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Great Lane, Ilminster

Guide Price £450,000 Sold
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Address: Melford - Great Lane Shepton Beauchamp
Town/City: Ilminster
Postcode: TA19 0LJ

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #8540151

Property Summary

Melford is a detached house in a secluded and private plot in the pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp. Set behind hedges to provide privacy, the driveway leads up to the front of the house up a small incline. The front door is shielded by a deep porch and the wooden door opens into a light and spacious hallway with parquet flooring. To the left of the hallway through an archway is the sitting room which stretches the full width of the house with large patio doors leading onto the rear garden which catch the afternoon sun as well as a bay window to the front of the house. The sitting room also has a Hamstone fireplace for cosy winter evenings.

On the opposite side of the hallway is a generous dining room, and the kitchen is at the rear of the house, looking out over the garden. Through the kitchen is a further room which could be used as a study but which has most recently been used as a downstairs bedroom, and there is also a useful utility room with a back door out to the garden leading to outside storage building and WC.

Back in the hallway there is a further downstairs cloakroom, and a staircase leading up to a spacious and light landing which has a large window on the half landing looking over the garden. On the first floor there is a family bathroom and four double bedrooms which all have washbasins and a shower room. The master bedroom and the fourth bedroom have views over the front of the house towards the church tower and attract the morning sun.


Melford sits in lovely, level gardens of just under one acre which have been carefully tended by the owners over the past 20 years. Keen gardeners, they have created a peaceful country garden with mature trees and hedges, including fruit trees, shrubs and flower beds.  The garden looks out over an adjoining orchard behind, and has a lane running down one side with the road some distance below the level of the lawn so the grounds are very peaceful and secluded.

There is a double garage attached to the house and a single garage set back slightly behind the garage. The oil tank is also conveniently located at the rear of the house.


Melford is set in a very convenient location for travel being close (about 3 miles away) to the A303 and yet it is nestled in a quiet corner of the very pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp which is set amongst the beautiful local countryside which is designated a Special Landscaped Area due to local fruit growing. The property lies within the Conservation Area opposite the church, in which a policy of strict planning control operates to preserve its special character.

Within easy walking distance is the post office/village shop, a pub and a primary school all of which lends itself to a good community. 

Communications in this part of the world are excellent. The A303, which is a dual carriageway almost the whole way to the M3 lies about 3

miles to the south and junction 25 of the M5 lies about 13 miles to the north west. There are mainline railway stations at Taunton which is about 30 mins away (Paddington connection) and from Crewkerne and Yeovil (Waterloo connection).


There is a primary school in the village, plus there are schools at South Petherton and Hinton St George. There are many excellent private schools within the area including prep schools at Hazelgrove and Perrot Hill. Additionally there are the Taunton, Sherborne and Bruton Schools and also Richard Huish Sixth Form College in Taunton.  


Mains electricity, water, drainage and oil fired central heating.

Council tax

Band F

Local authority

South Somerset District Council

Viewings by appointment only.

Directions-TA19 0LJ

Travelling on the A303, at the roundabout which lies to the south of South Petherton village, take the exit to the west sign posted Seavington St Mary, Ilminster, immediately passing the filing station on the left and continue on to the next roundabout (Lopen Head). Go over this roundabout and immediately right signed Shepton Beauchamp and Barrington. Continue for about 1 ½ miles crossing over the Ilminster bypass (A303) and then turn right signed Shepton Beauchamp. Continue to the centre of the village, and with the butcher on the right and with the pub immediately opposite, turn left into Great Lane and the drive to Melford will be found on the left, with Melford being the first house on the right.

In accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The information provided by Lodestone in these property details are to the best of their knowledge and are as accurate as possible.

  • Ref: 8540151
  • Type: Other
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Tenure: Unknown

Property Features

  • Tucked away house in popular village
  • Spacious house in need of redecoration with beautiful secluded garden
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms upstairs and downstairs study/5th bedroom
  • Very large sitting room plus dining room and office
  • Good size kitchen overlooking the stunning garden
  • Various outbuildings plus two garages
  • Beautiful garden in region of 1 acre.
  • Set within the grounds of The Old Rectory
  • Easy walking distance to pub and village amenities
Guide Price £450,000

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