5 bedroom detached house for saleTimberscombe, Minehead, Somerset
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Double garage
- In all about 4,187 SqFt.
- Approximately 40 acres
East Harwood Farm is a beautiful unlisted Exmoor farmhouse which dates back several hundred years. The property has been refurbished to the highest of standards in recent years to create a light and spacious family home, yet maintains many of the original features, including doors, flooring and exposed beams. The rooms to the front of the property all enjoy stunning south facing views of the surrounding countryside.
The accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with a flagstone floor and an oak plank and muntin screen which opens out to the reception hall with an oak staircase and galleried landing. A door leads from the reception hall to the open plan kitchen, dining area and garden room. To the
right of the entrance hall is the dual aspect drawing room with an Inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and open fireplace. To the left
of the hall is the dining room with wooden floor, a multi fuel burning stove in an Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and window seats.
A further door leads from the dining room to the stunning open plan kitchen, dining area and garden room. This extension to the house has a vaulted ceiling with exposed green oak beams and French doors to both terraces. The triple aspect
living space has the kitchen at one end with bespoke solid wood units, white marble work surfaces, integrated appliances, breakfast island, walk in fridge and a recently installed Dual Control 5 oven electric Aga, with a separate 2 oven module with 4 gas burners: whilst the dining and sitting area at the other end has a wood burning stove and picture window making the most of the views.
Off the reception hall there is a large utility/boot room with original lead butler’s sink and wooden drainer, flagstone floor and a door with access to the rear of the house plus a door leading into
the Cottage Annexe. A cloakroom and boiler room are found off the utility/boot room.
Upstairs on the first floor is a galleried landing with the dual aspect master bedroom found on the right with fireplace and living flame gas fire. The master suite has a recently refurbished bathroom
with window seats, walk-in shower, clawfoot cast iron bath tub and Victorian style his and hers sinks
with white marble tops and a separate WC. There is also a guest bedroom on this floor with an en suite shower room and window seats enjoying the views. On the second floor are a further three
bedrooms, one currently used as an office and with the potential to create an en suite or dressing
area and a recently refurbished family bathroom.
The Cottage Annexe
Sitting neatly between the main house and stables with its own entrance is a two bedroom cottage, currently being used as a holiday let for additional
income but would also be ideal for family members or staff. The accommodation comprises of a sitting room with flagstone flooring, a kitchen with modern units and flagstone flooring. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
East Harwood Farm sits in an elevated and private position in one of the most beautiful parts of Exmoor National Park with glorious views over the surrounding countryside and glimpses of the west Somerset coastline. Exmoor and the coastline provide superb recreational opportunities including walking, cycling and equestrian pursuits.
The nearby villages of Wheddon Cross and Exford offer excellent dayto- day amenities.
Dunster, 3 miles away, is a medieval village set around the National Trust Castle and has a primary school, a number of independent shops, including a delicatessen, a post office, a doctor’s surgery, inns, restaurants and cafes. Minehead, 6 miles away, has secondary schools and a more comprehensive range of shops, including supermarkets.
Taunton, approximately 27 miles away, has a good range of shopping facilities and a farmers’ market
twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops within a 5 mile radius. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including
Taunton School, Kings College, Queen’s College and King’s Hall.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 and the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington and Exeter International Airport offers an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.
East Harwood Farm is surrounded by landscaped lawned gardens which all enjoy a good degree of sunshine and the stunning views. There is a decked terrace accessed from the kitchen and steps lead to a spacious, covered barbeque and seating area, with an additional paved terrace to the front of the house. A large patch of lawn, behind small stone walls, adjoins the terrace and a few steps lead up to the ménage (30m x 30m) and through to the natural wildlife pond. The remainder of the land (in total, approximately 40 acres) is made up of a selection of paddocks and larger fields all of which are fenced/hedged and most of which have automatic water troughs. The gravelled drive leads to an ample parking area to the front of the cottage and stables.
The attached stable barn has five loose boxes plus a feed/tack room. There is a loft room above with
separate access at the rear which is currently used for storage and could be converted, subject to the relevant planning permissions to provide a studio, office or play area for children. A lower stable block is found off the driveway and has a hard standing area to the front - 6 loose boxes, a hay loft over and a tack/storage room to the end elevation.
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