5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wootton Courtenay, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Guide Price £665,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful 17th Century Period Property
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Parking
  • Rural Views

Full description

A beautiful Grade II listed 17th century manor house with central village location, enchanting gardens and fine views. 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, beautiful gardens, parking.

Situation - Manor House is positioned in the centre of the village of Wootton Courtenay. The village has a strong community and picturesque location nestled under Dunkery Beacon and provides a general store with post office, a church and a well-supported village hall. Dunster 3 miles away is a beautiful medieval village set within Exmoor National Park and boasting its own Castle and a Medieval Yarn Market. The County Town of Taunton is approximately 25 miles away and the Cathedral City of Exeter lies approximately 43 miles south of the property. Both provide good recreational and retail facilities as well as access to the M5, fast rail links and flights from Exeter Airport.
 
The beautiful countryside of Exmoor National Park, Porlock Weir and the Quantock Hills are all within a short driving distance, each providing some fantastic opportunities for riding and walking. The North Devon coastline has an excellent range of beaches and Wimbleball Lake with water sports and fishing, is within a short distance.

Description - A Grade II listed Manor House believed to have been built in the late 17th century for Tom Stewkeley, son of the Earl of Huntingdon. The administration of the estate and collection of rents were carried out from the house. The property has been sympathetically refurbished and extended by the present owners to a high standard offering a blend of character with modern facilities. The house is complemented by fine gardens backing onto farmland and enjoying privacy with distant views of the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation - Manor House offers many character features with accommodation over two floors. The attractive period oak front door set below a canopied porch leads into the reception hall with a tiled floor and a Plank and Muntin screen with the initials HN 1724 inscribed. A door from the hallway leads out to the sheltered rear courtyard and there is a cloakroom beside. The study is a cosy room with exposed timber floor, leaded light windows with views to the south. The large drawing room has a feature inglenook fireplace with stone surround and inset cast iron open fire, oak screen with carved mouldings, tiled floor, leaded light windows with shutters and a window seat. The dining room has an unusual curved stone fireplace with tiled hearth, leaded light windows with shutters and window seat and an arched timber opening leading through to the snug with storage cupboards. The delightful kitchen/breakfast room has a bespoke range of base units with solid wood block surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink, as well as a four oven Aga. There is a beamed ceiling and exposed timber panelling with shelving and limestone flooring, all open-plan to the breakfast area. Double doors lead onto the courtyard and garden. Stairs lead from the rear hall rising to a split level first floor landing.
 

Upstairs the master bedroom is full of charm and character, believed to be a former granary it has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beam work, full aperture window to the side and glazed door to the rear which leads to a small terrace overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond. A ladder style staircase leads to the mezzanine hayloft within the master bedroom suitable for variety of uses and with a skylight window. Bedroom two has a leaded light window and door to the well-appointed en-suite shower room with limestone flooring and exposed beams. Bedroom three has a range of storage cupboards, wash hand basin and a leaded light window to the front enjoying lovely views. Bedroom four is another double with deep leaded light window to the front and bedroom five is a single room overlooking the courtyard. The spacious family bathroom has a free standing bath and period hand basin, WC and a large linen cupboard.

Outside - To the front of the house is a cobbled area and several flower borders planted with climbing roses and a parking space for one car to the side. A five bar gate gives access to the rear of the property. The garden is a real feature of the property with different areas to enjoy. There is a wide sheltered patio area adjoining the house with access from the kitchen/breakfast room. Steps rise to a traditional lawned garden bordered by well stocked flower beds and an elevated secluded seating area. There is a further cottage style garden with mature fruit trees, shrubs and flowers and a large vegetable garden with stone built storage shed and a timber glasshouse. The garden has lovely panoramic views over Exmoor towards Dunkery Beacon and along the valley to Croydon Hill.

Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents please, Stags Dulverton office, tel:01398 323174 or dulverton@stags.co.uk.

Directions - From Minehead take the A39 in the direction of Dunster. At the traffic lights at Dunster Steep turn right onto the A396 and continue through the village of Dunster in the direction of Timberscombe. As you approach Timberscombe take a right turn signposted Wootton Courtenay. Follow this road into the village of Wootton Courtenay and Manor House will be found on the right hand side next to the church.

Council Tax - Band G (2016/2017)

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28 February 2016

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Nearest station

  • Llantwit Major (16.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Dulverton

13 Fore Street, Dulverton, TA22 9EX

01398 398000 Local call rate

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