Sticklepath, Watchet, Somerset, TA23


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An impressive detached country house with separate two bedroom annexe occupying an elevated position within the folds of Exmoor and enjoying a stunning rural aspect.

The Old Forge as the name implies was once the Smithy serving the locality and its origins date back it appears to the 17th Century. Originally one cottage, the property had a neighbour added at around 1800 and operated as the Blacksmiths place of work until around 1900. In more recent times the property has been completely remodelled and renovated and now comprises a most attractive four bedroom family home with many of the original character features retained but very well supplemented by modern decor and fittings. The ground floor is primarily dominated by two rooms comprising a large family kitchen/dining room – the 'hub' room of the house which has direct access to a good sized patio that adjoins. At a slightly lower level is a charming living room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove from which the staircase rises to the upper floors where four bedrooms are present. Nearby to the house is a detached two bedroom annexe that has been created from the conversion of a former outbuilding in around 2011 and this provides excellent overspill accommodation or equally an ideal home office or studio if needed. The property stands within gardens and grounds of around three acres which includes some small paddocks well suited for a few head of stock or for ponies. There are numerous areas of interest close to the house itself providing herbaceous borders and attractive sitting out areas. Outbuildings include a good sized workshop, garaging and storage.

Agents Note: The annexe has permission for ancillary use.

The property occupies a slightly elevated position and enjoys an outstanding outlook in a westerly direction over the surrounding traditional countryside. Stickle Path is a small hamlet lying within the folds of the Brendon Hills and set within the Exmoor National Park about 1 mile to the north of Raleigh's Cross and some 4 miles from the rural centre of Williton where a good range of day to day facilities will be found. There are several other nearby local settlements, some of which provide facilities in particular good country inns. The County Town of Taunton is about 12 miles away where a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities will be found together with main line city rail link to London (Paddington) and M5 interchange (Junction 25).

The property is approached from the adjoining Council Road via remote controlled gates over a tarmacadum entrance drive that leads to an immediate hard standing and turning area that also sweeps around to one side of the annexe to a rear courtyard where additional overspill car parking is present together with a car port with adjoining store and large workshop/store in addition with light and power provided. Access is afforded from the courtyard to the adjoining land which provides a paddock area well fenced and suited for a pony or a few head of stock. Gardens surround the house which have been extremely well tended and provides a variety of different areas, with access from good pathways and patios and well stocked with a range of shrubs and flowers. Climbing roses and a wisteria are present to the front of the house and a useful log store is also close by together with outside water stand pipe.

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Entrance Porch Door into ..

Kitchen/Dining Room The kitchen section is extremely well fitted with a painted range of units with matching floor cupboards and wall cabinets with granite working surfaces incorporating a 1 1/2 bowl sink unit, central island with hardwood working surface, wine racks and a breakfast bar, integrated dish washer, induction hob with oven under, two oven Rayburn oil fired range for domestic hot water and central heating, integrated fridge freezer, slate flooring, original fireplace and French windows to gardens and patio. Steps down to..

Sitting Room with original inglenook style fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove with side bread oven feature and bench seat, attractive range of hard wood stairs rising to the first floor, tiled floor, beamed ceiling. Door to..

Inner Lobby with store cupboard, door to..

Utility Room with fitted sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, fitted fridge/freezer, door to outside and fitted cupboards.

Cloakroom/Shower with low level WC, hand wash basin, glazed and tiled shower cubicle, hard wood flooring.

First Floor

Landing with fitted book shelving

Bedroom One with fitted wardrobes, window bench seat and double aspect windows

Bathroom with white suite of Jacuzzi bath with shower fittings, vanity hand wash basin in marble worktop with cupboards under, low level WC, heated towel rail and linen cupboard

Inner Landing

Bedroom Two with hard wood flooring, fitted cupboard

Bedroom Three with hard wood flooring

Shower Room with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, vanity hand wash basin with cupboard under, low level WC, hard wood flooring and part tiled walls

Second Floor

Attic Bedroom Four currently used as an office with sofa bed, eaves storage and access through to shower room with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC


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Kitchen/Living Room a beautiful room with fully vaulted ceilings and with attractive staircase rising to the upper floor. Fitted wood burning stove on a raised slate hearth, lime stone flooring, fitted window shutters, fitted kitchen units incorporating a Halogen hob with oven under, corner sink unit, extractor fan integrated refrigerator and integrated dishwasher. Door into..

Bedroom One with double aspect windows with fitted shutters, sliding door to..

En Suite Shower Room

Landing with glazed panel overlooking the living room

Bedroom Two with vaulted ceiling, eaves storage, door to..

En Suite with low level suite and hand wash basin

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