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Gingerbread House

Ilminster, Somerset (Ref. 975953)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The Property

About 3 miles from Ilminster, within a great country estate, the Gingerbread House is thatched, hexagonal, Grade II listed. On the edge of woods, about 300 yards down a farm track, 100 yards from farm buildings and about 300 yards from the busy A358 road (visible), it was built c1800 as the gardener's home. Good-sized, secluded lawn (table/chairs, barbecue), leading to woods and fields. You are welcome to walk the 500 acres of farmland, park and woodland, by arrangement.Leaded pine-shuttered gothic windows and some low lintels (6'). Studded front door. Little hall. Two living rooms, one with open fireplace and TV/DVD. Small step down to kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Loo (washing machine, tumble drier). Steep, curved stairs (rope rail) up to three bedrooms - a double, a twin, and 3 steps down to another twin (limited clothes-hanging space) and big bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Lovely walking in the surrounding woods and fields.

Ilminster: fine small market town (shops, restaurants) at the heart of the ‘Hamstone country’. Nat. Trust houses/gardens within 10 miles (Barrington Court, Montacute). Sea, about 15 miles (Dorset 'Jurassic Coast'). Yeovilton air base nearby. Very easy to reach: M5, 8 miles; A303 straight there.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen / Dining Living Room Living Room WC / Utility


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Downstairs hall. Two sitting rooms, one with open fire. Kitchen with dining area. Downstairs WC with basin.


  • Electric fires, night storage heating with open fire
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Ilminster Ilminster a fine, historic small market town in South Somerset’s rolling dairy farmland, South of Somerset’s capital Taunton.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: Some low lintels (6').
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.