Whitegate Road, Minehead, Somerset

Guide Price £725,000

7 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Whitegate Road, Minehead, Somerset


A fine detached residence with extensive 7 bedroom accommodation located in a prestigious area of the town set in around three quarters of an acre of mature formal gardens.

White Lodge is a splendid Edwardian House substantially built in 1904 and stands proudly in large mature surrounding gardens in a conservation area within walking distance of the town centre and half a mile from the sea.

The accommodation amounts to over 3400 square feet (315 square metres)and is of elegant proportions with typical period features of the era including high ceilings with moulded covings, picture rails, deep skirtings, bay windows and open fireplaces.

There is the option to purchase a former coach house which has its own separate access off Whitegate Road. The building has the benefit of planning permission to convert to a detached two bedroom dwelling which could be sold off separately or is equally suitable for annexe accommodation or for letting purposes.

The gas centrally heated accommodation is arranged over two floors and in brief comprises;

Part Glazed Entrance Porch Tiled floor and entrance door to –

Lobby   Period tiled flooring and further part glazed door with side screens to-

Reception Hall   Moulded covings and picture rails, Parquet flooring, two radiators, cloaks cupboard and door to-

Side Entrance Lobby   Under stairs cupboard and door to outside.

Cloakroom   Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising; low level WC with high level flush, wall mounted wash hand basin and Parquet flooring.

Drawing Room   A double aspect room with bay window, tiled fireplace with gas fire and timber surround, moulded covings, picture rails, radiator and fitted carpet.

Dining Room   Bay window with French doors to garden, tiled fireplace with gas fire and timber surround, two radiators, polished flooring, moulded covings and picture rails.

Sitting Room   Bay window to front with window seating, open tiled fireplace with timber surround, two radiators, moulded covings and picture rails and fitted carpet.

Breakfast Room Former fireplace and tiled recess with gas boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system, built in and fitted cupboards, radiator, vinyl floor covering and stable door to –

Kitchen Overlooking the walled rear courtyard and fitted with a range of base and wall units with roll edged working surfaces, stainless steel single drainer double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for dishwasher, gas fired Aga, extractor canopy, part tiled surrounds, quarry tiled flooring, pantry with cold shelf, shelving and quarry tiled flooring, boot room with radiator, shelving and tiled flooring. A door from the kitchen leads to –

Rear Entrance Lobby   Off which is-

Separate WC With high level flush and quarry tiled floor.

Covered Way    Stable door to courtyard and door to garden.

A carpeted staircase from the reception hall leads to –

First Floor Landing   Two radiators, picture rails, fitted carpet, two access hatches to roof space, airing cupboard with factory insulated cylinder, immersion heated and fitted shelving.

Bedroom1 To the front of the property enjoying views towards the coast, fireplace with tiled hearth, radiator, picture rails and fitted carpet.

En-Suite Bathroom Part tiled and fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising; bath with shower and screen over, low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin, radiator/rail, mirror, shaver light, spotlights and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 Again to the front enjoying similar views, fireplace, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror, shaver light, radiator, picture rails and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 Enjoying views towards the coast and surrounding hills, fireplace with tiled hearth, radiator, picture rails and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 Fireplace with tiled hearth, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light over, separate shower cubicle, radiator and exposed floorboards.

Bedroom 5 Pedestal wash hand basin, mirror and shaver light over, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 6 Overlooking the rear courtyard garden, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 7/Dressing Room To the front enjoying coastal views, fitted wardrobe behind mirrored sliding doors, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bathroom   Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising; bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment set in a part tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled shower cubicle, radiator, extractor fan, spotlights and tiled floor.

Separate WC Low level suite and fitted carpet.

The property is approached through a five bar gate onto a tarmac drive and forecourt in front of the property providing parking and turning facilities. The property stands in large mature surrounding gardens laid predominantly to sweeping lawns with inset trees and shrubs.

A second driveway off Whitegate Road gives access to a timber workshop and garage 29'6 x 19'6 with light and power presently divided to provide a garage 18'10 x 19'6, stable 11'3 x 9'9 and workshop 9'9 x 8'4.


OPTION TO PURCHASE - The detached former coach house stands in a walled courtyard with gated access into Whitegate Road with a brick built garage 19'5 x 9' and courtyard garden in front.

Full planning permission has been granted for conversion to a dwelling under application number 3/21/18/015 dated 08/06/2018.
The proposed accommodation would amount to approximately 1300 sqft (120 sqm) and provide hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. Outside is a walled courtyard garden with parking and a garage.

A copy of the permission and plans are available at the agent's office or available to view online at

Whitegate Road is one of the most favoured residential areas of the town conveniently situated within a third of a mile of the shopping centre and within easy reach of the A39. The town has an excellent range of shopping, banking and schooling facilities together with golf, bowls, tennis and the beautiful Blenheim Gardens which still have the original bandstand. The old harbour and seafront area within a mile and the county town of Taunton which has mainline rail connections and access to the motorway network is approximately twenty five miles to the east. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside Minehead is often referred to as "The gateway to the Exmoor National Park" and the many places of interest are all within motoring distance

Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.

Freehold with a ground rent of £21 per annum.


From our office in Friday Street proceed towards Alcombe and after passing the Texaco station on your right take the second on the right into Whitegate Road and White Lodge is the first property on the left hand side.

Property Features

  • Wonderful Edwardian detached residence
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms (one en-suite)
  • Bathroom with shower and separate WC
  • Large mature gardens
  • Garage, workshop and parking
  • Walking distance of town centre and sea front
  • Edge of Exmoor National Park




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