Exford, Minehead, Exmoor
For Sale for the first time in many years, this detached 3 bedroomed farmhouse stands in a striking elevated setting with stunning views over the surrounding farming and moorland countryside with some 14.8 acres of gardens and pasture, Manege, outbuildings and stable block.
Castle Farm offers any buyer the ideal opportunity to purchase a secluded but not Isolated Country home, to the west of Exford and within a short drive of the village itself (2.2 miles). For the lover of the countryside, then some of the area's most stunning open moorland riding and walking is on the doorstep with places such as "Trout Hill", "South Common", "Brendon Common" and "Brendon Two Gates" at hand and for those trekking further, following the Rive Exe to its Source on "The Chains" or slightly further westwards to "Pinkworthy" the source of the River Barle. The abundance of rolling open moorland and the wonderful and varied Exmoor Wildlife are all close at hand.
Purchased at Public Auction some 17 years ago, the property required considerable modernisation and improvement. The present owners set about a scheme of restoration and improvements before moving in and have created a truly warm and welcoming, south facing Exmoor Home particularly ideal for those who love country life, and in particular, riding. The creation of a Menage and restoration of the stable yard of three boxes – one a foaling box – tack and feed rooms together with an attached barn area are ideal for those wishing to live here with horses.
Timber front entrance door with inset double glazed light giving access into
Entrance hall with slate floor double panelled radiator, wall lights, understairs storage cupboard, turned staircase giving access to First Floor landing. Door at side leading off into
Study (Bedroom 4) double glazed window to front elevation, all rooms facing front elevation have striking views over both the gardens, the lower paddock and the surrounding moorland, two single panelled radiators, power points and telephone point, (has potential use as ground floor Bedroom 4 as there is an adjoining cloakroom close by).
Off the entrance hall door leading through into the Sitting room enamel multi fuel burner, pair of double panelled radiators, extensive wall lights, coving, oak window seat, double glazed window, stunning striking views to both over the gardens and across the valley and also to the moorland beyond.
Door leading through into open plan Farmhouse Kitchen/Diner Herringbone quarry style tiled floor throughout, triple windows to front elevation, with similar stunning views. The dining room end, large recessed fireplace with inset Villager slow combustion stove, bressimer beam over, bread oven to side, raised hearth, double panelled radiator. Kitchen end comprises an extensive range of melamine and timber edged work surfaces, drawers and cupboards including 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit, mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, extensive range of drawers and cupboards under, plate rack display cabinet and under-unit lighting, exposed ceiling timbers, recessed downlights, further work surface with 4 ringed hob, oven under, drawers either side, tiled splashback above, mounted cupboards and fume canopy inset, concealed refrigerator/freezer inbuilt to one side, double panelled radiator.
Door leading off into Utility room / side lobby pair of skylights, stable door to front elevation with inset double glazed light, similar 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit with storage cupboards under, mixer tap, recess and plumbing for washing machine, further range of storage cupboards, wall mounted cupboards and shelving, double panelled radiator, concealed freezer unit, similar tiled flooring.
Door leading through into Cloakroom comprising WC, single panelled radiator, storage shelf, double glazed window to rear elevation, similar tiled flooring.
Off the kitchen steps up with hand rail to rear lobby, boot and boiler room, timber stable door with inset glazed light giving access to rear, additional double glazed window to the other side, rolled edge melamine work surface, storage cupboard under, recess housing Grant oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating, Chinese slate style flooring, double panelled radiator, coat hooks, wall mounted thermostatic control.
As previously mentioned, off the main entrance hall the turned staircase giving access to first floor landing, there is also a half landing area with inner hallway, single panelled radiator, coat hooks, double window to rear elevation, large storage cupboard with hanging rail and shelving over and to the otherside Cloakroom comprising close coupled WC, wash hand basin, with splashback, single panelled radiator, air extractor, double glazed window to rear.
First floor and landing – timber hand rail and balustrade, pair of windows to rear elevation one single glazed one double glazed, single panelled radiator, wall lights, access to roof void, exposed trusses, step up and door leading through into
Bedroom 1 - double glazed window to front elevation with deep recess sill, striking views over the surrounding countryside, single panelled radiator, exposed beams and trusses, extensive range of fitted wardrobes with shelving and hanging rails, door leading off to En-suite Bathroom rolled edge claw footed enamelled bath, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, splashback, mirror, shaver light and socket, oil filled electrically heated towel rail, bidet, double panelled radiator, timber flooring, window to front elevation with similar views, exposed timbers and trusses, access to roof void, storage cupboard with display area and shelving above, airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder, immersion heater, slatted shelving.
Bedroom 2 – with double glazed window to front elevation with similar stunning views, timber flooring, exposed beams and trusses, single panelled radiator.
Shower room comprising tiled corner shower cubicle with corner sliding doors, air extractor, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback, toiletry shelf, mirror, shaving light and socket, mini double panelled radiator, double glazed window to front elevation with similar views, exposed timbers and trusses, timber flooring, oil filled electrically heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 – with double glazed windows to front elevation with similar stunning views, more modern exposed ceiling timbers with semi vaulted ceiling, single panelled radiator.
A private drive leads off Wellshead Lane to Castle Farm to a parking and turning area. To one side is a double garage 5.9m x 5.4m with twin up and over garage doors, cold water tap, lighting and power connected. In one corner a door gives access into a walk in tool store/potting shed. Part of the building (but accessed from the front elevation) is a further storage area, presently used for logs etc. A path then leads to the front of the property and the immediate gardens which are in the main laid to grass, interspersed with both flowering and shrub borders, to one side of which is a small semi enclosed stone paved area, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the stunning views.
To one side of the parking and turning area there is the "L" shaped stable block. This comprises two stables (each approx. 3.9m x 3.2m), Tack Room, Foaling Box (4.6m x 3.3m) and Hay/Feed Store (7.4m x 4.4m). All boxes have automatic drinkers, the tack room single sink with cold and hot water, cupboards under, fitted saddle racks and electric heater. There is internal and exterior lighting throughout.
The Land – In total the property stands within some 14.8 acres, the vast majority of which is pasture and split into 5 main enclosures, with two smaller enclosures closer to the main house, one of which incorporating the Manege (approx. 40m x 20m). The three principle enclosures to the North of the main house are gently sloping, the two to the south are less so. There are automatic water troughs in two fields and access to water in those remaining. The land is well drained and provides ideal pasture for those with stock or horses.
Services & Referral Fees
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From the centre of Exford, proceed West (as though travelling to Porlock) along Edgecott Road. Just past Edgecott House the road will split, take the left hand turning and then continue past Downscombe Farm, Then Riscombe House. Just before the entrance to Westermill Farm the road turns right, take this right hand fork and start travelling up hill, past Wellshead Farm, the road takes a sharp left and then continues up hill and after a few hundred yards the entrance to Castle Farm will be found on your left hand side (approx. 2.2 miles from the centre of Exford)
- STUNNING COUNTRY VIEWS
- SECLUDED YET NOT ISOLATED
- 14.8 ACRES OF GARDENS AND PASTURE
- MANEGE AND GOOD STABLE BLOCK
- 3 / 4 BEDROOMED FARMHOUSE
- LARGE OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE KIT/DINING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM, UTILITY ROOM AND CLOAKROOM
- ENSUITE BATHROOM AND FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
- EPC Rating - E