Knowle Lane, Chard, Somerset

Offers Over £1,100,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Knowle Lane, Chard, Somerset


A well-presented and maintained Grade II Listed country house with attached 2 bedroom cottage, together with sizeable outbuildings, gardens and grounds extending to just under 2 acres, with excellent home and income potential and lying within a beautiful but accessible country location,

Manor Farm is a highly attractive Grade II Listed country house which provides an enviable opportunity for a sizeable country house with flexible accommodation and outbuildings with further potential. The attached 2 bedroom Cottage, currently let on a six month shorthold tenancy provides an ongoing income, but would clearly suit additional or extended family, as well as holiday letting etc.,. The main house accommodation offers a wealth of character and style, including stone mullion windows to the front elevation and a carved ham stone fireplace. A recent summer lounge extension to the rear offers a contemporary style space leading directly from the kitchen. Further potential exists with current planning permissions for conversion of the store room to an annexe, as well as swimming pool with pool house and solar panels and a bio mass boiler. South Somerset District Council Ref: 14/02513. We recommend an internal inspection to fully appreciate the authentic character, as well as the stunning rural, but accessible location of this attractive home.

Double Entrance doors lead to Garden/Boot Room with double glazed windows with open rear aspect, exposed roof timbers and double glazed roof window, floor mounted oil fired boiler.

Utility Room with built in base and wall mounted cupboards, work surface, large stainless steel sink unit and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine, further appliance space and double glazed window.

Hallway with central heating radiator, two separate staircases.

Cloakroom with low level wc, wash hand basin set into vanity surface with cupboard under, tiled splashbacks, central heating radiator, window and exposed roof timbers.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room, a farmhouse style with a flagged floor, fitted units comprising: wood edged tiled working surfaces with tiled splashbacks, wood fronted base and wall mounted cupboards, single drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for dishwasher, central island unit with slot-in Range cooker, walk-in larder with shelving, central heating radiator and exposed beams, connecting arch to

Summer Lounge a bright open room forming a modern extension from the house with full height ceiling, double glazed roof windows and bi-folding doors opening onto the patio, further large double glazed windows to the end, exposed stonework and central heating radiator.

Dining Room with inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove and large beam over, beamed ceiling, mullion window with front aspect and central heating radiator, connecting door to

Front Hall with tiled floor, central heating radiator and large door for front access.

Drawing Room, large mullion bay window with outlook to the front, attractive period stone fireplace with brick hearth and stone surround with inset wood burning stove, exposed period timber panelling and central heating radiator.

First Floor Landing with central heating radiator.

Cloakroom providing low level wc and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 1 with stone mullion bay window with outlook to the front and large window seat with storage under, range of built in wardrobes and shelving, central heating radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom with suite comprising: low level wc, bidet, twin wash hand basins set into vanity surface with storage under, panelled bath with tiled splashback surrounding, separate tiled and enclosed shower, window with rear aspect and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 2, window with front aspect, central heating radiator, walk-in wardrobe.

En-Suite (Jack & Jill) with modern white suite comprising: low level wc, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard under, panelled bath, enclosed shower cubicle, tiled floor, window, exposed beam.

Study/Bedroom 6, exposed beams, central heating radiator, connecting back staircase to Ground Floor.

Bedroom 5 with built in cupboard, double glazed window, exposed beam, half glazed door with Juliet balcony to the Summer Lounge.

Second Floor Landing with central heating radiator and double glazed roof window.

Bedroom 3, window with side aspect, central heating radiator, built in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room with suite comprising: low level wc, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard under, tiled and enclosed shower, electric towel rail.

Bedroom 4, double glazed roof window, central heating radiator, built in eaves cupboards.


Hall with radiator.

Lounge with stone mullion window, wood burning stove and radiator.

Inner Hall with radiator.

Fitted Kitchen with built in cupboards and worktops, integral appliances including four ring electric hob and oven, walk-in larder and tiled floor, radiator and window.

Utility Room with wc, plumbing for washing machine and floor mounted boiler, window.

First Floor Landing with two built in cupboards, radiator, loft hatch and window.

Bedroom 1 with outlook to the front, window, radiator and built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 with outlook to the front with radiator and window.

Bathroom with suite comprising panelled bath, low level wc, wash hand basin and separate shower, radiator and window.

A driveway leads across the front of the property around to the side, passing a Single Garage with up and over door, the garage having stone and concrete block walls under a pitched slate roof. To the side of the property is a large concrete driveway continuing with lawn, gravelled areas providing hard standing and raised flower and shrub beds behind sleeper walls. The driveway then continues along a gravelled surface around to the rear of the house with parking for numerous vehicles.

A large detached steel frame Barn lies to the side of the property providing a large open space, as well as secured internal storage with one bay providing a single storey block wall storage space with three separate areas and power and light connected. A further stone Barn provides further storage and potential for a number of uses with adjoining lean-to, subject to the necessary consent.

Initially the gardens run from the rear of the property providing paved and gravelled areas making excellent seating and entertaining space, former Workshop with large folding doors beyond to open space providing storage, workshop space or hobbies with connecting door to the Games Room also with double doors opening onto the garden with power and light connected to both. Beyond this is a mainly lawned garden with inset trees, shrubs, greenhouse with an open aspect across the adjoining countryside. At the top of the garden is a wildlife pond and summer house, providing the perfect spot to sit and take it all in!


The property lies in a highly convenient, but attractive country location, 'tucked away' in a secluded valley. The nearby town of Ilminster lies approximately 3 miles distant with amenities including a range of shops, supermarket, schools, churches, banks, inn and doctors' surgeries. The junction with the A303 is approximately 3.5 miles with Taunton and Junction 25 of the M5, 13 miles, opening up road links to the north etc.,. Railway stations can be found at Yeovil and Crewkerne for access to London (Waterloo) with Taunton main line station serving London (Paddington). The Jurassic Coast lies to the south of the property with Lyme Regis being approximately 15 miles and therefore easy access can be afforded to this popular south coast resort and the world heritage coast line. Surrounding the property and within the general area are quiet country lanes with footpaths and bridleways offering many excellent walking and cycling routes, including the local national cycle path route between Ilminster and Chard.

Services: electric, water and private drainage, oil fired central heating.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: Manor Farm: G; Manor House: D

Webbers Property Services Ltd (WPSLtd) refer buyers and vendor clients to Together Financial Solutions, please be aware that should you decide to use this service (WPSLtd) will receive an average referral fee of £265 from them on legal completion. (WPSLtd) may also provide a conveyancing quotation via Law Firm Services (LFS) in conjunction with a local law firm, should you decide to use this service (WPSLtd) will receive a referral fee of £150 on legal completion. This fee is taken for recommending their services and to cover the on-line transaction management service provided by (LFS).


Drawing Room 19'9" (6.02m) into bay x 15'7" (4.75m).

Dining Room 17'6" x 11'8" (5.33m x 3.56m).


Garden/Boot Room 26' x 7'8" (7.92m x 2.34m).

Utility Room 11'7" x 9'5" (3.53m x 2.87m).

Games Room 26'11" x 12'5" (8.2m x 3.78m).

Store 19'3" x 13'2" (5.87m x 4.01m).

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 20'9" x 17'1" (6.32m x 5.2m).


Summer Lounge 20'9" x 12'11" (6.32m x 3.94m).

Manor Farm Cottage Conservatory 16'3" x 8'7" (4.95m x 2.62m).

Manor Farm Cottage Kitchen 11'10" x 11'3" (3.6m x 3.43m).

Manor Farm Cottage Reception Room 16'5" max x 15' max (5m max x 4.57m max).

Manor Farm Cottage Cloakroom


Bedroom 1 16'4" x 16' (4.98m x 4.88m).

Ensuite Bathroom


Bedroom 2 17'8" (5.38m) max x 12'1" (3.68m) min.

Jack and Jill Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom 5 15'5" max x 10' (4.7m max x 3.05m).

Study/Bedroom 6

Manor Farm Cottage Bedroom 1 16' x 13'4" (4.88m x 4.06m).

Manor Farm Cottage Bedroom 2 13'6" x 11'3" (4.11m x 3.43m).

Manor Farm Cottage Bathroom


Bedroom 4 17'5" max x 16' max (5.3m max x 4.88m max).

Bedroom 3 18'11" max x 14'2" (5.77m max x 4.32m).

Ensuite Shower Room

From the M5, Junction 25, take the A358 in an easterly direction towards Ilminster. Once at the junction with the A303, take the fourth exit continuing on the A358 towards Chard. Continue through the village of Donyatt and beyond and just after passing Hornsbury Mill on the right, turn left into Knowle Lane. Continue down the lane where after approximately 0.5 mile the property will be found on the left hand side.

Property Features

  • Grade II Listed Period Country Home
  • 2 Bedroom Self-Contained Cottage
  • In All, Just Under 2 Acres
  • Outbuildings with Further Potential
  • Highly Accessible, A303, 3.5 Miles, Ilminster, 3 Miles



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