Knowle Cottage, Drewsteignton, Devon £689,500

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  • Detached listed five bedroom house
  • Large garden with rural views
  • Lounge and separate sitting room with fireplaces
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Small study
  • Downstairs bathroom with shower
  • Shower room
  • Laundry
  • Entrance hall and link corridor to extended accommodation
  • Propane gas fired central heating

Knowle Cottage is a detached Grade II listed character home set at the edge of the village and with a large rear garden which enjoys lovely rural views. The living accommodation has recently been expanded to include some outbuildings and there are now two ground floor bedrooms as well as the three upstairs. It has a cosy lounge with an open fireplace, a generous sitting room with a wood burning stove, a small study, a good size kitchen/dining room, a ground floor bathroom with a shower and bath, a further separate shower room and a small laundry room. Upstairs there are three interlinked rooms which can be used as either two bedrooms and a middle dressing room or three bedrooms. The gardens are well laid out with space for a vegetable garden, grassed areas and an upper and lower patio. presently the owner rents some fields at the rear of the property. It may be possible to rent these fields subject to separate negotiation. Fowlers very strongly recommend viewing to properly appreciate this charming home.



The cottage is set at the very edge of Drewsteignton about 300 metres from the village square, shop/Post Office, pub, restaurant and the parish church. There are lovely rural views from the garden and easy access to local walks. A school bus service runs from outside the cottage for primary and senior schooling and there are regular bus services. The nearby ancient stannary town of Chagford which is about 5 miles away offers more day to day and specialist shops and the A30 dual carriageway is about 4 miles and Exeter about 12 miles distant.

Entrance hall - 14' 11'' x 4' 9'' (4.54m x 1.45m)

Granite steps lead up to the front door which opens into a cross passage hallway that leads through to the new corridor link that now joins the house to two new bedrooms and a shower and laundry at the rear. The hallway has a travertine floor, a mat well, matchboarded wainscotting, space to hang coats, a wall mounted circuit breaker box and a former medieval window set into a display recess.

Lounge - 13' x 12' (3.96m x 3.65m)

This cosy lounge is oak floored with a large stone fireplace and hood above a granite hearth and with a timber bressemer beam. To the front is a seat beneath a sash window and to the rear is a double casement window which allows light through to the new corridor link. A beam spans the room and there is a central ceiling light point and a latched door to the wooden spiral staircase to bedroom 2.

Sitting room - 15' 5'' x 13' 9'' (4.7m x 4.19m)

A room with great character with a rear window seat set beneath a timber double glazed window, a small side window concealed in the fireplace which has an oak bressemer, a brick and granite hearth and a fitted wood burning stove with a lined flue. The floor is laid with oak and a beam spans the room, TV and ample power points are fitted, two single panel radiators and a latched door leads to the wooden spiral staircase to bedroom 1 which has an understairs cupboard. A further doorway opens to a flight of three oak topped steps down to the study and a door leads into the kitchen/dining area.

Kitchen/dining room - 15' 2'' x 11' 5'' (4.62m x 3.48m)

This is a double aspect room with double glazed windows and a stable door out to the rear patio. It is fitted with a range of painted kitchen units with hardwood tops incorporating a carved draining area and a Belfast sink with chromed taps. The floor is laid with travertine and there are eight downlighters, space for a fridge/freezer and a propane gas fired cooker. A Worcester propane gas combi boiler is wall mounted and a door leads to the w.c.


Fitted with low level w.c., a basin and an extractor fan and light.

Study - 9' 6'' x 5' 8'' (2.89m x 1.73m)

This has a side facing sash window, a telephone point, two downlighters and a double panel radiator. A door leads to the bathroom.


A spacious bathroom with a large side window, a panelled bath, a shower cubicle with glazed doors and fully tiled walls, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level w.c. The floor is laid with travertine and there is a double radiator and an extractor fan.

Corridor link - 21' 4'' x 6' 3'' average (6.5m x 1.9m)

This is a new link which has joined the outbuilding at the rear to the cottage enabling the conversion of the building to two bedrooms, a laundry and a shower room. It has a travertine floor, painted latched doors, five downlighters, a mat well and double glazed twin doors to the rear patio and a painted latched door to the front and side of the cottage.

Bedroom 4 - 7' 10'' x 7' (2.39m x 2.13m)

This room has an engineered oak floor, a high mounted double glazed window, a double panel radiator, two wall light points and a latched door.


This leads from the corridor link to bedroom 5, the shower room and the laundry.

Bedroom 5 - 10' 7'' x 7' 8'' (3.22m x 2.34m)

This room has an engineered oak floor, a high mounted double glazed window, a wall light point, a double panel radiator and a pine latched door.

Shower room

Fitted with a shower cubicle with fully tiled walls and a Triton T80 electric shower unit and a folding glazed shower screen, a low level w.c. and a wash hand basin. There is an extractor fan, two downlighters, a travertine floor and a heated towel rail.

Laundry - 4' 3'' x 4' (1.29m x 1.22m)

Plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine and a dryer, Travertine floor.

First floor

The first floor can be accessed by staircases at either end of the cottage which rise into bedrooms 1 and 3.

Bedroom 1 - 12' 6'' x 12' 1'' (3.81m x 3.68m)

A staircase rises from the lounge to this room which has a balustrade protecting the stairwell. The floor is laid to old pine floor boards, there are two beams, one wall light point, a window seat set below the rear facing window and a double panel radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 13' 6'' x 9' 8'' (4.11m x 2.94m)

This room is sandwiched in between bedrooms 1 and 2. It has a rear facing window, an old pine floor, a built in closet and latched doors to either side. It could be used as a nursery or a dressing room to one or other of the bedrooms adjacent.

Bedroom 2 - 14' 8'' x 10' 6'' (4.47m x 3.2m)

A double room with a broad upvc double glazed side window and window seat, an old pine floor, a double panel radiator and a balustrade protecting the stairwell.


Rear gardens

With approximately .34 of an acre, this garden features a kitchen level patio with steps rising to the main garden which has an upper patio and a pergola, lawned areas, mature hedges for privacy, a rose arbour, borders and an enclosed area with an old summer house. A section has been fenced for chickens and there is a greenhouse (2'3"x 9'1"/6.18m x 2.77m). A gate is set into the front boundary wall and this leads out to the lane. A propane gas storage tank is sited in the garden.


Storage shed - 8' 7'' x 7' 5'' (2.61m x 2.26m)

To the front and side of the cottage, this is a useful storage shed with access off the gravelled frontage of the cottage.


To the upper side of the cottage is a gravelled parking area for one vehicle.

Council tax band

Band E


Mains electricity, water and drainage.


Presently the owner rents two fields to the rear of Knowle Cottage. It may be possible to arrange to rent the fields but by separate negotiation. A timber stable in the field to the rear of Knowle Cottage can be acquired from the present owner. It has two loose boxes and a tack room.


From the village square in Drewsteignton take the road that drops down between the Post Office and the Old Inn restaurant and follow this for about 300 metres. On the first junction at Netherton Cross, just by the junction on the left is Knowle Cottage. Just past it on the lane to the left there is space to park for visitors.

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Name Location Type Distance
Drewsteignton EX6 6QZ
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000325
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
  01647 433595