Savills | Hawkcombe, Porlock, Minehead, TA24 8LN | Property for sale
3,636 sq ft(337.80 sq m)
Excess of £1,775,000(€2,054,871)

HawkcombePorlock, Minehead, TA24 8LN

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2021
  • Sea views
  • Charming characterful accommodation
  • Two successful holiday lets
  • Flexible function room
  • Just under 21 acres of grounds and woodland

Victorian Country House with self-catering accommodation in an idyllic Exmoor setting, with wonderful mature gardens, extensive woodland and sea views.

About this property

  • Built in 1886, Glen Lodge is a striking home benefiting from an elevated position. Until 1936 it was a family home to house the local Exmoor tanner and soon after changing hands, it was requisitioned to house evacuees. Captain Collins took on Glen Lodge whilst training the British Olympic Equestrian Team and some of the competing horses were stabled here.

    The pretty covered porch leads into the living room, with feature Morso wood stove and then to the left into the sitting room. There is an arts and crafts influence and numerous character features throughout including stained glass windows, generous proportioned rooms with tall ceilings and mosaic tiles. The Dining room is an elegant room and enjoys a fabulous bay window, perfectly positioned to take in the wonderful view. Double doors open up into the kitchen where there is a good range of base and drawer units and a central island. The kitchen and dining room offers a wonderful flexible space perfect for entertaining or family life. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a study, useful utility room, boot room, pantry, WC and shower room.

    On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all with en suites. The principle bedroom is a particularly wonderful room with stunning views of the bay, a dressing room and impressive en suite. On the second floor there are a further three bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en suite, plus a shower room and bathroom.

    The converted old stable block is impressive and on the ground floor boasts a superb function room with adjoining kitchen. At the other end there is a gym with bi fold doors out onto the courtyard, showers, two WC's and changing area. On the upper level there are two well-appointed holiday let apartments in open plan studio style, each with separate outside decking areas. This ancillary accommodation provides additional income and figures can be given upon request. There is considerable storage space, a double garage and barn within the courtyard.

    Glen Lodge enjoys formal gardens with numerous established shrubs and mature trees and an extensive flat lawn offering lots of potential. There is a secluded terrace which houses the hot tub, adjacent to the main house. A small orchard is situated beneath the house, in addition to the higher apple orchard which comprises of some 80 high yield trees.

    A network of paths run through the garden and terraces, and continues within the 21 acres of fenced private woodland. Multiple waterfalls and cascades add romance to this magnificent setting.

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Glen Lodge is the most impressive house, I love its elevated position with wonderful views out to sea. The holiday lets are also a magnificent addition with a superb income.

Tom BedfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in the natural Amphitheatre of Porlock Bay within the Exmoor National Park, and just a short walk from the village of Porlock, a lively community with unique independent shops and galleries, a primary school, public houses, restaurants, the 13th Century Church of St Dubricius, and Porlock Weir offering a whole host of outdoor activities.
  • The hamlet of Hawkcombe has around 30 to 40 houses. It boasts a large scale green space recreation ground and children's play area, generously funded by local beneficiaries. The coastal town of Minehead lies about 6 miles away and hosts a much wider range of facilities and amenities. There are excellent private schools at Tiverton, Taunton and West Buckland, and mainline train stations at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway, with regular connections to London and the Midlands. There are exceptional sandy beaches on the North Devon Coast, including Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde, which are all renowned for surfing.
  • Glen Lodge neighbours the National Trust's Holnicote Estate, comprising 12,000 acres of contrasting landscape with everything from wild, rugged moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming thatched villages.

Additional information

  • Porlock about 0.5 miles Minehead about 6 miles Taunton about 28 miles
  • Services: Three phase mains electricity, mains drainage and mains water. Spring fed private reservoir. Oil fired central heating.
  • Directions: From the M5 North, turn off at junction 23, signposted Bridgwater/Minehead A39. Follow signs through Bridgwater, for Minehead, on to the A39. Stay on the A39 and continue past Minehead, following signs for Porlock. Turn left by Porlock Church onto Parsons Street. After approximately half a mile turn left over a small bridge, Glen Lodge drive will be directly in front of you.
  • EPC Rating = F