6 bedroom property for sale

Guide price £950,000

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset TA24

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Property description

Wonderful moorland home
spacious flexible accommodation
attached/integrated cottage/annexe


18 acres approx of gardens and paddocks

Range of very useful outbuildings
extensive equestrian facilities
exceptional moorland views


Well placed for access to barnstaple, south molton and north devon link road

Ideal for those with equestrian interests


Kinsford provides a particularly comfortable moorland home with extensive accommodation arranged over two floors. The main house includes, fine drawing room, second snug/sitting room and a splendid dining room. In addition, there is a well equipped kitchen with oil fired Aga, plus a ground floor w.C and a useful desk/study area off the main entrance hall. At first floor, the main house includes a sizable master suite comprising bedroom with sunken bed and fitted bedroom furniture, bathroom which includes a large Jacuzzi bath and dressing room. In addition there are 5 further bedrooms (1 ensuite), a family bathroom and a comfortable sitting area to the landing.

Adjoining the main house is the cottage, recently the subject of thorough refurbishment and now most tastefully fitted throughout to a very high standard. The light and airy accommodation includes oak flooring and to the ground floor a fully fitted well equipped kitchen, dining room, a ground floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a second bathroom while at first floor is a comfortable sitting room with doors giving on to the garden and a second bedroom with ensuite shower room.

Set in about 18 acres and approached over its long private drive, Kinsford is ideal for those with equestrian interests. Until recently it was home to Bonanza Boy, one of the country's best known chasers and winner of 15 major races, including back to back Welsh Grand Nationals. Trained by Somerset based Martin Pipe and ridden by former champion jokey Peter Scodamore Bonanza Boy was a popular local celebrity in his own right. He enjoyed a long and happy retirement at Kinsford.

There are extensive outbuildings including American barn (stables) with 4 boxes, feed store, office and w.C, a separate hay barn with log store and a stable yard with newly constructed stables including 5 boxes, a foaling box and across the yard a pair of garages with adjoining store and generator room. There is a further barn to the lower side of the paddocks.

Kinsford really does provide an exceptional opportunity for horse lovers, being perfectly placed with access to the open moor providing unsurpassed outriding. Local hunts include Devon and Somerset Stag Hounds, The Minehead Harriers, The Dulverton West and The Exmoor. The Exmoor National Park is also renowned for being home to some of the finest shoots and fishing in the country. Within 1 mile of Kinsford lies the popular local Inn, The Poltimore Arms.

The house also enjoys the benefit of attractive gardens and grounds with a large lawn protected by mature hedges and trees and an extensive paved terrace to the front of the house enjoying wonderful moorland views.

Location
Kinsford enjoys a splendid moorland location on the western side of the Exmoor National Park which covers almost 270sq miles of magnificent and protected landscape spanning from Devon to Somerset. The property lies between the villages of Simonsbath and Brayford and to the north where the moor joins the coast is the famous Exmoor Coastline with its high, rugged cliffs. Inland, the grass moorland is surrounded by heather clad rounded hills and a number of fast running streams, many of which feed into the River Exe to the south.

To the west the National Park embraces part of Devon and beyond is the beautiful North Devon coastline, including, the popular sandy surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon is within easy reach, as is South Molton and both towns are famed for their ancient Pannier Markets. Barnstaple is about 16 miles away and the town centre is a pleasing blend of high street multiple traders and more local stores. The town centre is home to a thriving theatre and there are excellent leisure/recreation facilities.

The North Devon Link Road (A361) can be accessed near South Molton and this provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton). There also is Tiverton Parkway main line railway station (London Paddington 2 hours approx.). Exeter the Catherdral City and County Town with its international airport is about 50 miles away.

From the Aller Cross roundabout on the North Devon Link Road (A361) to the north west of South Molton proceed north on the A399. At Northland Cross bear right onto the unclassified road signposted Simonsbath. Pass Popham Cross, Molland Cross, Yardewells Cross and after Five Barrows Cross the drive to Kinsford is the next on the left hand side.


Wonderful moorland home
spacious flexible accommodation
attached/integrated cottage/annexe


18 acres approx of gardens and paddocks

Range of very useful outbuildings
extensive equestrian facilities
exceptional moorland views


Well placed for access to barnstaple, south molton and north devon link road

Ideal for those with equestrian interests


Kinsford provides a particularly comfortable moorland home with extensive accommodation arranged over two floors. The main house includes, fine drawing room, second snug/sitting room and a splendid dining room. In addition, there is a well equipped kitchen with oil fired Aga, plus a ground floor w.C and a useful desk/study area off the main entrance hall. At first floor, the main house includes a sizable master suite comprising bedroom with sunken bed and fitted bedroom furniture, bathroom which includes a large Jacuzzi bath and dressing room. In addition there are 5 further bedrooms (1 ensuite), a family bathroom and a comfortable sitting area to the landing.

Adjoining the main house is the cottage, recently the subject of thorough refurbishment and now most tastefully fitted throughout to a very high standard. The light and airy accommodation includes oak flooring and to the ground floor a fully fitted well equipped kitchen, dining room, a ground floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a second bathroom while at first floor is a comfortable sitting room with doors giving on to the garden and a second bedroom with ensuite shower room.

Set in about 18 acres and approached over its long private drive, Kinsford is ideal for those with equestrian interests. Until recently it was home to Bonanza Boy, one of the country's best known chasers and winner of 15 major races, including back to back Welsh Grand Nationals. Trained by Somerset based Martin Pipe and ridden by former champion jokey Peter Scodamore Bonanza Boy was a popular local celebrity in his own right. He enjoyed a long and happy retirement at Kinsford.

There are extensive outbuildings including American barn (stables) with 4 boxes, feed store, office and w.C, a separate hay barn with log store and a stable yard with newly constructed stables including 5 boxes, a foaling box and across the yard a pair of garages with adjoining store and generator room. There is a further barn to the lower side of the paddocks.

Kinsford really does provide an exceptional opportunity for horse lovers, being perfectly placed with access to the open moor providing unsurpassed outriding. Local hunts include Devon and Somerset Stag Hounds, The Minehead Harriers, The Dulverton West and The Exmoor. The Exmoor National Park is also renowned for being home to some of the finest shoots and fishing in the country. Within 1 mile of Kinsford lies the popular local Inn, The Poltimore Arms.

The house also enjoys the benefit of attractive gardens and grounds with a large lawn protected by mature hedges and trees and an extensive paved terrace to the front of the house enjoying wonderful moorland views.

Location
Kinsford enjoys a splendid moorland location on the western side of the Exmoor National Park which covers almost 270sq miles of magnificent and protected landscape spanning from Devon to Somerset. The property lies between the villages of Simonsbath and Brayford and to the north where the moor joins the coast is the famous Exmoor Coastline with its high, rugged cliffs. Inland, the grass moorland is surrounded by heather clad rounded hills and a number of fast running streams, many of which feed into the River Exe to the south.

To the west the National Park embraces part of Devon and beyond is the beautiful North Devon coastline, including, the popular sandy surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon is within easy reach, as is South Molton and both towns are famed for their ancient Pannier Markets. Barnstaple is about 16 miles away and the town centre is a pleasing blend of high street multiple traders and more local stores. The town centre is home to a thriving theatre and there are excellent leisure/recreation facilities.

The North Devon Link Road (A361) can be accessed near South Molton and this provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton). There also is Tiverton Parkway main line railway station (London Paddington 2 hours approx.). Exeter the Catherdral City and County Town with its international airport is about 50 miles away.

From the Aller Cross roundabout on the North Devon Link Road (A361) to the north west of South Molton proceed north on the A399. At Northland Cross bear right onto the unclassified road signposted Simonsbath. Pass Popham Cross, Molland Cross, Yardewells Cross and after Five Barrows Cross the drive to Kinsford is the next on the left hand side.
TA24 Zed-Index
£230,654 £332,590 £210,635 £166,056 £140,157

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Avg. price paid: £219,725
No. of property sales: 306
Avg. price paid: £216,352
No. of property sales: 875
Avg. price paid: £220,122
No. of property sales: 1,444
Avg. price paid: £224,854
No. of property sales: 2,129
Avg. price paid: £157,536
No. of property sales: 7,538

Avg. asking price in TA24: £288,413
No. of properties for sale in TA24: 471
Avg. asking rent in TA24: £653 pcm
No. of properties to rent in TA24: 59

Property value data/graphs for TA24

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £332,590 £231 3.6 £321,034
Semi-detached £210,635 £218 3.2 £205,823
Terraced £166,056 £179 2.8 £172,181
Flats £140,157 £196 2.0 £128,161

Current asking prices in TA24

Avg. current asking prices in TA24
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £86,368
(14)
£180,965
(75)
£282,669
(112)
£397,099
(88)
£517,883
(38)
Flats £100,823
(26)
£153,391
(64)
£174,126
(19)
- £265,000
(1)
All £95,764
(40)
£168,269
(139)
£266,926
(131)
£397,099
(88)
£511,399
(39)

Current asking rents in TA24

Avg. current asking prices in TA24
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £464 pcm
(2)
£625 pcm
(12)
£745 pcm
(7)
£750 pcm
(1)
£901 pcm
(1)
Flats £471 pcm
(10)
£544 pcm
(18)
£650 pcm
(1)
£585 pcm
(1)
£650 pcm
(1)
All £469 pcm
(12)
£576 pcm
(30)
£733 pcm
(8)
£668 pcm
(2)
£776 pcm
(2)

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Station Terrace 50.0%
Lightermans Close 42.9%
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Nearby transport

  • Umberleigh (11.8 miles)
  • Barnstaple (12.0 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (12.2 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (27.4 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (31.5 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (50.1 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (15.0 miles)
  • Minehead Harbour (15.5 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (17.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Brayford Primary School (3.6 miles)
  • North Molton School (4.7 miles)
  • Bratton Fleming Community Primary School (6.2 miles)
  • South Molton Community College (7.6 miles)
  • The Barnstaple Tutorial Unit (11.1 miles)
  • Acorn School (11.5 miles)
  • The Libra School (2.8 miles)
  • West Buckland School (5.9 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (11.1 miles)

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  • D G & B A Barker - Electrical Contractors in Electronic Shop
    01598 740676
    Bentwitchen Barn, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HA
    2.14 miles from this property
  • M Tucker in Builder
    01598 710472
    Hillside, Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7QE
    3.90 miles from this property
  • G D Bordon in Builder
    01598 710972
    1 Bridge Site, North Molton, South Molton, Devon EX36 3JN
    4.50 miles from this property
  • The Works M & B Ltd in Plumbers
    01271 828077
    Old Mill, East Street, North Molton, South Molton, Devon EX36 3JQ
    4.59 miles from this property
  • A D Moore in Builder
    01598 740379
    55 Oakford Villas, North Molton, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HJ
    4.61 miles from this property
  • J F Joinery & J F J Flooring in Carpenters & Joiners
    01598 740197
    Holdridge Cross, North Molton, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HG
    4.92 miles from this property
  • Mansard Builders in Builder
    01598 763789
    Ridge Gate, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4SQ
    5.56 miles from this property
  • Chapple Electrical Services Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01598 710624
    Bay Tree House, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TG
    6.00 miles from this property
  • W J Leworthy in Builder
    01598 710620
    28 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    6.24 miles from this property
  • Rohan Carpentry in Carpenters & Joiners
    07941 935491
    81 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    6.24 miles from this property
  • Peter Holland in Builder
    01598 710744
    7 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    6.24 miles from this property
  • Exmoor Roofing & Building Services in Roofing Contractors
    01598 753888
    Homestead Ilkerton, Barbrook, Lynton, Devon EX35 6PH
    6.29 miles from this property
  • A C Smoldon Heating Engineer in Gas Installers
    01598 763727
    The Ark, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4RJ
    6.37 miles from this property
  • R Baker Electrical in Electronic Shop
    07791 079678
    6 St Peters Close, West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0TX
    6.44 miles from this property
  • H N Blackmore & Sons Ltd in Builder
    01769 572011
    Station Yard, South Molton, Devon EX36 3LL
    6.54 miles from this property
  • M Latham Joinery in Carpenters & Joiners
    01769 574985
    Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon EX36 3LH
    6.66 miles from this property
  • David J Squire Ltd in Builder
    01769 573802
    1 Gunsdown Villas, South Molton, Devon EX36 3EB
    6.84 miles from this property
  • H Steer & Son in Painters & Decorators
    01643 831354
    Judds Cottage, Exford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7PY
    6.91 miles from this property
  • A G S Home Improvements Ltd in Double Glazing Installer
    01643 831568
    Laburnum Heights, Exford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7PP
    7.01 miles from this property
  • M Latham in Carpenters & Joiners
    01769 573225
    Moor View, North Road, South Molton, Devon EX36 3AZ
    7.07 miles from this property
  • D V & J M Skinner in Builder
    01643 831421
    Court Mill, Exford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7LY
    7.11 miles from this property
  • Rock Themes International in Architectural Service
    01271 831177
    1 Hawks Way Tree Beech Rural Enterprise Park, Gunn, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7NZ
    7.14 miles from this property
  • Barnstaple Removals in Removals & Storage Services
    01271 831164
    Unit 14-15 Tree Beech Rural Enterprise Park, Gunn, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7NZ
    7.14 miles from this property
  • Stephen J Berry in Architectural Service
    01769 572045
    Old Coach House, East Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3DF
    7.15 miles from this property
  • K A & T D Williams Ltd in Plumbers
    01769 572361
    29 East Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3DB
    7.18 miles from this property
  • W H Buckingham Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01769 572794
    135 East Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3BU
    7.21 miles from this property
  • Bob Short in Plumbers
    01769 573458
    15 Brook Meadow, South Molton, Devon EX36 4BN
    7.23 miles from this property
  • M P Carpets at Home in Carpet Fitter
    01769 573190
    Church Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3BN
    7.24 miles from this property
  • Daisy Park in Furniture Stores
    01769 579077
    28 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 3AQ
    7.24 miles from this property
  • Mike Cook Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01769 579162
    Nadder Cottage, Nadder Lane, South Molton, Devon EX36 4HP
    7.52 miles from this property

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