Winsford, Winsford, Exmoor
Stunning 4 Bedroomed Detached Home in the Heart of one of Exmoor's Most Sought After Villages with Self Contained Annexe, Front & Rear Cottage Gardens, Parking and Garage.
The Old Tythe is set in the heart of Exmoor's most sought after village of Winsford with its many quaint bridges over the river Exe, which runs through the village, and its 12th Century church.
Winsford is approximately 7 miles from Dulverton which has a wide range of facilities including butchers, supermarket, doctors, dentists, pharmacy, vets, schools, the renowned bar and restaurant ' Woods' plus other eateries. Withypool village is 4 miles away and has a shop, post office and tea rooms.
The famous 16th Century Winsford Royal Oak is photographed world- wide with its wonderful thatch. It provides an in-house village shop for every day needs including newspapers, bread, etc. and twice weekly post office with cash facility.
The village enjoys a garage providing servicing and car sales. There are tea rooms, an active cricket club, tennis courts, large modern village hall with bowls club, film shows etc. There is a bus service to Minehead (with its extensive shopping facilities), stopping at Dunster en route.
The Old Tythe has an interesting history, firstly as a village bakery serving the surrounding villages, later as the village stores. Today it is one of the major houses of this pretty village. Although not listed it sits amongst the listed houses. The property, some 15 years ago, underwent an extensive refurbishment, introducing some 120 tons of 10 year old air dried English oak beams which support the first floor. This natural oak has a bees wax finish. The local tradesmen installed all of the oak on-site, including the oak panelled doors and skirtings. The outbuildings were incorporated into the main house forming a self-contained linked annexe with its own services so that it could be let as holiday accommodation if desired. The present owners have used the whole property as their home.
There is under-floor heating to the ground floor, radiators to the first floor by oil fired Rayburn with twin boilers. It is our view that this is one of the finest restorations of a local village home to be offered for sale in the heart of this wonderful Exmoor village.
Immediate local schooling is available in Dulverton and Minehead. More specialist Private Education is available in Tiverton to the south via the renowned Blundells as well as an even wider range of Private school education to the East at Taunton through Queens and Kings Colleges amongst others.
Ground Floor Attractive entrance porch with part glazed oak door, side windows and vaulted ceiling. Covered in Clematis 'Montana'
Superb Open Plan Dual Aspect Drawing Room/ Dining Room (33'10 x 22'8) Whilst the whole house is a stunning example of a carefully modernised Exmoor village home, the open plan Drawing room/Dining room has a real 'wow' factor when you first enter. The dramatic and extensive use of the natural English oak throughout the house from the support columns, cross beams, skirting, staircase, doors and door frames ensure that the room has a wonderful period feel and a warm and cosy atmosphere. Within the Drawing Room end are two feature, working, inglenook fireplaces and access through into the adjoining Study. This has a storage cupboard and pull down loft ladder with hand rails giving access to loft and storage over garage (also accessed from bedroom 4). From the Drawing Room is access to the semi enclosed rear courtyard. Oak turned stair case to the first floor.
Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room leading into glazed Conservatory/Garden Room (39' Max x 10'10) Bespoke kitchen units with granite work surfaces, double china sinks with Perrin & Rowe mixer tap and hand spray. Terracotta hand- made floor tiles throughout the kitchen and Conservatory, oil fired Rayburn 499 twin boiler which serves for cooking and heating. Side door to gardens. Secondary access to Dog / Boot Room and Utility Room with Butler Sink, Perrin & Rowe mixer tap unit and hand spray, plumbed in washing machine and built in condenser dryer, storage cupboard.
Inner Hallway serving Utility Room, Dog, Boot Room, Cloakroom. Also access to self contained
The Self Contained Annexe/Studio can be used as additional accommodation to the main house. Like the main house, has been tastefully and carefully modernised. Large open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room with bespoke kitchen units and work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and double width oven and hob. Spacious ground floor shower room, WC and basin. Electric under floor heating. Spiral staircase to first floor. Floor to ceiling gable glazed screen. Window and double doors leading to garden. First floor Bedroom 22'8 (with vaulted ceilings).
First Floor – Main House Landing with window to rear elevation overlooking courtyard.
Master Bedroom Suite, with Dressing Area (with fitted wardrobes and drop down loft ladder with hand rail), access through into double aspect 20'4 Master Bedroom, Large 25'7 En Suite Bathroom/Shower Room with separate WC with Velux roof light (with TV connection).
Fitted with bespoke units, tongue and grooved panelling to dado height to walls, feature wash basin set into marble top vanity unit and splashback, travertine tiled flooring and walk-in shower room.
Bedroom 2 with window to front elevation, En Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin
Bedroom 3 with window to front elevation, En Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin, window to front elevation.
Bedroom 4 with window to rear elevation (and side), En Suite Bathroom with bath, shower fitment, WC and wash hand basin, window to rear elevation.
The Front Garden is a typical village cottage garden with low stone garden wall, inset gate and gravel path leading to the front entrance porch. Lawns either side with mature shrubs and trees. The rear courtyard garden is part laid to gravel and stone paving, from which there is access into the Garage (with electric up and over door, personal door to side elevation, storage over, accessed by pull down loft ladder with hand rail, and access into the side and rear of the self-contained annexe, stone staircase to the first floor, now with glazed screen. The stairs were used as access to the flour loft for the bakers business. This cannot be removed.
A path continues round to the rear of the property where there is the main garden area from which there is access both into the living room of the annexe and also the Conservatory of the main house. The rear South facing garden is laid to lawn with a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees, to the top of which is a vegetable garden area/composting etc. There is a Bothy style garden shed made of stone and slate.
Note: The rear driveway is within the title of The Old Tythe
The Trap House close by, is also owned by the vendors of The Old Tythe and could be available by separate negotiation with a guide price of £250,000. The Trap House is built of stone with a slate roof. It has a large living area, a large bedroom with dressing area and shower room on the first floor, second bedroom off, lounge area on ground floor, glazed conservatory/kitchen with cloakroom off, double doors to walled, South facing garden. Solar panels to roof for hot water system. The whole is presently rented on an assured shorthold tenancy producing £625.00 rent per month.
Services & Referral Fees
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From our office in Dulverton, join the A396 Northwards towards Wheddon Cross and Minehead. After passing through Bridgetown take the first left turn signposted (Coppleham Cross) to Winsford. On entering Winsford the property will be found a short way in on the left hand side of the road.
- Stunning Village Home in the Heart of one of Exmoor's Most Sought After Villages
- Restored and Modernised to an Exceptional Standard
- Over 120 Tons of Hand Crafted English Oak Used as Part of the Restoration
- 33' x 22' Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room.
- 39' Semi Open Plan Kitchen/Garden Room, Study and Ancillary Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms all En Suite Including 25'7 En Suite Master Bathroom
- Attached Self Contained Annexe with Large Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Sitting Room
- 22'8 Bedroom with Ground Floor Shower Room.
- Cottage Gardens Front and Rear with Parking and Garage.
- EPC Rating - F & F