Call of the Wild

'Occasionally one stumbles across a truly wild place which provides a sense of tranquility and seclusion'. Launching to the market today is West Hollowcombe, a stunning residential farm with cottages, stables and outbuildings in the heart of Exmoor.

Call of the Wild

Exmoor, originally an ancient royal forest and hunting ground offers a unique, unspoilt landscape of open moorland and wooded combes.  Designated a National Park in 1954 and Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve in 2011, the park is home to diverse habitats supporting a range of wildlife including red deer, otters and many other endangered species.  Rarely do substantial lifestyle properties such as West Hollowcombe come to the market which could appeal to range of buyers providing considerable amenity, sporting and conservation opportunities in some of the country’s finest scenery.  There are hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways offering some of the best walking and riding in the county, yet there is easy access to the coast and the motorway network.

West Hollowcombe, a fine 6 bedroom country house is set in a secluded, position on the fringes of the historic village of Hawkridge, close to Dulverton and the famous Tarr Stepps in the hills of Southern Exmoor.  This generous and light filled home’s principal rooms have stunning views over the lawned grounds and pastures to open moorland beyond.  Surrounded by informal gardens which feature fine mature trees and shrubs as well as a kitchen garden, there are a range of useful outbuildings including a general purpose barn, stable blocks and four discretely located holiday cottages converted from traditional stone barns.  The pastureland runs down to the water meadow, is swathed with a profusion of bluebells and primroses in season, flanking the Dane’s Brook, a tributary of the River Barle.

Occasionally one stumbles across a truly wild place which provides a sense of tranquility and seclusion, increasingly rare in southern Britain. Set in a hidden combe, the ancient woodland of West Hollowcombe Wood is about 28 acres of particularly beautiful broadleaf woodland, much of it oak.  This provides a true sylvan retreat from the bustle of modern life.  A track follows alongside the brook offering a perfect opportunity to experience nature, whether on foot or on horseback.

West Hollowcombe is offered for sale by private treaty, in all 53.82 acres (21.78 ha), with a Guide Price of £1,950,000.  Contact Ross Willmington or Angela Gillibrand on 01297 33122 for further details. 

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