Pond House occupies a wonderful position and is situated in the centre of the highly favoured village of Lydeard St Lawrence, which is within walking distance of the village hall, Church, Primary school, part-time post office and cricket ground. The property is located in the popular Kingsmead catchment area. A wide range of services can be found in the nearby village of Bishops Lydeard, including several general shops, a deli, a doctors surgery, pharmacy, dentist, vet and two pubs.
Taunton, the County town of Somerset is approximately 9 miles to the South East and provides a comprehensive range of amenities as one would expect to find in a busy County town. Lydeard St Lawrence is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and provides easy access to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills, which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with miles of footpaths and bridleways.DESCRIPTION
Pond House is an exceptional detached village house, which has over the years been substantially improved and extended and undergone a dramatic transformation. The house has an attractive faade at the front and rear comprising of painted rendered elevations under a new pitched tiled roof. The accommodation has been laid out beautifully over three floors and takes full advantage of its wonderful setting overlooking the rear garden and pond.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation includes a pillared entrance, which opens into a large reception hall with a turning staircase to the first floor. There is an open fireplace and inset wood burning stove with tiled floor, which extends through to the kitchen / family room. The sitting room has an open fireplace and double doors opening onto the rear garden. The open plan kitchen / family room has been fitted with a range of handmade and painted Chalon fitted units and includes a range of integrated appliances, an oil-fired Aga with companion and separate electric oven and gas hob. There is a large central island unit and larder. The kitchen opens up through to the orangery, which forms part of the extension with glazed lantern and double doors, which open out onto the rear garden. There is a separate garden room, which also has double doors and a separate utility room. Steps lead down to a downstairs cloakroom, storeroom and provide access to the integral garage with a pedestrian door to the side.
On the first floor, there is a galleried landing with a second staircase leading up to one of the bedrooms. There are four double bedrooms in total. The master bedroom has a dressing room, en-suite and double-glazed door opening out onto a balcony. All of the bedrooms enjoy views over the garden and are served by a well fitted shower room. There is also a further shower room and separate WC.OUTSIDE
The gardens are a real feature of the property and are extremely mature with a deep paved patio area at the back of the house. There is an opening onto a manicured area of lawn, deep planted herbaceous borders with a central border and a path opening onto a further raised patio area where there is a large summerhouse and workshop with views overlooking the large pond. The pond is a wonderful feature and includes steps leading down to it from the garden. In the centre of the pond, there is an island with a magnificent weeping willow tree. A pathway passes the pond and winds its way through mature trees, where there is a further area of garden that is mainly laid to lawn, with a vegetable plot and stable block. This could be further developed, if required. In all, the gardens extend to approximately 1.36 acres.DIRECTIONS
Proceed in a North Westerly direction on the A358 toward Williton. At the end of the Bishops Lydeard by-pass, just passing the entrance for Cedar Falls Health Farm, take the left turning sign posted to Raleigh's Cross on the B3227. Continue along this road for 2.5 miles and turn right sign posted Lydeard St Lawrence. Proceed down into the village, passing the village hall on the left-hand side. Pond House can be identified after a short distance on the left-hand side.