Yarcombe, Honiton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Winnowing Knap is a spacious detached bungalow set in 0.85 acres of formal gardens and woodlands, with beautiful views over the Yarty Valley. Various outbuildings, garage and driveway parking. Freehold, Council Tax E, EPC D


Winnowing Knap is situated in a prominent and elevated position in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; enjoying stunning views across the Yarty Valley. The property is situated on the edge of the village of Yarcombe with its old Public House and Medieval Church.

Elizabeth I in 1581 bestowed Yarcombe estate to the Earl of Leicester and shortly after it was purchased for £5000 by Sir Francis Drake. From the 16th - 21st centuries the Drake family have played a major part in the history and destiny of Yarcombe.

Conveniently located, being 13 miles to the north is Taunton, the County Town of Somerset with rail links to London Paddington and access to the M5. Taunton offers a wide range of shopping facilities, leisure pursuits and a good range of private schools. Colyton Grammar School is within a 20 minute drive and the popular Woodroffe School at the costal Lyme Regis is within 15 miles. The town of Chard is approximately 4 miles, and Honiton 8 miles, both of which offer day to day facilities with Honiton holding a twice weekly street market, alongside a main line rail station to the London Waterloo line. Access to the A303 is just over 1 mile to the north.


Winnowing Knap is a most charming property set in beautiful gardens and woodland of 0.85 of an acre. The property is situated on the edge of the historic village of Yarcombe and benefits from an elevated, quiet, rural position with glorious countryside views.

The property has been extended and improved over recent years, with much updating being carried out in the last twelve months. The accommodation is spacious, well proportioned, with an impressive kitchen/family room, offering ample space for a dining table, as well as sofas to appreciate the beautiful inglenook fireplace and vaulted ceiling, There is a spacious triple aspect sitting room with further fireplace, a useful utility room and separate study The main bedroom benefits from a well presented en-suite. There are two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.


The mature gardens and grounds of 0.85 acre a real feature of this property and make a perfect setting,, the gardens are established and have been planted with a wide variety of plants and trees. Winnowing Knap is approached from the road over a short track leading to a gravelled parking area with turning circle and single garage. Steps lead up to a large paved terrace on the East and South side of the cottage where there is a workshop/studio with light and power as well as a level parking space for easy access to the property. To the rear of the property is a further patio area to enjoy lovely countryside views. There are extensive lawns with and beyond the formal garden is an area of woodland and small stream. Outbuildings include a greenhouse, two small garden stores, a secluded summerhouse with decking set at the highest point of the land to appreciate the views, together with attached workshop and a log store.


Mains Electric. Oil Fired Heating. Mains Water. Septic Tank for Drainage. Fibre optic broadband (upto 1,000 mb/s)


From Honiton, head East on the A30, turn right towards Crewkerne, Chard and Yarcombe following the A30. As you enter the village of Yarcombe, passing the sign, take the next turning on the left hand side, signposted Taunton. The driveway to the property will be found approximately 200 meters on the left hand side.

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