Offers in excess of £475,000
Porlock Weir, Minehead, Somerset
A wonderful and rare opportunity to acquire a charming former fisherman’s thatched cottage backing onto the beach and with magnificent views over the harbour and Porlock Bay towards Bossington and Hurlstone Point. EPC Rating G
The smell of the sea air, the sound of crashing waves, the romance, charm and ever changing views seaside homes have always commanded a great deal of interest and appeal and Quay Cottage is no exception.
One of only three period cottages located on what is locally known as “Turkey Island” and literally on the beach. The cottage overlooks the quaint harbour with its beautiful backdrop of surrounding woodland and backs onto the sea with superb views over Porlock Bay.
The cottage, which has been successfully run as a holiday let for many years has an occupancy rate of 75% providing a gross income of £30,000 per annum from January to December 2017. An undoubted feature of the cottage is the “secret” gardens at the rear which provide privacy, seclusion and immediate views over the sea.
Arranged over two floors the charming accommodation in brief comprises;
Thatched Entrance Porch Bench seat and heavy studded door to –
Hall Sliding glazed door to –
Sitting Room A double aspect room with harbour and woodland views, secondary glazed leaded light window with window seat, fireplace with inset woodburner, built in cupboard/display shelving, two radiators, understairs cupboard and fitted carpet.
Dining Room Sliding glazed doors to garden, fitted carpet, wall mounted LPG fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system.
Fitted Kitchen Overlooking the rear gardens and fitted with a modern range of cream coloured base and wall units with beaded edged tiled topped working surfaces, inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, slot in cooker, space for fridge and plumbing for washing machine, extractor canopy, matching full height cupboard with drawers under fitted into an alcove, secondary glazed leaded light window, recessed spotlights, radiator and tiled floor.
Off the dining room there is an Inner Hall with built in cupboard and access to –
Bedroom 1 Sliding double glazed doors to garden, radiator, fitted carpet and door to –
Tiled En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising bath set in a tiled surround with chrome mixer tap/hand shower attachment and folding shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, shaver light, extractor fan, recessed spotlights, radiator and tiled floor.
A carpeted staircase from the sitting room leads to
First Floor Landing Fitted carpet and access hatch to roof space.
Bedroom 2 Overlooking the harbour and views over Porlock Bay towards Bossington, secondary “glazed leaded light window, radiator and fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3 Overlooking the harbour and surrounding woodland, secondary glazed leaded light window, built in wardrobe and fitted carpet.
Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white and chrome suite comprising; bath set in a tiled surround with screen and shower over, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC with concealed cistern, radiator, secondary glazed leaded light window and vinyl floor covering.
To the front of the cottage is an enclosed small walled garden with paved terrace, shrub borders and harbourside views.
Attached to the ground floor bedroom at the rear of the cottage is a Studio which is accessed from the garden and suitable for a variety of uses. The walled rear gardens are a particular feature and offer a paved terrace immediately outside of the dining room with raised shrub bed and pedestrian gate onto the beach. Beyond is a further area of garden outside the studio which has been gravelled with flower and shrub borders. A path leads to a “secret” garden well stocked with shrubs and small specimen trees, a summer house and raised timber decked patio from which there are wonderful views over the beach and sea towards Bossington. The cottage also has the benefit of two designated parking spaces on the other side of the harbour.
The property is situated in the quaint hamlet of Porlock Weir which has the famous Old Harbour. The ever popular Exmoor Village of Porlock is approximately two miles which has an excellent range of every day shopping facilities with local recreation facilities. West Somerset's premier resort of Minehead is a further six miles to the east which has a comprehensive range of shopping, banking and schooling facilities and the County town of Taunton which is approximately thirty miles has M5 motorway links and mainline rail connections. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside, the property is ideally placed for the Quantock, Brendon and Exmoor Hills and many places of outstanding natural beauty and the rugged North Devon coastline is also close at hand.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. LPG fired central heating.
From Minehead proceed on the A39 to Porlock (5 miles). Procced through the village taking the left hand fork signposted Porlock Weir. Follow the road to the end (2 miles) where the cottage will be found on the far side of the harbour and accessed via the pedestrian bridge.
- Wonderful harbour side home
- Unique beach location
- Superb coastal views
- 2 reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen
- Ground floor en-suite bedroom
- 2 further bedrooms and bathroom
- “Secret” walled garden and studio
- Porlock village two miles