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Property Details

5 bedrooms
Knowle Close, Ashburton
Recently Sold
  • Hall
  • Two Large Reception Rooms
  • Study
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Laundry
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Shower Room
  • Double Garage
  • Landscaped Gardens
Located in one of Ashburton’s most desirable areas, VICARAGE BENCH occupies a fine situation about a mile from the town. Surrounded by picturesque countryside and views of the moor, it also enjoys excellent access to the region’s two cities of Plymouth and Exeter via the A38 Expressway.

Ashburton has an excellent range of shops, cafes and amenities and can be reached on foot via the track that goes up over Bowden Hill. The larger towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot are each around a twenty minute drive.

The spectacular landscape of Dartmoor, which can be clearly seen from most rooms, is just a few minutes car journey.

VICARAGE BENCH was built in the 1950’s and has been enlarged and remodelled over the years to provide a spacious family home.

The views are quite exceptional, and all the rooms are light and nicely balanced, with several enjoying direct access to the garden and outdoor seating areas.

The gardens have been superbly landscaped with plenty to interest the keenest of gardeners and are complemented by a large modern double garage and well surfaced driveway, with gated entrance and extensive parking.
Reception Hall
Amtico oak finish flooring. Coving. Coats storage cupboard. Door to
Living Room
19’11” x 13’10” French doors to decked outdoor area and with lovely views of the moor. Fireplace with Living Flame gas fire, ornate wood surround and marble inserts and hearth. Picture rail. Four wall light points. Two radiators. TV point. Pair of glazed doors to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
21’8” x 10’8” with large “wall of windows” on two sides taking in exceptional views of countryside and moors. French doors to decked outdoor area. Amtico oak finish flooring. Range of Shaker-style units with polished granite worktops. Two-bowl stainless steel sink with brushed chrome mixer tap and granite drainer. Integrated tall larder fridge with freezer compartment. Integrated dishwasher. Soft-closing pan and larder drawers. Electric oven with stainless steel filter hood. Halogen spotlights. TV point. Two radiators. Door to hall.
Lower Ground Floor
Inner Hall
with two useful storage cupboards. Radiator.
Second Living Room
20’2” into bay x 13’ with lovely curved bay window with views and French doors to the garden terrace. Minster-style fireplace with gas fired wood effect stove on marble hearth. Radiator. Picture rail. TV point.

Guest Bedroom (5)
12’6” x 12’5” with full length corner windows and French doors opening directly onto the garden. Medium wood finish laminate flooring. Side window. Radiator.
Shower Room
with white suite of overhead power shower with glazed enclosure, pedestal wash basin and wc. Part tiled walls. Window with blind. Radiator. Extractor. Striplight/shaver socket.
Stairs from the Inner Hall down to
Laundry Room
9’7” x 8’ with wall and floor storage cupboards. FRANKE white enamelled sink. Plumbing for washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. Window. Access to excellent underhouse storage areas. Door to
11’7” x 9’8” with telephone point. Radiator. Wall uplighters. Windows and French doors to the outside, with moorland views.
First Floor
Spacious Landing
with ample space for sofa or items of furniture. Lantern glazed roof window providing excellent natural light. Radiator. Airing cupboard.
Bedroom 1
20’1” into bay x 13’ with lovely curved bay window and with very good views of the countryside and moors. Double wardrobe. TV point. Curved radiator beneath bay window. Door to
En-Suite Bathroom
with white suite of bath with handheld mixer shower and wood side panel, pedestal wash basin and wc. Amtico oak finish flooring. Radiator. Light over basin. Partly tiled walls. Window with blind. Extractor.
Bedroom 2
14’5” x 9’5” with side window and Velux roof window. Radiator. Pedestal wash basin with striplight/shaver socket over.
Bedroom 3
12’7” x 9’ with corner window to rear aspect and side window. Radiator.
Bedroom 4
12’6” x 8’8” with corner window overlooking the front gardens and with open views beyond. Radiator. TV point.
Family Bathroom
with white suite of bath with handheld mixer shower, wood side panels, separate shower with glazed enclosure, pedestal wash basin and wc. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Partly tiled walls. Spotlights. Window with blind. Extractor.
The gardens surround the house on all sides and provide a private, well screened setting. They have been thoughtfully landscaped to provide level areas of lawn suitable for children, and with decorative, well stocked shaped shrubbery beds. There are various vantage seating points from which to enjoy the lovely open views, and the garden contains numerous mature plants and trees.

There is a summerhouse located on the far side of the garden, together with an area with raised growing beds, greenhouse, shed and pergola leading to the patio terrace.

Outside store housing gas boiler.

Double Garage
19'6" x 18' with electric remote entry door. Power and light connected. Side door to drive.

Gated driveway with ample parking to front of the garage and additional parking area along Bowden Hill with pedestrian access to the main entrance.
Take the Pear Tree exit off the A38 Expressway for Ashburton and the road signposted for Holne. After about a third of a mile, turn right into Bowden Hill and follow the road around, bearing right into Knowle Close where the drive leading to Vicarage Bench will be seen ahead.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.