Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
Snailholt is a traditional 17th century farmhouse situated in a hidden valley with gardens and grounds extending to approximately two acres; set in a private setting with stables and outbuildings. Council Tax band F, EPC rating E, Freehold


Watchet is a small town with a wide range of amenities and is well known for it s harbour and marina and has a station for the West Somerset Steam Railway. Minehead and Taunton have a range of comprehensive facilities. Nearby are the Quantock Hills designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only two miles away is the edge of the Exmoor National Park with it s stunning landscapes of deep wooded combes, ancient oak woodland and wild oak and heather moorland.


It is a substantial detached farmhouse with versatile living accommodation, including three reception rooms, six bedrooms, two kitchens. This is a former fulling mill nestling in the hidden valley of the Washford river. The house is approached via a long, shared private track adjoining St Decumans Church. The house has for many years been run as a private bed and breakfast by the current owners who acquired the house over forty years ago.


The accommodation is well proportioned and designed for the business, but would lend itself to mutli-generational living if required. The house has three large reception rooms, an entrance hall and three staircases and two kitchens with the ability to create further accommodation if required.

The sitting room centres on a brick-built fireplace with double aspect windows opening through to a pool room with a further staircase that leads to the first floor bedroom. The living room has a large inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, front aspect window and heavily beamed ceiling and door to kitchen.

The main kitchen has a Rayburn with larder cupboard, beamed ceiling and door to the front and access to the scullery where there s a large multi fuel boiler stove, which provides heating for that part of the house, turning staircase to the first floor and door to the rear garden. The second kitchen adjoins the sitting room and hallway and is fitted with various units with sink, cooker point and old range cooker. There s a formal drawing room with fireplace and a bay window to the rear offering views over the valley.

On the first floor there are six bedrooms, one with en-suite and two bathrooms.


Outside the house is approached by a shared private track which provides access to the vehicular access. There is parking at the front of the house for a number of vehicles. The main area of garden lies to the front of the house, is south facing and has been divided into various areas including lawns, woodland. At the back of the house there is a further parking area and access to stores and a range of stone outbuildings, log store and path that leads to a former dairy, workshop and creamery. There is also access to the Mill Leat which borders the property. On either side of the house are two areas of paddocks, one with stable and the whole extends to approximately two acres.


Mains water, electricity, private drainage


Follow Brendon road into the village of Watchet and turn left by the big blue anchor, follow this lane down past the church on the left which descends along an old track and the property can be identified on the right-hand side after a short distance.

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