Stony Knaps, Winsham, Chard

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A charming detached period cottage with large garage/workshop, beautiful gardens and separate field occupying a peaceful country setting on the Dorset border.


Stoney Knapps is a charming detached period cottage with a large attached garage/workshop set in large gardens and also with a separate field, in a lovely peaceful country setting on the Dorset/Somerset border. It is believed to date back over 200 years and was formerly thatched, having main walls of solid stone, flint and brick under a slate roof. The garage/workshop the former forge - has matching elevations.

The cottage enjoys far-reaching views over adjacent fields as far as The Mendips and conical Beacon Hill. The numerus character features, typical of its period, include exposed beams, window seats and cottage doors.

Under the current ownership the property has been subject to extensive refurbishment to include reroofing, new kitchen with solid wood painted units, oak worktops and quarry tiled floor, new Woodwarm wood burner in living room, relocated bathroom featuring a freestanding rolltop bath and overhauling of the workshop to include new doors, a hardwood window, and new roofing, and new concrete floor together with a new oak-framed carport. In addition , extensive work has been carried out to the gardens and the separate field.


Ground floor Brick pillared porch featuring Crittall French doors, reception hall, living room with , separate dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, lean-to conservatory, wet room.

First floor Landing, 3 main bedrooms, 4th bedroom/office with bunk bed, bathroom, large roof space (part-boarded and with insulation).


Stoney Knapps is set in a plot of about of an acre and the separate opposite field extends to about of an acre.

There is a driveway and parking area leading to the oak-framed tandem length carport.

The substantial attached garage/workshop with open fronted store/boiler room/utility is a significant feature of the property. It offers excellent potential for a whole range of uses (including conversion to provide additional accommodation or an annexe etc.).

The gardens are a further lovely feature. The front garden has box hedging, is very sheltered and enjoys lovely views. The rear garden enjoys a secret area and a whole number of raised organic beds and greenhouse, again, enjoying the wonderful views.

A separate field located opposite is a great feature and tremendous work has been undertaken, bringing it up to a very good standard. Best described as a forest garden and a nature lover s paradise, includes a large vegetable garden with fruit cage, a whole variety of fine trees and shrubs, including a line of mature trees, including a fine ash tree and a lime tree with exit pathways. At the top end a seating area (ideal for a shepherd s hut) enjoys wonderful extensive views. This field will appeal to buyers for a whole number of reasons ie cultivation of vegetables and fruits, wildlife and possibly a shepherd s hut.


The cottage occupies a lovely semi-rural, peaceful location in a small country lane, adjoining beautiful countryside on the Dorset/Somerset/Devon borders. Local facilities include a garage/petrol station, church and there is a public house at nearby Laymore. An award winning village shop can be found within walking distance in the village of Thorncombe.

The immediate area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and there are numerous wonderful walking opportunities right on the doorstep. Although in a country setting, it is far from isolated, being within only a few miles from Winsham, Thornecombe, Drimpton and Broadwindsor, which all offer good local amenities. The towns of Chard, Crewkerne and Axminster (the latter two have mainline rail services), Yeovil, Beaminster, Bridport, Lyme Regis and the beautiful World Heritage coastline are all within easy driving distance.


Mains electricity and water. Oil-fired central heating. Septic tank drainage. Private well.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport.


From Bridport proceed to Broadwindsor and on reaching the centre turn left, signed Birdsmoorgate. At the Birdsmoorgate crossroads turn right and continue for about 2 miles, going through Blackdown and into Kittwhistle. On passing the garage/petrol station take the 1st left and left again. Stoney Knapps is on the lane on the right after about 1/5 mile or so.

01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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