Knowstone
£650,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A unique property in a superb setting with stunning views. Hall, living/dining room, kitchen, conservatory, bed 3/study, utility, shower room, boot room, 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Extensive gardens, large vegetable garden and mature woodland. Useful outbuildings. Total about 2.38 acres. EPC Band E

Situation

Birchwood House is set at the end of a long access drive that also serves two other properties, and enjoys a superb outlook to the south over open countryside. The popular village of Knowstone is just under two miles with its Church and renowned public house and restaurant, The Masons Arms, which holds a Michelin Star. The village of Rackenford is just over three miles and has a primary school, public house and Church.

Although superbly positioned the property is only a short distance from the A361 which provides an excellent link to the local centres of South Molton and Barnstaple to the west and Tiverton and the M5 (J27) to the east where there is also a main line railway station on the Paddington line.

The thriving market town of South Molton is about 8.5 miles and offers an excellent range of day to day amenities including schooling up to secondary level, a wide variety of shops, banking facilities, churches and weekly livestock and pannier markets.

The closest private schooling is available at West Buckland School near South Molton or Blundells at Tiverton.

Both the renowned North Devon coastline and the Exmoor National Park are within easy reach by car.

Description

Birchwood House is an interesting property with a fascinating history. The property used to form part of Knowstone Manor which was originally built in the 1930s, with the estate at the time extending to some 1600 acres.

Unfortunately the The Manor House was subsequently destroyed by fire around 1960 and Birchwood House is now formed primarily from a west wing/garage of the original property. Some walls and features of the Manor House remain including the original gate houses either side of the driveway.

The house commands a superb, far-reaching outlook over its own gardens and grounds.

Accommodation

The front door leads into HALL with coat hanging space, under-stairs cupboard and stairs to the first floor. The good-sized LIVING/DINING ROOM takes full advantage of the views from the house and has a corner fireplace with wood burning stove and glazed, sliding doors to the south-facing patio. Through a wide, brick archway is the KITCHEN which is fitted range of matching base and wall units, 1 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for dish washer, electric cooker with double oven and a 4 ring hob over and filter hood. Off the living/dining room is a good-sized CONSERVATORY with oak flooring and superb views. Off the hall is the STUDY/BEDROOM THREE with built in cupboard and a mainly tiled SHOWER ROOM with WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled shower cubicle with heated towel rail. The UTILITY/BOILER ROOM has a worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer below, wall mounted cupboards and an oil fired boiler for domestic heating and hot water. The BOOT ROOM has a door to the rear.

On the FIRST FLOOR the GALLERIED LANDING leads to TWO FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS with the main bedroom having fine views and a range of fitted wardrobes along one wall. The BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite.

Outside

The property is approached initially over a cattle grid and a driveway continues through a pair of original GATE HOUSES that are currently used for storage. The driveway continues to a good-sized parking area to the side of the house.

The house is set towards the eastern end of a large plot of mature gardens, with the area immediately to the south and west mainly laid to lawn and taking full advantage of the views. To the rear of the house and extending along the northern boundary is an area of appealing, broadleaved woodland that opens out to an attractive enclosure with a spring-fed pond and below this is a large and productive vegetable garden.

In total the property extends to about 2.38 ACRES.

Services

Mains electricity. Both mains and private water supplies. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating via radiators.

Viewing

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions

From South Molton take the A361 towards Tiverton. After about 6 miles at Moortown Cross turn right signposted to Rose Ash and Rackenford and immediately left towards Rackenford. Continue past the picnic area and take the next right turn into the entrance to Manor Farm. Continue along the lane, through the farm yard and keep right into the entrance drive to the property.

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