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6 bedroom village house for sale

High Street, Porlock

Withdrawn from Market £555,000

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Two character properties in one!
'Tardis Like' C16th 4 bedroom house and a substantial 2 bedroom former bakery with large balcony set in beautiful secluded gardens. Situated in the heart of the lovely coastal village of Porlock, ideal family home with annexe or guest house.

The main house combines all the character features of a property of this age with all the comforts of modern living including fiber-optic broadband and has previously been run as a successful B&B (see The master bedroom has the feel of a suite and has picture window views over the magnificent rear garden and a large beautifully presented en-suite bathroom. There are three further double rooms and two further bathrooms. The ground floor has a substantial lounge with large beams and an inglenook fireplace, impressive, fully fitted kitchen breakfast room, utility, dining room and study area.

At the end of the garden adjoining Hawkcombe Stream is an annexe converted from a former bakery. The conversion has skilfully used the character features to provide a highly attractive two bedroom dwelling. This could either be used for a family seeking two generation living space or as principal accommodation for the owners who could then use the main house as a 4 bedroom Bed and Breakfast or Guest House. The gardens are a special feature of the property and as will be seen from our photos are very well stocked with many tender and exotic plants which thrive in the coastal sheltered micro climate.  


The property is situated right at the heart of Porlock which has a good range of local shops, restaurants and galleries.  The village is a highly attractive and thriving coastal centre set on the edge of Exmoor and adjacent to large areas managed by the National Trust.  The area is ideal for walkers and those who enjoy country pursuits with many walks directly accessible from the village.  Nearby is the quaint and much photographed Porlock Weir Harbour.  The coastal resort of Minehead 6 miles to the East provides a wide range of facilities and the county town of Taunton provides access to the motorway and fast trains to London (from 1 hour 40 minutes)

Master Bedroom 
15' 5'' x 11' 2'' (4.70m x 3.40m)
Accessed by a spiral staircase and full of character this double room has vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, double doors leading onto a balcony seating area with superb views across the village and glimpses of the sea beyond.

En-suite Bathroom 
Modern suite of bath separate shower, washbasin and W.C..

Shower Room 
Smartly finished accessed via a lobby off the entrance hall.

To the front of the property is a high hedge and narrow garden which help screen and set back the property from the High Street. The rear gardens are an outstanding feature of this property. They offer a remarkable degree of privacy and seclusion in a property that is at the heart of the village. They are bounded on the one side by a stream and can perhaps be best appreciated from the large first floor balcony outside the Bakery's master bedroom which also has distant glimpses of the sea. Being close to the coast and in a sheltered spot the micro climate supports a range of exotic and tender plants and shrubs. There is a pergola covered in Jasmine and Wisteria, a wide variety of shrubs and well tended flower beds. Whilst the property has no immediate parking on site the owners have 4 parking spaces allocated on annual licence very near at hand.

Main House 

Entrance Hall / Study Area 
10' 10'' x 10' 2'' (3.30m x 3.10m)
Oak floor boarded hall leading to a study area at the foot of the open plan stairs. Feature library wall to staircase.

18' 1'' x 16' 5'' (5.51m x 5.00m)
Substantial room with impressive inglenook stone fireplace and exposed beams. Attractive oak floor, window seat and leaded windows

Dining Room 
17' 1'' x 7' 8'' (5.20m x 2.34m)
Entrance door and window to front. Previously used as a dining room for bed and breakfast guests.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 
15' 9'' x 13' 9'' (4.80m x 4.19m)
Lovely room with large arched feature window giving views over the rear gardens. Range of wooden fitted units, terracotta tiled floor. Included in the sale is an impressive La Cornue gas / electric range cooker.

Utility Room 
15' 5'' x 8' 8'' (4.70m x 2.64m)
Large utility space with plenty of storage space, Belfast sink and glazed stable door access to the rear gardens.


First Floor 

En Suite Bathroom 
9' 10'' x 8' 10'' (2.99m x 2.69m)
A smartly presented bathroom with Victorian cast iron bath, shower, brass heated towel rail, twin pedestal washbasins and W.C..

Bedroom 3 
15' 5'' x 10' 10'' (4.70m x 3.30m)
Large light double bedroom with window to front and washbasin.

Bedroom 4 
12' 2'' x 10' 2'' (3.71m x 3.10m)
Double bedroom with window to front.

Shower Room  
12' 2'' x 4' 9'' (3.71m x 1.45m)
Nicely finished shower room with 3 piece bathroom suite.

Ensuite Shower room 
9' 2'' x 5' 11'' (2.79m x 1.80m)
Good sized shower room en suite to bedroom 2.


Entrance Hall  
Flagstone and cobbled floor.

Bedroom 2 
15' 5'' x 7' 7'' (4.70m x 2.31m)
Double bedroom with window to front and washbasin.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
18' 8'' x 11' 6'' (5.69m x 3.50m)
Large room fitted out to a high standard. Sale includes solid wooden island unit with stainless steel top, range cooker with extraction hood, a large larder unit and a range of wall and floor mounted fitted units.

Inner Hall  
Flagstone and cobbled floor and spiral staircase to first floor. Attractive solid oak double doors former entrance to bakery.

Lounge / Dining Room 
23' 7'' x 15' 5'' (7.18m x 4.70m)
A most attractive room with feature wood burner fire, double aspect with outlook over the stream and gardens. Double doors fully glazed accessing the gardens.

Bedroom / Studio 
13' 1'' x 9' 7'' (4m x 2.93m)
A pleasant room with vaulted ceiling, rooflights and built in cupboard.

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14 June 2014

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