Wychanger Barton is a Grade II listed property sitting within the stunning surroundings of the Exmoor National Park, on the edge of the village of East Luccombe. The first evidence of a dwelling on this site goes back to 1383 and the present property is understood to date back to the late 16th/early 17th century with a very pretty exterior, enhanced by clematis, roses and wisteria.
Wychanger Barton contains a number of interesting architectural features with exposed kingpost trusses in the main bedroom, a flagstone floor in the reception hall and inglenook fireplaces in the drawing room and sitting room. The reception rooms are well proportioned and there is a large L-shaped kitchen/dinign room with the benefit of a blue oil-fired Aga.
One the first floor there are five bedrooms, dressing room and three bathrooms. Magnificent views over the village and the surrounding woodland to the nearby church are enjoyed from some of the bedroom windows.
The house comes with some excellent outbuildings including two barns, garaging and stabling comprising three loose boxes. There are also three paddocks, one with a stream flowing through. The gardens and grounds are considered to be outstanding: to the north is an enclosed garden with a gently sloping lawn enhanced by flowering shrubs and trees including a number of flowering cherries. To the south is a large flagged terrace with a seating area, above which is a raised lawn containing a number of roses and flowering shrubs. To the south west is a pond surrounded by shrubs, birch and weeping willow.
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Above the raised lawn is the swimming pool enclosed by low walls with roses and a fig tree. To the east is a rise walk leading to a fully netted hard tennis court. An arboretum is situated just south of the pool containing birch, Cyprus, maple, pine and red oak. There is also a small vegetable garden just south of the stable block. In total the house has around eight acres.
Wychanger Barton is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park just beneath the slopes of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. The village of East Luccombe is almost wholly owned by the National Trust and forms part of the 12,000 acre Holncote Estate. The village has hardly changed since over many years and has a fine 15th century church. The much larger village of Porlock is about three miles to the north west and offers a wide range of facilities. At Porlock Weir there is a delightful harbour an excellent restaurant and a good pub. Minehead is just five miles to the north while Taunton is 30 miles to the east.
The guide price is £850,000. For further information please contact Strutt and Parker on 01392 215631 or visit www.struttandparker.co.uk.