Moor to Shore – Blissful Sea Views in Porlock
PUBLISHED: 14:28 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 February 2013
Hillgate House is a real find in a truly commanding position. A beautifully restored and extended Edwardian gem with jaw-dropping views over Porlock Bay and the Bristol Channel plus wild Exmoor to the south, it is a spectacular family home.
Hillgate House is a real find in a truly commanding position.A beautifully restored and extended Edwardian gem with jaw-dropping views over Porlock Bay and the Bristol Channel plus wild Exmoor to the south, it is a spectacular family home.
And although its a truly wonderful place for enjoying the rugged Exmoor coastline and the picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir, plus Porlocks village shops, inns and restaurants, youll still enjoy easy access to the outside world. The A39 brings you to the M5 at Taunton, where there is also a mainline railway station with regular links to London in less than two hours. There are also excellent international airports at Bristol and Exeter.
Youll reach Hillgate House via a gravelled driveway, which leads to a spacious parking and turning area in front of this lovely period home.
The property is arranged over three floors with decking and balconies to take advantage of those amazing views. From the entrance hall youll find a sitting room, dining room and a superb open-plan kitchen and living room, which opens onto a terrace overlooking the gardens.
The first floor offers a stylish master bedroom with en suite shower room and French doors to the balcony with views over the garden and Porlock Bay. There are three further bedrooms on this floor together with a family bathroom.
The second floor at Hillgate House has its own access via a garden staircase so it could easily be altered to make a self-contained annexe or a holiday let, (subject to the necessary consents). At the moment the layout consists of an entrance lobby with a huge bedroom, bathroom and sitting area, opening via French doors to a magnificent balcony with absolutely spectacular views over the bay.
The gardens, which extend to around 1.6 acres, are mainly lawned and arranged over a series of level terraces interspersed with borders, mature trees and shrubs. At the northern end of the grounds is an area of woodland with some redundant outbuildings. However there is also a good-sized timber framed studio or garden storage shed in the gardens, which could be converted to provide additional accommodation as needed.
If you are looking for a substantial house with an idyllic view and the best of country and village life whilst still retaining easy links to the outside world then Hillgate House might just be for you.
Hillgate House is marketed by Knight Frank.
Guide Price: 795,000
For further information contact: Knight Frank Christopher Clifford (01392- 423111) Chris.Clifford@knightfrank.com