Knowstone, South Molton


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A highly attractive period house with useful outbuildings, pasture and woodland. Hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms (2 en-suite) and bathroom. PP and further scope to extend. Stunning mix of pasture and woodland with river frontage. Total about 15 acres. EPC Exempt.


Luckett is privately set in a rural yet easily accessible location about half a mile due north of the small village of Knowstone which has the renowned Masons Arms thatched inn which holds a Michelin Star. Just over a mile from the A361 (North Devon link road), Knowstone is very well positioned with good access to Barnstaple and the coastal resorts. The A361 also links to Tiverton and the M5 (Junction 27) to the south east where there is a main line rail station linking to London Paddington.

The thriving market town of South Molton is about 8 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 regular livestock and pannier markets.


Luckett Farm is centred around an attractive Grade II listed farmhouse believed to date from the 16th Century and has fine period features throughout such as in impressive open fireplace in the sitting room, chamfered ceiling beams with relatively high ceilings and a turning staircase to the rear. In the main the house is well-presented but does offer scope for further improvement and has the benefit of extant planning permission and listed building consent to extend the existing accommodation at the eastern end, with some of the initial works having already started.


The front door leads into a wide HALL with stone tiled floor and an impressive turning oak staircase to the rear leading to the first floor. The SITTING ROOM is a well-proportioned room with magnificent beamed ceiling, widow seat and a large stone inglenook fireplace. The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM has a similar ceiling, slightly smaller stone fireplace, curved display niche and a pine kitchen unit with Belfast sink and plumbing for dishwasher.

On the first floor the LANDING leads to the THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS and the BATHROOM. Bedroom 1 has a vaulted ceiling and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM fitted with a contemporary white suite. Bedroom 2 also has a vaulted ceiling, built in wardrobe and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with a contemporary suite. Bedroom 3 is a double room. The BATHROOM is fitted with a dated suite.


The property is approached over a private, initially shared access lane to a five bar gated entrance. The lane continues to the rear of the house and to a parking and turning area together with an open fronted, two bay CART-LINHAY (28' x 18').

To the front of the house is a paved, south facing terrace that leads onto the lawned front garden that leads in turn to a former vegetable garden. The gardens lead out into the adjoining, wooded grounds and adjacent orchard area.


Alongside the entrance lane is a 5 bay open-fronted IMPLEMENT SHED (67' x 22'). Set adjacent to the eastern end of the house is a range of traditional BUILDINGS including a open BARN (37' x 23') which forms a 'L' shape with the house and offers much scope to incorporate within the planning permission for the end of the house (subject to the necessary consents). Adjoining this is a HAY STORE (22' x 15'8 ) and COVERED YARD (29' x 23'). There is a range of three block built STABLES (2no 17' x 16' and 17' x 15'). In addition is a dilapidated stone BARN with no roof with previous consent for conversion to a holiday cottage with a room at the northern end that has been converted into a KITCHEN, fitted with a range of modern units.

The Land

The land lies in a ring fence around the farmstead and comprises a mix of level and gently sloping pasture with some steeper areas of grazing and amenity land including some attractive areas of mature woodland running down to the banks of the Crooked Oak river along the southern boundary. In total the property extends to about 15.72 ACRES.


Mains electricity, private water and drainage system. Under floor central heating to the main ground floor rooms.


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


Approaching from the A361 about half way between Tiverton and South Molton at Moortown Cross take the turning towards Knowstone. Continue over the cattle grid and and take the next left turn towards Knowstone. On entering the village at the T junction turn left and follow the lane out of the village and take the next right, signposted to Molland. Continue to the bottom of the hill and after crossing over the bridge, turn right onto the private drive. Continue on this lane, up the hill and at the end take the right fork that leads to the property.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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