St. Georges Street, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Under Offer ££875,000 Guide

Key Features

An imposing Mid Victorian detached 6 bedroom house
Adjoining 2 bedroom cottage/annexe
Beautifully presented spacious accommodation
Enjoying views over the village, surrounding hills and the sea
Large gardens and paddock with the whole extending to 1.3 acres thereabouts
Double and single garage
Ample car parking

About This Property

Higher Orchard is an imposing spacious Mid Victorian detached six bedroom house, with adjoining two bedroom cottage/annexe. It is surrounded by large gardens and has a paddock of 0.75 acres approximately with the whole site extending to 1.3 acres or thereabouts. There is garaging and off-road parking for three cars. Situated on the edge of the Medieval village of Dunster, it has views to Dunster Castle, the Church, the surrounding hills and the sea.

Built in 1864 using local stone, it has a slate roof (renewed in 2006). Situated on the fringes of the Exmoor National Park, some of the best moorland and woodland walks can be accessed just minutes from the house. It is close to the Church, the Tithe Barn and the Dovecote, all once within the bounds of a Benedictine Priory. The Norman Castle (later mostly rebuilt in the Victorian era), looks down over the High Street with a Yarn Market, once a busy trading post, now an iconic Dunster attraction.

The county town of Taunton is 23 miles from the village. It has direct access to the motorway and a mainline station. Taunton to Paddington direct is an approximately two hour journey.

There is an excellent Primary School in Dunster and the well-rated West Somerset College in Minehead takes pupils leaving primary education through to secondary education and sixth form studies. There are three Independent Schools in Taunton, each with Sixth Form and each providing their own transport from Minehead through to Taunton.

The Accommodation
The measurements and the layout of the accommodation is set out on the attached floor plan and in brief the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

with WC

Dining Room
with open fireplace

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
with range of fitted work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, gas fired Aga. Internal door to Annexe/Cottage and door to side garden.

Utility Room/Office


First Floor

Sitting Room
with wood burning stove, triple aspect windows and from which outstanding views can be enjoyed

Bedroom with Bathroom/WC

Second Bedroom
with ensuite shower

Second Floor

4 Further Bedrooms
(one ensuite)

Second Bathroom
with WC

Separate WC

Adjoining Annexe Cottage
ideal opportunity for permanent or holiday letting and comprising Entrance Hall, Dining Room with Rayburn, Sitting Room, fitted Kitchen, Utility Room, Store Room/Larder, Bathroom with WC and 2 First Floor Bedrooms.

The house is set in gardens to the front, sides and rear. There is a soft fruit and vegetable plot with garden shed, a large lawn/play area to the front with south facing Summerhouse. Outside the kitchen is a south facing partly walled garden with brick paved area and small triangular Summerhouse. At the rear, the productive orchard, with apple, pear and plum trees, has a store shed, poultry house, outside WC and log store.There is a driveway from Dunster Butter Cross running across the paddock to further car parking space near to and on a level with the house.

Integral Workshop

Double & Single Garage
fronted by additional car parking


mains electricity, water, drainage and gas

Main House Council Tax Band


Cottage/Annexe Council Tax Band
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Contact Minehead Residential Sales

8 The Parade Somerset Minehead TA24 5UF

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