Situated in one of our most sought-after villages, this charming detached cottage has 4 bedrooms and enclosed private manageable gardens and lovely open aspect across playing fields to the rear.
The origins of Laburnum Cottage are believed to date back to around 1827 with recent additions in the 1980's to create the existing layout that provides comfortable and practical accommodation throughout.
Just over four years ago the current owners replaced all the doors and windows whilst retaining the character of the property.
A front door leads to the hallway with cloaks cupboard and door to the cloakroom with re-fitted modern white suite.
A door from the hall leads to the lovely sitting room with exposed stone fireplace with modern wood burner (installed within the last 3 years). A door and window open back onto the front aspect and main garden.
The kitchen/dining room sits at the rear of the cottage with windows looking across the adjoining playing field and open countryside.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range of modern cream units with built in Neff double ovens and gas hob. There is a fitted dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
A side door leads onto the small rear patio that has access directly onto the playing field.
The dining room also overlooks the rear aspect.
The first-floor accommodation is deceptively spacious as it also accommodates the area over the garage so that there are now four bedrooms.
The master bedroom is a generous double with exposed stone wall, two windows with lovely views to the front and built in wardrobes.
Bedrooms two and three are also doubles with the fourth bedroom making an ideal study if you are not too distracted by the views.
The bathroom has separate shower cubicle, bath and wc and wash basin with vanity cupboards.
In front of the double gates is room to park a car with the gates opening onto the enclosed and private gardens that enjoy a southerly aspect. A driveway to the side provides an additional space and leads to the integral garage workshop with gas boiler and door to the rear patio.
Whilst not particularly large the gardens are well stocked with a variety of shrubs, trees and bushes and create a private cottage style garden that you can enjoy without having to worry about hours of gardening. To the rear is a small patio area with gate onto the playing fields.
Dowlish Wake is a very attractive village just two miles south-east of the thriving market town of Ilminster and away from main roads giving you peace and quiet.
Whilst Ilminster offers a superb range of independent shops and two town centre supermarkets, the village of Dowlish Wake has its own traditional pub "The New Inn" which also offers accommodation, and a popular Cider Mill with its own café and adjoining farm shop.
The village sits either side of the small Dowlish Brook with its pretty 17th century packhorse bridge, and a pleasant stream runs past many of the village properties.
St Andrews Church stands at the northern end of the village with the adjacent Speke Hall acting as the village hall.
The Lawrence Kellett Playing Field is a large recreation ground with football pitch and children's playground, as well as newly erected Pavilion and Croquet Lawns.