Carpenters Cottage, Knowle, Crediton

Sold STC — £450,000 — Freehold

Property Sold STC

Detached House for Sale in Knowle with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms and 3 Bathrooms.

Carpenters Cottage is situated in an idyllic rural hamlet some 4 miles to the west of Crediton. It comprises an attractive four bedroom period home with the most wonderful gardens of approximately ¾ acre, plus a further acre of wildlife area/wilderness garden. In addition, there is an exceptional range of outbuildings which includes a large pole barn, modern workshop building, potting sheds and a greenhouse. There is ample off road parking and turning space.

The cottage has been renovated and extended by the current owner to create spacious living accommodation with oil fired central heating throughout. The carpentry workshop has been converted into a large sitting room and there is a family room or large office adjoining it. A dining room, kitchen/breakfast room (with former inglenook and bread oven) with a walk-in pantry and a downstairs WC completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are four bedrooms (including a master en suite) and a family bathroom.

The gardens are a total delight and consist of numerous beguiling pathways twisting in and out of well stocked borders, shaped lawns with fruit trees, two ponds, and the occasional glimpse of the lovely surrounding countryside.


From Crediton take the A377 towards Copplestone. After approximately 1 ½ miles, turn left as sign posted to Knowle. Follow this road into the hamlet of Knowle passing the church on your left, and turning the sharp left hand bend into Goblin Hill. Carpenters Cottage will be seen a short way up the hill on your left, and we would recommend parking by the double timber gates into the driveway a short distance up the hill.

The accommodation, with approximate measurements comprises;


Covered porch with a courtesy light and a front door to ENTRANCE HALL with Tiled flooring and separate entrances to

Parquet tiled flooring. Window seat. Telephone point. Radiator. Front aspect overlooking the garden.

SITTING ROOM — 18' 10'' x 17' 0'' (5.74m x 5.18m)

A dual aspect room with an open fireplace. Book shelves. Two radiators. Television point and French doors into the garden. Part of this room looks over the neighbours gardens.

FAMILY ROOM / OFFICE — 19' 9'' x 9' 11'' (6.02m x 3.02m)

Radiator. Stable door to front elevation leading out to the quiet country lane.


with a vanity unit. Close-coupled WC. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Water filtration system (two UV lights are fitted to this system). Extractor.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM — 11' 8'' x 11' 6'' (3.55m x 3.50m)

Stainless steel sink unit and roll edged worktops with tiled splash backs. Matching pine base and eye level units. Window seat. Radiator. Cupboard under stairs. Former inglenook fireplace recess with a timber beam over and a bread oven. Space for a cooker.

WALK IN PANTRY — 13' 1'' x 4' 9'' (3.98m x 1.45m)

Matching base and eye level units, including a roll edged worktop with a tiled splash back and a window. Power points.

Stairs with a display cabinet leading to;



Two windows. Radiator. Exposed beams. Separate entrances to

MASTER BEDROOM — 17' 1'' x 12' 0'' (5.20m x 3.65m)

Two windows. Radiator. Exposed beams. Door accessing useful insulated and boarded eaves storage with lighting, and power point. Door to


Tiled shower cubicle with a glazed screen door and an electric shower unit. Vanity unit with a tiled splash back. Close-coupled WC, bidet and shaver point. Exposed beams. Extractor.


Corner bath with a tiled surround. Pedestal wash basin. Close coupled WC. Wall light with a shaver point, radiator and extractor. Airing cupboard housing a factory sealed hot water cylinder with an immersion heater. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO — 13' 1'' x 9' 10'' (3.98m x 2.99m)

Hatch to roof space with loft ladder. Radiator. Window overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM THREE — 13' 1'' x 8' 2'' (3.98m x 2.49m)

Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Window overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM FOUR — 13' 1'' x 8' 6'' (3.98m x 2.59m)

Cast iron fireplace with a timber mantel over. Window seat with a view over the garden. Radiator. Built-in wardrobe with a cupboard above. Additional large built-in cupboard.


Beautifully landscaped and extremely well stocked gardens offering a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and plants. An extensive network of pathways weave in and out of the borders and is complimented by shaped lawns with fruit trees, and intriguing glimpses of the surrounding fields. The cultivated area of garden extends to very approximately 1 acre. Beyond this is a further ¾ acre of wildlife/wilderness area providing wonderful additional amenity space.
From the lane a pair of timber gates gives access to an extensive parking/turning area in front of the LARGE POLE BARN (17.0m x 10.0m approximately) with a relatively new roof with solar panels.
Within the gardens there are TWIN POTTING SHEDS of block, brick and stone construction, again with a relatively new roof and power and lighting.


With concrete flooring and a modern steel profile roof divided into three areas as follows:

WORKSHOP — 19' 3'' x 12' 11'' (5.86m x 3.93m)

Two windows. Power and lighting. Concrete flooring.

APPLE STORE — 12' 8'' x 9' 4'' (3.86m x 2.84m)

Insulated and with stainless steel sink unit with cold water tap. Window.

TOOL SHED — 13' 0'' x 9' 9'' (3.96m x 2.97m)

Timber steps to a mezzanine/loft storage area with water tank. Power and lighting. Double doors onto the garden.

The gardens also include an extra large aluminium greenhouse with central division, a well stocked fruit cage, a spring fed pond with watercress, a well and a bamboo walk.


Band E




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  • Carpenters Cottage,
  • Knowle
  • Crediton
  • EX17 5BX

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