Knapp Cottage, Dunkeswell, Honiton

Guide Price: £800,000

Agent: Stags

Agent's Tel: 01404 45885

This characterful, four-bedroom period cottage sits in a private rural location between Dunkeswell Abbey and Dunkeswell Old Village, close to a few other houses dotted along a lengthy track in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property, named Knapp Cottage, is a short distance from the amenities in the villages of Dunkeswell and Hemyock, while a plethora of footpaths that go through the tranquil surrounding countryside are accessible from the property’s doorstep.

Midweek Herald: The sitting room is a lovely bright space with period features

Inside, the cottage is beautifully presented throughout and has benefited from an extensive renovation in recent years, which has resulted in a sympathetic blend of the old with the new, with up-to-date fixtures sitting harmoniously with a wealth of period features, such as exposed beams and solid oak flooring.

The light and spacious sitting room measures 23ft and has a deep-set fireplace with a wood-burning stove, solid oak sills and flooring, and French doors to the garden terrace.

The kitchen/dining room has a traditional farmhouse-style look with oak floorboards, bespoke timber units with solid wooden worktops, a central island with a granite worktop, a Belfast sink and an oil-fired Aga. The ground floor is completed with a bedroom/study with fitted wooden bookshelves.

Midweek Herald: The kitchen has a traditional, farmhouse style look

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath with claw feet. The principal bedroom has a delightful, vaulted ceiling with exposed high-level beams and built-in wardrobes.

Outside, pretty cottage gardens surround the property, offering total privacy and seclusion and extending to around two acres. There is a formal terraced garden with a patio area featuring raised beds filled with an abundance of flowers, mature shrubs and herbs with a feature rill along the side. From the terrace sweeping lawns are interspersed with numerous mature trees and shrubs, while a small lake adds interest and is a haven for wildlife. There is also a secluded bluebell garden, a large vegetable patch and several useful outbuildings.