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3 bedroom house for sale in Lower Dean, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon, EX12

Guide price £485,000

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A charming attached Grade II Listed cottage with a detached one-bedroom annexe, beautifully presented accommodation and attractive garden.

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  • Private Parking

A charming attached Grade II Listed cottage with a detached one-bedroom annexe, beautifully presented accommodation and attractive garden.

The Property.
Rookeries is a particularly attractive Grade II Listed cottage which has origins dating back to the 16th century and was reputed to have once been a surgery, with the dispensary hatch still in evidence in the kitchen. It is of traditional construction with principally painted stone elevations under a thatched roof (the front and ridge replaced about 18 months ago) and has beautifully presented accommodation which retains a wealth of period character. Features include a number of exposed timbers and beams, window seats and a superb inglenook in the sitting room which has heavy Beerstone jambs and a moulded lintel.

The property sits front on to the lane with a gate leading into the garden which lies to the side and rear. This has been very well landscaped and has a variety of terraces, seating areas and profusely stocked borders. There is also a gate that gives direct access onto the Berry Cliff/Coastal footpath. Within the garden is the detached, stone and tiled annexe which is a useful building which could serve a variety of uses such as overflow accommodation, holiday cottage/income generator or home office. This has a vaulted bed/sitting room, small kitchenette and shower, and cloakroom. A little further down the lane is a parking space for one vehicle.

Rookeries is situated on a small country lane on the fringes of the picturesque and highly desirable village of Branscombe, just over a mile and a half from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline at Branscombe Mouth and Lyme Bay, and about 3/4 mile walk from the beach at Littlecombe Shoot. There are many delightful walks in the immediate vicinity including the South West Peninsular Coastal Path where there are magnificent views over this dramatic stretch of coastline.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with much of the surrounding land owned by the National Trust, the village has an active community and range of facilities which include a village hall, ancient Parish Church of St Winifred's, two popular public houses (the Fountain Head is just across lane), an old forge and primary school.
The premier coastal resort of Sidmouth is approximately 5 miles along the coastline and has a beautiful Regency front and esplanade and a good range of shopping facilities including an out of town Waitrose. Honiton is approximately 9.5 miles away and has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo).

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