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Chapel Cleeve, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Call: 01643 700210
Ref No. MIN080229
Asking price £1,595,000

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9 Floyds Corner, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UW
Telephone: 01643 700210
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A grand Grade II* listed manor house offering some 27,000 square feet of accommodation some of which is requiring renovation, together with a restored two bedroom cottage all set in around seven acres of gardens and grounds within half a mile of the coast.

Grade II* listed Tudor style manor house
27,000 square feet of accommodation
Great potential and scope for further improvement
Separate 2 bedroom renovated cottage (PLEASE NOTE our client would be willing to retain this cottage should it not be required by any purchaser)
Planning consent to develop substantial Garage Complex
Close to the Exmoor National Park
Within half a mile of the coast
Set in around 7 acres of gardens and grounds
With nearby towns of Watchet, Williton & Minehead
County town Taunton 19 miles

Chapel Cleeve Manor is delightfully situated close to the West Somerset Coastline and Exmoor National Park set in around seven acres of gardens and grounds with wonderful views over adjoining farmland towards the surrounding Brendon and Exmoor Hills with the West Somerset Steam Railway Line running past in the distance.

The original part of the manor dates back to the mid 1400's when it was a Chapel up until its dissolution in 1537. There were various gentry owners in the following years, namely Robert Earl of Sussex, The Stewkley family, Dame Juliana Langham and the Halliday family in 1880 where their coat of arms can still be seen on the centre gable. During these preceding years the property was extended and the Georgian influence is still prevalent today particularly with its sweeping secondary staircase.

In 1914 the Lysaght Family purchased the manor and added a wing of gracious Edwardian proportions to include 100 foot gallery and ballroom (now the dining room) with ornate plaster ceiling by the Italian Bankart together with Elizabethan mullioned south facing façade that we see today. During its heyday in the late 1960's and 1970's the property hosted fine banquets, dinners, dances, weddings, tennis parties with Fred Perry and had royal guests including the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

The Manor was purchased by the present owner in 1998 with a plan to restore The Manor to its former glory. Extensive works have been carried out on the roof. The main part of the property where the present owner resides has an oiled fired central heating system with three zones. There is still an extensive amount of renovation work to be done to the east wing. (The property has a commercial use but it is domestically rated).

Monks Cottage which has been completely renovated and is currently let provides a useful income.

ACCOMMODATION

Studded heavy timber doors to

Entrance Lobby Leaded mullion windows, tiled floor and part leaded door to

Reception Hall Heavy stone open fireplace, ornate plaster chimney breast and ceilings, oak panelled walls, leaded mullion window, radiator, door to family room and opening to

Gallery Arranged over two shallow levels with oak panelled walls, ornate plaster ceilings, oak flooring and part carpeted, radiators, grand staircase rising to first floor, leaded mullion bay window with door to outside, open fireplace and recessed study area with double aspect mullion leaded windows.

Raised Dais forming Open Plan Dining Area with timber balustrade surround, oak panelling, radiators and ornate plaster ceiling. It is understood that there is a sprung floor under this area.

Drawing Room A superb triple aspect room with views over the gardens towards farmland and surrounding hills. Stone fireplace with ornate carved surround, oak panelled walls, ornate plaster ceilings, leaded mullion windows with window seats, radiators, carpet over oak flooring, feature full length glazed panels to dining area.

Family Room Enjoying similar views. Open stone fireplace with crested plaster chimney breast, leaded mullion windows, window seats, radiators, oak panelling incorporating cupboards and display shelving, plaster beamed and ornate ceiling and exposed timber flooring.

Morning Room Again with similar views, open fireplace with timber surround, leaded mullion windows, radiators, carpet over oak flooring, high ceilings with ornate moulded cornice and columns and double doors to

Gazebo Room An octagonal room cleverly decorated depicting the four seasons with steel pillars and ironwork, leaded mullion window with seating either side, radiator and oak flooring.

Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room Enjoying similar views through large leaded mullion bay window and fitted with a Gothic style range of base and tall matching wall units, cupboards and drawers under, deep Belfast sink with timber drainer and beaded edged working surfaces, LPG/electric six burner range cooker, matching display cabinets, integrated tall fridge, matching island unit with one and a half bowl sink unit and brass mixer tap, dishwasher, cupboards and drawers under, radiators and exposed timber flooring.

Inner Hall With sweeping Georgian secondary staircase leading to first floor with domed atrium, radiator and oak flooring.

Off the main gallery there is also a Store Room

Cloaks/Shower Room With recessed shower cubicle, range of full height fitted cupboards, radiator, mullion window, door to separate WC with low level suite, wall mounted wash hand basins, heated towel rail, mullion window and exposed timber flooring.

A grand wide carpeted staircase from the gallery leads to -

First Floor Landing Arranged over two shallow levels with an impressive leaded and stained glass window, radiator and ornate plaster ceiling.

Master Suite A beautiful triple aspect room with wonderful sweeping views, carved marble fireplace with raised hearth, moulded ceiling cornice and roses, radiator and leaded mullion windows.

Sitting Room Carved timber fireplace with marble hearth, leaded mullion windows, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice and roses.

En-suite Bathroom (This room is in the process of being re-fitted). Timber panelled walls to dado height, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, octagonal Jacuzzi set in a leaded mullion bay window, moulded ceiling cornice and rose.

Bedroom 2 To the rear of the property with two leaded mullion windows.

En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, bath set in tiled surround, radiator and leaded mullion window.

Bedroom 3 To the front of the property with superb views. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround and marble hearth, leaded mullion window, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice.

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath with shower screen and mixer tap set in a part tiled surround.

Bedroom 4 Cast iron fireplace with timber surround and marble hearth, leaded mullion bay window and moulded ceiling cornice.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and recessed tiled shower cubicle with sliding doors.

Bedroom 5 To the front of the property built in cupboard, leaded mullion window, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice.

En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, tiled shower cubicle, leaded mullion window, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice.

Bedroom 6 Again to the front of the property with leaded mullion window, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice.

En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, his and hers vanity wash hand basins, tiled shower cubicle, radiator and part tiled walls.

Bedroom 7 Again to the front with leaded mullion windows, radiator and moulded ceiling cornice.

En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, bath, part tiled walls, heated towel rail and leaded mullion window.

Off the landing there is also

Utility Room Part tiled and fitted with a one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap set in beaded edged working surface, plumbing for washing machine, cupboards and space under.

Airing Cupboard With factory lagged hot water cylinders with immersion heaters and shelving.

Walk In Recess With sink unit with mixer tap and access hatch to roof space.

Inner Landing With Georgian staircase descending to the ground floor.

The following ground and first floor accommodation is all requiring renovation.

A connecting door from the inner hall gives access to -

Hall With quarry tiled flooring giving access to

Former Kitchens Currently used as workshops both tiled and having quarry tiled flooring with cold room and door to outside.

A door from hall gives access to the ground floor of the oldest part of the building.

Bar Area Used many years ago in hotel days, large inglenook stone fireplace with beam over, heavy beamed and exposed timbered ceiling, leaded mullion windows, tall arch top windows, door to outside, door behind the bar leading down to cellar (which can also be accessed from outside) and door leading off to the former ladies and gentleman's toilets with door to outside and a further room.

From the hall there is access to an enclosed staircase leading to the first floor again in the oldest part of the building where there are five rooms with a further five connecting rooms, a short flight of stairs leading to the second floor where there are three further rooms and access onto and into the roof.

Cellars
The original cellars comprise of four rooms with original barrelled ceilings.

Boiler Room With oil tanks.

Wine Store With barrelled ceiling.

Basement Original Bierkeller which is believed to be one of the first in the UK with former skittle alley, former gents and ladies toilets, bar with seating area and door to outside. All presently used as storage areas and ripe for conversion and suitable for a variety of uses.

MONKS COTTAGE
PLEASE NOTE - our client would be willing to retain this cottage should it not be required by any purchaser.

The cottage is on a separate title deed but included in the sale and has been renovated and is currently let on a shorthold tenancy with an income of £625 per month and in brief comprises;

Sitting Room Mullion leaded window, radiator and fitted carpet.

Fitted Kitchen Fitted with a modern range of base and wall units, one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap set in a range of roll edged working surfaces, integrated hob, double oven, further stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, cupboards and drawers under, matching tall cupboards, mullion window, radiator, built in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, radiator and door to outside.

Dining Room Double opening double glazed doors onto the courtyard, tiled flooring, radiator,and staircase to first floor.

Ground Floor Bedroom Double glazed doors leading out onto the courtyard, radiator, part tiled flooring and fitted carpet.

Shower Room Part tiled and fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled shower unit, radiator, tiled flooring, oil fired boiler heating central heating and domestic hot water system.

First Floor Bedroom Mullion leaded window, radiator and fitted carpet.

Bathroom Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, fitted cupboard, double glazing and radiator.

OUTSIDE
Chapel Cleeve Manor is approached off a small country lane that links the villages of Old Cleeve and Chapel Cleeve with the Blue Anchor Bay.

The shared tarmac private road leads past the former walled nursery garden of the property which has now been developed to provide some private individual properties. Tall double opening iron gates give access to a private tarmac drive sweeping through the grounds around the front of the Manor and around to the rear where there is excellent parking and turning facilities. Adjoining which is a substantial concrete base incorporating an inspection pitt (approx. 22m (72') x 11.6m (38'). This has planning permission for a six vehicle garage with storage over.

The property stands in approximately seven acres of gardens and grounds which are predominantly laid to lawns running into a meadow. There is a large pond to one side with pleasant woodland walk. Along the front of the manor is a lovely stone terrace with well stocked shrub borders and from which there are fine views over farmland towards the surrounding hills with the West Somerset Steam Railway line running past. From the entrance drive there is also access around the rear of the property to Monks Cottage and a secondary drive which runs through part of Chapel Cleeve Park but which is currently not used.

SERVICES
Mains water and three phase electricity. Part private drainage running into the mains. Oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX BAND

The Manor Band G*
Monks Cottage Band A

*At the time of preparing these sales particulars the council tax banding is correct. However, purchasers should be aware that improvement carried out by the vendor may affect the property's Council tax banding following a sale.