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Allerford, Exmoor

12 beds | 6 baths | 7 receptions | Guide price £1,000,000

  • Exceptional Holiday Business
  • Residential Three Bedroom House
  • Four Holiday Apartments
  • Detached Stone Cottage
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Sublime Location on Edge of Exmoor and Short Walk to the Coast

Incredible holiday business comprising four apartments and detached stone cottage with residential house situated in enchanting location within the National Trust Park abutting Exmoor. Walking distance of the coastline and just a short drive from Dunster and Minehead. Once in lifetime opportunity.

Thriving holiday cottage and apartment business with residential character residential home situated in utterly breathtaking spot in the National Trust village of Allerford. The property is sold Freehold and chain free. Viewings are to be booked through the vendors sole agents only.

NB, The vendor`s preference is not to move prior to November 2021 due to season commitments..

Porlock 1.6 miles, Minehead 4 miles, Dunster 7 miles, Taunton 30

Mainline train services: Taunton to London Waterloo 3 hr 11 min
International Airports: Exeter Airport 50 miles, Bristol Airport 54.

The property is arguably one of the best situated holiday businesses in the South West being located in the unspoilt village of Allerford within the Exmoor National Park. This chocolate box village is within the National Trust Estate with the north Somerset coast, only a couple miles east including access to Porlock Bay. Within the village is the West Somerset Rural Life Museum and the local post office.

Through the village is the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre which provides horseriding beyond this is the South West Coastal Path to Bossington Beach. Extensive shopping and dining facilities are found in the charming villages of Dunster and Porlock with further facilities at Minehead, a quintessential English seaside resort providing more comprehensive range of shopping facilities and commercial amenities.

Local, Sporting & Recreational

There are miles of stunning walks amongst National Trust lanes, woodlands, streams and easy access to Porlock and the rich Somerset coastline. The historic attractions are endless in this location including Dunster Castle owned by the National Trust which looks down over the quaint village of Dunster situated just 7 miles away. The River Lyn provides opportunity for great fishing. Golf can be enjoyed at Minehead and Taunton.

The local area offers an excellent range of schools including St Dubricius Church of England VA School in Porlock, Minehead First School. Private schools include King`s College Taunton, Wellington School and many more. For further details see and

The Holiday Properties - Overview
Situated abutting the river Aller and accessed via a covered driveway, the holiday properties enjoy a tranquil setting with outstanding views over Exmoor and the village, all the properties are immaculate and well-furnished offering a wonderful ambience for guests to relax.

Externally there is a courtyard seating area, further lawned area (perfect for marquee positioning) and separate car park.

Holiday Property - Stable Cottage
Stable Cottage Delightful detached two storey two bedroom cottage, situated in the corner of a pretty courtyard with its own secluded outside seating area from which to enjoy the outstanding countryside views.

Accessed from the courtyard, through a stable door into a hallway which has doors leading into the bathroom and kitchen/dining where you will find access to the sitting room with a double aspect windows.

Stairs from here lead to the two double upstairs bedrooms, the second bedroom is accessed at the top of the stairs via bedroom one.

Holiday Property - Bridge View Suite
The largest of the properties, an impressive first floor apartment with family kitchen/dining room leads to the spacious oak panel sitting room complete with a balcony to the front enjoying views of the famous Pack Horse Bridge and surrounding countryside.

There are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom (with hand basin) and a bathroom with over bath shower.

Holiday Property - Rose Apartment
Rose Apartment is directly accessed from the courtyard through a stable door and under an arch of wisteria. The accommodation comprises a bright but cosy open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen providing courtyard views and a picture window gives uninterrupted views of the river and hills beyond. A double bedroom is accessed from the living area and also has river and courtyard views.

The single bedroom is situated next to the shower room with views over the river and courtyard.

Holiday Property - Honeysuckle Apartment
Honeysuckle Apartment Honeysuckle is one bedroom first floor apartment with river and countryside views. A large living room with kitchen and large double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Wisteria Apartment
Wisteria Apartment is a 1st floor riverside apartment access by private staircase via a stable door. Large kitchen/living room with double aspect views of the river and surrounding countryside. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with additional single bed area accessed through a door.

Residential House
The main property sits at the front of the development with lots of ‘kerb appeal` and enjoying views over the countryside and the village to the front. Beautifully presented throughout and enjoying a private rear garden with paved patio and barbecue area. The house provides a good level of privacy from the holiday properties.

The accommodation comprises of;
Store Room
Sitting Room
Dining Room
Drawing Room
Three Double Bedrooms

Garden & Grounds
The property is accessed from the land at the front via a covered driveway. The driveway continues round to the right beyond the residential house to the car park leased from the National Trust on a 34 year lease at a cost of £600 per annum.

There is a courtyard seating area abutting the river with countryside views. Beyond the courtyard next to the car park is a lawned area, ideal for utilising as further garden for the holiday properties. There is also a row and timber stables, previously occupied by ponies some years back. With a yard area to the front, beyond the stables is a stone store room.

The business has been thriving under the ownership of the current vendor and enjoys incredible reviews. The return rate is between 70-80% and occupancy is normally 100%. The property is run December through to October and managed by the owners. The business has provided the vendors an excellent income whilst providing a superb quality of life.

Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or
warranties in relation to the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair
overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract
and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text,
photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily
comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all
necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox
Grant has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers
must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Local Authority Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the
Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or mis-statement
shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in
respect thereof.
Local Authority Taunton
Council Tax C
Energy Performance Certificate
Services Mains water and electricity. Mains drainage. Oil fired central
heating. Gas heating to the holiday cottage.
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures and
fittings and garden ornaments are included in the sale in the holiday
Tenure The property is sold as Freehold and will be sold with vacant
possession on completion.
Particulars Prepared by Charlotte Roberts-Barr April 2021
Property code CV,TL

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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