The Oaks is situated in an elevated position in the very popular and historic village of Porlock, just 1.5 miles away from the coastal harbour at Porlock Weir. Porlock has a thriving community attracting many visitors throughout the year. There are a number of hotels, pubs and restaurants, as well as a wide range of shops that cater for most day to day needs. The picturesque Porlock Weir to the west has a small harbour and is an historic trading port, neatly positioned in a sheltered area of Porlock Bay.
Minehead, (6 miles) provides a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities, commercial amenities and schooling for all ages. The medieval village of Dunster (8 miles) with its castle owned by the National Trust is also a major attraction. Porlock is surrounded on three sides by the hills and woodland of Exmoor National Park and is accessible to wonderful coastal walks.DESCRIPTION
Built in the early 1900's this typical Edwardian property has been renovated and enhanced for 21st century living, retaining a distinctive character whilst introducing modern convenience.
The spacious and elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors and designed to take advantage of its commanding position above the village, focusing on the fantastic views over the Bristol Channel with Wales in the distance.
There are period features throughout the property including fire places and parquet flooring. The property has been run as a hotel for many years and the current planning permission allows it to be either a private residence or a hotel. There is a detached cottage arranged over ground and first floor.ACCOMMODATION
The ground floor benefits from several reception rooms, including an impressive dining room with truly breath-taking panoramic views of the village, moorland and coastline. The large kitchen adjoins a useful utility area with dish washing facilities. Also on the ground floor is a small office and two cloakrooms. To the rear of the property is a wine and log store.
The period staircase leads from the large central hallway to the first floor, with five en suite double bedrooms. There is also a laundry room and a large storage cupboard on the landing.
The potential independent annexe is on the second/top floor which consists of a further three double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. This floor has an external staircase at the rear giving the ability to create a separate annexe, office or library space on this level, subject to any necessary permissions required.OAKS STABLES COTTAGE
Oaks Stables is a charming detached cottage set at the entrance to The Oaks, providing additional independent accommodation comprising a sitting room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower cubicle, a second shower room and a utility room. Attached is a large garage and a brick paved courtyard with parking. Floorplan on request.OUTSIDE
The driveway leads up to the house with plenty of parking for a number of cars. There is a good sized double garage. The gardens surround the property and are mainly laid to lawn with seating areas, an abundance of shrubs, trees and flower borders.SERVICES
Mains electricity, water, and drainage. Broadband available.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the agents please.DIRECTIONS
From Minehead take the A39 to Porlock. The road drops down into Porlock on a way system and where the road meets up again the driveway to The Oaks will be found immediately on the left hand side.COUNCIL TAX
The Oaks: TBC, Oaks Stables: Band D (2020/21)