Little Quantock occupies probably one of the best positions on the Quantock Hills. It enjoys a wonderful south-westerly aspect with glorious far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. It offers excellent equestrian opportunities with direct access to miles of bridleways, yet is also close to the popular village of Crowcombe, with its pub and village shop. The property has been in the same family ownership since 1961 and is also known as Little Quantock House.
The house takes full advantage of the wonderful setting with all the main rooms enjoying far reaching views. The accommodation is light and airy and includes a well-proportioned drawing room, a dining room with inglenook fireplace and a large kitchen/family room with Aga which is very much the heart of the house and has direct access to the garden. There is also a study and garden room and at first floor can be found 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The property has double and secondary glazing and oil-fired central heating. It has its own private water supply and private drainage. There are solar water panels and PV panels which we are advised (subject to verification) produce on average approximately £1,700 pa.
In summary the accommodation comprises:
Pillared front entrance Porch with glazed double doors and studded front entrance door opening into the cross passage.
Reception Hall with tiled floor, exposed beam and doors to rear garden.
Drawing Room. A wonderful light and airy reception room of lovely proportions with two large windows affording beautiful southerly views over the surrounding countryside, open fireplace with inset glass fronted wood burning stove.
Garden Room with tiled floor and with windows running the width of the room with French doors opening to the front garden and again affording stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
Study/Sitting Room with built in bookcases, inglenook fireplace with inset glass fronted woodburning stove.
Dining Room. Another room of immense character featuring a large inglenook fireplace, again with inset glass fronted woodburning stove, exposed ceiling timbers, balustraded staircase to first floor with understairs storage cupboard.
Kitchen/Family Room. Very much the heart of the house and affording stunning south-westerly views over the surrounding countryside and with French door to the rear terrace. This is a particularly light and airy triple aspect room fitted with cream coloured base and wall mounted units with fitted work surfaces with inset composite one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit, tiled recess with beam over and cream two oven electric Aga, built in Neff dishwasher, two window seats, further fitted shelving.
Boiler/Store Room with range of built in shelved cupboards, fitted work surface and Jetstreme oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems.
Cloakroom with white suite comprising low level w.c., wash hand basin, plumbing for washing machine.
Landing with hatch to loft space and Inner Landing with further built in cupboards.
Bedroom 1. Approached via a Dressing Area with built in wardrobes and airing cupboard housing factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Bedroom with built in cupboards to either side of chimney breasts, exposed ceiling timbers, stunning views.
Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath with folding shower screen, separate shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., views over the rear garden
Bedroom 2. A light and airy double aspect room affording stunning views, exposed roof timbers.
Bedroom 3. Another double room, again with built in wardrobes running the width of the room, outlook towards the stables and land.
Bedroom 4. Also with built in wardrobe and fitted shelf, again with outlook over the stables and land.
Bathroom with modern white suite comprising panelled bath with shower screen and separate shower unit over, close coupled w.c., vanity basin
To the rear of the property there is a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. Steps give access to an area of lawn bounded by flower and shrub borders. The garden is stocked with numerous specimen trees and again enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The land is divided into three main enclosures. Adjacent to the property can be found a paddock extending to about 0.8 acres with a small arboretum. The middle paddock extends to about 5 acres with water trough, and the third paddock extending to about 5.8 acres. From here there are stunning views over the surrounding countryside including Minehead in the north and to the Blackdown Hills in the south.
Approached from the lane is a gravelled and concreted yard/driveway providing ample parking and with adjacent stable block comprising 3 stables and a tack room/workshop. One of the stables has a door opening to a holding paddock with further five bar gate giving access to the lane. Situated on the opposite side of the lane can be found a pole barn providing wood storage and further parking. There is also a further area of garden, with kitchen garden area and here can be found the well providing water to the main house.
The property enjoys a truly magical setting, nestling within the Quantock Hills and with stunning south westerly views over the surrounding countryside towards Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills. For those with walking and riding interests, the location cannot be bettered as there is direct access to the Quantock Hills with miles of footpaths and bridleways close at hand. The adjacent land above the property is owned by the National Trust. Despite enjoying such an idyllic location, this property is by no means remotely situated as the popular village of Crowcombe is about 0.75 mile away and here can be found a thriving community with amenities to include primary school, pub, community run shop, village hall, church and playing field. The villages of West Bagborough and Triscombe are also close by and both have well-know and popular pubs. The larger country town of Williton is about 5 miles away providing further extensive amenities, whilst Taunton, the County Town, is about 10 miles away.
Leave Taunton in a north westerly direction on the A358 heading towards Minehead. Continue past the villages of Bishops Lydeard and West Bagborough and turn right signposted Crowcombe. Take the first right hand turning (into an unmarked lane). Follow this lane to the 'T' junction and bear right and continue into the hamlet proceeding past Little Quantock Farm on your right. Continue for a further 200 yards and Little Quantock will be found on your left hand side.