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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Doverhay, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant 5 Bedroom Edwardian Character Residence
  • Far Reaching Coastal Views
  • Comprehensive Refurbishment
  • Quality and Sympathetic Modernisation
  • Privacy and Seclusion
  • Detached One Bedroom Cottage
  • Edge of Village Location

Full description

An immaculate 5 bedroom detached Edwardian character residence in a private and secluded location on the edge of Porlock village with lovely gardens and a detached cottage. An elevated position with far reaching views across the Bristol Channel. EPC Band F.

Situation - Doverhay Knap occupies a private and elevated position enjoying sea views across the Bristol Channel. The property is superbly situated on the edge of Porlock looking across the valley, close to footpaths that lead out through the woods to open countryside and Exmoor. It is also a short walk down into the village, which is a thriving community throughout the year.
Minehead provides more comprehensive shopping, schooling and other commercial facilities and Taunton, the county town of Somerset, has excellent road and rail communications with fast trains to London Paddington (approximately 2 hours).

Description - This very special property was built in 1904 with typical Edwardian and Arts and Crafts features and has been renovated and enhanced for 21st century living retaining the distinctive character whilst introducing modern convenience. The high specification of the recent refurbishment is immediately obvious with quality decorative finishes complementing the original joinery. The spacious and elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors and designed to take advantage of its commanding position above the village, focusing on the fantastic views over the Bristol Channel with Wales in the distance. Tucked away in a corner of the garden almost out of sight of the house is the one bedroom cottage which would be ideal for dependent relatives or for letting to generate a rental income.

Accommodation -  

Ground Floor - An impressive gabled entrance porch leads into

  •  Hallway/Dining Room. A large open-plan hallway leading to Dining Room with glazed French doors, multi-fuel stove and space for a large dining table.
  •  Sitting Room with large bay window, far reaching views. Arts and Crafts fireplace with copper surround and inset with a multi-fuel stove.
  •  Drawing room with large bay window, glazed French Doors, high beamed ceiling and large cast iron ornate fire surround inset with wood burning stove and granite hearth.
  •  Central Hallway with cloakroom.
  •  Kitchen/Breakfast Room with extensive range of bespoke hand - made oak base and wall units, incorporating large larder with granite shelf, granite worktops, an electric four oven Aga, integral Miele combination oven with induction hob and overhead extractor, deep double stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit, dishwasher and side- by-side fridge and freezer. Space for large table with bi fold glazed doors opening to the patio.
  •  Utility Room with sink, storage units, plumbing for appliances and the oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Doors to separate boot room and a cloakroom.

    First Floor - The lovely period staircase with turned balusters leads to a half landing with panoramic window and views out to sea. The main landing has doors to the principle bedrooms and stairs to the next floor.
  •  Master Bedroom is double aspect with a pretty Edwardian fire grate, polished timber flooring and door to large ensuite bathroom fitted with high quality bath, double sink unit with drawer underneath, WC and large walk- in shower.
  •  Bedroom 2 has a large bay window and enjoys lovely views across the valley, over the village and coastline to Wales.
  •  Bedroom 3 is triple aspect, primarily overlooking the narrow lane, with pretty corner Edwardian fireplace and polished timber floor.
  •  Family Bathroom with quality modern white units, bath, shower and large airing cupboard.

    Second Floor - Staircase to a half landing, again with views out to sea then rising to the second floor.
  •  Bedroom 4 is a large double bedroom with ornate Edwardian fireplace, part sloping ceilings and views over the garden.
  •  Bedroom 5 is a double bedroom with sloping ceilings, deep fitted shelved cupboard and built in wardrobe. Pretty far reaching views towards Porlock Weir.

  •  Bathroom with Velux window, quality modern white units, bath and shower.
  •  Box Room with under eaves storage.

    Outside - The property stands in a prominent location with a great deal of privacy surrounded by its own gardens. The quiet lane leads onto the tarmac drive and to level parking for several cars. On the sheltered south side is a large patio area, a real sun trap in the afternoon and evening, with delightful views across the valley towards the setting sun. The terraced garden is bordered by hedges and stone walls with an ornate pond, raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse, a timber potting shed and a delightful mix of colourful shrubs and wild flowers.
    Adjacent is a further garden with fruit bushes and a lawned space for the cottage.

    The Cottage - Privately located and well-screened from the main house with a separate entrance, patio and garden. The accommodation comprises a kitchen, sitting room, one double bedroom and a bathroom.

    Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents please. Stags Dulverton Office Tel: 01398 323174.

    Directions - From Minehead take the A39 to Porlock and on dropping down the hill into Porlock turn left, into Doverhay, just before the first car park. Continue up this road, ignoring the turning to the right and the property will then be found on the right hand side after about 400 yards.

    Services - Mains water, electricity and drainage to both dwellings. Oil fired central heating to the house. Propane gas central heating to the cottage. Telephone and superfast broadband connected.

    These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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    07 May 2016

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