Church Street, Puncknowle

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Bedrooms: 4
A substantial and impressive detached converted barn in a sought after, beautiful Bride Valley village close to the Jurassic Coast.


Knapp Barn is a large and very impressive detached converted barn, pleasantly located in the peaceful and sought after village of Puncknowle within the beautiful Bride Valley and just back from the Jurassic Coast. It was originally the granary barn forming part of the former Greystones Farm and was converted to a very high standard in 2004. The barn has main walls of solid stone under a slate roof and is Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance. It offers extensive, spacious, well proportioned and well presented accommodation with numerous bespoke design/character features including a stunning full height solid oak window, stone window slits, brick and beam fireplace with multi-fuel stove, cottage doors and on the first floor, vaulted ceilings with exposed A-frames. Oil fired central heating together with a security alarm system and there are newly fitted carpets, curtains and blinds.

The focal point of the property is the central hall/living room with stone flooring and which takes in the former carriage arch and features a stunning, double height, south facing window which goes up to the galleried landing. Off here, is a delightful and cosy sitting room/snug with wood burner stove. On the other side, is a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with solid lined oak fitted units and ceramic tiled flooring leading to a formal dining room with French doors to the main courtyard. There is also a very useful utility/cloakroom. On the first floor, the big feature is the magnificent galleried landing and four bedrooms, all enjoying the vaulted beamed ceilings. The principal bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with an en-suite, two further bedrooms (or three bedrooms plus study- ideal for someone working from home) and the main bathroom.


The gravel driveway offers parking for 2/3 cars and double wooden five-bar gates lead to a parking/car port area with useful attic storage over.

On the east side is a small walled courtyard area ideal for enjoying the morning sun. The main easily maintained courtyard is located on the west side being sheltered, fully enclosed and laid to stone paving with a gate onto Church Street.


Knapp Barn occupies a very picturesque location within the heart of the village close to the church and Puncknowle Manor. Puncknowle is located in the beautiful Bride Valley. There is a thriving community and amenities include a thatched pub, church and village hall .The nearby village of Litton Cheney has a popular primary school and within only three miles are the coastal villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.

The village is a conservation area and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with lovely rolling countryside. There are numerous wonderful walks on the doorstep . The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast is very nearby at West Bexington with access to Chesil Beach and the South West Coast footpath (just 20 minutes' walk). The thriving historic town of Bridport is only about 6 miles (10 minutes' drive) with excellent amenities, a twice weekly market and leisure centre with pool. The area has many excellent restaurants , eateries and facilities and is host to many outdoor leisure activities . The larger centres of Dorchester and Weymouth are also very nearby with mainline rail services to London.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating (new condensing Worcester boiler installed in September 2022). Excellent broadband speeds.

Council tax band F.


Strictly by appointment with Stags, Bridport.


From Bridport, take the B3157 coastal road towards Weymouth. Proceed through Burton Bradstock onto Swyre. At Swyre turn left signed Puncknowle . Drive into Puncknowle village and Knapp Barn will be found on the left (just before the bus stop and the church).


Martin Bowen-Ashwin (Associate Partner at Stags, Bridport) has lived in Puncknowle for over 29 years and would be delighted to provide a personal background on the Village and local facilities etc. Please phone the office or email

01308 301006

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