Sleeps 14 plus 2 in large country house with 7 bedrooms and large hot tub

Hurstone House - Access  Statement 

Hurstone is an old farmhouse dating back in parts to the 14th century. The house sleeps 14 with the option an adjacent annexe room (sleeping two). The house is an ideal choice for freinds & family holidays, celebrations & reunions. Hurstone is within easy walking distance of a good pub - The Rock Inn, serving superb food and a range of drinks. The nearest shops are in Wiveliscombe, 2 1/2  miles away with an excellent Butchers, Chemist, Doctor's Surgery, Co-Op, Post Office, Deli/Healthfood & Grocery Store, Tea Rooms and more  - plus free car parking.  All the main supermarkets will deliver to Hurstone.

Hurstone is situated on a hillside and the garden and grounds slope away from the house. Almost all rooms face south; the only exceptions being the kitchen, scullery & bedroom 7 which look out to the hills to the rear of the property. Please note, the nature of the site, with some differring levels and surfaces may hamper mobility for some people.

There are excellent train services to both Taunton & Tiverton Parkway with local taxi firms at both stations - ask for a fixed price before making the journey. First Bus run a regular service, No. 25 from Taunton Station to Dulverton, takes about an hour to Waterrow. For drivers using SatNav our post code TA4 2AT will bring you to the door, however, depending on from which direction you are coming, it can bring you through several miles of narrow lanes we recommend checking your route.


·       The house is 1/4m off the B3227 at Waterrow and is approached via a steeply rising country lane.

·       A gravel drive leads you around to the front of the house and the main entrance.

·       There is adequate parking for 8 cars (additional parking close by).

·       There is temporary parking to the rear of the house for unloading only.

·       A flight of six, shallow 7" (18cm) stone steps, 6ft (183cm) wide leads to the stone paved terrace with a second flight of four shallow 7" stone steps to the porch  and one further 7" step leading to the main entrance via a 36"w x 73"h (91cm  x  185cm) main door.


·       The hallway leads directly to the kitchen, dining room, games room, sitting room, downstairs shower/toilet, and staircase.

·       The hallway is L shaped, 66" (168cm) wide reducing to 42" (107cm) at its narrowest.

·       Flooring - close textured carpet tiles.

Kitchen & Scullery

·       The kitchen is functional rather than decorative, the house having formerly being an hotel and restaurant.

·        Double swing-doors 34" w x 73" h (86cm x 185cm) lead from the hall to the kitchen down two 7" (18cm) steps.

·       A 32" (81cm) wide opening leads from the kitchen to the utility/scullery where there are 2  fridge freezers, 2 dish washers, a washing machine & tumble dryer and a 32"w x  74"h (79cm x 188cm)  wide door with level access to the rear yard and unloading area.

·       The kitchen is well equipped with a gas range cooker with electric fan oven, plus a separate fan oven and a microwave. There is a double bowl/double drainer sink, and an additional sink with drainer in the utility/scullery.

·       Flooring - ceramic tiles.

Dining Room

·       The dining room is down a 4" (10cm) step from the hallway through a 31" (79cm) wide door.

·       French doors 48"w x  78"h (122cm x 198cm) open to a gravel path along the front of the house.

·       The dining table is 39"w x 144"l (1m x 3.66m) and can seat 18 at a push with ample dining chairs.

·       Wood burning stove.

·       Flooring - short pile fitted carpet.

·       An archway 72" (1.83m) wide leads up one 5" (12.5cm) step to the games room.

Games Room

·       The games room leads off the hallway through a level 34"w x 73"h (86cm x 185cm) door.

·       The Snooker/Pool table is 7ft x 3ft6"(2.23m x 1.06m)

·       Flooring - wooden boards with a central rug.

·       Archway with one step to the games room.

Sitting Room 1

·       The sitting room leads off the hallway through a level 33"w  x 72"h (84cm x183cm) door.

·       Large wood burning stove.

·       Flooring - short piled fitted carpet.

·       A short passage, 32"w (82cm) leads up a shallow slope through a 32"w  x 73"h (82cm x  1.85m) to sitting room 2.

Sitting Room 2

·       A second much larger sitting room.

·       Large inglenook open fire with old bread oven.

·       Colour TV & Video player.

·       Flooring - heated slate floor and central Turkish rug.

·       Door 31"w x  75" h (79cm x 190cm) to greenhouse used for storing logs - supplied free of charge.

·       Door 32"w x 78"h (81cm x 198cm)to rear yard and hot tub.

·       Door 34"w x 75"h (86cm x 190cm) down two 7" (18cm) steps to front gravel path.


·       Leads off the hallway through a 32"w x 76"h door with shallow 1" (25mm) step up.

·       Flooring - Quarry tile.

·       Door 28"w x 74"h (71cm x 188cm) to shower room and toilet.

·       Door 32"w x 74"h (81cm x 188cm) to outside covered way/smoking area, with 5" (127m) step down to concrete floor.

Shower Room & Toilet

·       Corner shower.

·       Loo & hand-basin.

·       Flooring - Quarry tile.


·       The 44" (112cm) wide staircase rises eight 7" (18cm) steps to a half landing.

·       Flooring/Steps - wood with central runner.

·       Door 28"w x  73"h (71cm x 185cm) gives to bedroom 7 via a flight of three 9" (23cm) steps.

·       Bedroom 7 has a sloping ceiling and dormer window.

·       2 single 3ft pine bedsteads.

·       Hand basin.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet

·       Stairs continue up a further flight of seven 7" (18cm) steps to Landings 1.

Landings 1

·       Door 31"w x72"h (79cm x 183cm) to lobby leading to Bedrooms 1 & 2 and shared bathroom.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       Door 30"w x 76"h (76cm x 193cm) to bedroom 1  with twin 3ft Mahogany bedsteads.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

Door 29"w x 76"h (74cm x 193cm) to bedroom 2 with 4ft double Iron bedstead.

·       Flooring -fitted carpet.

·       Door 29"w x 76"h (74cm x 193cm) to shared bathroom with shower and bath, toilet & double hand-basin.

·       Flooring - Vinyl.

·       Bedroom 3 leads off landing 1 through 32"w x 69" (82cm x 176cm) door with 4'6" double Mahogany bedstead.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       En-suite bathroom leads off bedroom 3 through a 30"w x 75"h (76cm x 190cm) door and has a shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin.

·       From landing 1 a door 32"w x70"h (81cm x 178cm) leads to landing 2.

Landing 2

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       Bedroom 4 leads off landing 2 through a door 28"w x 76"h (72cm x 193cm).

·       Twin 3ft Brass single bedsteads.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       Door 27"w x 75"h (69cm c 190cm) leads to en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin.

·       Flooring - Vinyl.

·       Emergency Exit door 32"w x 78"h (81cm x 198cm) leading to fire escape comprising a flight of thirteen 7" (18cm) metal steps leading to gravel area by the hot tub.

·       Door 29"w x 78"h (74cm x 198cm) to landing  3.

Landing 3

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       Door 30"w x 75"h (76cm x 190cm) to bedroom 5 leads.

·       4'6" double mahogany bedstead.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       Door 24"w x 75"h (60cm X 190cm) to en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin.

·       Flooring - Vinyl.

·       Door 30"w x 77"h (76cm x 195cm) leads to bedroom 6 lobby.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       From the lobby an archway 32"w (81cm) leads to bedroom 6 with 4'6" double mahogany bedstead.

·       Flooring - fitted carpet.

·       From the lobby, door 30"w x 77"h (76cm x195cm) to en-suite bathroom with Shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin.

·       Flooring - Vinyl.