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Upton Lane, Seavington, Ilminster, TA19

Offers in excess of £1,300,000

6 Beds 5 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: DOR200067

THE PROPERTY

A CLASSIC GRADE II-LISTED GEORGIAN RECTORY WITH SUPERB FAMILY ACCOMMODATION SET IN 1.5 ACRES OF DELIGHTFUL GARDENS AND GROUNDS, TUCKED AWAY IN A SMALL WELL-LOCATED SOMERSET VILLAGE Originally a farmhouse dating back to the early 17th century, first glimpses of The Old Rectory immediately captivate with its two classical Georgian faades built of local Ham stone and tall sash windows and a tiled slate roof. It is perfectly tucked away up a no-through road, yet in a very convenient location. On entering the property there is an immediate sense of light and space. The hall, with pretty chequered tiled flooring, leads into a magnificent drawing room with high ceilings, tall double-aspect sash windows (with original wooden shutters) and a pretty central fireplace. Like many rooms in the house, this room boasts wonderful views over the lovely garden. There are double doors opening out to the large dining room, ideal for entertaining, also with an open fireplace. A large dry cellar just off the hall and down a flight of stairs is an ideal size and temperature for wine storage. The study/sitting room merits a special mention as it has a very attractive stone fireplace with an open fire and fine views over the garden. There are original wooden shutters and a handsome oak bookcase. This is a lovely, useful room and very convenient for the kitchen. Rather unusually for a house of this type and age, there is a very good-sized kitchen with an Aga (cream), Aga companion electric cooker, a large number of wall and base units and a superb corner fridge. There is also plenty of room for a breakfast/kitchen table. Alongside the kitchen is a conservatory /garden room which can happily be used year-round and is an ideal spot to enjoy a meal or relax. There are double doors opening out to the paved terrace, perfect for drinks or al fresco dining on a summer's day. There are three principal bedrooms situated on the first floor with a lovely light landing and beautiful tall arched window on the fine original staircase. The large principal bedroom suite has an adjoining bathroom/dressing room. The other two bedrooms on this floor both have their own ensuite shower and/or bathrooms, which is rare for a property of this age and type. The second floor is magical and ideal for children and/or guests with three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. GARDENS, GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS A gravel drive leads through the walled entrance from Upton Lane and there is ample space for cars to the front of the house as well as a double garage and additional parking to the rear near the back door. The spacious gardens are a particular feature and an absolute delight. Like the house itself, they have been carefully nurtured and looked after over the years. There are a number of large lawned areas, very well-stocked borders, mature trees and a herb garden. It is a utopia for children and dogs (the fencing is dog-proofed) and there is an attractive orchard set in a wildflower 'meadow' with mown paths in the upper garden and many areas to sit. Also worth mentioning are an adjoining studio and tool shed. To the rear there is a wood/oil tank store and a further partially walled lawned area with a useful shed. All in all, this a truly exceptional family home in a remarkably convenient and sought-after location. LOCATION The spectacular landscape of this beautiful county is regarded as some of the finest in the South West. Seavington St Michael is ideally positioned amidst this landscape. Seavington is an attractive village made up of two small parishes, Seavington St Mary and Seavington St Michael, both with their own parish churches and sharing a lovely community shop and café, recreation ground with children's playground, village hall and public house. Just a 45 minute drive away is the stunning Jurassic coastline with many pretty coastal villages and towns, including the elegant resort of Lyme Regis with its attractive Cobb harbour and beaches. The village has good road links, with the A303 a 10 minute drive and 25 minutes to the M5. The increasingly fashionable Ilminster and fine market town of Crewkerne are both within approx. 10 minute drive and have a good range of high street and independent shops, supermarkets including Waitrose and Tesco, cafes, restaurants and pubs and leisure facilities including a leisure centre and swimming pool in Crewkerne. The larger commercial town of Yeovil is just 11 miles away and boasts several large 'superstore' supermarkets, out of town retail parks, leisure facilities including theatre, cinema, bowling and leisure centre with swimming pools and a large hospital.