Dulverton: attractive, busy, tiny town (good shops, pubs including Wine Pub of the Year 2009, restaurant, galleries, church) on the beautiful River Barle. HQ of Exmoor National Park. Beautiful drive through ancient oak woods to heather moorland, 3 miles; riverside walks; Tarr Steps (famous ancient clapper bridge), about 5 miles; sea/sandy beach at Minehead, 15.
… high on the hill above Dulverton, at the end of a lane leading to the steep drive (shared with one neighbouring property) and with fabulous views over the town and surrounding wooded hills of the Barle valley, an elegant, detached Victorian house. To the front, gravelled parking and beyond this a level lawn (table/chairs) that makes the most of the wonderful views. From here, private footpaths crisscross the dense and steep 5 acres of mixed leaf woodland behind the house (brilliant for den building with small children under supervision; remember your wellies).
Inside, generously proportioned with lots of space and well finished with good colours, fabrics and interesting artwork. Elegant hall, off which lovely living room with woodburner in marble fireplace, chaise longue, sofas and TV/DVD. Family room (sofas, comfy chairs, woodburner, iPod dock) with arch to dining room. Fitted kitchen (dishwasher, larder fridge, induction hob/double oven) with large pantry (microwave, freezer). Study with desk. Loo. Bright high-ceilinged cellar with utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink) and playroom with TV, Wii and table tennis.
Up graceful stairs with stained glass windows, five bedrooms – two double (5’ beds, views over Dulverton), one with en suite shower-room, another double with en suite shower-room (suite), and two twin. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Spring water. Damages Deposit £250. A fabulous, spacious and comfortable house, brilliant for families whatever the weather.