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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Luxborough, Somerset

Guide Price £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An attractive detached period house
  • 3 receptions, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • In a beautifully landscaped plot extending to 0.5 acre
  • Situated in a village location in the heart of Exmoor

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Ponds Cottage was, we understand, formerly part of the Chargot Estate and has been within the current ownership for approximately 22 years. The current owners have skilfully and sympathetically improved the accommodation, whilst ensuring that the traditional features are preserved and embellished. The property offers a delightful blend of accommodation, set over three floors, with a beautifully appointed modern kitchen with Aga and fitted appliances and two reception rooms, with feature woodburning stoves. There are double bedrooms on both the first and second floors and the property has the benefit of oil fired heating and double glazing.

Ponds Cottage is situated in a delightful plot, which abounds flora and fauna and is truly a plantsman's garden. The property is set along a no through track and enjoys a high degree of privacy and seclusion and a good orientation, with a driveway providing parking and garage.

The accommodation comprises:

Stable door to

Reception Hall with fireplace incorporating woodburning stove with adjacent cupboards incorporating oil fired boiler for hot water and central heating, bay window to the front elevation, stairs to first floor providing understairs recess, exposed beams, wood floor

Study with two windows to the rear elevation, fireplace incorporating woodburning stove and adjacent recess incorporating cupboards

Dining Room with fireplace incorporating woodburning stove, bay window to the front elevation, exposed beams, slate floor and door to

Sitting Room with feature fireplace incorporating LPG stove, bay window to the front elevation, window to side, exposed beams

Kitchen with a range of modern fitted units providing work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall mounted cupboards, Aga, built in oven, hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge and dishwasher, slate floor, enamel sink, two windows to the rear elevation, central island providing cupboards and breakfast bar

Utility with wash basin, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, door to garden and slate floor

Cloakroom with low level w.c., window and slate floor

First Floor

Landing with stairs to the second floor

Bedroom 2 with window to the front elevation, built in double wardrobes, pedestal wash hand basin

Bedroom 3 with dual aspect windows, "Jack and Jill" door to the family bathroom, wash basin

Bedroom 4 with window to the front elevation, recess for storage

Bathroom with suite comprising Jacuzzi bath, wash basin, tiled floor and tiled walls, shower cubicle, also accessed from Bedroom 3, window

W.C. with low level w.c. and window

Second Floor

With two windows, eaves storage cupboards

Bedroom 1 with two windows

Bedroom 5 with window, airing cupboard with tank

Shower Room with double width shower cubicle, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls


The property is approached over a driveway providing access to a lean-to garage/store with power and light. The front garden is laid to lawn and bordered by a box hedge and contains a variety of herbaceous plants, bulbs and rhododendrons. The side and back gardens comprise a number of areas containing unusual woodland plants and bulbs, pond area with large plantings of gunnera, banana, liguria, all under planted with snowdrops and spring bulbs. The back terrace contains fuchsias, several acers, camelias, azaleas, magnolia and rhododendrons. There is a large productive vegetable garden and a decking area that we understand catches the evening sunsets. There is a Gabriel Ash 13' x 9' cedar greenhouse and a further vehicular access provides a hardstanding for boat/camper van. Adjoining the rear of the property is a courtyard area with covered log store, implement shed and oil tank store.


Luxborough is a particularly favoured village which has a thriving community, situated in the heart of the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor National Park. The surrounding area provides miles of footpaths and bridleways ideal for those with walking and riding interests as it is on the Coleridge Way and there is a public footpath close to the boundary of this property. Within the village there is a parish church, village hall and well known inn, whilst the larger village of Roadwater, approximately 2 miles distant offers a shop, garage and inn. The coastal town of Minehead provides more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, together with schools and a hospital. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.


From Taunton proceed in a north westerly direction on the A358 towards Williton. After bypassing Bishops Lydeard and Cedar Falls Health Farm turn left onto the B3224 under the railway bridge signed Raleigh's Cross and Exford. Continue along this road to Elworthy Cross and go straight over and up the hill. Proceed past the Raleigh's Cross Inn and approximately 1 mile beyond turn right on the B3224 towards Wheddon Cross. After approximately 2 miles turn right where Luxborough is signed and turn right at the next T junction. Proceed down into the village of Luxborough and take the left hand turning signposted Dunster and proceed up the hill. Take the first turning on the left hand side onto an unmade track and the property will be seen on the left hand side.

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23 October 2017

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