DESCRIPTION: A beautifully presented four bedroom detached country residence situated on the edge of the sought after Exmoor National Park village of Porlock with superb inland and coastal views. It is believed that the property was originally built as an artist’s studio during the 1880’s for Fred Hall RBC, NEAC (1860-1948) of the Newlyn School of artists and was later owned by the well-known British artist Alexander Carruthers Gould RBA, RWA (1870-1948). It is understood that the main house was added in the 1930’s. Although the former artists’ studio which is now used as the kitchen/dining room is of timber construction, it has been fully renovated and insulated. The remainder of the house is of block construction with cavity walls which have been filled and insulated. Previous owners of the property have added wooden framed double glazed windows throughout, an oil fired central heating system, a bespoke kitchen and garage.
The accommodation comprises in brief: Entrance Hall with stairs to the first floor and access to the Sitting Room, Study, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bedroom 4 and the Cloakroom. The Sitting Room is a light and sunny, triple aspect room with fabulous, uninterrupted views overlooking the recreation ground, the surrounding countryside and the coast and is fitted with a wood burning stove. The Study also benefits from wonderful views. Bedroom 4 is to the rear of the property. The Kitchen/Dining Room is a large, stunning room with vaulted ceiling and tiled floor. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base units with riven slate worktops, ceramic sink and drainer incorporated into worktop with tiled surrounds, space and plumbing for dishwasher and island unit. There is also a lovely bay window affording wonderful views, an archway through to the fitted Utility Area, door to the Boiler Room and door to a rear lobby with door to the garden and door to a Gardener’s Cloakroom.
To the first floor there is a good-sized landing area with doors to all rooms. Bedroom 1 is a lovely, double aspect room enjoying stunning views towards Hawkcombe Combe, over Porlock village and the coast. There is also a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has an aspect to the side and benefits from a fitted En-suite Bathroom with under floor heating. Bedroom 3 is to the front of the property with fabulous views and built-in wardrobe. The Bathroom is a beautifully fitted room with four piece suite, tiled floor, part tiled walls and under floor heating.
Outside, the property is approached over a long drive providing plenty of off road parking in addition to the Garage. The gardens extend to 1.4 acres with an area of woodland in addition to the more formal gardens with a magnolia grandiflora, judas tree, silver birch and ash. There is also an orchard. Immediately to the front of the property and accessed from the rear hallway there is a patio area with electricity and lighting which takes full advantage of the fabulous views over the recreation ground, towards Hawkcombe, the village of Porlock and the coast. From the bottom of the garden there is a private access gate leading into the recreation ground.
SITUATION: The property is located on the edge of the popular village of Porlock which is a thriving, traditional village with excellent local amenities including a variety of shops, hotels, restaurants, church, school and doctor’s surgery. The county town of Taunton is approximately 25 miles away with access to the motorway network and main line rail links. The property is conveniently situated to take advantage of the woodland and moorland walks which surround it, horseback riding and the beautiful beaches close by.
DIRECTIONS: From our office in Park Street proceed out of Minehead towards Porlock on The Parks which becomes Porlock Road. At the junction with the A39 turn right towards Porlock. On entering Porlock follow the main road down Dunster Steep and at the bottom of the hill take the first turning on the left into Doverhay passing the car park on your right. Continue up Doverhay until the road forks right to Hawkcombe. After approximately 100 yards the entrance drive to the property will be found on the right hand side.
ACCOMMODATION [All measurements are approximate],
SITTING ROOM 21’5” (6.53m) x 15’9” (4.82m)
STUDY 11’9” (3.58m) x 11’5” (3.49m)
BEDROOM FOUR 12’7” (3.85m) x 6’4” (1.93m)
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 25’10” (7.87m) x 15’11” (4.87m)
UTILITY AREA 13’2” (4.03m) x 6’7” (2.01m)
BOILER ROOM 12’3” (3.74m) x 6’6” (1.99m)
REAR LOBBY, GARDENER’S CLOAKROOM,
FIRST FLOOR LANDING,
BEDROOM ONE 20’11” (6.39m) into recess x 11’4” (3.46m)
BEDROOM TWO 12’2” (3.72m) min. x 11’2” (3.42m) EN-SUITE BATHROOM,
BEDROOM THREE 13’1” (3.99m) max. x 11’5” (3.48m)
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATION
The property is offered for sale freehold, by private treaty with vacant possession on completion.
Mains water with meter, mains electricity, mains drainage, oil fired central heating.
West Somerset Council, 20 Fore Street, Williton, Taunton, Somerset. TA4. Tel/ 01643 703704
Council Tax Band: F