Savills | Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7EX | Properties for sale
5,554 sq ft(515.98 sq m)
Guide price £945,000

Wheddon CrossMinehead, Somerset, TA24 7EX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Georgian style farmhouse
  • Lifestyle opportunity with two holiday lets
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Superb views
  • All within about 16.5 acres

An impressive Grade II listed Georgian style farmhouse with superb moor views. Secondary accommodation, further apartment and a range of outbuildings, all set within about 16.5 acres.

About this property

  • North Wheddon Farm dates back to the 1840's and has since been greatly enhanced by the current owners to create a comfortable family home, retaining many period features. It is also a superb business opportunity with a detached three bed dwelling and a further two bed apartment.

    The main house offers extensive accommodation arranged over three floors. The house is south-facing with a pleasant outlook over the garden and to the west enjoys stunning countryside views. In addition to the main house, Farthingwood Barn and the Eden Lodge provide ancillary accommodation for staff or guests, or the opportunity to generate an income through holiday lets, which is how the current owners have them arranged.

    On the ground floor, there is a superb sociable kitchen/breakfast room with stone flooring, modern shaker style units, breakfast bar, triple Aga and further gas range style cooker, clearly this room is the hub of the home with doors out onto the terrace. The rear hallway leads through the property to the dining room with impressive open fire, a further reception room and then into the double aspect sitting room, again with a fantastic open fire and views out over the garden. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a useful boot room, boiler room and WC.

    On the first floor there are four bedrooms with three benefiting from en suites and a further two bathrooms. Stairs lead up to the second floor where there are two additional bedrooms with a bathroom in-between.

    Farthingwood Barn, the detached annex has superb views through the valley and its own private outside space. Inside there is a generous kitchen breakfast room, light and spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, two bedrooms (master with an en suite) and a bathroom.

    The Eden lodge has its own entrance and is set in the eaves of the main house. There is an open plan kitchen/dining/living room, two bedrooms and a shower room.

    The Gardens and Grounds

    Outside is a delight, the formal gardens are south facing and offer a great deal of privacy. There are some fantastic views down through the valley and beyond. The garden itself is mostly laid to lawn and bordered by a range of mature trees and shrubs. There is a sun terrace directly outside the rear of the property, perfect for alfresco dining.

    As the driveway leads down to North Wheddon Farm there is a generous yard area providing ample parking. Here, there is a good range of outbuildings including stables, workshops and a log store. The land, which is around 16.5 acres in total is to the west and enjoys some stunning views over Exmoor and is easily accessible from the house.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, the views are just incredible from the house and the land.

Tom BedfordProperty agent

Local information

  • The highest village on Exmoor, Wheddon Cross is in the heart of Exmoor National Park AONB and has beautiful Somerset countryside on all sides. There are stunning views of Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point, from many places in the village.
  • Wheddon Cross is a thriving, friendly rural community with a shop (plus post office services and petrol station), pub, village hall and cattle market. There is also a playing field that has an all-weather tennis / netball / basketball court and a children's play area. In the older part of the village (Cutcombe) are the church and school. The Coleridge Way walk passes through Wheddon Cross.
  • Exmoor is renowned for its wonderful recreational and sporting opportunities. There are a number of packs of stag & foxhounds nearby and many of the finest shoots are “on the doorstep”. In addition, fishing is available on the rivers Exe and Barle as well as Wimbleball Reservoir. There are excellent schools in the area including primary schools at Wheddon Cross, Dulverton and Exford, a secondary state school at Minehead and private schools in the area include Blundell's at Tiverton. The North Devon beaches, famous for their soft sand and rolling surf, are easily accessible.
  • The bustling town of Dulverton is about 9.5 miles away and provides extensive day to day facilities including a doctors surgery and dentist, butchers, general stores, restaurants, public houses and greengrocers. Communications are good with road access to the M5 at Tiverton (J27) or Taunton (J25). Regular train services depart from Tiverton and Taunton, with journey times from Taunton to London Paddington in under two hours. Bristol International and Exeter International Airports are both within convenient reach.

Additional information

  • M5 junction 27 about 24.2 miles, Dulverton about 9.5 miles, Porlock Weir about 10.2 miles.
  • Directions: From the M5 junction 25 Follow the A358 Minehead road around Taunton. Just past Cedar Falls turn left signposted Wheddon Cross. Shortly after Ralegh Cross Inn take a right hand turning signposted Wheddon Cross. Enter the village and turn left at the crossroads onto the A396. Pass the Moorland Hall on your left and North Wheddon Farm is the next turning immediately on the right.
  • EPC Exempt