• 5 Bedrooms
• 3 Reception Rooms
• Family Bathroom & 2 En-suites
• Traditional Barn & Outbuildings
• Established Gardens
• Paddock & Stables
• About 3.5 Acres
A substantial listed farmhouse with versatile outbuildings in a beautiful and accessible location. 5 Bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, family bathroom and two en-suites. Traditional barn and outbuildings. Established gardens. Paddock and stables. About 3½ acres. EPC Band F.
Located off a small lane within the hamlet of Knowle, a cluster of rural properties, occupying an unspoilt location within gently undulating countryside.
The market town of Cullompton is within 3 miles and offers supermarkets, health centre and a useful range of shops and amenities, whilst the larger town of Taunton and the cathedral city of Exeter provide leading department stores, sixth form colleges and Exeter University.
For independent schools, Blundell’s at Tiverton is very accessible and offers discounts to local pupils. Further choice is available in Taunton, Exeter and Wellington, which are also accessible on a daily basis. There are mainline rail connections from Tiverton Parkway within 9 miles, with regular trains to London Paddington taking approximately 130 minutes.
Lower Knowle is situated off a quiet lane with rural surroundings and is a substantial farmhouse with spacious accommodation with a wealth of character and charm. It is Grade II listed and is stated as being late 16th century or early 17th century with later alterations being made, and now makes an ideal family home. There are established gardens and grounds surrounding the house. There is also a courtyard of traditional barns, outbuildings and stabling. A gate off the courtyard gives access to the pasture paddocks.
Entrance hall with exposed beam and door to store, linking to garage and to dining room/sitting room with part wooden floor. The sitting room has a fireplace with woodburner, chamfered beams and steps up to dining area, again with exposed beams and ceiling joists, fitted cupboard and door to rear staircase.
From the entrance hall doors lead to the drawing room and kitchen/breakfast room. The drawing room centres upon a stone fireplace with former bread oven and wooden beam. There is also a built-in cupboard, two window seats with shutters, exposed beam and ceiling joists. The kitchen/breakfast room has a large window to side, fireplace with wooden beam incorporating oil fired Aga, a range of fitted wall and base units with work surfaces, double sink and drainer, plumbing for dishwasher, electric cooker point, exposed beam and built-in cupboard. From the kitchen a door leads to study/family room with built-in cupboards and beams.
Utility room/boot room comprising sink and drainer with cupboard under, plumbing for washing machine, doors to rear and to walk-in shelved larder and separate WC with low level WC and wash basin. A cloakroom off the hall comprises wash hand basin with cupboard under and low level WC. From the entrance hall the staircase rises to the first floor.
Landing with two storage cupboards. Bedroom 1 with distant rural views and fitted wardrobe cupboard. Door to recently fitted en-suite comprising a white suite with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC, tiled splashbacks and extractor.
Family bathroom comprising white suite with panelled bath, double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, extractor, tiled splashbacks and floor, towel rail and spotlights. Bedroom 2 has two built-in wardrobes, window seat and exposed timbers. Bedroom 3 has a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 4 has a built-in cupboard and door to en-suite shower comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, shower cubicle, tiled splashbacks and extractor.
From here there is a door to bedroom 5, a full height room with exposed roof timbers, rural views, fitted cupboards and staircase down to sitting/dining room.
To the south and east sides of the house are lawned gardens and on the opposite side of the driveway to the barns is a steep bank. The driveway leads to the rear of the house to a wide gravel parking and turning area and the double garage, incorporating the oil fired boiler. To the north is a further lawned garden area incorporating fruit trees fringed by plant and shrub borders and bordering a small stream. From the courtyard a track leads to a five bar gate into a pasture paddock. To the east are gardens, outbuildings and a smaller fenced holding paddock adjoining.
From the lane a five bar gate opens to a driveway leading past the house to the courtyard, encompassed on 3 sides by barns and outbuildings with slate roofs. On the east side is a barn, 13.41m x 4.88m (44′ × 16′), incorporating garaging and 3 block built loose boxes. On the north side is an open-fronted linhay, 5.24m x 4.88m (50′ × 16′), with loft. On the west side is a further store building (35′ × 15′) with lean-to shed adjoining and further stable/field shelter.
Strictly by prior appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01884 235705.
From junction 28 of the M5 motorway turn right at the top of the slip road and follow the signs to Cullompton town centre. At the traffic lights, turn left into Cullompton High Street and turn right immediately after the HSBC bank. Continue along this road for 0.7 miles and immediately beyond the speed restriction signs turn left. Follow this road for 0.7 miles, without turning off, passing Ponsford Cross and having gone up a small hill, turn left down the track past Knowle on the right hand side and Lower Knowle is the next house on the left.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating.