A charming and very spacious detached, converted property located in a peaceful village setting.
Church House is a highly individual, Grade II listed
property built of Hamstone elevations under a slate roof.
The property dates back to 1739 and was originally a chapel
and school. Having fallen into disuse it was converted into a
large home in the 1980's featuring characterful and
individual accommodation laid out over three floors. The
open plan interior layout of the ground floor in Church
House is very contemporary in its design and creates a
wonderful light and spacious living area. The property now
requires a programme of cosmetic updating but has been
well maintained throughout and offers flexible accommodation that could be adapted to a variety of
purposes. The second floor in particular could be used as a
home office, ancillary accommodation, home cinema or
games room. A particular feature are the large south facing
arched stone mullion windows which allow light to flood
into the living room.
On the ground floor the entrance door leads into an
entrance porch with cloakroom and cupboard, beyond
which is a good sized reception hall with understairs
cupboard. The drawing room is double aspect (south and
west facing) with French doors opening onto the front
garden. There is a fine Hamstone fireplace with inset wood
burning stove, flanked by attractive alcoves with shelves andcupboards beneath. To the rear of the property is a
kitchen/breakfast room fitted with wooden fronted units and integrated appliances, a dining room and a utility room
housing the boiler with a door to the rear garden.
On the first floor are five bedrooms all with built in cupboards. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom comprising bath, shower, basin, WC and bidet. There is a family bathroom also comprising bath, shower, basin, bidet and WC.
On the second floor is a large space which has been used as a study/hobbies room and has a cloakroom with basin and
ample storage in cupboards, under eaves and in the loft all
easily accessed. It could be used for a variety if purposes.
To the front of the property is a mature garden with parking
space adjoining. To the side of the property is a driveway
which leads immediately to the rear where there is a garage
with up and over door as well as a personal door. The rear garden is a good size laid to shaped lawn with a range of
attractive flower and shrub bushes as well as a number of
mature trees. Immediately to the rear of the house are two
terraces which have steps leading down into the garden.
Church House is perfectly situated in the centre of the
village, with access to the beautiful countryside walks
straight from the bottom of the lane that runs along its
eastern boundary. Broadway is an attractive, sought after
village adjacent to the village of Horton. Both are largely
constructed of period properties served by two pubs, a village shop with post office, a primary school, doctor's surgery, two village halls and two churches.
Although tucked away in a quiet position there is easy access onto the A358 Ilminster to Taunton road as well as the A303 Exeter to London trunk road. The market town of
Ilminster is nearby with supermarket, banks, independent
shops, restaurants/cafes, arts centre and theatre. The large regional towns of Taunton and Yeovil are within easy
motoring distance. There are good transport links with railway stations at Crewkerne (London Waterloo, Exeter St Davids) and Taunton (Bristol, London Paddington,Plymouth, the Midlands, the North) and bus links from Ilminster (London Hammersmith, Taunton). The Blackdown Hills, Dorset, East Devon and Quantock Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are nearby and the coast is 40 to 60 minutes away - to the South the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site in Devon and Dorset and to the north the Somerset coast overlooking the Bristol
From the A303 at Ilminster take the A358 signposted to Taunton and continue for just over a mile. Turn left into Broadway and pass the church, doctors, school and Bell Inn into the centre of the village where the property will be found on the right hand side opposite the turning to Goose Lane.
The property is served with mains water and drainage, electricity with oil fired central heating radiators and hot water system.
South Somerset District Council
Council Tax - Band F