Savills | Minehead Road, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8EY | Property for sale
352.85 sq m(3,798 sq ft)
Excess of £1,000,000(€1,157,674)

Minehead RoadPorlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8EY


    Key features

    • Georgian style country residence
    • 3798 sqft of versatile accommodation
    • 7 bedrooms in total with 5 en suites
    • Generous, south westerly facing mature gardens
    • No onward chain

    A handsome Georgian style home with superb views and mature grounds, situated just 0.5 miles to the centre of Porlock.

    About this property

    • Exmoor House is a fine, striking Georgian style family home beautifully positioned on the fringes of Porlock which is within the magnificent Exmoor National Park. Currently operating as a successful Bed and Breakfast, Exmoor house offers a great deal of flexibility and versatile accommodation throughout. Inside, the entrance hall is perfect for welcoming guests which in turn leads into the Library and Drawing room. These two rooms are wonderfully light with delightful views out over the mature front garden with a porch leading outside. There is a feature multi-fuel burning stove and superb proportions including tall ceilings and impressive windows. The airy inner hallway provides access to a further reception room which is currently arranged as a private dining/living room and enjoys another feature multi-fuel burning stove and access to the garden. The kitchen has a wide range of wall, base and drawer units with a range style cooker, central island and useful pantry.

      Adjacent to the kitchen is a further reception room and bedroom 7 which benefits from an en suite shower room. This wing of Exmoor House has been configured as private accommodation while the B&B is functioning. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a useful utility room, cellar and two WC's.

      The striking staircase leads to the spacious landing where there is a superb window making the most of the views and setting. From the landing there are six bedrooms in total with four benefiting from an en suite. Bedroom 5 and 6 have currently been opened up to one larger bedroom but with little work could be made back into two. The double aspect principle bedroom is of particular interest with a modern en suite and stunning rural views over the moor. Further accommodation on the first floor includes a shower room which services bedroom 5 and 6.

      The south facing, mature gardens are a special feature to the property and wrap around Exmoor House to the east. There are an array of mature shrubs and imposing trees dotted around the grounds which is mostly laid to lawn. The sweeping tarmac drive gives a sense of grandeur and runs down to the side of the property to the double garage and workshop. To the east, the current owners have segregated an area of private garden which benefits from wonderful views – perfect for alfresco dining.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Exmoor House is a very handsome house, I love the approach and gorgeous south westerly facing mature gardens.

    Tom BedfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated on the southern fringes in the natural Amphitheatre of Porlock Bay, within the Exmoor National Park, and just 0.5 miles from the village centre, Porlock is 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 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.

    Additional information

    • Porlock village about 0.5 miles, Lynton about 12 miles, M5 Junction 27 about 37 miles.
    • Services: Mains water, electric and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Outgoings: West Somerset and Taunton District Council, Band D.
    • 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. Upon reaching Porlock, the property can be found on the right hand side as marked by the sign for 'Exmoor Country House'. If you pass the charming 'welcome to Porlock' sign, you have gone too far.
    • EPC Rating = E