Arts and Crafts style Hunting Lodge
Wonderful woodland setting
Immense character and charm
3 Receptions plus a study
Farmhouse style Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
First floor galleried sitting room
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite)
Double garage, parking and stable yard
Part walled gardens and paddock
A Fine former Hunting Lodge located in the enchanting wooded valley of Hawkcombe within The Exmoor National Park with 5 bedroom accommodation of great character, part walled gardens, small paddock, stable block and garaging. In all just under 1 acre.
Located off a bridle way in an idyllic setting within a mile or so of the highly regarded Exmoor village of Porlock, this distinctive former Hunting Lodge exudes character and charm and enjoys a wonderful picturesque woodland setting in beautiful part walled gardens which are an undoubted feature together with a stable yard and a small riverside paddock.
Porlock village centre is within approximately a mile and has an excellent range of everyday facilities to include church, village hall, primary school, bowling club, health centre, shops, inns and restaurants. The quaint hamlet and harbour of Porlock Weir is approximately two and a half miles and West Somerset’s coastal resort of Minehead which has a more comprehensive shopping facility is approximately six miles.
Taunton has excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, Kings College,
Queen’s College and King’s Hall. Taunton is home to the famous Somerset County Cricket Club,
from which superb views can be enjoyed of the wonderful church towers which are so much a feature of Taunton. The town also has a good range of shopping facilities, including several supermarkets and the large Musgrove Hospital.
Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell’s, which are all within driving distance.
For those enjoying walking, bird watching or riding, the coastline and Exmoor National Park provide superb recreational opportunities.
Double opening timber gates give access to a tarmac drive providing parking in front of the double garage. A wide stone terrace leads around the side of the property where there are flower and rose beds, small veranda with seating and a stone built garden store with unusual cone shaped roof. A further stone terrace runs along the rear of the property overlooking the gardens with inset shrubs and recessed seating areas. Stone steps lead onto part walled large lawned gardens adjoining woodland and arranged over three shallow terraces with pond, small waterfall, raised borders, Spring flowers, Magnolia and other specimen trees.
The stable yard is located at the foot of the gardens with pedestrian access together with five bar gate access from the bridle way. The timber built block with light power and water has a gravelled yard in front with mounting block and offers two loose boxes 12′ x 11’6″, tack room 12′ x 6′ and hay store 15’10” x 11’6″.
A small stream runs down one side of the garden with path the other side leading down to the stable yard. On the opposite side of the bridleway is a paddock alongside the Hawkcombe Stream.