Knighton Shute, Newchurch - £735,000 SOLD
Grade II listed barn conversion with annexe in beautiful grounds
A Grade II listed residence with attached 2 bedroom holiday cottage set in grounds of 1.8 acres with 60' x 28' Atcost Barn. A further 5 acres available by separate negotiation.
- Grade II listed barn conversion with annexe in beautiful grounds
- 2 bedroom attached annexe
- Mature gardens over an acre
A DELIGHTFUL BARN CONVERSION WITH AN ANNEXE, LARGE BARN AND DELIGHTFUL GARDENS SET IN A PICTURESQUE HAMLET AT THE FOOT OF THE DOWNS WITH EASY ACCESS TO FERRY LINKS. AN ADJACENT FIVE ACRE PADDOCK IS AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION.
The stone barn originates from 1692 and is listed grade II. The cottage was converted in 1991 and the main accommodation was converted in 2000 which effectively involved a "new build" with insulated block internal walls, double glazed windows and a new slate roof, whilst retaining a number of exposed beams. Subsequent improvements have included installation of a sewerage treatment plant and the introduction of an efficient heating system from a neighbouring biomass plant reducing heating bills by around 25%.
The property is located in the small hamlet of Knighton, situated in a tranquil area in the midst of attractive rolling downland designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are excellent walkways and bridle paths accessible from the property throughout the surrounding countryside. The nearby village of Newchurch has a well-regarded pub and this is just over a mile away, as is the Garlic Farm café/restaurant. There is easy access to sailing at Seaview and Bembridge; Ryde School (about 4 ½ miles); Newport town centre (about 5 miles). Also convenient are mainland ferry links from both Ryde and Fishbourne (about 5 miles) and East Cowes (about 7 miles).
The principle accommodation comprises of four bedrooms and 2 to 3 reception rooms with the adjoining self-contained holiday cottage, "Barn Cottage" bringing in a useful rental income, although this could easily be incorporated into the main barn conversion, subject to necessary consents with the loft area providing further potential. The property is set in delightful grounds of approximately 1.8 acres including a well planted garden with a Hartley Botanic greenhouse whilst adjacent to the approach to the property is a substantial Atcost barn with an adjoining carport along with ample parking. The barn itself retains a lot of character including exposed beams and most rooms have views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
ENTRANCE HALL Tiled floor. Inner Hall with two staircases to the first floor with built in cupboards beneath. Large built in cupboard.
STUDY 10' 1" x 9' 4" (3.07m x 2.84m) Dual aspect.
SITTING ROOM 18' 2" x 17' 11" (5.54m x 5.46m) Brick fireplace with timber beam over and multifuel stove on a flagstone hearth. French doors lead to the rear garden and provide views over the surrounding countryside.
GARDEN ROOM 17' 3" x 9' 4" (5.26m x 2.84m) Large windows and a southerly aspect with stone internal wall. Country views.
DINING ROOM/LIVING ROOM 24' x 13' 4" (7.32m x 4.06m) Enjoying views over the lovely gardens with French doors leading to the terrace.
UTILITY ROOM/CLOAKROOM Stainless steel sink. Plumbing for washing machine.
KITCHEN 12' 5" x 10' 10" (3.78m x 3.3m) Dual aspect providing a light kitchen fitted with wall and base units with work surfaces and a 1¼ bowl sink with mixer tap. Large larder cupboard with shelving. Plumbing for dishwasher.
BEDROOM 1 18' 2" x 16' (5.54m x 4.88m) A light and spacious room with country views. Two built in wardrobes. Under eaves storage and exposed beams.
BATHROOM EN SUITE Bath, hand basin, WC.
BEDROOM 2 10' 2" x 9' 10" (3.1m x 3m) A double bedroom with views over the gardens towards Ashey Down.
SHOWER ROOM EN SUITE Large shower, wash basin, WC.
LANDING Airing cupboard
BEDROOM 3 12' 1" x 11' 5" (3.68m x 3.48m) A double room with Velux windows overlooking the gardens and towards Ashey Down. Exposed beams.
BEDROOM 4 11' 7" x 10' 9" (3.53m x 3.28m) A double room currently used as an office with country views.
BATHROOM Bath with mixer tap. Wash basin, WC.
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM 18' 2" x 15' 6" (5.54m x 4.72m) With French doors to the garden. Kitchen area fitted with wall and base units and stainless steel sink. Space for washing machine and cooker.
BEDROOM 1 11' 4" x 7' 7" (3.45m x 2.31m) Double room with garden views.
BEDROOM 2 11' 2" x 9' 8" (3.4m x 2.95m) A double room.
BATHROOM Bath with electric shower over. Wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail. Access to loft space.
OUTSIDE Approached over a gravelled driveway that leads past the parking area and large ATCOST BARN (60 x 30ft) and 2 BAY CAR PORT. To the front of Knighton Barn is a paved terrace. The extensive rear garden comprises rolling lawns with mature trees and well stocked borders, a small orchard, vegetable garden, poly tunnel and a rose garden.
A terrace adjoining the Barn provides an ideal area for entertaining and al fresco dining with outside lighting.
There is an adjoining PADDOCK extending to approximately 5 acres with frontage onto the lane that is available by separate negotiation.
COUNCIL TAX Band C and Business Rates for Barn Cottage.
SERVICES Mains electricity, water and modern private drainage system. Central heating in main house with heat provided by a Biomass boiler and electric heating in cottage, with sufficient capacity for the biomass heated system to be extended into the cottage.
POSTCODE PO36 ONT
VIEWINGS All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the joint selling agents.
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