A unique and charming cottage, boasting an idyllic location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The cottage was originally a one up one down cottage built in the 1600’s, but the cottage was completely remodeled and added to in the 1930’s and further extended in the 1980’s. Over the last thirty years the current owners have undergone a sympathetic program of extension, renovations and improvements. The result is superb; the property is now a wonderful home that exudes a level of elegance and style rarely seen these days.
‘Brookside Cottage’ sits within a level plot of half an acre with a stream running the whole length, the gardens are established and thoughtfully landscaped to enjoy the extremely sunny orientation which is predominantly south and west. The outbuildings provide plenty of storage, parking and convenience.
The property is fully double glazed throughout, oil fired central heating. Main electricity and water are supplied. (The water is assessed on rateable value currently £305.16 per annum). Septic tank drainage. Council Tax Band E.
Notably for a property of this type, ‘Brookside Cottage’ is not listed.
‘Brookside Cottage’ enjoys a rural setting within a friendly valley community on the edge of Woodbury Common, nestling within some of East Devon’s most stunning countryside. Located between the Regency coastal towns of Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, the property is only 5 miles from the coast. Nearby is the highly desirable village of Colaton Raleigh, which has retained a wealth of charm and benefits from immediate facilities that include a well-stocked shop, a popular inn and notable church with its 15th century tower.
Within the village are clubs and societies that cover a broad range of interests, pursuits and activities. Woodbury Common, which has several hundred acres of open countryside, is ideal for horse riding, whilst the Otter Estuary offers beautiful walks all the way along to the scenic coastal path. Both have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have an abundance of wildlife to explore. There is ample opportunity for all types of water sports and fishing along the coast, whilst the renowned golf clubs of East Devon, Woodbury and Sidmouth are all within easy reach.
Property ref: 121_1203_4839488
The front door leads to a generously sized lobby with a double aspect and ample storage.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
A classic Farmhouse style kitchen with an oil fired Aga as its focal point; fully tiled floor throughout; double Belfast sink; built in fridge; range of painted pine base and wall units; larder cupboard with light; under stair cupboard with light; under The room enjoys a double aspect and particularly fine views to the rear.
With space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher; four ring ceramic hob inset to worksurface; ample storage; Georgian style drying rack; door to outside and rear decking area.
With low level WC; wash hand basin with cupboards under; extractor fan.
An elegant room, very much in keeping with the Georgian style, enjoys another double aspect providing fine views. The Adams inspired plaster fireplace is a charming focal point the useful electric convector fire is edged with brass with a marble surround. Ornate coving throughout, with double doors to both the drawing room and the…
A lovely space with superb views over the gardens and doors out to the patio terrace. Fully double glazed and usable all year round.
A light and spacious room with a south west double aspect and fine views of the gardens; a stunning minster stone fireplace serves as a focal point. French doors lead to the patio terrace and rear garden.
Stairs lead to the first floor landing ..
A south west double aspect with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the gardens. There is a dressing area complete with a range of built in wardrobes.
With large bath, low level W.C and wash hand basin inset to vanity unit with storage under.
Another double aspect with fine views to the rear.
En-Suite Bathroom Two
A Victorian style suite with bath and mixer tap with shower over; pedestal wash hand basin; low level WC.
With southerly views to the front and a built in corner wardrobe.
Bedroom Four / Study
With southerly views to the front and built in wardrobe.
Fully tiled; curved shower cubicle with Grohe drench head and traditional shower fittings; wash hand basin with mixer tap; low level WC.
The level, landscaped gardens are stocked with a variety of trees and shrubs which provide colour throughout the year. The terraced barbecue area provides a sunny orientation, whilst the decked area at the rear sits above the stream enjoying the most wonderful sunsets and views. There is a less formal area of garden with several fruit trees and an established vegetable patch. Further notable assets include a log store, shed and greenhouse.
Garage & Outbuildings
The property is approached by a peaceful, country lane which used to be an old coach road. The resin bonded driveway provides parking for two vehicles and leads directly to the large garage with two individual up and over doors. The garage has been beautifully designed to resemble a barn and is most in keeping with the character of the cottage. There is ample storage and the pitched roof provides a useful area as a games room. To the side of the garage is a workshop and a garden machinery store, for any pony enthusiast this area could easily be converted into a stable. There is also a carport which provides further storage / parking for a larger vehicle.