NOT only is Knighton Farm Cottage in the heart of stunning Newchurch countryside, it comes with its own fair chunk of it too.

No less than 1.5 acres of verdant gardens wrap around this historic Grade II-listed country cottage, giving a keen gardener the chance to indulge their passion.

Those who prefer to sit and relax in the great outdoors will be delighted to know a swimming pool sits to the rear of the home with an adjoining sun terrace. Happy days.

The cottage itself is thought to date back to 1694 and has been sympathetically restored by the owners to retain many of the original features which make it so special.

These include the flag-stoned entrance porch, exposed beams, an attractive herringbone hearth fireplace (with log burner) in the lounge, partially vaulted ceilings in the spacious galley-style kitchen and a wonderful inglenook fireplace, complete with its original bread oven, in the dining room.

All four of the double bedrooms (set out over the first and second floors) have their own distinctive character, while enjoying different views over the gardens and countryside beyond.

Contemporary touches have been introduced to the cottage, such as the downstairs shower room, as well as the luxurious en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom.

An extra bonus at this idyllic home is the oak-clad 37ft barn in the grounds. This was added by the current owners and houses a small business run from home, but it provides a wealth of opportunities to the new occupier, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

There is also a generous gravelled parking area at the front of the cottage for several vehicles.

Knighton Farm Cottage is on the market with Fine and Country estate agents for £650,000. Call 01983 520000 to view.