Ashcombe Court

Ilminster | Somerset

A quiet haven in a bustling market town

Ashcombe Court sits within a quiet enclave close to the town centre, in the grounds of an attractive Regency building, Summerlands House, which has been transformed into apartments. The main entrance is through an archway in a finely-proportioned building of Ham stone, with stone pilasters surmounted by a cupola. Mellow honey-coloured stone cottages and apartments front onto two gently-sloping lawned courtyards, with Summerlands House at the top approached by an elegant flight of steps.

Ilminster is a busy market town and the streets still follow the medieval pattern with the market square and colonnaded market house at its centre. It has a good range of shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs and restaurants. Cultural opportunities also abound, with concerts, plays and events at the arts centre and theatre, and a twice-daily bus offers an easy trip to London. The splendid perpendicular Minster Church is the glory of the town and one of the most magnificent in the country. Taunton, the county town of Somerset with its history stretching back to Saxon times, is just 13 miles from the estate, and a drive of less than 15 minutes brings you to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Properties built

31

1990

resident estate manager

guest suite

gardener

By foot

  • The George

    4 minutes

  • Post Office

    5 minutes

  • The Dolphin Pub & Restaurant

    5 minutes

  • Celandine Tea Room

    5 minutes

  • Bowling & Tennis Club

    5 minutes

  • Tesco Superstore

    7 minutes

  • Ilminster Arts Centre

    10 minutes

  • Library

    10 minutes

By car

  • Feast Restaurant

    1 mile

  • Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

    4 miles

  • Chard Garden Centre

    4 miles

  • Blackdown Hills

    7 miles

  • Taunton Town Centre

    12 miles

  • Taunton Station

    12.5 miles

  • Glastonbury Tor

    23 miles

  • Burnham on Sea

    29 miles

By train

  • Exeter

    23 minutes

  • Bristol

    47 minutes

  • Torquay

    56 minutes

  • Cheltenham Spa

    1 hour 18 minutes

  • Birmingham

    2 hours 5 minutes

  • Feast Restaurant

    1 mile

  • Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

    4 miles

  • Chard Garden Centre

    4 miles

  • Blackdown Hills

    7 miles

  • Taunton Town Centre

    12 miles

  • Taunton Station

    12.5 miles

  • Glastonbury Tor

    23 miles

  • Burnham on Sea

    29 miles

  • Exeter

    23 minutes

  • Bristol

    47 minutes

  • Torquay

    56 minutes

  • Cheltenham Spa

    1 hour 18 minutes

  • Birmingham

    2 hours 5 minutes

Awards

Design Award for Natural Stone 1991

South Somerset Design Award 1992

Green Leaf Housing Award 1993

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