High Street, Porlock, Minehead

Guide Price £550,000

4 Bedroom Terraced House For Sale in High Street, Porlock, Minehead


A most interesting 16th Century 4 bedroom house and a charming 2 bedroom cottage enjoying a delightful level location in this popular Exmoor village set in beautiful private gardens. EPC Ratings E & D

The Myrtles is delightfully situated in the heart of this highly regarded Exmoor village close to wonderful walks and the sea. The property, which is of great character and charm has a host of period features to include inglenook fireplace exposed beams and timbers, windows seats and cleverly combines the charm of period living with modern day comforts.

An undoubted attraction is a wonderful converted former bakery located at the foot of the beautiful walled gardens which is reminiscent of a French Gite and provides charming two bedroom accommodation. This will no doubt appeal to those seeking an annexe although it is equally suitable for letting or for multi-generational families

Arranged over two floors and equipped with oil fired central heating the main house in brief comprises;

Hall Exposed walled timbers and beams, understairs Study Area, three radiators, double glazed leaded light effect window, part oak and part tiled flooring, part glazed stable door to outside.

Cloakroom High level flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, radiator, double glazed leaded light effect window and tiled floor.

Sitting Room Inglenook stone fireplace with beam over, exposed beams and wall timbers, window seat, double glazed leaded light effect window, two radiators and oak flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Overlooking the rear gardens and fitted with a range of roll edged working surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, wall cupboards, part tiled surrounds, radiator, tiled flooring, LPG range cooker with extractor canopy and doorway to –

Utility Room Belfast sink with timber drainer, plumbing for washing machine, tiled working surface with plumbing for dishwasher under, double glazing, oil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system, quarry tiled floor and stable door to outside.

Dining Room Former fireplace feature with beam over, radiator, double glazed leaded light effect window to front, stable door to outside, oak flooring and return door to hall.

Oak staircase from the hall leads to –

First Floor Gallery Style Landing Radiator, double glazed leaded light effect window, part oak flooring and part fitted carpet.

Bedroom 1 A super double aspect room overlooking the rear gardens with radiator, fitted carpet and door to –

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a roll top bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, pedestal “his & hers” wash hand basins with tiled splashback, separate shower cubicle, low level WC, heated towel rail/radiator, wall mounted Dimplex heater, recessed spotlights and vinyl floor covering.

Bedroom 2 To the front of the property with double glazed leaded light window, radiator, wall mounted wash hand basin, fitted carpet and built in airing cupboard with factory insulated cylinder, immersion heater and shelving.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback, shaver light, tiled shower cubicle, extractor fan, heated towel rail and vinyl floor covering.

Bedroom 3 Again to the front of the property with double glazed leaded light effect window, wall mounted wash hand basin, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 Again to the front with double glazed leaded light effect window, radiator, hanging recess and fitted carpet.

Shower Room Fitted with a four piece white and chrome suite comprising; low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, large recess with tiled shower, double glazed leaded light effect window, heated towel rail, part fitted carpet and part tiled flooring.

Stable Entrance Door to –

Hall Part timber panelled walls, cobbled and paved flooring, spiral staircase to first floor, recessed display cabinet and book shelving, built in cloaks cupboard, recessed spotlights and double doors to –

Sitting/Dining Room Double doors leading to outside, recessed fireplace with French style woodburner set on brick hearth, exposed timbers, storage heater, laminate flooring and recessed display cabinets.

Fitted Kitchen Fitted with a stainless steel double drainer sink unit with mixer tap set in timber working surfaces with cupboards, drawers and spaces under, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, stainless steel range cooker with splashback and extractor over, central island unit with stainless steel top, recessed spotlights and tiled floor.

Bedroom 1   Apex beamed ceiling, built in double wardrobe, storage heater and fitted carpet.

Shower Room Low level WC, corner basin with tiled surround and cupboards under, tiled open wet shower area, radiator/towel rail, recessed spotlights and tiled flooring.

Spiral staircase from the Hall leads to –

First Floor Bedroom 2 Apex beamed ceiling with two Velux windows, fitted carpet, double doors to balcony and door to –

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a four piece white and chrome suite comprising; bath set in a mirrored surround with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, corner shower cubicle, exposed beams, extractor fan, built in shelved cupboard, radiator/towel rail and laminate flooring.

Timber Decked Balcony With balustrading and enjoying views over the village towards Bossington and with steps leading down into the garden.

To the front is a small walled garden which has been paved for ease of maintenance and with shrub border. Immediately to the rear is a courtyard garden with brick pillared pergola with climbing plants, shaped lawns with well stocked flower and shrub borders, palm trees, timber arch with honeysuckle. Brick paved pathways lead to a brick paved feature and a paved patio at the far end of garden. From the garden a stone arch gives access to a walled garden in front of the cottage which is gravelled with raised borders and off which is a separate WC and store. An outside timber staircase leads to a useful first floor storage area over part of the cottage.

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating. (electric heating in the cottage)


Porlock is one of the most popular Exmoor villages given its excellent thriving community together with local shops including chemist, supermarket and butchers together with a Church and village hall, primary school, three inns, doctor’s surgery and several restaurants. The clubs include bowls, cricket and tennis with golf at Minehead. The quaint harbour and hamlet of Porlock Weir is within approximately two miles, Minehead is approximately six miles and it is approximately twenty six miles from the county town of Taunton which has mainline rail connections and access to the motorway network. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside there are superb walks literally on the doorstep and the Exmoor, Quantock and Brendon Hills and the coast are all close at hand.

From Minehead proceed on the A39 to Porlock (5 miles). Proceed through the village passing the Royal Oak on your right hand side and the Myrtles will be found approximately 100 yards on the right hand side in the centre of the village just before the church.

Property Features

  • Period village home
  • Within the Exmoor National Park
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Fitted kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Shower Room
  • Separate 2 bedroom cottage with balcony
  • Delightful walled gardens
  • Income potential by letting or B & B
  • Coast within a mile





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