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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Winsford, Minehead

Guide Price £725,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

2.5 ACRES of Riverside Gardens and Paddock
5/6 Bedrooms with 3 Bathrooms and 2 Cloakrooms
Superb 26'11 x 19'11 Double Aspect Drawing Room
22'10 x 19'3 Dining Hall with Panelling and Mouldings
Excellent Ancillary Accommodation
375 Yards of Double Bank River Frontage and Fishing Rights on the Exe
Range of Garaging, Stables and Outbuildings
EPC Rating - E

Located within one of Exmoor's most popular and sought after villages, this charming period home offers the very best of country living with large gardens and land including fishing rights on the River Exe, rural views, moorland walking nearby and a vibrant village community with local amenities. With ample, unique and characterful accommodation, triple garage and outbuildings in a picturesque location.

From the road a gate leads into the front garden, predominately laid to gravel with shrub and flower borders, the front door opens into the:

Entrance Porch    With space for boots and outdoor clothing, a heavy timber door leads into the:

Dining Hall 22'10" x 19'3" (6.96m x 5.87m). A unique and intricately decorated double aspect room believed to have been extended in 1927 with Oak wood panelled walls incorporating a hidden store cupboard, surmounted by a decorative plaster frieze of classical subjects reminiscent of the Elgin Marbles. Exposed oak flooring, built-in pew-style window seat running for the width of the room beneath a timber framed, lead paned window overlooking the rear gardens. An ornately decorated Oak staircase leads to the first floor and doors lead off to the:

Drawing Room 26'11" x 19'11" (8.2m x 6.07m). With a step down from the Dining Hall, into a substantial, dual aspect "Edwardian style" room with oak flooring, two radiators and a picture rail beneath an imposing box beam ceiling. The open fire place is an attractive focal point with dog grate set on a brick hearth, framed by a stone mantle. Two windows to either side of the chimney breast overlook the rear gardens while French doors flanked by further windows open out onto the terrace.

Guest Suite/Annexe    Potentially separable from the main accommodation, this suite comprises:

Snug/Occasional Bedroom 15'7" x 11'4" (4.75m x 3.45m). A cosy room with secondary glazed window and timber window seat with storage overlooking the front aspect, partially wood panelled with a brick fireplace, inset wood burner on a slate hearth and wooden mantle over. Steps to one side of the fireplace lead down to an arched recess. Radiator and open doorway to the:

Kitchenette    A useful walkthrough space with base and wall cupboards, space for under counter fridge, tiled surround, work surface with inset circular sink and mixer tap over, doorway into:

Bedroom 6 11'6" x 9'9" (3.5m x 2.97m). A bright room with neutrally painted panelled walls, part glazed stable door to the front, secondary glazed window, built-in cupboard, fitted carpet and radiator. This room was previously used as " The Home Guard" meeting room in World War II but now offers a comfortable double bedroom adjacent to the:

Downstairs Bathroom    With window to the side, radiator and a white suite comprising a free standing hand basin with hot and cold taps, wall recess and small cupboard behind, low level WC and panelled bath with wall mounted shower over and shower rail.

Main Accommodation Continued

Hallway    From the Dining Hall, a decorative wooden door leads into the Hallway, laid to paved floor with two radiators; doors lead off to the Sitting Room, Cloakroom, Utility and cupboard housing the oil-fired boiler. Door to Porch with access to the parking, garaging and Stables. A unique feature is the "Cloistered" stud wall showing exposed timbers with access either side to the:

Kitchen 15'3" x 14'10" (4.65m x 4.52m). A large secondary glazed window covers the majority of the rear wall with views over the gardens and surrounding hillsides. Fitted with a bespoke (reclaimed Teak) wooden work surface and full height wall cupboards over (polished reclaimed Elm), inset double bowl sink with mixer tap over and inset electric hob. Space for under counter fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher. A two oven Aga is set in the fireplace recess with a door to one side leading into the:

Pantry    Fitted slate worktop, space for chest freezer, space for upright freezer, shelving, fuse box and windows to the front and side aspect.

Utility Room 8'11" x 7'6" (2.72m x 2.29m). From the Kitchen a double width doorway leads into the Utility area with a part panelled stable door to the rear gardens, with built in cupboards, fitted work surface with inset Belfast sink and mixer tap over. Space and plumbing under for washing machine and space for tumble dryer, a small leaded window to the side and overhead Velux window bring light to the room.

Sitting Room 14'1" x 11'4" (4.3m x 3.45m). With secondary glazed window to the front, radiator, open Stone fire place with dog grate on a Slate hearth, small, raised window to one side.

Downstairs Cloakroom    With low level WC, free standing sink with hot and cold taps, wood framed window to the side, radiator and airing cupboard housing the hot water tank with slatted shelving.

Landing    From the Dining hall a staircase leads up to a split landing beneath a decorative feature window, to the left steps rise up to:

Bedroom 2 15'8" x 15'8" (4.78m x 4.78m). A light, dual aspect double room with windows to the front and side, the room is set around a central chimney breast with feature Victorian fireplace (not in use), recessed shelving, radiator, free standing hand basin, built-in cupboard with light and shelving, and door to eaves cupboard.

Bedroom 3 15'8" x 11'8" (4.78m x 3.56m). With feature working Victorian fireplace, radiator and a South Westerly facing window, comfortably a double room which is currently used as a games room.

Family Bathroom    With a step up from the landing, a comprehensive white suite comprising a large panelled Cast Iron bath with hot and cold taps, free standing hand basin with hot and cold taps, low level WC and a corner shower cubicle. Radiator, storage cupboard with slatted shelving and two windows overlook the rear gardens.

Cloakroom    Adjacent to the Bathroom with a corner sink, small radiator, low level WC and tiled floor.

Bedroom 4 12'9" x 8'9" (3.89m x 2.67m). Currently serving as a study with feature working Victorian fireplace and slate hearth radiator, window to the South West aspect overlooking surrounding countryside, deep alcove to one side of the fireplace, hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 5 14'11" x 9'7" (4.55m x 2.92m). A light double room with South West facing window, radiator, free standing sink with hot and cold taps and fitted corner wardrobe.

Master Bedroom 24'9" x 20'1" (7.54m x 6.12m). A striking dual aspect room with fitted wood panel cupboards to one side, two radiators, stripped oak floor boards, indulgent fireplace with inset wood burner on a brick hearth with stone surround. Windows to the rear gardens and large window to the side, a panelled door leads in to the:

En-Suite    With stripped timber flooring, radiator, window to the side aspect, free standing sink unit with hot and cold taps, low level moulded cast Iron bath with tiled surround, hot and cold taps and hand held shower attachment, low level WC and recessed wall cupboard.

Outside    Pitcott House is located on the edge of the extremely popular Exmoor village of Winsford, with easy access to the post office, church, tea room and renowned Royal Oak thatched 13th century inn. The property also has the benefit of backing on to (and indeed owning) some 375 yards of river frontage and double bank fishing overlooking the village cricket ground, which is a particular feature for the present owners. An Oak timber entrance gate gives access from the village road to a parking turning area for a number of vehicles, from which there is access to the front door (located to the side of the property). Adjoining the main parking area a range of timber framed and panelled buildings including a triple garage (two of which have up and over doors), to the rear of which is semi-open lean to ideal for trailer and further storage.

Outside Continued    At the side of the garage is a timber framed and panelled stable block comprising; two main stables set on a concrete base with kick boards and extensive overhang, to the side is a tack room and to the rear, a garden workshop/ potting shed (which in a past life has also been used as a garage and or hay store) with concrete base, power and lighting, with window's to both the front and side elevations. From the road side boundary is a substantial beech hedge, also to the front of the property but well screened is the oil tank for the central heating of the property. To the rear of the stable block is a timber framed and glazed greenhouse. Adjacent to these buildings, is a paved patio with paths leading to the rear door and steps up in to the Kitchen area and outside tap.

The gardens    are a particular feature of the property. The former generator house with pitched clay tiled roof is now used for alfresco dining and also serves as a sheltered location from which to enjoy the gardens even in inclement weather. The gardens are laid to lawn with a wide variety of bulbs and shrubs; there is the old mill leat which runs through part of the property, currently activated by a circulating pump system, traversed by both stone and timber bridges. (Four bridges cross the former mill leat all of which have been re-built by the owners during their occupancy)

To the side    of the house and adjoining the main drawing room is a large raised stone paved terrace area with central stone steps and low pointed stone wall either side, ideally situated for an elevated view over toward the river boundaries. A raised herbaceous border and pathway return to the front of the property. To the right side of the main lawns is a water garden with stone paving and surrounds, painstakingly restored by the current owners. To the side of this there is a timber bridge that leads over into a further area of riverside garden with mature trees, a wide expanse of spring bulbs and direct river frontage which leads in turn to an attractive turn out paddock area with double bank river frontage and fishing rights.

Agents Notes

1)    Our clients benefit from a right of access across a neighbours land to access the "paddock" from the road.

2)    Carpets, curtains and garden ornaments etc are not included. Likewise, the flag pole, a retirement gift, will be removed.

From our office in Dulverton, join the A396 northwards towards Wheddon Cross and Minehead. After passing through Bridgetown take the first left turn signposted (Coppleham Cross) to Winsford. On entering Winsford the property will be found on the right hand side of the road.

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17 April 2013


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