Doniford, Watchet, TA23

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Bedrooms: 7

A unique Grade II Listed period detached 7 bedroom farmhouse approx. 6,000 sq.ft offering versatility whilst sitting in 3 acres of land with traditional stone barns and outbuildings offering the versatility of a large family home or dual family living, and the potential to offer an income stream.


A period detached 7 bedroom farmhouse approx 6,000 sq.ft sitting in 3 acres of land with various traditional stone barns and outbuildings.

Situated within the popular Doniford area of Watchet and enjoying a superb position overlooking the Bristol Channel, this unique Grade II Listed period 7 bedroom farmhouse comprises approx. 6,000 sq.ft. The property has an interesting history and was probably a former manor house. Parts date back to the 13thC, with 15thC and 16thC additions; it enjoys attractive original period features throughout, and in the outbuildings. The high ceilinged, spacious and versatile accommodation boasts 3 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, 7 bedrooms, ensuite shower room and bathroom, and benefits from oil fired central heating, fast internet, mains water and drainage. The property offers the versatility of a large family home or dual family living, and the potential to offer an income stream from B&B to holiday lets. An internal inspection is a must to fully appreciate what the property has to offer.

The house sits within approx. 3 acres of land, comprising landscaped and walled gardens, 3 paddocks, a traditional farm drive and yard offering ample off road parking and access to various traditional stone barns and outbuildings. There are various planning permissions in place and the current owners have obtained planning permission to convert agricultural buildings (Barn E1 & E2) into 3 self-contained holiday units (application no: 3/39/19/001).

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby

Front door, flagstone flooring, and a period solid planked wooden door with decorative metal work leading to

Entrance Hall 18' 11" x 6' 7" ( 5.77m x 2.01m )

Exposed floorboards, period style radiator and inner glazed door to

Rear Halls

Windows & glazed door into courtyard, two radiators, medieval arch with wooden storage area and doors to wide staircase rising to First Floor Landing.


Window into courtyard, period tiled floor, shelving and light.


Window into courtyard, period tiled flooring, wash hand basin, low level WC and radiator.

Sitting Room 17' 8" x 12' 9" ( 5.38m x 3.89m )

Sash window with wooden shutters, exposed floorboards, two period radiators, period feature fireplace with log burner set on tiled heath and exposed beams.

Large Drawing Room 24' 6" x 17' 11" Plus Bays ( 7.47m x 5.46m Plus Bays )

Two large sash windows and wooden shutters, exposed floorboards, exposed beams, two period radiators, wall light points, large carved stone fireplace with inset log burner set on slate heath, carved medieval stone arch and door to west wing.

Garden Lobby

With glazed door to formal walled gardens, flagstone flooring, built in cupboard and doors to

Garden/Games Room 35' 1" x 17' 1" ( 10.69m x 5.21m )

Windows to front & side, exposed stone walls and two radiators.

Workshop/ Cellar 14' 4" x 12' 8" ( 4.37m x 3.86m )

Window to side & door to Courtyard, light and doorway to

Workshop/ Cellar/ Store 13' 11" x 12' 5" ( 4.24m x 3.78m )

Window to walled garden & sea.

Large Kitchen/ Dining Room 22' 3" x 12' 7" ( 6.78m x 3.84m )

Two windows to side, radiator, natural limestone tiled flooring, cream base and wall units, granite worktop, inset double Belfast sink unit, cream dresser unit with display cabinet with lighting, wall mounted plate rack, centre island with shelving and drawer units & granite worktop, fridge/freezer and unit, dishwasher, a tri-fuel Aga. Door to loft area with light, hot water cylinder and consumer units, doors to

Rear Lobby

With doors to

Office 9' x 5' 9" ( 2.74m x 1.75m )

Window to side, shelving, radiator, light and power.

Boot Room 16' 5" x 13' 9" ( 5.00m x 4.19m )

Door to Courtyard, window to rear, cold shelf, light & power, two deep fireplace with one log burner.

Utility Room 13' 7" x 9' 9" ( 4.14m x 2.97m )

Windows to farm courtyard, sink, washing machine facilities, cloths rack.

Lower Entrance Room 11' 7" x 8' 6" ( 3.53m x 2.59m )

window into courtyard corridor and period fireplace.

Cider Press Room 16' 1" x 15' 5" ( 4.90m x 4.70m )

Windows to sea, with exposed beams, period cider press and access to large roof space.

A Courtyard

The house surrounds an large enclosed courtyard with an archway and large wooden door leading to rear, outside water tap, various doors to the house.

First Floor


Window to side & rear, exposed floorboards, exposed arch-braced historic cruck and beams, two radiators, wall light points and doors to

Bedroom One 19' 8" Max x 18' 8" Max ( 5.99m Max x 5.69m Max )

Two windows to front, exposed floorboards, two radiators, built in cupboard and door to

Ensuite Shower

Walk in tiled shower with black glazed screen, heated towel rail, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and laminate flooring.

Bedroom Two 13' 5" x 10' ( 4.09m x 3.05m )

Window to front garden, exposed floorboards, arch-braced historic cruck, radiator and access to roof space.

Bedroom Three 14' 3" x 13' 3" Bay ( 4.34m x 4.04m Bay )

Two windows to front, exposed floorboards, exposed beams, pedestal wash hand basin and fireplace.

Bedroom Four 18' 5" x 15' ( 5.61m x 4.57m )

Windows to gardens, exposed floorboards, wash hand basin, two radiators and period featured fireplace.

Bedroom Five 13' 2" + Bay x 12' 4" ( 4.01m + Bay x 3.76m )

Window to walled garden,exposed floorboards, radiator and period featured fireplace.

Bedroom Six 15' x 13' ( 4.57m x 3.96m )

Windows, to sea view and courtyard, exposed floorboards, radiator and period featured fireplace.

Bedroom Seven 14' 3" x 12' 4" ( 4.34m x 3.76m )

Window to walled garden, exposed floorboards, exposed beams, access to roof space, period featured fireplace and radiator.

Studio Room 19' 3" x 12' 5" ( 5.87m x 3.78m )

Window and door to front, light, radiator, exposed floorboards and access to roof space.


Window to courtyard, panelled bath with Victorian style mixer taps/shower attachment over, shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail and radiator.


The property is approached through a gate over a private tarmac and cemented driveway flanked on the left by gardens, garaging and the farmhouse and on the right by a range of traditional stone barns, which leads to a former farm yard and turning area beyond where there are a further range of traditional stone barns and outbuildings.

To the front of the house is an enclosed formal lawned garden with flower & shrub beds enclosed within an attractive stone wall, there is a traditional stone barn A (15.04m x 4.35m) currently used as a garden shed, but with scope for possible conversion. Paths leads to the front door and to the 'parterre' stone walled garden with various pathways, lawned areas, hedging, flower & shrub beds, mature trees and summer house; doors then give access to 'Orchard Field' with second property entrance and beach access, 'Copse Field' and 'Sea Meadow', which extends to the sea and has been 're-wilded' attracting lots of species of butterfly and birds with views over the coast and Bristol channel; the 'Old Lime Kiln Lookout' forms the western boundary, beyond which is a piece of land under tarmac .

There are various traditional stone barns and outbuildings within the grounds and are as follows (some separate plans are available by request):

Barn B - (27.2m x 7.8m), closer to the road, traditional stone, comprises 6 former stables with storage above and a former threshing barn.

Barn C - a second former traditional stone threshing barn (6.44m x 19.36m) housing a now redundant watermill with a lean-to to the west.

Barn D - (5.34m x 24.56m) Single storey traditional stone under re-covered slate roof with a through passage to rear fields.

Barn E - (5.1m x 15.7m plus 5.1m x 9.27m) -Traditional stone under tiled roof linhay barn with adjoining lean-to to rear (4.25m x 14.4m).

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.

4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.


01643 818033

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