Leighland, Roadwater, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0RP | Property for sale | Savills
317.64 sq m(3,419 sq ft)
Guide price £1,200,000

LeighlandRoadwater, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0RP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Within the Exmoor National Park
  • Gardens and land extending to just over 8 acres
  • Self-contained annexe
  • Range of outbuildings, with planning permission for an additional dwelling
  • Paddocks, stabling and excellent outriding from the doorstep
  • Far-reaching views as over Exmoor and as far as the Bristol Channel

A substantial and versatile Grade II Listed farmhouse, within the Exmoor National Park, complete with outbuildings, a barn with planning permission, gardens, stables and paddocks.

About this property

  • This characterful stone farmhouse, which is believed to date from the late 17th Century, with later additions, sits on the edge of its own small holding, extending to just over 8 acres. The property also benefits from a stone barn with planning permission for a one bedroom dwelling and, attached to the main house is a ground floor annex, which could be easily reincorporated to the main house if required.

    The house includes many original features such as a large inglenook fireplace, wooden beams and mullion windows. Glorious views are enjoyed over rolling countryside as far as the Bristol Channel and Wales in the distance. With a spacious and adaptable layout, the property provides ideal family accommodation, and wonderful gardens and grounds, all of which complement the atmosphere and versatility of the property.

    Approached via a no-through-road, the driveway leads to a yard with ample parking for serval vehicles, giving access to the front door via stone steps and a path leading to the front of the house. The hallway leads to a charming study to the left, with wood burning stove and patio door to the garden. From this room one can also gain entry to the annex. To the right there is a large sitting room with a second wood burning stove and more access to the garden. The kitchen, with built in units, double sink and an oil fired Aga has room for dining. French doors lead onto a charming patio area. Off the kitchen is a utility room, office and downstairs cloakroom.

    On the first floor is a wide landing leading to four double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, two beautifully modernised bathrooms, and an ironing room/nursery. There is good attic space running the length of the house allowing storage. The annex has its own front door off a shared front garden and comprises a hallway and kitchen area, sitting room with a wood burner and a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

    The majority of the grounds are to the rear of the property with a large south facing patio and timbered steps leading to the main garden. This is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, an enclosed vegetable garden and a pretty sitting area with wooden pergola. From the top of the garden there are beautiful views across Exmoor and, on a clear day, over to Wales. There is vehicular access to a substantial gated and fenced paddock divided into three and with useful stables. A public footpath runs along one side of the paddock for a short way. To the front of the property is a lawn area, parking for several cars, 2 garages, a workshop/stable as well as a good sized barn with Planning Permission for conversion. for further details, please contact the agents, or search the following planning ref: 6/26/21/102LB and 6/26/21/101.

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With character a plenty, spectacular views and wonderful walks and outriding from the doorstep, Leighland House captures the very essence of this magical location.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • Leighland House is set next to St. Giles' church of in a peaceful rural hamlet of Leighland, within the Exmoor National Park.
  • The area, which is much sought after, enjoys beautiful walks and rides along public footpaths and bridleways and includes many pretty and unspoilt villages such as Monksilver, Roadwater and Luxborough.
  • Roadwater, about 1.6 miles to the south, has a Post Office, shop and two Public Houses. There are supermarkets in the nearby seaside town of Minehead and in Taunton which also offers a wide range of highly regarded state and public schools.
  • Communication links to the area are good with the A39 providing access to Minehead and the north Devon coastline to the west and the A358 providing access to Taunton to the East. The M5 motorway can be joined at Bridgewater, Taunton or Wellington. There are regular trains from Taunton to London Paddington taking less than 2 hours. Bristol and Exeter International airports provide daily flights to both UK and International destinations.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains electricity, drainage & water. Oil-fired central heating. Broadband connected.
  • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
  • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS - Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
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  • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
  • Directions: Directions: From Taunton, take the A358 to Williton, then join the A39 towards Minehead. On reaching Washford, turn left signposted to Roadwater and proceed into the village. Continue on following the road through the village passing the Valiant Soldier pub and stay on the road as it climbs out of the village until reaching a left turn signposted to Leighland. Follow the road and signs to Leighland Chapel for approximately a mile into the hamlet, Leighland House (it says Leighland Farmhouse in the direction) is on the right hand side opposite the church. Roadwater about 1.6 miles, Williton about 5.7 miles, Minehead about 9.4 miles, Taunton about 20 miles.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F