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Gingerbread House

Ilminster, Somerset (Ref. 975953)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Miss Martinez

    “Friendly owner, very clean and well presented.”

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’.

National 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 Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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

Note: Some low lintels (6').

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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