Higher Beacon, Ilminster


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
An attractive 1950s detached house in need of improvement, situated in a quiet elevated position on a no through road with a good size front & rear garden, garage and off road parking. EPC Band E.


Higher Beacon is a favoured residential area of Ilminster being situated on the North East outskirts of the town in an elevated position. Ilminster is a medieval market town situated about 12 miles south east of the County town of Taunton. Surrounded by open countryside and is a designed special landscape area. The majority of the town falls within a conservation area with many character properties built of local Mellow Ham Stone. The ancient Minster dominates the town and there are a wide range of amenities including a dentist and doctors as well as shopping facilities and a weekly market. The town also benefits from an Arts Centre and Theatre. Ilminster has convenient road access to the both the M5 (J25) and the A303, which is dual carriageway most of the way to the M3. There is a mainline railway station at Crewkerne that offers a direct service to London Waterloo and there is a mainline railway station in Taunton that has a direct service to London Paddington in less than two hours.


20, Higher Beacon sits in a fantastic, quiet, elevated and private position towards the northern fringe of the town of Ilminster. It is within easy reach of beautiful open countryside around the Beacon and Dillington areas, where a variety of footpaths can be enjoyed. The property dates back to around the 1950s and is in need of modernisation.


All of the living accommodation has views to the south and is arranged over two floors comprising of a reception hall with an exposed wooden floor, door to downstairs WC and doors to the reception rooms. The sitting room is a dual aspect room with sliding double glazed doors opening onto the front veranda with an open fireplace, ornate timber surround and inset fire. The dining room has a front aspect window with great views. The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units and includes an oil-fired range, roll edge work surfaces with a double drainer sink unit, a window overlooking the rear garden and a door to the utility room. The utility room has a door to the rear garden.

On the first floor there is a galleried landing with window to the rear overlooking the garden and access to the three bedrooms. The master bedroom has dual aspect double glazed windows. Bedrooms two and three both enjoy wonderful views. There is a fitted bathroom suite with a panelled bath, closed shower cubicle, wash basin and a sperate WC.


At the front of the house there is a good size garden predominately laid to lawn with deep planted elevation borders and low stone walling dividing the garden in part. There is a substantial sweeping driveway that provides parking for a number of vehicles and leads to the attached single garage with an up and over door. The rear garden is laid to lawn and terraced with retaining walls, deep planted elevation borders, a timber shed and a number of mature specimen shrubs and trees, paved patio area The garden backs on to fields and is enclosed by post and rail fencing.


From Ilminster market square proceed along Silver Street past the Minster, follow the road into West Street. Turn left at the T-junction and take the first turning right into New Road signposted Langport B3168 after 300 yards turn right into Higher Beacon and continue along this road and the property can be found on the right-hand side as the road starts to curve around to the left.

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