Station Hill, Watchet, Somerset, TA23

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Strike is pleased to present a Rare Detached period house & business in one in a Lovely Quiet Village location. This Property includes a Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility Room, 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms with one en-suite, Bathroom, Private gardens, Garage, Integral shop premises.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a lovely period home/business conveniently situated in the heart of the village within a few hundred yards of a station on the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Built around the turn of the last century and possibly once two properties, the house has been tastefully improved and updated and offers comfortable and versatile accommodation with a self-contained letting room with scope to further adapt the business.


The property is situated in the village of Washford well renowned for its historic ruins of Cleeve Abbey. The village benefits from a Public House, West Somerset Railway Station, First School, Bus Stop, Hairdressers, Church and important hub of the village the Post Office and store.

The coastline and the West Somerset Steam Railway are notable attractions of the area. More extensive facilities are available at the popular coastal resort of Minehead, which is some 8 miles. Taunton, the county town of Somerset is approximately 18 miles and offers extensive shopping scholastic, cultural and sporting facilities. The property is well situated for national communications with access to the M5 motorway (J25) at Taunton which also has a mainline railway station (London - Paddington can be reached in under 2 hours)/ The beautiful countryside of Exmoor National Park and The Quantock Hills is within a short driving distance, an area of outstanding natural beauty with wooded combes and river valleys, open moorland, pretty villages and a dramatic coastline, the area offers unrivalled walking.


The beautifully presented accommodation enjoys the comforts of oil fired central heating, double glazing and is arranged over two floors and in brief comprises; double glazed enclosed entrance porch giving access through to a kitchen/breakfast room, beautifully finished with an excellent range of base and wall units with granite work surfaces, one and a half bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, ceramic hob and oven, matching wall cupboards with wine rack, extractor hood, large stone inglenook style fireplace with inset oil fired Rayburn used for cooking and supplementary hot water with beam over, part tiled surrounds, shelved cupboard and wood flooring. 

There is a separate utility room with stainless steel single drainer sink unit, set in a roll edged surface with mixer tap, cupboards, space under with plumbing for washing machine, part tiled surround, matching wall cupboard and fitted carpet tiles. The sitting/dining room has two double glazed bay windows to the front, stone fireplace with beam over and inset woodburner, tiled flooring and access through to the shop, garage and separate WC. 

From the kitchen/breakfast room there is access through to a rear hall with understairs storage cupboard and carpeted staircase leading to the first floor where there is a large landing/study area with access through to a first floor double aspect sitting room with door leading to patio and rear gardens. 

There are four double bedrooms the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom and door leading to the gardens and one of the bedrooms is equipped with a separate shower cubicle. There is a fully tiled family bathroom fitted with a three piece white suite and a second first floor snug sitting room with cast iron tiled fireplace and window seat. 

Outside the gardens are arranged at first floor level to the rear of the property providing privacy and seclusion with a paved terrace immediately outside of the first floor lounge with stone surround and paved area with sunken pond. Beyond on a slightly higher level are sweeping lawns with mature flower and shrub borders and inset shrubs, fruit trees and a pedestrian access down to Monks Way where there is access into the integral garage alongside the shop.


The present owners are selling due to other business interests and will give notice to close the post office if required. The self contained shop is approximately 225 sq ft with secure post office counter and general store/news agency counter although suitable for a variety of other business uses. It could also be incorporated into the main living accommodation or provide annexe accommodation subject to the usual conditions.


Entrance Porch

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 17'8" x 12'6" (5.38m x 3.80m).

Utility Room 15'3" x 5' (4.65m x 1.52m).

Sitting/Dining Room 22'9" x 16'3" (6.94m x 4.95m).

Study/Landing 12'6" x 9'4" (3.80m x 2.85m).

First Floor Lounge 13'7" x 12'6" (4.14m x 3.80m).

Snug 13'5" x 9'3" (4.09m x 2.83m).

Bedroom 1 16'6" x 13'9" (5.02m x 4.19m).

En-suite 8'1" x 5'1" (2.46m x 1.55m).

Bedroom 2 13'8" x 13'5" (4.18m x 4.09m).

Bedroom 3 12'2" x 9'9" (3.71m x 2.97m).

Bedroom 4 11'8" x 9'9" (3.56m x 2.97m).

Bathroom 7'5" x 5' (2.26m x 1.52m).

Shop 25'6" x 12'7" (7.77m x 3.83m).

Garage/Store 16'5" x 13'4" (5.01m x 4.07m)

Local School OFSTED Report:

Old Cleeve has improved significantly and is now an outstanding school. Pupils greatly enjoy learning from the outstanding curriculum within the exceptionally caring environment created and maintained by the executive head teacher, associate head teacher and their staff. Pupils’ personal development is outstanding.

The property measures approx. 2382.07sq ft (221.30sq mtrs)

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