Donyatt, Ilminster


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Charming and detached thatched cottage

5 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

3 Reception Rooms

Utility / Second kitchen

Annexe (holiday let opportunity)

In all 1/3 acre

Beautiful gardens

Double glazing

Ilminster 3 miles, A303 1.5 miles

A charming detached thatched period cottage well presented and maintained with off road parking and delightful gardens in a pleasant village location, with good access to Ilminster and the A303, in all 0.36 acres.

This most attractive detached thatched cottage lies within this convenient village. The accommodation is well presented and maintained and retains many of its period features. A particular opportunity exists within the five bedroomed, three reception room accommodation to separate one end of the cottage allowing for a two storey one or two bedroom annexe or potential holiday let, or shorthold tenancy, producing valuable home income and has been used by the current owners in the past, but would be subject to the necessary current consents.

The accommodation in brief comprises:- A well fitted L-shaped kitchen / dining room, the kitchen area having a slot-in range cooker, as well as integral dishwasher and fridge. The sitting room has an attractive oak floor, as well as a stone fire surround. Beyond this is the study with its attractive Inglenook fireplace and oak flooring, a further lounge which could form the living space to the annexe/let with an adjoining utility/second kitchen, also with modern fitted units. The ground floor is further complemented by two bathrooms, one within the annexe, the other within the main house. On the first floor are five bedrooms accessed from three staircases and offering the versatile opportunity of being run as a whole, or as an annexe and one bedroom, or annexe with two bedrooms.

All five of the bedrooms are complemented by built-in wardrobes. The property has the benefit of double glazing and is warmed by low energy electric independent heaters.


a gravelled driveway leads down the side of the house providing parking for several cars and leading to the open fronted garage, beyond which is a sizeable workshop providing ample room for hobbies and potential other uses.

The gardens in the main lie exclusively to the rear of the property and extends to well manicured and large sweeping lawns with two paved patios running from the rear of the house, including a barbeque area providing superb relaxing and entertaining space, with well tended flower and shrub beds surrounding.

The outside is bordered by hedging and fencing creating a good degree of privacy and within the grounds are specimen trees of Magnolia, apple and plum. A separate enclosed area to the side of the house provides a separate garden for the annexe letting cottage, should it be required.


The property is ideally placed for access at the centre of the village. The village has its own pub, whilst a particularly local feature of a cycle path between Chard and Ilminster following the old railway line is only ¼ mile away.

The A303 lies approximately 1.5 miles distant and by road Ilminster is three miles and has a range of amenities including shops, supermarkets etc. Taunton and the M5 Junction 25 are approximately 11 miles. The area in general is a patchwork of attractive farmland intersected with country lanes, foot and bridle paths ideal for exploring and provide excellent walking and cycling country. Further afield the south coast and the popular resort of Lyme Regis lies only 16 miles distant.

SERVICES: Electric, water and mains drainage.

TENURE: Freehold



Lounge 15'6" max x 12'9" (4.72m max x 3.89m).

Utility Room 14'9" x 9'4" (4.5m x 2.84m).


Study 10'7" (3.23m) min x 9'7" (2.92m) min.

Reception Room 16'4" max x 11'10" max (4.98m max x 3.6m max).

Dining Room 17'4" x 9'4" (5.28m x 2.84m).

Kitchen 14'4" x 7'7" (4.37m x 2.31m).


Boot Room

Bedroom 1 17'7" (5.36m) max x 13'2" (4.01m) max.

Bedroom 2 14' (4.27m) max x 12'3" (3.73m) max.

Bedroom 3 15' max x 8'10" (4.57m max x 2.7m).

Bedroom 4 16' max x 7'7" (4.88m max x 2.31m).

Bedroom 5 14'5" x 6'6" (4.4m x 1.98m).

Workshop 34'4" x 14'3" (10.46m x 4.34m).

Garage 16'6" x 9'3" (5.03m x 2.82m).

From the M5 Junction 25 at Taunton take the A358 in an easterly direction towards Ilminster. At the Ilminster roundabout take the forth exit and continuing on the A358 into the village of Donyatt. As you proceed down into the village past the pub on the left, bearing around to the right with Horseys Cottage found just after on the left hand side.

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Webbers - Taunton

41/42 High Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PN

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