House and Courtyard
893 Ac(361.38 Ha)
Offers over £6,000,000

Emmetts GrangeSimonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7LD

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grand Grade II Listed, 9 bedroom House with outstanding views
  • Studio annex used for holiday lets and 4 cottages
  • Grade II Traditional stone courtyard, stables and party barn (development potential STP)
  • Gardens including a spa-swim and tennis court
  • Traditional and Modern Farm Buildings
  • Pasture Land and Woodland
  • About 461 acres of Moorland
  • In total 894 Acres (361.78 ha)

An excellently positioned Grade II Listed House at the heart of a ring-fenced country Estate within the Exmoor National Park

About this property

  • Emmetts Grange is an attractive, agricultural and moorland Estate near the village of Simonsbath in Exmoor, Somerset. The private Estate comprises an elegant, Grade II Listed Georgian-style House, a studio annexe, 4 cottages, a Grade II listed traditional stone courtyard with a large party barn and stables, traditional and modern farm buildings. The rolling land extends to 407 acres of farmland, 13.34 acres of woodland and 461.8 acres of Moorland. The south-easterly views from the house are uninterrupted and look out across the front lawn across to the Moorland. The land is within a ring-fence and surrounds the house and farm buildings. The Estate straddles the Kinsford Water with the gentler south facing slopes providing managed pasture, whilst on the south side the dramatic slope of Moorland, known as Hangley Cleave, rises to form the horizon from the house. There is potential for a private shoot to be run across the Estate.

    Emmetts Grange House
    Set in the heart of this attractive Estate is an elegant Grade II Georgian style, period House which dates from 1845 and provides well laid out accommodation. The 9 bedroom house provides wonderful entertaining space with light, south-facing principal rooms and still retains its practicality as a working farmhouse. Approached via a long drive from the north of the Estate and past the cottages and farm buildings, the house is south east facing with an enclosed traditional stone courtyard with stables, barns and a large party barn to the south. The house is built from rendered stone under a slate roof and is set over two floors. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, morning room, music room, drawing room, dining room, superb family kitchen with a breakfast area, follows through to the conservatory which offers further dining space and an informal living space. The main reception rooms have attractive fireplaces, some open and some with wood burning stoves and decorative ceiling plaster work. In addition there are extensive utility areas including a pantry, boot room, wood store, laundry room and utility rooms and WCs. The Library and Morning Room benefit from full height bay windows which offers beautiful views across the front lawn to the horizon. From the hall, the main stair case leads up to the first floor which includes a master bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. There are 4 more en suite double bedrooms, 2 of which have south east facing views. There are 4 bedrooms which overlook the courtyard and a family bathroom. The guest suite has an en suite bathroom and dressing room and there is a further double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. These two bedrooms can also be accessed from a back stair case which leads down to one of the back door entrances to the Farm.

    Studio Annex
    Attached to the House and set on the western side of the courtyard is a studio bungalow which is currently used for holiday lets.

    Outside
    The house has a large front lawn and a pretty part walled garden to the west of the house. The amenities include an outdoor swim-spa, an outdoor tennis court and stables within the courtyard.

    Cottages
    1 & 2 Emmetts Grange Cottages
    An attractive pair of traditional identical semi-detached rendered cottages situated off the main drive. The cottages are both let separately under an Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

    Emmetts Grange Bungalow
    A detached bungalow occupying an attractive position set within a large garden off the main drive. The cottage is let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    Emmetts Grange Cottage
    Originally built as the farm manager's house the cottage is situated off the drive. The cottage is let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    Outbuildings
    Traditional Courtyard
    Adjacent to Emmetts Grange is a Grade II Listed courtyard of traditional farm buildings of stone construction with brick quoins, under a slate roof. These buildings form an enclosed quadrant with Emmetts Grange on the southern side. The courtyard is a particular feature of Emmetts Grange and provides a unique and charming aspect to the rear of the house. These buildings include a tack room (with central heating and hot and cold water), log store, garage, feed store/workshop and a range of stables. There is also former livestock accommodation that would be suitable for a variety of different uses, subject to the appropriate planning permissions.

    Agricultural Buildings
    An extensive range of general purpose farm buildings and concrete yards suitable for a variety of agricultural enterprises. The farm buildings are included in the Farm Business Tenancy.

    Land Use:
    Pasture Land: 407.07 acres (164.73 ha)
    Moorland: 461.88 acres (186.92 ha)
    Woodland: 11.34 aces (5.39 ha)
    Misc: 10.31 acres (4.18 ha)

Local information

  • Emmetts Grange is located in wonderfully unspoilt and rolling countryside in Exmoor National Park, West Somerset and near the Devon/Somerset border and close to the north Devon coast. At 1,250 feet, this wonderful elevated position boasts some of the most stunning views out onto the wild and rugged Exmoor landscape. The house enjoys an idyllic, rural and private setting, yet it is within easy reach of amenities and transport links. Less than a 15 minute drive from the Grange are the pretty coastal, twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Other amenities can be found in Minehead, Dunster, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. The golden beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are also less than a 45 minute drive. Taunton station is approximately one hour drive from the Estate and provides train services into London in under 2 hours. Exmoor is a traditional livestock farming area and there are livestock markets nearby at south Molton and Wheddon Cross which, together with the villages of Simmonsbath and Exford also provide for everyday needs. There is an array of excellent schools in the area including Blundell's School and West Buckland School, both provide private co-ed primary and senior education. There are also a selection of private and public schools in around Taunton. The area boasts an abundance of sporting and leisure opportunities, National Hunt Racing can be found at Exeter, Taunton and Wincanton, whilst the south west coastlines of Exmoor and North Devon offer some of the best sailing, surfing and beaches in England and are within easy reach. The shooting in the area takes advantage of the spectacular rolling topography of the moor and its hinterland. The walking and horse-riding within the Exmoor National Park provides breath-taking scenery and countless routes to explore.

Additional information

  • Directions: Postcode TA24 7LD
  • EPC Rating = E