Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset

Guide Price £825,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset


A charming 5 bedroom thatched country residence enjoying a wonderful setting on the edge of a National Trust village set in surrounding gardens with stabling and paddock in all 2.49 acres.

Barn Cottage represents a rare opportunity to acquire such a property in an enviable private setting on the edge of the picturesque National Trust village of Selworthy with spectacular views over farmland towards the surrounding hills.

Believed to have been built in the 1950's to mimic the pretty period thatched cottages around the village green, the property is constructed of brick with rendered elevations under a thatched roof and is equipped with oil fired central heating. The extensive and versatile accommodation has many character features to include open fireplaces, exposed beams and timbers, many leaded light windows and is being offered for sale inclusive of fitted carpeting and with on onward chain.

Arranged over two floors the accommodation in brief comprises;

Enclosed Entrance Porch Tiled floor and oak door to -

Reception Hall Exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, cloaks cupboard and fitted carpet.

Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising; low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin, beamed ceiling and tiled floor.

Drawing Room A double aspect room with views over the rear garden and land towards Dunkery and the Exmoor hills, Open fireplace with slate hearth and timber surround, two radiators, leaded light windows, fitted carpet and with double opening doors to –

Conservatory Double glazed and enjoying similar views, radiator, tiled floor, double and single doors to outside.

Dining Room Enjoying similar views, former fireplace with beam over and raised hearth, exposed ceiling timbers, built in display cabinets and cupboards, fitted carpet and double glazed siding door to rear terrace and gardens.

Study Enjoying similar views, radiator, fitted cupboard, door to outside, shower room with pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle, part tiled surrounds, chrome radiator/rail, fitted carpet and Separate WC alongside with low level suite.

Inner Hallway   Radiator, fitted carpet, stable door to outside, second staircase to first floor and door to –

Sitting Room A Double aspect room with wonderful views, sliding double glazed doors to garden and terrace, radiator, exposed beams and fitted carpet.

Garden Room Full height leaded light effect windows, radiator, understairs cupboard and tiled floor.

Fitted Kitchen Overlooking the front gardens and having a modern range of base and wall units with roll edged working surfaces, integrated eye level double oven, stainless steel double drainer sink unit with mixer tap, matching island unit with ceramic hob set in a tiled surround, exposed ceiling timbers, recesses spotlights, tiled flooring and two steps down through an archway to –

Breakfast Room Again overlooking the front gardens, radiator, exposed beams and tiled floor.

Utility Room Fitted with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set in a roll edged surface with cupboards and space under, plumbing for washing machine, oil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system, tiled floor and door to –

Side Entrance Porch & Log Store

A carpeted staircase from the reception hall leads to -

First Floor Landing Wonderful views, radiator, and fitted carpet.

Master Bedroom Suite

Dressing/Sitting Room Built in double wardrobe, skirting radiator, wonderful views through a leaded light window, fitted carpet and door to-

Bedroom   Enjoying similar views, built in wardrobe, leaded light window, radiator and door to –

En-Suite Bathroom   Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath set in a part tiled surround with screen and mixer tap and hand shower attachment, radiator and vinyl floor covering.

Bedroom 2   A double aspect room enjoying similar views, fitted wardrobes and bedroom furniture, radiator, leaded light windows and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 A double aspect room enjoying views over the front and side gardens, pedestal wash hand basin, open fronted hanging space, radiator, leaded light windows and fitted carpet.

Inner Landing   Skirting radiator, built in double wardrobe, eaves cupboard, airing cupboard with factory insulated cylinder, immersion heater and fitted shelving.

Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath set in part tiled surround with screen and shower over, radiator, sun tube and vinyl floor covering.

Box Room Leaded light window to front and fitted carpet.

A second staircase from the inner hall on the ground floor leads to –

Second First Floor Landing Radiator, built in cupboards, fitted carpet and access hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 4   A double aspect room enjoying wonderful views, built in wardrobe, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5   A double aspect room to the front with radiator and fitted carpet.

Bathroom   Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath set in a part tiled surround, chrome radiator/rail, vinyl floor covering and airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and fitted shelving.

The property is approached through a five bar gate onto a sweeping tarmac drive providing excellent parking and turning facilities in front of the property.    To the front are lawn gardens with inset trees and shrubs all well secluded from the lane. A terrace runs along the rear of the property beyond which is a lawn garden with flower and shrub borders running down to the adjoining paddock.

A brick paved drive off the main drive gives access to a stable yard where there is a modern L-shaped range of stables with three loose boxes incorporating a tack room all approximately 13' X 12'. A five bar gate leads into the paddock where there is an open fronted hay store.

Selworthy is a charming and picturesque National Trust village with ancient church and pretty thatched cottages with tea rooms overlooking the village green. Located between the popular Exmoor village of Porlock and the Victorian seaside town of Minehead which has an excellent range of shopping, banking and schooling facilities together with bowling, tennis, golf and the beautiful Blenheim Gardens which still has the original bandstand. The county town of Taunton which has mainline rail connections and access to the motorway network is approximately twenty eight miles to the east. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside there are superb nearby walks within the Exmoor National Park and the many renowned places of interest are all within motoring distance.

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Band G

From Minehead proceed on the A39 towards Porlock and after approximately three miles take the right hand turn signposted Selworthy. Proceed up the lane towards the village where the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side.

Property Features

  • Thatched character home in National Trust village
  • Wonderful views towards Dunkery
  • 6 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms (one en-suite)
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Gardens & paddock in all 2.49 acres (1.01 ha)
  • Stabling and parking
  • Coast within 2 miles
  • County town Taunton 28 miles




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