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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Parsons Hill, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24


Property Description

Key features

  • Restored period house
  • Superb private setting
  • Wonderful coastal views
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/living room
  • Utility & separate WC
  • 4 bedrooms, one with en-suite & balcony
  • 2nd floor suite with en-suite bedroom, study & balcony
  • Gardens & parking in all 2.1 acres
  • Porlock village one mile

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Hillgate House enjoys a wonderful tranquil setting on the wooded slopes of Porlock Hill about a mile or so from the highly regarding Exmoor village of Porlock with fine inland and coastal views.

Approached over a long track and bridleway serving just three properties, the house offers generous accommodation which has been tastefully and sympathetically restored arranged over three floors with the feature of having terraces and balconies on every level to take full advantage of the setting and views. The second floor suite which is currently utilised as a study with balcony, 5th bedroom and en-suite facility has a separate external staircase offering potential to provide a separate annexe/holiday let subject to the usual consents.

Arranged over three floors the accommodation is equipped with oil fired central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen/living room.

Reception Hall Timber panelling to dado height, tiled flooring and opening to

Fitted Kitchen/Living Room A lovely triple aspect room with woodland and sea views and double glazed doors leading out onto a covered decked terrace. Fitted with a range of base units with slate working surfaces over, double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, tiled recess with inset electric Aga, fitted matching dresser unit, open shelving, matching island unit with breakfast bar with slate top and cupboards under, recessed spotlights, underfloor heating, walk in larder with shelved larder cupboard, cold shelf and slate flooring.

Utility Room Roll edged timber effect working surfaces with Belfast style sink and chrome mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, cupboards and drawers under, part tiled surround, Grant oil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system, slate flooring, double glazed door to Covered Terrace and door to -

Cloakroom Low level WC and slate flooring.

Sitting Room Double aspect room with bay window and door to garden, stone fireplace with inset woodburner and laminate flooring.

Dining Room Double aspect room again with bay window, Victorian style fireplace, built in storage cupboards and laminate flooring.

A carpeted staircase from the Reception Hall leads to-

First Floor Landing Understairs cupboard, radiator and fitted carpet.

Master Bedroom Suite A double aspect room with double glazed doors leading onto a covered balcony with timber and glazed balustrading and enjoying fine coastal views. Cast iron feature fireplace, excellent range of built in and fitted wardrobes, radiator and fitted carpet.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled shower, recessed spotlights, radiator/chrome towel rail and tiled flooring.

Bedroom 2 Double aspect with bay window enjoying views over the garden and woodland, two radiators and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 Enjoying similar views, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 Double aspect room enjoying similar views with cast iron corner fireplace, radiator and fitted carpet.

Family Bathroom Fitted with a four piece white and chrome suite comprising, roll top bath with chrome mixer tap and hand shower attachment, low level WC, wash hand basin, recessed tiled shower cubicle, part timber panelled walls, recessed spotlights and radiator.

Open plan carpeted staircase from the first floor landing leads to -

Second Floor Suite Comprising

Study/Sitting Room Two radiators, recessed spotlights, fitted carpet and double glazed doors leading to-

Balcony Timber and glazed balustrading and wonderful inland and coastal views.

Bedroom 5 Radiator, fitted carpet, walk in airing cupboard with two factory lagged cylinders, fitted carpet and open plan access to -

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising, bath set in a part tiled surround, low level WC, circular wash basin on a timber stand, chrome radiator/rail, tiled flooring, spotlights and two Velux windows.
Off the bedroom there is access to a hallway with radiator, tiled flooring, deep storage area and door to an external timber staircase down to the gardens.

The property is approached over a long track and bridleway which also serves two other properties .A gravelled drive leads to a wide parking and turning area in front of the house. The property sits delightfully in a private woodland style setting amounting to just over 2 acres. The gardens have been cleverly landscaped and laid predominately to lawns to include a series of level terraces with inset shrubs, borders and woodland providing privacy and seclusion. Within the grounds there is also a useful timber framed studio/workshop.

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


Band G
From Minehead proceed on the A39 to Porlock. On reaching the village proceed through the village passing the church in the centre forking left at the end of village signposted Lynton and Lynmouth. Keep left where the road branches off to the Toll Road and follow the road up Porlock Hill. Proceed for approximately half a mile where the private road will be found on the left hand side signposted Halsecombe. Follow the track and on reaching a cottage turn sharp back left where the track will lead down to Hillgate House.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 November 2016


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