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5 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Decumans Road, Watchet, Somerset, TA23

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine detached residence
  • Edge of historic harbour town
  • Sweeping views towards the Quantock Hills
  • Beautifully presented and elegant accommodation
  • 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Gas central heating & double glazing
  • Garage and parking
  • Large gardens
  • County Town Taunton 19 miles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Hill House is an imposing detached residence delightfully situated on the edge of the town towards the end of a "no through" road close to lovely walks and with fine sweeping views towards the Quantock Hills and the coast..

Traditionally built in 1897 constructed predominantly of brick with dressed stone relieving windows and turreted bays under a slate roof with a later two storey extension at the rear which was believed to have been for a maid or servant but now forms part of the accommodation. The property offers beautifully presented and elegant accommodation of generous proportions that has been sympathetically improved and retains many inherent features to include marble fireplaces, bay windows, high ceilings with moulded covings, ceiling roses and picture rails, deep skirtings and benefits from gas fired central heating, replacement double glazed windows and is being sold inclusive of fitted carpeting.

The property stands proudly overlooking its large gardens which extend to around an acre and are an undoubted feature. There is also a former two storey coach house providing conversion potential subject to the usual permissions but currently provides garaging with the adjoining stores. There is also excellent off road parking facilities for several vehicles.

Timber Entrance Door to

Lobby Tiled floor with part glazed double doors to -

Reception Hall Staircase to first floor, moulded covings, ceiling rose, picture rails, radiator and exposed timber flooring.

Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece white and chrome suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, understairs cupboard and tiled flooring.

Drawing Room An impressive room with hexagonal turreted bay window from which there are views over the gardens towards the Quantock Hills. Marble fireplace with inset gas wood burner style stove on a raised hearth, moulded covings, ceiling rose, picture rails, two radiators and fitted carpet.

Dining Room Enjoying similar views with double glazed door leading to a sun terrace, fireplace with inset living flame gas fire on raised hearth with shelving to alcoves either side, moulded covings, ceiling rose, picture rails, radiator and exposed timber flooring.

Reception Room/Study Bay window, moulded covings, ceiling rose, picture rails, radiator and fitted carpet.

Inner Hall Radiator, tiled floor, walk in shelved cupboard with electric meters.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Overlooking the front entrance and fitted with a Poggenpohl kitchen with replacement Corian working surfaces with moulded one and a half bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, integrated gas hob, electric oven with extractor over, recessed built in microwave, plumbing for dishwasher, timber working surface with cupboards, drawers under and basket drawers under, integrated tall fridge/freezer, matching island unit/breakfast bar with cupboard and drawers under, recessed spotlights, radiator, tiled flooring, walk in in larder with shelving and cold shelf, door to -

Rear Hall Quarry tiled floor with door to outside and door to -

Utility Room Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine under, part tiled surrounds, radiator, quarry tiled floor and sliding door to

Boiler Room Wall mounted gas boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system, cloak hooks and quarry tiled flooring.

A carpeted staircase from the Hall leads to -

Half Landing Off which is an airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and fitted shelving.

Spacious First Floor Landing Moulded covings, ceiling rose, picture rail, radiator and fitted carpet.

Master Bedroom Hexagonal walk in bay with fantastic views over the gardens towards the Quantock Hills and the coast. Cast iron and tiled fireplace with marble surround, two radiators and fitted carpet.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising large shower with curved screen, low level WC with concealed cistern, moulded surfaces with moulded vanity sink, mirror, light and shaver point over, cupboards and open shelving under, three quarter tiled walls, chrome radiator/towel rail, recessed spotlights and tiled floor.

Bedroom 2 A double aspect room with picture rails, radiator and fitted carpet.

En-Suite Tiled Shower Room Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising corner shower, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards under, mirror , light and shaver point, chrome radiator/towel rail and tiled flooring.

Bedroom 3 Enjoying views towards the Quantock Hills and the coast. Fitted wardrobe with vanity wash hand basin unit, tiled splashback and light over, picture rails, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bathroom Beautifully finished with a four piece white and chrome suite comprising roll top claw foot bath with chrome mixer tap with hand shower attachment, low level WC, wash hand basin, chrome radiator/towel rail, recessed spotlights and Amtico tiled flooring.

Inner Landing Radiator, fitted carpet and off which is

Bedroom 4 A double aspect room with radiator, fitted carpet and door to walk in understairs cupboard with window.

An enclosed staircase off the Inner Landing gives access to

Attic Bedroom 5 Enjoying sea views and with fitted carpet and access to roof space.

The property is approached off St Decumans Road onto a large gravelled forecourt in front of the coach house and providing excellent parking and turning facilities and with a wide shrub border. There is an enclosed courtyard area between the coach house and the property with pedestrian pathways around both sides. Immediately to the rear is a large paved sun terrace with fishpond and from which there are superb views over the gardens towards the Quantock Hills. A meandering gravelled path leads through well stocked rockery gardens to a large level lawned garden with mature eucalyptus tree and shrub borders. A beech hedge and timber pergola with stone steps lead down to a further large lawned garden and orchard with greenhouse, vegetable beds, fruit cage, a number of apple trees and at the foot of the garden is a summerhouse with decked surround to take advantage of the evening sun.

Watchet has a good range of everyday shops and amenities, a station on the West Somerset Steam Railway and marina development. The coastal resort of Minehead is approximately nine miles, the county town of Taunton with main rail line and motorway connections is approximately nineteen miles. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside the Quantock, Brendon and Exmoor Hills and the many renowned beauty spots of the area are all close at hand.

Mains water, drainage, electric and gas.


From Minehead proceed on the A39 towards Williton passing through the villages on Carhampton, Bilbrook and Washford. On leaving Washford turn left signposted Watchet at the Tropiquaria, proceed down Brendon Road passing the Watchet paper mill on the left hand side, passing the turning into the town centre and into the continuation of South Road. Proceed up a slight incline on a sharp 90 degree left hand bend turn right into St Decumans Road an proceed towards the top end of the road where Hill House will be found on the left hand side.

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28 September 2016


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