West Street, Ilchester, Yeovil

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A greatly extended double fronted village house offering spacious flexible accommodation with excellent outbuildings and wall gardens of approximately of an acre. EPB Band D


The Old Forge lies within the heart of this popular village which offers a good range of facilities including various pubs, restaurant s, Hotel, church , garage with shop together with wonderful country walks with the River Yeo passing through the village. The A303 is readily accessible just a mile from the village and the town of Yeovil just 4 miles where its excellent range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities can be found, along with a mainline rail link to London Waterloo and Exeter.


The Old Forge has evolved over the years and now provides spacious accommodation, with the benefits of private walled gardens along with an extensive range of outbuildings including the Old Forge. The property is constructed partly of brick and Blue Lias stone and is set beneath a part slate tiled and fibreglass roof. The front rooms believe to date back to the Georgian period with attractive features. There are three reception rooms, one currently used as an artist studio but would also make an excellent ground floor bedroom with a wet room immediately opposite. To the rear of the property is a utility room and inner hall which then leads into the 41 ft kitchen/family room. On the first floor five bedrooms, two en suites and a family bathroom. The property also enjoys garaging and an excellent range of outbuildings, including the original forge and is set within mainly walled gardens of approximately of an acre.


Canopy porch with glazed door leading into the hallway with stairs rising to the first floor with large alcove beneath and useful shelved broom cupboard. The drawing room has an ornate carved open fireplace on a slate hearth with recessed cupboards and bookshelves to side. Opposite is the study again with built in bookshelves and cupboard. Beyond is the dining room also used as a artist studio/ hobbies room, but would also make an excellent ground floor bedroom with window seat, built in cupboard and built in artist desk, shelving and drawers. Opposite is the wet room with large walk in shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Rear hall with tiled flooring and door to garden with utility room off, comprising single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps, adjoining worktops surround with a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers, space for washing machine and tumble dryer and wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler. The kitchen/family room lies to the rear of the property with its two glass lanterns and bi-folding doors creating wonderful light within this breath-taking room. The space allows for wonderful family living and has a wonderful hand built kitchen comprising two bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer taps. Adjoining worktop surrounds and a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers. Five burner, two electric oven and grill Leisure Range cooker with canopy hood over, integrated fridge and Neff electric oven and grill. Two stone buttresses, fully tiled and bi-fold doors to the walled garden.

On the first floor is a landing with fitted bookshelves. There is a total of five bedroom, two of which benefit from a Jack & Jill shower room and a further bedroom with an en suite shower room. The family bathroom is comprehensively fitted with a bath with shower attachment and shower over together with twin wash hand basins, low level WC and airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder.


A pair of wooden doors open into the garage/workshop which benefits from power, light and water, together with a concrete floor and folding wooden doors giving direct access into the garden. The gardens are mainly walled, providing much privacy and have been beautifully landscaped. The comprise a delightful courtyard garden with a large central raised bed and a block paved pathway winding its way down through the garden bounded by large shaped lawn and well stocked flower and shrub borders. At the far end of the garden there are a fine selection of trees, including a Walnut, Apple, Pear and Greengage. Delightful kitchen garden with raised beds, aluminium framed greenhouse, selection of soft fruits and shed. There is also a 5-bar wooden gate giving access onto Priory Road. Within the grounds are a selection of outbuildings including the original forge with double wooden doors, two windows and two large roof lights, with a further door leading to the three bay open fronted barn which is connected with power, light and water and has a built in workbench. In total the grounds extend to approximately of an acre.


All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating


Strictly by appointment with the vendors selling agents Stags, Yeovil office telephone 01935 475000


From Yeovil take the A37 north signposted Ilchester. After approximately 4 miles on the outskirts of the village take the 2nd exit off the roundabout signposted Ilchester. Continue along here passing The Bull Inn on the left hand side, then take the next turning left into High Street. Continue on into West Street whereupon The Old Forge will be seen on the right hand side.

01935 321902

Stags - Yeovil

4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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