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Property Of The Week 24th Oct 2013


A Historic Grade ll Listed 2 Bed Property 

In Need Of Refurbishment


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Property Address: 18 Church Street, Dunster, Minehead, TA24 6SH

18 Church Street is a detached property of great character occupying a convenient situation very close to the centre of the historic village of Dunster. This beautiful medieval village boasts its own Castle and Yarn Market and is located to the edge of Exmoor National Park. The property is beside the Priory Church of St George and nearby is the popular village school. Dunster offers a host of local shops and is famous for the candlelight Christmas celebration.

Approximately 2.5 miles from Dunster is the historic resort of Minehead, nestling between Exmoor and the sea and offering a wide range of attractions including the beach, promenade, a small picturesque harbour, beautiful gardens and excellent shopping and schooling. The County Town of Taunton is approximately 22 miles away and the Cathedral City of Exeter lies approximately 43 miles south of the property. Both provide good recreational and retail facilities as well as access to the M5, fast rail links and flights from Exeter Airport. 
The beautiful countryside of Exmoor National Park, Porlock Weir and the Quantock Hills are all within a short driving distance, each providing some fantastic opportunities for riding and walking. The North Devon coastline has an excellent range of beaches and Wimbleball Lake, with watersports and fishing, is within a short distance.

Auction Date: Nov 6th 2013

Auction Venue:  Taunton Racecourse, Shoreditch, Taunton, TA3 7BL at 3pm

Guide Price: £130,000- £150,000

Lot Number: NA

Auctioneer Name: Stags

Auctioneer Website: Stags Auctioneers

View Catalogue: Click this link for The Property Auction Catalogue

Auctioneer’s Phone No:  01398 323174

Details:This charming former Priests House dates to the late medieval era but was substantially restored in 1877 by George Edmund Street whilst enovating the neighbouring church. With two impressive brick chimneys, rendered elevations and timber framing under a tiled roof, the property has notable character. The house benefits from a wealth of original features such as beamed ceilings, mullion windows with leaded glass panes and arched doorways. A more recent ground floor extension provides for the day to day facilities. The property is in need of renovation and modernisation but will provide an ideal location for holidays or full time occupation.

As can be seen from the floorplan, the solid timber front door enters through the stone boundary wall into the hall in the modern extension. On the right, the corridor leads to the bathroom and on into the utility room with quarry tiled floor and views over the courtyard garden. The kitchen is fitted with a stainless steel sink and base unit, a built-in larder cupboard and has a back door to the rear courtyard. A heavy arched door leads through to the front dining room, which boasts a remarkable stone mullioned window with diamond shaped leaded glass, an original beamed ceiling, brick fireplace with wood mantelpiece and space for a six seat dining table. A door leads through to a small hall with an under stairs cupboard and steps up to the cosy sitting room, again with a beamed ceiling, brick fireplace and an arched door that opens out to the churchyard. There is also an unusual cupboard with small window that faces the church.

Upstairs there is a single bedroom with space for a wardrobe plus a double bedroom with charming views across the flower gardens to Dunster Castle. Both rooms have vaulted ceilings with cross beams and windows with diamond shaped leaded glass. 

To the side of the house is an enclosed walled courtyard with paved seating area and rockery style garden. Bordered by mature trees, this area is private and not overlooked.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage. Broadband available.
TENURE Freehold

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