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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wootton Courtenay, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Guide Price £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period country home with wonderful views
  • Edge of Exmoor village
  • 4 receptions rooms
  • Kitchen with breakfast room
  • Sun Loggia & Study
  • 4 bedrooms (one en-suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Studio/ancillary accommodation
  • Double garage, parking & workshop

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Clouds is a splendid and beautifully presented detached country house delightfully positioned on the outskirts of the highly regarded Exmoor village of Wootton Courtenay set in beautiful gardens which are an undoubted feature of the property with superb views towards surrounding farmland and hills.

Individual and architect designed in 1925 by Stone and Francis, the property has rendered and colour washed elevations under a Cumberland Slate roof with distinctive Dutch architectural features to include front and rear sculpted gables with feature oval windows. The property was originally designed with an impressive atrium which was believed to have been altered just before the war to how it is today.

The accommodation is of elegant proportions with all principle rooms taking full advantage of the southerly aspect and views and is equipped with oil fired central heating to include an Aga in the Kitchen. Linked to the main house is a former "Apple Store" which has been converted to provide an office/studio with shower room which is also suitable as ancillary accommodation.

Details with approximate room sizes are given as follows:

Heavy Timber Entrance Door Leading to

Lobby Understairs cloaks storage cupboard, tiled flooring and opening to -

Reception Hall Feature oval window to front, double radiator and exposed wood strip flooring.

Sitting Room Double opening multi pane arch top doors giving access onto the terrace, woodstrip flooring, radiator, two wall lights and doors either side leading to the dining and drawing rooms.

Drawing Room An impressive double aspect room with recessed brick open fireplace, raised hearth, timber surround and mantle, display niches either side, two wall lights, two radiators and fitted carpet.

Dining Room An elegant room with open Georgian cast iron fireplace with timber surround, mantle and raised hearth, recess with glass display shelving and storage cupboard under, radiator, fitted carpet and door to -

Study Overlooking the courtyard garden at the side, double and single radiators, fitted carpet and connecting door to Inner Hall.

A door off the reception hall gives access to -

Snug A double aspect room overlooking the front entrance, double radiator and fitted carpet.

Sun Loggia Attractive semi-circular feature window with door leading out onto the gardens, double radiator and fitted carpet.
Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising low level WC, wall mounted corner wash hand basin, radiator and fitted carpet.

Fitted Kitchen Overlooking the front entrance and fitted with a modern range of base and wall units comprising double bowl deep Belfast sinks with waste disposal and brass effect mixer tap set in beaded edged tiled top working surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, integrated fridge and dishwasher, double wall cupboard, plate display rack, two original built in dressers, part timber panelled walls, tiled recess with oil fired Aga used for cooking, tiled floor, recessed spotlights, feature oval window to front, original servants bell display and door to -

Inner Hall Off which is the study and -

Utility Room Fitted shelving, cold shelf, plumbing for washing machine and tiled flooring.

Breakfast Room A mirror image of the Sun Loggia and with attractive arched window with door leading out to the courtyard garden, feature window to front, double radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights and access hatch to loft space.

A Staircase from the Reception Hall with carpet runner and timber balustrades leads to -

Gallery Landing Overlooking the front entrance, two double radiators, fitted carpet, access hatch to roof space, walk in airing cupboard with radiator, fitted carpet, factory insulated cylinder with immersion heater and fitted shelving.

Master Bedroom An impressive double aspect room with feature fireplace, range of fitted full height part glazed wardrobes with window seat and storage under, radiator and fitted carpet.

En-Suite Bathroom Beautifully finished and fitted with a period style roll top claw foot bath with chrome mixer tap and hand shower attachment, low level WC, his and hers oval wash hand basins with chrome mixer tap set in granite work surfaces with open fronted shelving under and large bevel edged mirror over, large walk in tiled shower with antique chrome soaker unit, sliding screen doors and part tiled walls, recessed ceiling spotlights, tiled floor with underfloor heating, chrome radiator/towel rail and radiator.

Bedroom 2 Full height fitted wardrobes with central dressing table and pull out computer desk, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 Excellent range of fitted part glazed wardrobes, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 A triple aspect room in what would have been part of the atrium with double radiator and fitted carpet.

Family Bathroom Beautifully finished with a four piece white and chrome suite comprising timber panelled bath set in a part tiled surround, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower unit, double radiator and fitted carpet.

Box Room Hanging rail, shelving and fitted carpet.


The Old Apple Store Attached to the main house at present used as an office but suitable as ancillary accommodation. Split level area with two radiators, recessed spotlights, double glazed windows to the front, oil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water in the house and studio. Door to -

Shower Room Finished with three piece white and chrome suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low level WC, Quadrant shower cubicle with tiled surround and chrome shower fitment, recessed ceiling spotlights, double radiator, laminate flooring and access hatch to loft space.

Detached Double Garage 19'2 x 18'2. Stone pillared front and built of timber under a slate roof with two up and over single doors, electric light and power.

Detached Timber Workshop 16'6 x 12'5 (external measurement). Light and power.

Victorian Style Greenhouse 14'10 x 7'2.

The Gardens & Grounds
The property is beautifully set in 2.88 acres of gardens, ground and paddock and is approached off the lane through a stone pillared entrance and five bar gate onto a tarmac circular drive sweeping around a central lawn with gravelled bed together with lawns either side of the drive with mature trees, flower and shrub borders. A pathway leads of the drive around one side to the old Apple Store and a stone courtyard. Immediately along the rear of the property is a stone terrace running the full length of the house connecting both the sun loggia and the breakfast room. A few steps lead off the terrace with flower gardens either side onto beautiful formal lawned gardens arranged over two shallow level with a former croquet lawn. There are well stocked flower and shrub borders running down to an orchard at the foot of the garden which back onto farmland. A wide well stocked shrub bed with small specimen trees divide of a further lawned garden at the far side with a former vegetable plot, greenhouse, access to the workshop and a five bar gate giving access into the paddock which amounts to just over an acre with a second five bar gate leading into the lane providing a useful independent access.

Mains water, drainage and electric. Oil fired central heating.


From Minehead proceed on the A39 towards Williton for approximately two and half a miles turning right at the traffic lights into Dunster village. Proceed through the village and continue for approximately two and a half miles and just before entering the village of Timberscombe take the right hand turn signposted Wootton Courtenay and Porlock. Proceed for approximately a quarter of a mile and on a sharp ninety degree left hand bend the entrance to Clouds will be found on the left hand side.

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05 September 2015


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