Old Cleeve, Minehead, TA24

Under Offer ££440,000 Guide
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Key Features

Enchanting Detached Chocolate Box Cottage
Edge of Exmoor National Park
Delightful Mature Cottage Gardens
Tremendous Countryside Views
Garage, Outbuildings and Sweeping Driveway
Grade II Listed Dating from 17th Century
Two Double Bedrooms, Three Receptions
No Onward Chain

About This Property

Enchanting chocolate box cottage nestled at the foot of this historic village on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. Delightful mature cottage gardens, orchard meadow area and tremendous countryside views. Garage, sweeping driveway and various outbuildings. No onward chain.

'Melba Cottage' is steeped in history, originally a pair of cottages believed to date from the mid-17th Century, later altered in the 18th and mid-20th Century to form one delightful dwelling.

The cottage frontage is exquisite, adorned with climbing roses and lavender lining the boundary wall, beautiful light leaded casement windows to the first floor with wonderfully crafted thatched half hipped gables over.

The gardens are a particular feature of the property and will appeal to keen gardeners and nature lovers alike.

The characterful accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises; Rear part glazed entrance door opens into the traditional styled kitchen with quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling and 'Leisure Rangemaster' cooker. The cosy sitting room is front aspect with a fantastic original inglenook fireplace with heavy beam over and inset gas (log burner style) stove. Large store cupboard, painted beam ceiling, window seat and original 'winder' stairs to the first floor. An inner hall with store cupboard opens into the dining room with reclaimed feature fireplace and window to front. A study is found with beautiful warm oak parquet floor. The classic bathroom completes the ground floor accomodation. Original 'Winder' stairs open to the first floor landing area with doors to both front aspect double bedrooms.

The property is approached over a sweeping gated driveway which leads to the detached single garage, to the rear of the garage is a utility room. From the lane, a door opens into a modern built store/workshop. The mature gardens are a particular feature of the property and have been lovingly designed and created over the last few decades at the hands of the current owners. Covered rose arches lead to the kitchen door and across to the adjacent loggia which is adorned with roses and a well established grape vine making it a perfect secluded al fresco dining area. Beyond the loggia is a stunning rose garden encircling the cottage frontage. Beyond the driveway a cobbled sett path meanders through the gardens first finding the terraced garden to the front with original outdoor privy (now an outdoor store), there are three mature cherry trees, a terraced lawn and rosemary lined boundary. Further along the cobbled path a water garden is found with a number of natural ponds attracting an abundance of wildlife. Beyond the water garden is a red cedar painted greenhouse overlooking a large 'SM32' garden railway which sits on the former vegetable garden. On the other side of the railway, a woodland path leads to a 'secret garden'. At the end of the cobbled path is a decked seating area with summerhouse offering fantastic countryside views over the neighbouring fields and towards the hills. Finally a meadow orchard is found, again with splendid views and boasting a good variety of fruit trees including apples, plums, quince, pear and medlar to name but a few, a large store shed is also found. The gardens need to be seen first hand to fully appreciate all they have to offer.
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