4 bedroom detached house for saleBridford, Exeter, Devon, EX6
- Delightful period cottage
- Sitting & dining room
- Farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room
- Separate WC
- 4 bedrooms (master ensuite)
- Four-piece family bathroom
- Approx 6 acres of superb gardens & woodland
- Double garage & studio
- Ample parking
Believed to be built pre 1570s, Rookery Brook Cottage has been sympathetically updated to a high standard by its current owners. The generous accommodation begins with the entrance porchway via the original oak door through to sitting and dining rooms, both with gorgeous open fireplaces and slate flooring. A door leads through to the superb refurbished farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room with built-in appliances, Belfast sink, Aga and separate WC, with the conservatory completing the ground floor. Rising to the first floor, via the granite staircase, you will find the dual aspect master bedroom with a contemporary style ensuite shower room, a further three good sized bedrooms and four-piece family bathroom suite.
Rookery Brook Cottage is approached by a sweeping hand-cut granite driveway which bridges the private stream at each end. There is ample parking space to the front and side of the property where you will find the double garage with studio above providing a number of uses. A main feature of the gardens is the tumbling moorland stream that passes through via a number of picturesque waterfalls. The current owner has extensively renovated the gardens trimming back the woodland, creating a number of paths and seating areas. There is also a small level grassed area either side of the stream, greenhouse with power available and a well positioned decking area to the rear of the cottage. The property and gardens are south facing with stunning, far reaching views through the Teign Valley.
The near-by picturesque village of Bridford is situated in the Teign Valley, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. The village boasts a family friendly 17th century pub, shop and the beautiful St Thomas Becket Church. In the nearby village of Christow is a primary school, village shop, post office, Doctors' surgery, Community Centre with flood-lit tennis courts and a pub. Dartmoor is renowned for its spectacular scenery with granite Tors, heather-clad moorland, wooded valleys and meandering streams and rivers. There are many and varied opportunities for walking, riding and fishing, all situated nearby.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is just 9 miles away, providing excellent state and private schooling, together with the University and College. Within the city is Princesshay shopping centre with John Lewis and many other major high street names, a museum, theatres, Exeter City Football Cub & Exeter Chiefs premiership rugby and a David Lloyd sports centre. Rail links to London Paddington take just over 2 hours and Exeter Domestic and International airport is just 5 miles away.
On entering the village of Bridford from Pound Lane, continue until you see a turning for Christow on your left hand side before the Church. Take the turning and follow the road into the valley. You will see the brook on your right hand side. Continue along the road until you see Rookery Brook Cottage on your left hand side.
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