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Bilbrook, Minehead
Guide price £1,495,000 | 17 bedrooms

Property features

• Successful and profitable business
• Excellent forward bookings
• Recently completed, oak-clad, barn-style 3 bedroom owners home Finished to an excellent standard throughout with large private gardens and double garage
• Grade II Listed house with 9 en-suite bedrooms
• Adjoining 2 bedroom Grade II Listed cottage
• Additional 3 bedroom cottage
• Gardens and Parking
• Edge of Exmoor National Park
• Fibre broadband

Introduction
An excellent opportunity to purchase this established, successful and profitable business with a stunning, newly built, individually designed 3 bedroom owners accommodation, in a secluded location just 3 miles from the Somerset coast. Ideal for those looking for a lifestyle purchase. The self-catering accommodation is provided in The Dragon House, a substantial Grade II Listed house, Wisteria Cottage and Gate Keeper's Cottage, all located at the entrance to the property and away from the main residence.

Situation
The pretty hamlet of Bilbrook is on the edge of Exmoor National Park, around 3 miles from the coast. Nearby facilities include the village of Washford (1 mile) with a primary school, village hall, pub, Post Office, hairdressers and a station on the West Somerset Steam Railway Line. Taunton (18 miles) is the County Town and has mainline rail connections and access to the M5. The surrounding countryside includes the Brendon, Quantock and Exmoor Hills, the coast and many renowned beauty spots of the area are all close at hand.

Grooms Cottage
Beyond The Dragon House and at the end of a private driveway, Grooms Cottage is the newly built main residence. This oak clad, individually designed house with separate double garage offers fantastic light and bright family accommodation in a peaceful location surrounded by large gardens.

Please see the floor plan for more detail but in brief the accommodation comprises:

Hallway with cloakroom and separate store cupboard, stairs to the first floor. Stunning, fully fitted, open plan kitchen/dining room with island unit and bi-fold doors to the terrace and garden beyond. Utility room off the kitchen with door to the rear garden. Triple aspect living room with doors to the rear terrace.

On the first floor there is a gallery landing overlooking the hallway. Spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room, built in wardrobes and a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. Two further double bedrooms, both with built-in storage and a family bathroom. Outside there is plenty of space for parking including the separate double garage. The large slate terrace wraps around the property offering ideal spaces for outside entertaining. The large gardens are peaceful and private with potential for further landscaping as desired.

The Dragon House (sleeps up to 22)
This Grade II Listed red Sandstone house has a plaque above the front door dated 1704 and over the last 300 years the property has been extended and altered reflecting varied uses including as a Methodist meeting house, a pub and a hotel. With open fireplaces, exposed beams, wooden panelling and the thick walls and uneven floors you'd expect, it's full of character and is now used to provide self-catering holiday accommodation for groups of up to 22 people.

Wisteria Cottage (sleeps 4)
Accessed through the cobbled courtyard to the side of the Dragon House is this Grade II Listed property. Frequently let in conjunction with the Dragon House, there is an inter-connecting door on the ground floor. Open plan kitchen/dining room, and sitting room on the ground floor. Two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Gate Keeper's Cottage (sleeps up to 6)
A single storey dwelling separate from the Dragon House with private garden and parking. Open plan kitchen/dining room, dual aspect sitting room, family bathroom, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and door to adjoining bedroom 3. Further double bedroom.

The Business
The Dragon House and cottages can be booked for a long weekend (3 days) or a full week at a time and are available year-round. The business is run by a husband and wife team with support from part-time cleaners. Promotion is via their own website www.dragonhouse.co.uk, Airbnb and www.sykescottages.co.uk and there are already excellent forward bookings for the following year. Accounts can be made available to interested parties after a viewing.

Services
Mains water, mains electricity, mains drainage. Oil fired heating to the Dragon House. Gas central heating to
Gate Keeper's Cottage. Underfloor heating throughout Grooms Cottage via an air-source heat pump providing an annual RHI income. Fibre Broadband.

Outbuildings
Within the courtyard are a laundry room and two store rooms.

Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleaves, easements and rights of way.

Outgoings
The Dragon House has a Rateable Value of £15,750.
Grooms Cottage Council Tax Band - under assessment

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included with the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, all furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the Dragon House and Wisteria Cottage will be included.

Local Authority
West Somerset Council www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

Directions
From the M5 take J26 take A38 towards Taunton. On the edge of Taunton take the A3065. Follow this road then at the roundabout turn left onto the A358. At Staplegrove take the first left then first right onto the A358. Follow this road through Bishops Lydeard, Come Florey and Crowcombe. In the village of Willaton turn left onto the A39 and follow this road through Washford. The property is about 1 mile on the left hand side.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment through Stags on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
 

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