Hawkcombe, Porlock, Minehead

Fixed Price £795,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Hawkcombe, Porlock, Minehead


A Fine Grade II Listed 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 over 1 acre. EPC Rating exempt.

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.

Built around 1900 in an "Arts and Crafts" style with leaded light bays, decorative timber framing and oriel windows to the first floor under a tile roof. Internally the property is reminiscent of a Bavarian Hunting Lodge with its extensive use of timber panelling, full height reception hall with large open fireplace and galleried sitting room.

Arranged over two floors the accommodation in brief comprises;

Heavy studded timber stable entrance door to-

Reception Hall An impressive full height galleried room with timber panelled ceiling, open fireplace with tall timber mantle and surround, deep bay recessed sitting area with fitted bench seating, two feature circular windows, 6 high level hall light windows with quatrefoil heads, beam with carved swans, part timber panelled walls, leaded glazed display cabinet, radiator and under stairs cupboard.

Drawing Room    A lovely double aspect room overlooking the gardens with double doors to a stone terrace, fireplace with timber surround and mantle with wood burner on a raised slate hearth, part timber panelled walls, beam, window seats and two radiators.

Study Corner fireplace with timber surround, mantle and tiled hearth, part timber panelled walls, window seat and radiator.

Dining Room Corner fireplace with timber surround, mantle and wood burner on a tiled hearth, part timber panelled walls, window seat, fitted dresser and two radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room A double aspect room fitted with a range of pine base and wall units with Corian working surfaces over and integrated one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, tiled splashback, fitted dresser, Neff electric oven, Calor gas hob, oil fired Aga, exposed ceiling timbers, original servants bells, walk in shelved pantry with stained glass window, quarry tiled flooring and stable door to double garage.

Utility Room Single drainer butler sink with brass mixer tap, beaded edged tiled topped working surfaces with cupboards, drawers and space under, plumbing for washing machine, fitted dresser, radiator, quarry tiled flooring and door to-

Separate WC   High level flush and pedestal wash hand basin.

A carpeted staircase from the reception hall leads to fist floor.

Galleried Sitting Room Vaulted beamed ceiling with glazed panels, recessed fireplace with wood burner on a tiled hearth, part timber panelled walls, window seat, fitted cupboard and two radiators.

Bedroom 1 A double aspect room enjoying garden and woodland views, a range of full height fitted wardrobes, window seat, feature circular window, and two radiators

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising; bath set in a tiled surround, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shaver light, heated towel rail, and wall mounted electric heater.

Bedroom 2 Enjoying similar views, a range of fitted wardrobes, vanity wash hand basin with marble top, feature circular window, window seat, radiator and access to roof space.

Bedroom 3   Turreted bay window with seat and woodland views, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, shaver light and radiator.

Bedroom 4 Enjoying similar woodland views, bay window seat and radiator.

Bedroom 5 Enjoying similar views, bay window seat, built in wardrobe, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and radiator.

Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising; bath set in a tiled surround with screen and shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and shaver light, corner shower cubicle, heated towel rail, wall mounted Dimplex heater and Stained glass leaded light window.

Separate WC Low level WC, radiator and stained glass window.

Adjoining Double Garage   Electric light, power and stable doors to both front and rear.

Stable Yard 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".

Gardens 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.

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.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage by way of a septic tank.



From Minehead proceed on the A39 to Porlock (5 Miles) Proceed through the village turning left into Parson street just after the Church, continue for approximately half a mile keeping right at the fork and onto a bridle way. Follow this for another half a mile where the Hunting Lodge will be found on the right hand side.

Property Features

  • 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
  • Village and the sea 1 mile



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