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Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions Ltd

01643 841841 or [email protected]



TA24 7EA

GUIDE PRICE: £625,000

Dulverton 10 miles, Minehead 9 miles,

Taunton/M5 24 miles

A substantial detached property enjoying far reaching

views over the Quarme Valley with stables, outbuildings

and 6.1 acres of paddocks.

  • Four Bedroom Country House
  • Kitchen with AGA and Dining Area
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Stables and 5.5 Acres of Paddocks
  • Garaging and Outbuildings
  • Indoor Spa Exercise Pool
  • Edge of Village Location
  • South-West Facing with Patio


Higher Ley is situated on the edge of the thriving village of Wheddon Cross in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Wheddon Cross has a strong community and includes a church, primary school, shop with post office, garage, inn, hairdressers as well as a number of small businesses.

Minehead, 9 miles away, has a range of shops and entertainment facilities, beaches, a hospital, a small picturesque harbour and also offers quality schooling for all age groups. The county town of Taunton, 24 miles away, has extensive retail and commercial facilities, together with access to the M5 and a main line station with fast trains to London. It also has three independent schools, a theatre and the Somerset County Cricket Ground.

In the heart of Exmoor National Park, the property is ideally located to take advantage of the excellent opportunities to walk and ride on the open slopes of the moor around Dunkery Beacon and the lovely Avill river valley, famous for its snowdrops. The coast to the north is also within easy reach and provides a wealth of water sports such as fishing, sailing and surfing. 


Higher Ley is set in a wonderful elevated south-west facing position overlooking farmland with far reaching views across the Quarme Valley and beyond. There is a full length paved patio and a large terraced garden from which to enjoy the outstanding views. Set back from the public highway, the front drive offers ample parking for several cars and leads around the house to outbuildings and stables with adjacent paddocks. A discreet pool house encloses a spa exercise pool.

The property would be an ideal family home or possible Bed & Breakfast business, subject to permission.


Glazed front doors lead into the entrance porch, which in turn leads into the reception hall. The sitting room is triple aspect enjoying wonderful views over the garden and across the fields and Quarme Valley and has a fireplace with electric coal effect fire. Patio doors lead to the sunny south facing paved patio. The kitchen/dining room is double aspect with a range of modern fitted base and wall units with integral oven, hob and dishwasher, oil fired Aga cooker, and ample space for a table. The formal dining room again double aspect with open fire. There is a shower and cloakroom in the hallway. Beside the kitchen is a good sized utility room fitted with wall and base units, Belfast sink and door to the useful boot room with cloakroom and doors to the garden.

From the reception hall, stairs lead up to four good sized bedrooms and a large central family bathroom with shower cubicle and bath. The two largest bedrooms have en suite showers rooms.


The tarmac driveway and parking is bordered by a low stone wall with a lawned area and shrubs providing privacy. The south-west facing front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large paved terrace and steps that lead down to a lawn and vegetable garden. On one side of the house is the spa pool building with a remarkable large spa exercise pool with shower and changing facilities. On the other side of the house is a vehicle track providing access to the workshop (9.25m x 5m), garage (9.2m x 3.9m), store (6.2m x 3.4m) block of 3 stables and paddocks, all with power and water. The paddocks have gated access from the main road, water supply and are well fenced and with beech hedges. 6.14 acres in total.


Mains electricity and water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Broadband available.


Strictly by appointment with the agents please. Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions 01643 841841, [email protected]


From Dulverton take the A396 northwards and after approximately 10 miles, at the cross roads in the centre of Wheddon Cross, turn left onto the B3224 signposted Exford. Follow this road for ½ mile and Higher Ley will be found set back on the left hand side.


Band F (2018/2019)