I'll keep it brief but I just wanted to let you all know (well, those that read my blog that is) that I have acquired a rather beautiful Grade II listed shop in the stunning Somerset town of Ilminster.  Yes, we're moving to Somerset (as soon as we find a home!)

We decided to sell our house in Winchester during lockdown and moved out in June of last year.  Since then, we have been looking for a home down in Somerset and have yet to find one (tricky times) but we did find this rather lovely shop completely by accident.  A long-term dream is about to be realised and I couldn't be more excited (with a large pinch of fear and anxiety obviously) ...

We have some work to do in order to get it up and running but our aim, once we have planning approved and the subsequent renovations are complete, is to be open in the summer.  That's our hope anyway.  In these times, everything takes a bit longer and costs a bit more (and of course I have to find somewhere to live) but hopefully Andrassy Living will be happily ensconced in Ilminster in the not too distant future.

If anyone from Ilminster, or indeed anywhere else for that matter, is reading this blog and has any questions or would just like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you - just email me at the following address:


We'll keep you updated on our progress.

Sophie x

January 16, 2022 — Sophie Martin

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