Lower Knighton Farm, Lower Knighton

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Bedrooms: 5
DESCRIPTION A delightful period farmhouse including a separate detached cottage, a range of outbuildings, a large partly converted tythe barn, stables, paddocks and woodland all set within wonderful gardens and grounds, in total extending to about 7 acres.

SITUATION Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and situated at the end of the lane adjacent to the Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve, the property occupies an attractive rural location, yet retains easy access to Ryde, Newport and mainland ferry links.

LOWER KNIGHTON FARM Lower Knighton Farm, in part is believed to date back to 1742, and has been sympathetically modernised over the years. The property is accessed via a tree lined driveway which leads to the main house.

HOUSE The farmhouse, which has a date stone of 1742, enjoys a number of period features.

There are two main doors into the farm house, either the formal front entrance which enjoys a pillared porch or via the south facing

courtyard. From the main entrance (south) you enter the reception hall with flagstone flooring, a stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove and staircase to the first floor with coats and cupboards beneath. The hall leads onto the downstairs w/c and drawing room which is a nicely proportioned room with views over the front garden, oak flooring and a fine stone fireplace with woodburning stove. From the

reception hall, there is a beautiful oak panelled room with an extensive range of bespoke built in cupboards, limestone flooring, fireplace

housing wood burning stove. There is also a separate large dining room with flagstone floor and wood burning stove. On the other side of the house, you go into the utility room which benefits from built cupboards, twin sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Oil fired Grant boiler with cupboard housing a direct hot water cylinder. The next room is a large inner hallway with sky lantern where there is a separate pantry with space for additional freezer/fridges and a larder cupboard with built-in store. From the pantry area there is light, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with views over the courtyard and access to the indoor pool area. Fitted with a good range of bespoke solid timber shaker style units with Granite worksurfaces and twin bowl ceramic sink. Integral Bosch dishwasher, electric fouroven Aga with a six-ring calor gas hob and extractor above. Space for American style fridge freezer. Tiled flooring and wall mounted television point. There is also access to the indoor pool room. A 10m indoor pool housed within an impressive pool house, with exposed stone walls and a pitched timber framed roof, and an extensive Limestone surround incorporating a large seating area with bi-fold doors across the southern elevation opening to a courtyard garden. The pool house has a Grant oil fired boiler, filter and Heatstar

dehumidifying/heat exchanger. There is currently a plastic roof with automatic closing vents, with planning permission to replace

this with a living roof and a series of glass roof lights. There are two sets of staircases leading to the first and second floor.

On the first floor, there is a partially galleried landing with three principal bedrooms, all of a good size with views over the gardens and

with their own en-suite bath/shower rooms along with a good range of built-in cupboards, a craft room, family bathroom with bath, shower, W/C and heated towel rail. On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms with characterful sloping ceilings and exposed

beams. Approached by a separate staircase is a store room.

GRANARY COTTAGE Situated across from the main house is a cottage converted from a historic granary which incorporates a spacious living room with wood burning stove and garden views, a kitchen with a range of units and a conservatory overlooking the gardens. There is a ground floor bedroom/office with a mezzanine and a bathroom. The first floor provides a double bedroom and a large windows overlooking the gardens.

TYTHE BARN A wonderful and substantial period barn providing extensive workshop, storage and converted space all with further potential for conversion to alternative uses subject to the relevant consents. The ground floor comprises a well-appointed workshop area with work bench and a pedestrian door as well as double door adequate for vehicular access. The central part of the barn has a roller shutter door to the courtyard and is open to the original vaulted roof timbers, whilst to the western end of the barn is a further store area with steps leading to a first floor store area. The eastern end of the first floor comprises a partly converted room with a spacious open plan layout and vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers. French doors open to an external staircase and provide southerly views whilst there is also a wood burning stove, sink and a small shower room with shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

MODERN STABLE BLOCK A stunning, newly erected, stable block of brick/block construction with charcoal timber cladding. This building includes 4 internal boxes (15ft x 12ft) with seperate 8ft walkway and horse wash/solarium. The building benefits from an electric connection and could have potential

for a number of alternative uses (subject to the relevant consents).

CART SHED A useful, recently improved building which currently includes a store and w/c on the ground floor and a plastered and insulated area on the first floor.

MOBILE HOME A separate 2-3 bedroom mobile home nestled within the woodland to the south of the Property. The caravan has been used for storage purposes but could (subject to the relevant consents) make a wonderful holiday unit immersed within the woodland setting.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS The driveway is flanked by lawns with ponds on each side and leads to a courtyard between the house and barns. There is an attractive walled garden to the front of the house with brick paved paths and well-stocked borders, whilst to the east of the house, a larger walled garden incorporating a mature orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apple, greengage, pears and plum. To the south of the buildings is an impressive walled garden with block paved paths incorporating asparagus beds, vegetable garden and fruit cages with a range of fruits such as peaches, nectarines, damsons and pears. To the south there is a paddock with an array of trees planted by the current owners which attracts a variety of wildlife. There are a further range of outbuildings adjacent to the walled garden, including a potting shed/garden room. There are a number of internal squirrel trails within the grounds and gardens.

LAND AND WOODLAND Mixed open grassland and woodland extending to 5 acres. Divided into a number of paddocks, all enclosed by electric rail fencing fed by the mains.


SERVICES The property has a free mains water supply, (due to a historic agreement), private drainage system and oil-fired heating. Bottled Calor gas serves the hob.

METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

RIGHTS OF WAY There are no public rights of way crossing the property.

PLANNING/LISTED BUILDING The property is within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is Grade II Listed.

TENURE AND POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given of the whole upon completion of the sale.


FIXTURES AND FITTINGS BCM will supply a list of requests, identifying clearly which items are included within the sale, which are excluded, and which may be available by separate negotiation. This list is the sole arbiter of this regardless of whether items are referred to or photographed within these particulars.

VIEWINGS Viewings strictly by appointment with BCM.

SELLING AGENT BCM Isle of Wight office

Red Barn

Cheeks Farm

Merstone Lane


Isle of Wight

PO30 3DE

NB. These particulars are as at April 2022 and photos were taken April 2022.

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