Guide Price £765,000
Hacketty Way, Porlock, Minehead
The principle portion of a former hunting lodge occupying a wonderful setting with sweeping views over Porlock Bay and with generous and elegant four bedroom accommodation, beautiful formal gardens, stabling, paddock and woodland in all 5.420 acres (2.193ha). EPC Rating G
West Hacketty is an imposing and magnificent country residence located at the end of a private road within a mile of the popular Exmoor village of Porlock and set in superb formal gardens with sweeping views over Porlock Bay.
Built in choice position in 1915 by the Clifford family and having pleasing stone elevations with circular bays and chimney stacks. The property was cleverly divided into three many years ago and West Hacketty retains the original grand entrance and the principle reception rooms which are of elegant proportions and bathed in light through large leaded light windows. The gardens and grounds which are an undoubted feature of the property offer well maintained formal gardens with heated covered Swimming pool, ornamental woodland with small stream, pond and pathways, paddock and stabling which has its own separate rear access making it suitable to let separately if so desired.
The generously proportioned accommodation is equipped with oil fired central heating and is arranged over two floors in brief comprising;
Heavy Studded Entrance Door to –
Imposing Reception Hall Painted cut stone walls, leaded windows, radiator and flagstone flooring.
Drawing Room Approached through double opening doors from the reception hall and enjoying inland and coastal views through secondary glazed leaded light windows with deep window seat, open stone fireplace with beam and wall timbers over, exposed ceiling beams, two radiators and fitted carpet.
Dining Room Again approached through double opening doors off the reception hall and enjoying similar views through leaded light windows with deep window seat, open stone fireplace, ceiling cornice, two radiators and oak flooring.
Breakfast Room Feature semi circular leaded window to Kitchen, timber staircase to first floor, flagstone flooring and glazed panel door to –
Kitchen Fitted with a range of base and wall units with roll edged working surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, integrated ceramic hob and eye level double oven, two oven electric Aga, part tiled surrounds, radiator, recessed leaded light china display cabinet, plumbing for washing machine, fitted carpet and part glazed door to outside.
Ground Floor Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising; bath set in a part tiled surround, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, separate shower cubicle, leaded light window and fitted carpet.
Boot Room Cloak hooks, wall cupboards, door to outside, vinyl floor covering and door to Freezer Room.
A carpeted staircase from the breakfast room leads to –
First Floor Landing Exposed heavy pillars and beams, views towards Bossington and Lynch, walk in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, immersion heater and fitted shelving.
Bedroom 1 A double aspect room with wonderful views over the gardens towards surrounding woodland and Porlock Bay through leaded light windows, a range of fitted wardrobes, two radiators and fitted carpet.
Part Tiled En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising Jacuzzi corner bath, low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin alongside, chrome radiator/rail, recessed spotlights, extractor fan and tiled flooring.
Bedroom 2 Enjoying similar views through leaded light windows, range of built in wardrobes with dressing table, radiator and fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3 Semi circular leaded light bay window with similar views, wall mounted wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light over, radiator and fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4 Enjoying delightful views towards Bossington and Lynch, leaded light window, radiator and fitted carpet.
Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising central bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, separate shower cubicle, radiator, heated chrome towel rail, leaded light window and fitted carpet.
The Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and grounds amount to approximately 5.420 acres (2.193 ha). The property is approached through a timber five bar gate onto a large gravelled forecourt in front of the property providing parking and turning facilities with well stocked rose beds and borders and off which is a raised seating area overlooking the gardens and with views over Porlock Bay.
Stone steps lead down to the formal terraced lawned gardens which enjoy a sunny aspect and with deep flower and shrub borders, stone pond and gravelled terrace with summerhouse 9’ x 8’, greenhouse 9’ x 6’ and timber garden shed.
At the foot of the garden is a covered heated swimming pool with the pool measuring approximately 24’ x 8’.
A pedestrian gate at the foot of the garden gives access into the ornamental woodland which includes many established trees including limes, beech, weeping window, conifers, magnolia, camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas. To the side of the woodland is a small paddock and pathways lead through to woodland providing lovely walks with small stream and pond.
There is also a single garage in a small row of garages just below the stable yard.
The Land and Stables
Adjoining the woodland at the rear of the property is a field with shelter and access out into Doverhay Lane and excellent riding country.
The stable yard adjoins the field and offers
3 Loose Boxes Measuring 11’5 x 11’5, 11’5” x 11’5” and 17’6 x 11’5.
Adjoining Tack Room 11’5 x 7’8 with sink and cold water.
Hay Barn 9’ x 8’, Feed Store 12’ x 7’5
3 Pony Boxes Each measuring 11’10 x 9’9.
Mains water, drainage and electricity.
West Hacketty is situated on the fringe of the highly favoured Exmoor village of Porlock positioned to take full advantage of the surrounding views which stretch over the village towards the Bristol Channel and National Trust countryside. The village is within a mile and caters for all everyday needs including supermarkets, chemist, butcher, bakery, post office and a variety of other independent shops to include hardware store, gallery and bookshop. West Somerset's premier coastal resort, Minehead, is approximately five miles away with shopping, banking and recreational facilities whilst the county town of Taunton with main line rail and motorway connections together with further high street shopping and entertainment facilities is approximately 31 miles. Local clubs include bowls and tennis in Porlock. In Minehead there is a golf club with sailing and fishing at Wimbleball Reservoir and for those who enjoy walking the open countryside is literally on the doorstep. The quaint harbour of Porlock Weir is within three miles and the famous Lorna Doone countryside is on the doorstep.
From Minehead proceed on the A39 towards Porlock (5 miles) before reaching Porlock bypass the village of Allerford and continue along the main road and after passing the left hand turn to Luccombe take the next lane on the left signposted Hacketty Way. Proceed up the private road through the stone pillars bearing right onto a gravelled drive and through a five bar gate to West Hacketty.
- Magnificent country residence
- Inland and coastal views
- Within the Exmoor National Park
- 2 fine reception rooms
- 4 bedrooms (one en-suite)
- Fitted kitchen with Aga & breakfast room
- Formal gardens & covered swimming pool
- Ornamental woodland
- Paddock and stabling
- Porlock village 1 mile