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6 bedroom house for sale

Knowstone, South Molton, Devon, EX36

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Private Setting down long private entrance
  • Suit dual occupation/letting
  • Original and period features
  • Traditional Barns with scope (sub pp)
  • Traditional Pasture Meadows
  • Woodland
  • Stream & Large Lake

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial detached traditional farmhouse occupying an idyllic rural position at the end of a long private entrance track, with a range of adaptable outbuildings, pasture, mixed deciduous woodland, stream and lake, the whole extending to about 12.77 Acres. EPC=E


Great Comfort Farm represents a most attractive traditional country residence enjoying an outstanding rural position set at the end of a long private entrance track well situated within its own land and benefiting from exceptional privacy and seclusion.
The property comprises a substantial detached traditional farmhouse which, whilst not listed, is believed to date in part from the late 16th/early 17th Century, of part stone, rendered and colour washed elevations beneath a recently renovated slate roof. In recent years the house has undergone a sympathetic refurbishment programme to now provide a four bedroomed main residence with a two/three bedroomed wing adjoining, affording the flexibility for incorporation into the main house or for use as a separate self-contained guest annexe with scope for dual occupancy or to provide a letting income, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent. The character accommodation exhibits many original and period features including exposed beams and timberwork, cobbled and flagstone floors and inglenook style fireplaces.
A range of traditional barns adjoin the house to the rear elevation affording potential for enlargement of the accommodation, whilst a further small farmyard style arrangement of outbuildings may offer scope for adaptation to other ancillary uses. A useful modern tractor/implement shed is situated to the rear of the farmyard.
The surrounding traditional pasture meadows and mixed deciduous woodland provides a wonderful wildlife haven, with beautiful walks and supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna, including an abundance of wild flowers, plants, insects, birds and larger mammals, including fox, badger, Red and Roe deer. Bisected by a small river and incorporating a pretty woodland lake, the land affords considerable conservation and amenity appeal. Great Comfort Farm is a superb property package affording a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a secluded rural lifestyle in a beautiful natural setting, extending in total to about 12.77 Acres (5.16 Ha).

The property occupies a superb rural position at the end of a long entrance lane nestled in an unspoilt valley close to the pretty and historic village of Knowstone which boasts the renowned Masons Arms, a Michelin star rated Inn and Restaurant. The property is situated on the edge of Knowstone Moor, which is managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust and represents one of the largest remaining areas of Culm grassland in Devon. This rare habitat once dominated the landscape of northern Devon.
Despite the secluded rural position the property is conveniently situated for the A361 North Devon Link Road, with the bustling towns of South Molton and Tiverton both easily accessible, providing a good range of everyday shops, banks, schools, restaurants, public houses, health centres, library and sporting facilities. The A361 also provides a quick link to the M5 (Junction 27), with mainline Intercity rail links available at Tiverton Parkway. International Airports are available at Exeter and Bristol.
The property is surrounded by picturesque Devon countryside providing a wealth of recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, fishing, hunting, shooting and golf courses at Tiverton, High Bullen and Barnstaple. To the north the Exmoor National Park offers wonderful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths, whilst the spectacular North Devon coast with its pretty villages and popular sandy beaches is only about 40 minutes drive away.

The property is approached from the quiet country lane over a long gated private entrance track which meanders its way through pretty woodland to provide access to the farmhouse and buildings. Adjoining the house to the front elevation is a stone paved courtyard style area enclosed by stone walls, with gates out to either side. To the left is a part cobbled and lawned garden, with steps leading up to timber decking adjoining to the side of the house, enjoying views over the surrounding farmland. An external oil fired boiler is situated on this side of the house, providing central heating to the annexe. Adjacent to the garden is a range of part stone, cob and brick Outbuildings, currently used for general storage purposes. From the courtyard to the front of the house an opening leads out to a pretty sloping paddock which was formerly a terraced garden.
The entrance track continues past the house to provide access to a former farmyard to the rear, adjacent to which are situated two further useful traditional buildings, of stone, cob and corrugated iron roofed construction currently used as a Garden Shed and further Store Shed. Beyond the farmyard is hardened Parking and Turning Area with a spur leading off to a two bay timber framed and profile steel roofed and clad open fronted Tractor/Implement Shed with a hard core floor. Adjacent to this building is a timber and profile steel roofed Log Store.


Ground Floor 

Entrance Porch 
Stone and slate roofed, with stone bench seats to either side.

Entrance Hall 
with a cobbled floor, wall light point and stairs rising to first floor.

Study 
with a wall light point and enclosed under stairs cupboard.

Sitting Room 
containing a large inglenook style fireplace in stone surround, inset with a wood burning stove. Flagstone floor and two wall light points.

Dining Room 
a double aspect room, also containing a large inglenook style fireplace in stone surround with original bread oven. Flagstone floor, three wall light points and three display recesses.

Inner Hall 
also with cobbled floor.

Utility Room 
with cobbled floor, pressurised hot water cylinder and plumbing for washing machine.

Cloakroom 
with a cobbled floor and glazed sink set on a brick plinth. High level WC.

Boot Room 
with fitted cupboards containing the domestic water pump and filtration system. Cobbled floor.

Guest Annexe Ground Floor 

Rear Hall 
with a door to outside rear, cobbled floor and timber stairs rising to first floor with under stairs cupboard.

Office/Snug 
with window to the front

Living Room 
a lovely large double aspect room with two wall light points and double glazed patio doors to outside.

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From the rear hall steps lead up to the…

Inner Lobby 
with a large built-in Airing Cupboard containing a hot water cylinder complete with immersion heater.

Bathroom 
with a white suite comprising a panelled bath in tiled surround with Mira Elite electric shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and shaver light over. Close coupled WC, Dimplex electric heater, extractor fan, heated towel rail, ceiling spot lights and tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
containing a good range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units with roll top work surfaces over and inset stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap and slate tiled upstand. Space for electric cooker with glass splashback. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Double glazed patio doors to outside. Opening to…

Side Entrance Hall 
with part glazed stable door to outside.

Hobbies Room 
part converted and vaulted to roof, with two Velux roof lights, timber steps to first floor and part glazed stable door to outside. Ramp and door leading up into an adjoining…

Workshop 
of stone, part rendered and corrugated iron roofed construction with door to outside and further door to a…

Wood Store 
with steps up to loft over.

First Floor 

Main Landing 
partially below eaves with a door to eaves roof space and two access hatches to main roof space.

Dressing Area 
with hanging rail and further door to...

En-Suite Shower Room 
with mainly tiled walls, containing a corner tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Heated towel rail, extractor fan, tiled floor and ceiling spotlights.

Family Bathroom 
containing a roll top bath with ball and claw feet, pedestal wash hand basin, high level WC, electric heater and ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 4 

Guest Annexe First Floor 

Landing 

Bedroom 1 
a very large double room with a vaulted ceiling. Door and steps leading up to…

Bedroom 2 
partially below eaves and currently used as a games room, with two Velux windows and built-in cupboard containing a cold water tank. A door and timber steps lead back down to the hobbies room.

Bedroom 3 

Outside 
The property is approached from the quiet country lane over a long gated private entrance track which meanders its way through pretty woodland to provide access to the farmhouse and buildings. Adjoining the house to the front elevation is a stone paved courtyard style area enclosed by stone walls, with gates out to either side. To the left is a part cobbled and lawned garden, with steps leading up to timber decking adjoining to the side of the house, enjoying views over the surrounding farmland. An external oil fired boiler is situated on this side of the house, providing central heating to the annexe. Adjacent to the garden is a range of part stone, cob and brick Outbuildings, currently used for general storage purposes. From the courtyard to the front of the house an opening leads out to a pretty sloping paddock which was formerly a terraced garden. The entrance track continues past the house to provide access to a former farmyard to the rear, adjacent to which are (truncated)

The Land 
The farmhouse and buildings are conveniently situated within the land which is divided into three/four traditional culm grassland pasture fields, enjoying a principally southerly aspect, with gated access available from the entrance track. These pastures are interspersed with mixed deciduous woodland affording tremendous conservation appeal, exhibiting an abundance of wildlife and providing charming walks. The land is bisected by a small watercourse known as the Sturcombe River and concealed within the woodland is a pretty lake affording a most attractive and secluded amenity area. There is an additional gated access to the land available from the road to the East. Great Comfort Farm extends in total to about 12.77 Acres. (5.16 Ha).

Services 
Private well water supply and mains electricity. Drainage to a private septic tank system. Telephone at present connected and broadband available.

Outgoings 
Local Council Tax Band G, together with usual service and environmental charges.

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04 September 2016

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  • Lapford (10.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, South Molton

23 Broad Street, South Molton, EX36 3AQ

01769 757009 Local call rate

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