This substantial and imposing late Victorian residence occupies an elevated position on the fringes of the popular and attractive village of Porlock, with easy access to endless bridleways and footpaths on Exmoor, while Minehead is just over six miles away.

The seven-bedroom detached property, named Dunster Steep House, offers extensive living space over three floors and benefits from fantastic far-reaching sea views.

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Inside, the property is presented in superb decorative order with styling sympathetic to the age and character of the original house. All of the rooms benefit from wonderfully high ceilings, period features and large windows enabling the living spaces to be flooded with natural light.

On the ground floor, there are a variety of reception rooms including a drawing room, a study, a snug/garden room, a dining room, a breakfast room and a classically designed kitchen. The light-filled conservatory is a wonderful place to admire the scenic views.

On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal and guest bedrooms benefit from ensuite bathrooms. A further two bedrooms and a bathroom can be found on the second floor.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Stags, Dulverton

Outside, well-established gardens surround the house and there are many vantage points to take in the incredible sea views and soak up the afternoon and early evening sunshine in fine weather.

The west-facing terrace, a semi-circular structure with ample space for outdoor entertaining, is accessed straight from the conservatory and is elevated enough to give some wonderful views across the village and out to sea. The main garden sits below the terrace and offers a high degree of privacy being shielded by a wealth of mature trees and bushes. There are more areas of lawn on the northerly side of the garden, while a greenhouse and timber garden shed can be found at the back of the house.

At the front, smart wrought iron gates off Dunster Steep open to a sweeping driveway that provides ample parking space for several vehicles and gives access to a garage.

Dunster Steep House, Porlock

Guide Price: £725,000

Agent: Stags, Dulverton

Agent’s Tel: 01398 323174