Knowle Lane, Knowle St Giles, Chard, Somerset, TA20


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A delightful Grade II Listed Manor House with adjoining two bedroom house, outbuildings and gardens. The property has many distinctive architectural features and has recently been extended and improved.


Knowle St Giles is a quiet hamlet, lying close to the Devon and Dorset boundaries in a secluded and protected valley between the Blackdown Hills A.O.N.B. And Windwhistle Ridge. The South Coast is easily accessible and Lyme Regis is 20 minutes away by car. Surrounded by beautiful open countryside and the River Isle running close to the property. This area is popular with walkers and cyclists with many footpaths and a national cycle path route running between Ilminster and Chard. The valley is home to two other very popular villages Cricket Malherbie and Dowlish Wake with each having substantial parish churches. The market towns of Chard; Ilminster and Crewkerne provide an excellent range of amenities including shops, supermarket, schools, churches, banks, inns and Doctors surgeries. A more extensive range of facilities can be found in the County town of Taunton, which has an extensive range of facilities. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospital serve the town and surrounding areas. Communication links are excellent with the M5 motorway providing links to the A30 South. To the North, the M5 gives access to Bristol and the A303. There are frequent rail services from Yeovil to London Waterloo and Taunton to London Paddington.


This substantial historic Grade II listed house stands where a Manor has been recorded since 970 AD. The house includes many distinctive features including mediaeval works. The property has been cleverly extended and improved by the current owners. It has income potential from bed and breakfast or holiday letting given its nature and location.


The accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes an entrance hall with access to a drawing room with stone mullioned bay window, mediaeval plank and muntin panelled wall and Hamstone fireplace. The dining room has a deep inglenook fireplace with front aspect stone mullion windows and an archway leading through to the kitchen / breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of oak fronted wall and base units and a central island fitted with a Rangemaster cooker with tiled work surfaces. It has flagstone floors, a walk in pantry, window with seat and beamed ceilings with an opening through to a summer lounge with bi-folding doors opening out onto the courtyard. There is an inner hallway with two turning staircase to the first floor, a downstairs cloakroom and access to the garden room and utility.

On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a bathroom with a staircase leading to the second floor, where there are two further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.


The front gardens are enclosed by wrought iron railings and is lawn and flowerbeds mostly planted with roses. There is a private driveway to front; side and rear of the property, leading to a substantial parking and turning area. There is also a single garage plus further covered parking for numerous vehicles. Directly at the rear of the property is a courtyard with access to a single storey annexe, which is currently a games room, but has full planning permission for a one bedroom apartment. The planning permission also covers a substantial pool house; swimming pool; solar panels and a biomass boiler plant (South Somerset District Council (14/02513-4/FUL). There is a Dutch barn with three substantial work room / storage units supplied with power and light, this also has development potential; and could be used for stabling. The delightful grounds are well maintained and landscaped with lawns; flower and fruit beds; fruit trees and a Saxon pond overlooked by a summerhouse all backing onto open countryside. There is a further two storey stone barn C.1320 with potential for development, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Manor House

The cottage is currently let on an assured short let tenancy and comprises two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. There is a sitting room with a log burner. A kitchen, sun room and enclosed garden and off street parking.


From Taunton proceed towards Ilminster and then towards Chard. Proceed through the village of Donyatt and continue taking the first turning left, after Hornsbury Mill on the right hand side, signposted Knowle St Giles. Follow this road where the Manor House can be identified on your left hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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