The Lodge, we understand, originally dates from the 18th century and was formerly an industrial building and it has been suggested that it was probably used for drying tree bark, for use in the tanning industry for which Holford was a local centre. The property has subsequently been substantially extended to provide versatile three storey accommodation, which could accommodate a variety of lifestyles and exhibits many traditional features with fireplaces incorporating wood burning stove, exposed wood flooring and sash windows and these have been skilfully and sympathetically combined with a well appointed modern kitchen and bathroom fittings, as well as the recent installation of a high quality shower room. The property also has the benefit of a lower ground floor workshop and cellars, as well as a useful laundry room and cloakroom. There is oil fired heating.
In addition to the main accommodation there is a detached, self contained annexe which could potentially provide accommodation for an elderly or dependant relative.
The Lodge is situated in delightful, well stocked gardens enjoying direct access into the Quantock Hills and a high degree of privacy. There is a generous driveway and double garage.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance Door to
Reception Hall with tiled floor, glazed double doors to Family Room and glazed double doors to Sitting Room, stained glass window and door to
Wet Room with shower area, wash basin, low level WC, tiled floor and tiled walls and stained glass window.
Cloakroom with low level WC, porthole window, storage cupboard and wash basin.
Family Room with feature marble fireplace with hearth and mantle and adjacent recesses. Window to side.
'L' Shaped Sitting/Dining Room with feature fireplace, windows to the front and rear elevations. Door to garden and stairs to first floor. Part tiled floors and part exposed floor boards. Door to Kitchen and glazed double doors to
Garden Room. This is a lovely feature of the property and enjoys a delightful aspect and outlook over the rear garden and there is a fireplace incorporating wood burning stove, doors leading into the garden and oak floor.
Kitchen with a range of well appointed, modern units providing work surface with cupboards and drawers under, wall mounted cupboards, single drainer sink unit, space for a range cooker with hood over, built-in dishwasher, built-in fridge, window, built-in storage cupboard with shelving.
Generous Landing/Study Area with stairs to second floor, window, built-in storage cupboard and airing cupboard. Steps up to main landing.
Master Bedroom Suite with Bedroom with square bay window to the front elevation, fireplace and door to
Dressing Area with window.
En Suite with corner shower cubicle, low level WC, wash basin, part tiled walls and window.
Bedroom with built-in wardrobes with cupboards over, square bay window to the front elevation.
Bedroom with window to the rear.
Bathroom with modern suite comprising panelled bath, low level WC and wash basin, shower cubicle, window and part tiled walls.
Bedroom with porthole window, further window and wash basin with cupboards under, storage cupboard.
Lower Ground Floor
Useful Laundry Room with fitted cupboards, single drainer sink and a half, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled floor and door to
Cloakroom with low level WC and wash basin, tiled floor.
Cellars/Workshop with power and light.
Entrance Door to
Entrance Lobby with door to
Kitchen with a range of units, single drainer sink unit, night storage heater and window.
Living Room with dual aspect windows, door to garden, night storage heater.
Bedroom with dual aspect windows and wardrobe.
Shower Room with shower cubicle, low level WC, wash basin, window and night storage heater.
Gardens and Grounds
Double gates lead on to a driveway providing parking and turning and giving access to the double garage with twin up and over doors, power, light and Belfast sink.
The front garden is laid to lawn with well stocked borders and a generous paved area, The rear garden has a high degree of privacy, enjoys direct access to the Quantock Hills and is laid principally to lawn with a generous terrace and a stream bordered by flowers and shrubs with bridge over.
The property is situated in the idyllic Holford Combe within the village of Holford which nestles in the heart of the Quantock Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with miles of footpaths and bridleways. Holford offers a public house, parish church and village hall, whilst the local towns of Minehead and Bridgwater offer good local facilities and amenities, with an M5 motorway interchange at Bridgwater (Jct 24). Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities, as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange (Jct 25).
From Bridgwater head towards Minehead on the A39 and proceed past the village of Nether Stowey. As you enter Holford, turn left immediately before The Plough Inn and proceed along this lane and keep left at the fork in the road into Holford Combe. The property will be seen as the third property on the right hand side.