Knowstone, South Molton


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An individual and attractively situated traditional barn with the benefit of full planning consent for conversion to residential use and occupying a rural edge of village position.


The property is situated just a few miles from the breathtaking Exmoor National park, on the edge of the quiet village of Knowstone which offers a local gourmet pub, The Masons Arms; a Michelin Star rated Inn and restaurant.

Nearby, East Anstey and Rackenford provide primary school education with a secondary school at South Molton, Blundell's at Tiverton and West Buckland offering independent schooling.

Tiverton, South Molton and Dulverton all offer good day to day facilities and other amenities. The North Devon coast with its sandy beaches, are within easy reach.

The Cathedral city of Exeter has all the amenities associated with its size. Exeter and Bristol International airports are within a reasonable drive.


East Hill Farm comprises of two detached traditional barns, Lower and Higher Barn, each with full planning consent for conversion to residential use. The approved plans provide for the conversion of each building to create highly individual and spacious family homes set in an attractive and accessible location. Each barn occupies a slightly elevated position with attractive rural views and are set within good sized plots. The barns are available together or separately.

LOWER BARN - Guide Price £275,000

This is a detached traditional barn of part stone, cob, brick and block construction with part rendered elevations beneath a GI roof and comprises of the former parlour, with two adjoining stores. Adjoining to the rear is a single storey extension of similar construction.

The approved plans provide for the conversion of the building to provide a two storey dwelling with the following accommodation:

The Ground Floor

Entrance hall with stairs rising to first floor. Cloakroom, kitchen, open plan living area with dining and sitting areas and separate drawing room/study.

The First Floor

Landing with master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Three further bedrooms; (one double with en-suite shower room and two single bedrooms). Family bathroom.

The barn is set within an exceptionally large plot, over of an acre, providing significant opportunities for the creation of attractive gardens and amenity areas to compliment the residential enjoyment of the property. Situated within the curtilage is a four bay steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roof covered yard 18.24 x 8.74m, suitable for garaging, stabling and general storage. From the barn and gardens, outstanding views may be enjoyed across the adjoining unspoiled countryside.

HIGHER BARN - Guide Price £275,000

This is an attractive traditional barn, occupying an elevated position within the plot and constructed principally of stone, although with some cob beneath a GI roof. The building comprises of a former thrashing barn and roundhouse adjoining to the rear. To the front of the building is a former engine house.

The approved plans provide for the conversion of the building to create a spacious and imaginative split level family home comprising of the following accommodation:-

The Ground Floor

Open plan living area comprising of the kitchen and sitting/dining area with stairs rising to the first floor. Separate drawing room, cloakroom, and master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Rear entrance lobby.

The First Floor

Galleried landing with three further bedrooms; one double with ensuite shower room and two single bedrooms and further family bathroom.

The barn is set within a good sized plot with the potential to create attractive gardens to compliment the residential enjoyment of the property, together with the construction of a two bay double garage, which forms part of the existing consent. From the property, attractive views may be enjoyed across the surrounding countryside.


Strictly by prior appointment via the agents, Stags, on 01884 235705.


Independent mains water and electricity supplies have been brought to the curtilage of each plot. Foul drainage will be to separate new private systems to be constructed in accordance with Environment Agency approval and at the purchaser's expense.


Approaching Knowstone from the A361 continue to the village and upon reaching the T junction opposite the thatched cottages turn left. Continue a short distance taking the first left and then immediately right into East Hill Farm.


Full planning consent was granted by North Devon Council (ref no: 65094) on 1st March 2019, subject to conditions.

Copies of the approved plans, together with all relevant supporting documentation, is available to view either on North Devon's planning portal.

Arrange viewing 01884 798526

Stags - Tiverton

19 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA

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