A303 and therefore have excellent road links.
The pretty market town of Ilminster lies just over 3 miles from the property and has a wonderful range of independent stores including award winning butchers, delicatessen, bakers, cheese and dairy shop, and greengrocers as well as two town centre supermarkets for your everyday essentials.
Ilminster also provides the local doctors surgeries and dentists, as well as various hairdressing salons, dry cleaners and wonderful well-stocked hardware store.