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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Luxborough, Watchet, Somerset, TA23

Under Offer £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Hall/Study
  • 3 Bedrooms (1En-Suite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Gardens, Linhay, Garage

Full description

Detached character house enjoying a delightful rural position with beautiful gardens, a pretty former linhay, garage and parking. 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, hall/study, 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), family bathroom, cloakroom, gardens, linhay, garage. EPC Band F.

Situation - Old Hall House situated overlooking a valley a short distance from the Pooltown area of Luxborough. The village of Luxborough comprises the hamlets known as Churchtown, Kingsbridge and Pooltown all nestled in an unspoilt valley within Exmoor National Park. Luxborough has the benefit of a church, the popular village hall and the renowned Royal Oak Inn. The wonderful historic village of Dunster is 4.5 miles north and Roadwater is 4 miles to the east. Roadwater has a local shop, post office, village hall, an inn and is situated approximately 4 miles from Williton, which has a larger range of shops providing for day to day needs.
The County town of Taunton, which is 20 miles away, has extensive retail and commercial facilities, together with access to the M5 and a main line rail station with fast trains to London. There are three independent schools at Taunton as well as the County cricket ground.
The Exmoor National Park offers wonderful opportunities to walk and ride on the open moorland and in the wooded river valleys. Bridleways and footpaths run close to the property and lead to the extensive network across the rest of Exmoor. The coast to the north is within easy reach and provides a wealth of water sports such as sailing and surfing.

Description - Situated in a peaceful sunny south facing position this character property has delightful views over the surrounding countryside and is believed to date from the 1700s. Full of character and charm, the property now offers a blend of period features with modern facilities. The property is in excellent order throughout and provides a spacious feeling with a welcoming reception. The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property and have the benefit of a pretty former linhay/studio at the top.

Accommodation - As illustrated by the floor plan, the front door leads into a welcoming reception hallway, with a range of bookshelves, large under stairs cupboard and further store cupboard. The elegant double aspect sitting room has a large window overlooking the valley, a feature fireplace with inset woodburner and slate hearth. A door leads to a rear lobby with a door to the garden and a cloakroom. Steps lead from the hall to the separate cosy dining room with an inglenook fireplace inset with a wood burning stove, an original bread oven, exposed ceiling beams, window seat, quarry tiled floor, a large enclosed cupboard fitted with the boiler and under stairs cupboard. Adjacent is the kitchen with modern wall and base units, solid timber work surfaces, exposed timbers in a vaulted roof and a stable door leading out to the garden. A further door from the kitchen leads to the utility room fitted with a sink, slate cold shelf, part exposed ceiling beam, part glazed door to the outside and a traditional style larder.
Upstairs are three pretty double bedrooms. The master bedroom has wonderful views and an en suite bathroom and there is a further good sized family bathroom.

Outside - The property is approached over a shared private driveway to the front door. The gardens lie to the rear and are a particular feature of the property mainly terraced with stone walls, lawned areas, herbaceous borders, trees, shrubs, aparterre garden with box, yew and holly hedging and fruit canes. Adjoining the rear of the house is a paved patio seating area with a wind-out wall mounted awning. A pedestrian pathway leads to a lean-to log store and back onto the drive. At the top of the garden is a former linhay with round stone pillars and a glazed front elevation, with access doors from the rear. Currently used as a workshop there are lovely views enjoyed from the building and the adjoining patio and log store. Subject to the necessary permissions this could be used to create a summer house or office. Situated on the opposite side of the lane is a timber Garage/Workshop with double doors, concrete floor and a paved parking area to the front.

Services - Mains electricity. Private water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents please. Stags Dulverton Office 01398 323174 or

Directions - FROM TAUNTON take the Minehead road. At Bishops Lydeard turn left onto the B3224
to Elworthy Cross. Continue straight across the junction at Elworthy Cross and continue
on the B3224 to the Raleigh's Cross Inn' and continue west. After about 1 mile take the right
hand fork by the Methodist Chapel continuing on the B3224 towards Wheddon Cross.
After about 2 miles take the right hand junction to Luxborough and continue down the
hill towards the village. Turn left signed Timberscombe and Dunster. Follow this road and Old Hall House will found shortly on the right hand side.

Council Tax - Band E (2016/2017)

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20 April 2016


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