Northern Mill Cottages, Winsford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Sold £460,000

Key Features

About This Property

An attractive pair of traditional cottages (each 3 beds), currently occupied as one dwelling and in need of updating, enjoying a delightful rural position and benefitting from off road parking, pretty woodland gardens, outbuildings and pasture land, extending in total to about 1.09 Acres. EPC: G
Available as a whole or in two lots.

Lot 1 - Guide Price £220,000
Lot 2 - Guide Price £240,000

Enjoying a pretty woodland backdrop, the sale of Northern Mill Cottages represents a rare opportunity to acquire, either individually or as a pair, two traditional semi-detached cottages occupying a readily accessible position in the Exmoor National Park, close to the sought after village of Winsford. Currently occupied as one dwelling, the cottages, which would now benefit from modernisation and refurbishment, afford the potential to create an exceptionally attractive rural property in a delightful location. Alternatively, there is scope to re-divide into two charming smaller dwellings. The cottages benefit from off road parking, pretty woodland style gardens, a useful range of outbuildings and pasture land enjoying frontage to the River Exe, extending in total to about 1.09 acres.

Lot 1 - Guide Price £220,000
Lot 2 - Guide Price £240,000

The cottages are situated in a sought after part of the picturesque Exmoor National Park and whilst the setting is predominantly rural the cottages still enjoy easy access to the surrounding districts, being within convenient driving distance of the popular Exmoor villages and towns of Winsford, Exford and Dulverton. Winsford itself is an extremely pretty village providing a parish church, village hall, post office/village stores, restaurant, and village cricket club, whilst the nearby A396 provides a useful link to Minehead, Dulverton, Bampton and Tiverton. The larger towns of Minehead and Dulverton offer a more comprehensive range of everyday shopping, banking and scholastic facilities, including primary and middle schools. Secondary schooling is available at Minehead or Wiveliscombe, with independent schools at Taunton, Wellington, West Buckland and Tiverton.
Access to the M5 motorway is available at Taunton (J25), as well as Wellington (J26) and Tiverton (J27). Main line stations at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway provide a fast rail service to London (Paddington) with international airports available at Bristol and Exeter.

The cottages are offered for sale either as a whole or in two lots, as follows:-

Lot 1 - No.1 Northern Mill Cottages
Situated as the left of the two cottages when viewed from the road, No. 1 is entered through an entrance porch with an arched front door leading into an entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. The living room contains an oil-fired Rayburn stove for cooking and domestic hot water. A door leads through into the kitchen with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with cupboard under and further base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces. Bathroom off, containing a panelled bath in a tiled surround and wash hand basin. A boot room to the rear has a door to outside. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a separate cloakroom.OutsideA pedestrian gate and pathway lead to the front door with an adjoining terraced lawn and vegetable garden extending to the side. On the opposite side of the road is an attractive parcel of land containing further garden areas complemented by a stone and slate roofed traditional Garden Store, 212" x 810" (6.46m x 2.71m), and a Store Shed, 164" x 102" (4.99m x 3.10m). Adjoining level pasture land and wooded river bank overlooking the River Exe. In total, Lot 1 extends to about 0.68 Acres, as shown shaded red on the identification plan.

Lot 2 - No. 2 Northern Mill Cottages
This cottage, which has been extended, provides attractive family accommodation accessed via an entrance porch and hallway, with stairs rising to the first floor. A later single storey extension provides a lovely large sitting room with a feature stone hearth inset with an oil-fired wood effect stove. A patio door leads out to the side. The large kitchen/breakfast room contains a range of base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over and matching wall cupboards. Inset stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, inset four ring ceramic hob and electric oven with extractor fan over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Original fireplace recess with exposed beam, inset with an oil-fired Rayburn stove for cooking and domestic hot water. Integral fridge and larder cupboard. Connecting door to the adjoining cottage. A bathroom off contains a panelled bath with a shower over and a wash basin. To the rear is a utility room beneath a polycarbonate roof, with plumbing for a washing machine and a door out to rear. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a separate cloakroom. OutsideAdjoining to the side of the cottage is a tarmacadam off road parking area with steps leading up to a raised lawn with a traditional stone Outbuilding, 164" x 129" (5m x 3.89m). Extending to the south of the cottage, lying adjacent to the road, is an attractive sloping area of former garden and woodland. In total, Lot 2 extends to about 0.41 Acres as shown shaded green on the identification plan.

Mains electricity is connected. Shared private water supply and drainage to a shared private system. In the event of the cottages being sold separately appropriate easements and rights will need to be retained for the benefit of each property. The private water supply and private drainage system may require upgrading/replacement and prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries regarding these or any other services.

The cottages are currently occupied as one dwelling which comprises Council Tax - Band F, together with the usual service and environmental charges where applicable. The Council Tax for each cottage would need to be reassessed if occupied as two separate dwellings.
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