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4 bedroom terraced house for sale

West Street, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Sold STC £335,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large Grade II listed house
  • Approximately 1969 square feet (183 square metres) of accommodation
  • Within The Exmoor National Park
  • Very well presented
  • Many period features
  • Sitting room with inglenook
  • Open plan kitchen/diner with adjoining family room
  • Downstairs utility and cloakroom
  • Useful glass roof lobby leading to the garden
  • 4 bedrooms (one en-suite)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Coming to the market for the first time in 32 years a most impressive and deceptively spacious Grade II listed cottage of medieval origins and immense character which has been extended at the rear over the years to create a comfortable four bedroom home over three floors. The property is situated in this much sought after historic village within the Exmoor National Park within 100 yards of the entrance gates into the castle grounds and the magnificent National Trust owned Dunster Castle.

There are many character features to include a wealth of exposed beams, ceiling timbers and a large stone fireplace. The cottage has been improved over the years whilst still retaining immense character and charm. The windows of the large, two storey back extension are South facing, so it has sunny rooms and views towards wooded Grabbist Hill from the first floor. It provides, on the ground floor, a generous sized dining area and kitchen with solid wood base units, stainless steel sink and plenty of work surfaces. The practical layout has an adjoining utility room and separate WC and there is also a bright and comfortable family room with ceiling beams which attest to the great age of the building. There is also a lobby accessing both the garden and the hall with a glass roof supported by a train rail from the mineral railways working locally in the 19th century. This is a useful storage space for bulky items such as bicycles and logs.

During renovation work, a well in the kitchen and two pits in the sitting area were found. These are now covered. The pits are thought to have been associated with the medieval wool trade for which Dunster was famous At the front of the house, the wide hall leads into a spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace and original ceiling beam. This room was an estate agents in the past so, with planning permission, could have commercial use.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, the master bedroom has an exposed beam and exposed timber floors. Bedroom two has a side aspect window and a large landing area that leads to bedroom three with a side aspect window and door leading to the en-suite bath/shower room which has a side aspect window and four piece suite to include bath , WC, shower cubicle and wash hand basin. There is a family bathroom with side aspect window and three piece suite and a boiler/storage room which leads outside to the garden. On the second floor there is a further bedroom with a front aspect window and a small landing area with useful cupboard space.

Behind the house, the garden rises to the Dunster Castle grounds and therefore offers spectacular views over surrounding countryside. This is gained by steps to four, level, terraced areas including patio, lawns and a pond with surrounding rose covered pergola creating a delightful shaded spot to sit in this lovely garden.

Dunster is served by a local post office, newsagents, delicatessen and various other shops, inns, tea rooms and restaurants to help cater for the many tourists that are attracted to this popular village. There is also a primary school, village church and a number of attractions to include magnificent Dunster Castle, Yarn Market, Dove Cote and Conygar Tower. West Somerset's premier resort of Minehead is approximately two and a half miles away and has a good range of everyday facilities, whilst the County town of Taunton which has mainline rail connections and access to the motorway network is approximately twenty two miles to the east. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside Dunster is situated within the Exmoor National Park. There are footpaths leading onto the surrounding hills of Grabbist and walks into Dunster's Deer Park at the foot of the castle.

Mains water, drainage, electric and gas.

Council Tax
Band D
From our offices in Minehead proceed on the A39 towards Williton and after approximately two miles turn right at the traffic lights into the village of Dunster. Proceed through the main high street and the set of traffic lights which in turn leads to West Street where the property will be found approximately 100 yards on The left hand side.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 September 2015


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