- Stunning Detached Home
- Built in 2019
- Over 6,000 Square Feet of Property
- Open Plan Living Space
- Separate Sitting Room, Dining Hall and Cinema/TV Room
- Five En-Suite Bedrooms
- Modern Fixtures and Fittings Throughout
- Set within 2 Acres of Grounds
- Tranquil Countryside Setting
- No Onward Chain
Property Description: SITUATION
Situated within a small enclave of properties, Knowle House has a real sense of privacy, whilst being surrounded by a small community. Close by are the villages of Halwell, Harbertonford and Moreleigh, each with community amenities such as post offices, shops and pubs. Knowle House is conveniently located between the larger towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, offering extensive amenities, along with a great selection of restaurants and independent shops. The stunning South Hams coastline is also on your doorstep with direct access to a range of beaches, water sports and coastal walks. TOTNES
The unique and charming market town of Totnes sits above the River Dart in the heart of the South Hams. The town is one of Devon's gems, the birthplace of the Transition Town movement in England and nominated in British Airways' HighLife magazine as one of the world's top ten funky towns. Full of colour and character, its atmosphere is cosmopolitan with a West Country flavour and those looking for history, alternative therapies and beautiful countryside will find it in and around Totnes. The town is said to have more listed buildings per head of the population than anywhere else in Britain. With a twice-a-week market and full of small independent shops, it's well-known for ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. It is the second oldest borough in England, with an ancient Guildhall and Church, a Norman Castle and its North and East Gates. There is a well-regarded community college and a mainline railway station and Dartmoor, the South Hams and many of its fine beaches are within easy reach. DARTMOUTH
The ancient town and deepwater port of Dartmouth is set in a picture book location, on the picturesque River Dart, with steep wooded hillsides on either side. Dartmouth's main Embankment is a promenade running the length of the town alongside the estuary. The town has a wide selection of bistros, restaurants, boutiques and specialist shops lining its narrow streets with their long flights of winding steps and intriguing medieval buildings. There is a strong and historic atmosphere and some its buildings are very old - The Cherub pub and Agincourt House are both 14th century buildings, the timber Butterwalk arcade dates from the 1630s and the Cobbled Bayards Cove has changed little since 1539. There are plenty of opportunities for sailing and fishing and the South Hams' lovely rolling countryside and excellent beaches are within immediate reach. KNOWLE HOUSE
Knowle House has been designed by the present owners to an exceptional standard with modern fixtures and fittings throughout. The house has been carefully maintained to a high standard and is a real credit to the owners. Offering an abundance of space, the property has a sense of grandeur and opulence, yet functioning as a much loved family home.
In the vast entrance hall you are greeted by a stunning solid Oak staircase with Oak handrail and hand crafted metal spindles leading to a vaulted ceiling on the first floor. Off the entrance hall is a downstairs cloakroom to the left and to the right access to the internal lift taking you to the first floor.
The living accommodation has been carefully orchestrated with entertaining and family living in mind, providing an open plan feel, whilst allowing for private spaces. The open plan lounge kitchen diner enhances the element of entertaining or family living, spanning over 30ft x 25ft, housing a large dining table and living area. Bifold doors to the terrace allow the outside to flow inside. The kitchen has modern units with Quartz worktops and a variety of integrated appliances. The central island provides additional workspace and storage but also adds a real feature to the room. Adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious utility room with fitted units and a separate pantry.
Across the entrance hall is the dining area with Oak floor and bifold doors leading to the terrace. Off the dining hall, is the sitting room with a continuation of Oak flooring, an open fire and similar bifold doors opening to the outside, providing an excellent space for winter evenings relaxing in front of the fire. Double doors lead to a second living room that could be used as a cinema room/tv room for watching movies or sports. Alternatively, the room could be used as a home office with a sky light providing light to the room.
On the first floor is the magnificent landing with two large windows to take in the surrounding nature and countryside. There are four en-suite bedrooms, each including similar fixtures and fittings. Two the bedrooms are to the left of the staircase and are both well appointed doubles. To the right, is the third en-suite double bedroom overlooking the rear of the property. The master en-suite overlooks the front garden and countryside beyond, providing a tranquil setting for an evening. The en-suite bathroom has exceptionally modern decor comprising bath, walk-in-shower with rainfall shower head, twin vanity hand basins and w.c. In addition, the dressing room is fitted with wardrobes and storage.
On the second floor is the fully insulated loft room that is currently used as a fifth bedroom and home office. There is also a useful en-suite and two dormer windows. THE GROUNDS
Situated in approximately 2 acres of grounds, the property is bordered by trees and shrubs, creating privacy and seclusion. Large electric gates open to the sweeping driveway leading through the grounds to the house. A resin driveway provides ample parking, accessing the double garage. The garage has electric shutters and is fully insulated with tiled flooring throughout. There is also lighting and electricity in the garage which offers the option to convert it to additional accommodation, subject to planning.
The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of well established trees, plants and shrubs. There is a beautifully planted rose garden and beech hedge screen. A stunning terrace frames the house perfectly with a continuation of the resin driveway at the rear. On the terrace you can access each of the three main reception rooms, allowing for al-fresco dining and entertaining. The south facing terrace provides sunlight throughout the day perfect for morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening, soaking up the serenity and surrounding nature. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Underfloor heating throughout the property.
Individual temperature and lighting control in each room.
Integrated speakers throughout the ground floor and master bedroom.
All internal doors are solid Oak.
Neff Integrated Electric Ovens
Separate Neff Steam Oven
Neff Combination Oven and Microwave
Integrated Neff Coffee Machine
Full Height Integrated Fridge
Full Height Integrated Freezer
Induction Hob with Downward Draft Extractor
Franke Hot and Cold Water Tap
2 Integrated Dishwashers
Each of the four en-suite bedrooms are fitted with the following features-
Contrasting Tiled Floors and Walls
Roca Vanity Handbasin and Tap
Heated Towel Rail
LED Mirror ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Mains electricity and water connected. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. UV solar panels providing additional electricity. Fibre optic internet.
Council Tax Band G
South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. www.southhams.com
Awaiting EPC rating.