Are you thinking of moving to Ilminster in Somerset? This historic South Somerset market town has grown in popularity in recent years. Despite it’s relatively small population the town boasts a fine range of traditional shops along with its own Tescos, which opened in 2007. Transport links are very good with the nearest train station at Crewkerne just 7 miles away and the M5 motorway at the county town of Taunton, a 20 minute drive away down the A358 The main A303 route to London also passes very close to the town making it very accessible for commuters.

Local attractions

Nearby Dillington House plays host to events and concerts all year round and just a few miles further along is the popular National Trust property Barrington Court, a stunning Tudor manor house with things to do and see for the whole family all year round. Barrington was also featured as a location in the recent BBC 2 drama mini series, Wolf Hall, starring Homeland’s Damian Lewis as a young Henry the Eighth

House Prices in Ilminster

The majority of houses sold in Ilminster over the last year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £188,500. Semi-detached properties averaged around £219,285 and detached properties went for around £302,000.

Properties in Ilminster are currently more expensive to buy than those in nearby Chard, but cheaper than other local towns, Hinton St George and South Petherton. In the past year house prices in Ilminster were up 8% on the year before and around 6% overall since 2014

If you’re thinking of renting in Ilminster, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £700 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £500.

(Prices shown as of September 2017).

Useful Links

Barrington Court: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court
Dillington House: www.dillington.com
Perrys Cider Works: www.perryscider.co.uk
Ilminster on Visit Somerset: www.visitsomerset.co.uk/explore-somerset/ilminster