Rookwood, Drewsteignton £330,000

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  • A pretty character cottage in a village setting
  • Terrace at the front
  • Walled rear garden
  • Bath/shower room
  • Sitting room with granite open fireplace
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Laundry/boiler room
  • Two good double bedrooms
  • Upstairs w.c.
  • Oil fired central heating

Rookwood Cottage is a charming Grade II Listed cottage which is well proportioned with a spacious sitting room and a large stone fireplace, a modern kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms, a w.c. and a bathroom. It benefits from a paved south facing front terrace to sit on and a spacious rear patio garden with a western aspect for the evening sun. The cottage has been a most successful holiday let, renting for in excess of 40 weeks some years. It is well presented and the sitting room and both bedrooms face due south. Fowlers strongly recommend viewing Rookwood Cottage.



The property is located just a short level walk across the churchyard from the village square with its pub, restaurant and post office/village store. It is in a quiet setting, slightly elevated above the lane and south facing. Drewsteignton has a lively community of all age groups, an active parish church, a village shop with a post office, a good pub in the village, another by the river and a superb restaurant. There is a village bus service and primary and senior school buses. The village is surrounded by countryside and riverside walks and the A30 dual carriageway is only about 4 miles away with Exeter being about 15 miles.

Front entrance

A granite wall with a white gate leads to a paved terrace which is south facing. There is space on the terrace for a table and chairs and on the wall of the house there is a climbing rose and in a raised planter there are flowering shrubs plus there is space for pots. A carriage lamp is adjacent to the part multi paned front door.

Entrance hall - 6' 10'' x 6' 9'' (2.08m x 2.06m)

This is a bright hallway with a wall light point, latched doors to the sitting room and to the bathroom and an oak shelf framed by a timber upright. Single panel radiator.


The bathroom has a white pressed steel bath with a painted timber side panel, tiled splashbacks to ceiling height and an adjacent pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and a mirror and shaver/light above. There is a low level w.c. with a concealed cistern and adjacent to this is a glass door to the fully tiled shower cubicle which has a Mira Sport electric shower unit and an extractor fan. There is a recessed display shelf, a wall light point, a plumbed heated towel rail and the floor is laid to vinyl.

Sitting room - 15' 5'' x 15' 1'' (4.70m x 4.59m) maximum

This is a spacious south facing room with great character and two deep windows with tiled sills and a window seat each. Spanning the room is a large original structural beam and to one side of the room is a former timber door frame and display recess which is adjacent to the big granite fireplace which has a raised granite hearth, a bread oven and a metal fire hood to the open chimney. The room also has one painted match boarded wall, ample power points, four wall light points and a double panel radiator. An opening leads to the staircase to the first floor and a panelled door leads to the kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/dining room - 11' 8'' x 9' 6'' (3.55m x 2.89m)

This smart kitchen has a tiled floor and a range of built in cream fronted base and wall cabinets with roll top stone effect work surfaces incorporating an electric four ring halogen hob with a double oven beneath and an extractor hood/light above, work top lighting and a 11/2 bowl stainless steel single drainer sink. There is space for a fridge/freezer and a half size dishwasher. The splashbacks are tiled as is the window seat beneath the broad multi paned window which looks out to the rear garden. There is a double panel radiator, a row of LED spotlights above the sink and a pendant light above the area used for dining. A multi paned part panelled door leads out to the paved garden and there is a hinged cupboard wall mounted which conceals the circuit breakers. A latched door leads to the boiler room/laundry. Double panel radiator.

Boiler room/laundry

This has a tiled floor, plumbing for an automatic washing machine/dryer and the Grant floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler and timer.

First floor landing

The staircase rises from the sitting room to a carpeted landing which has a pine balustrade and handrails and a single panel radiator. Latched doors lead to both bedrooms and to a w.c. There is a small hatch which leads to the loft void.


Fitted with a low level w.c. with a recessed cistern and there is a wall light point.

Bedroom 1 - 16' 4'' x 11' 7'' (4.97m x 3.53m) maximum

A south facing double room with a multi paned window above a sill and window seat, two wall light points, a double panel radiator, a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and a mirror and shaver/light above and a double panel radiator. There is a built in low shelved double cupboard and also an arched display recess.

Bedroom 2 - 10' 0'' x 10' 7'' (3.05m x 3.22m)

A south facing bedroom with a multi paned window set above a broad hardwood plinth. There is a fitted pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splashback, mirror and shaver/light above and there are two wall light points, a T.V. point and a double panel radiator.


Rear garden - 18' 7'' x 20' 2'' (5.66m x 6.14m)

The garden is walled and paved with a central pavier patter for a table and a gate to the rear which leads to a pedestrian right of way. Within the garden, which is west facing for the evening sun, there are stone raised planters with a herb garden and shrubs and there is also a wooden firewood store and a fence and trellis concealing the oil tank and bins. Built into the retaining walls for the planters there are three halogen garden lights for exterior lighting effect.


Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Council tax

Currently business rates as the property is let for more than 19 weeks per year.

Note :

Rookwood Cottage is a most successful holiday letting cottage, renting for in excess of 40 weeks most years. The cottage will be sold with its domain names and intellectual property rights.


From Fowlers turn right and leave the Square into Southcombe Street which becomes Lower Street and which leaves the town past the primary school and fire station. Drive to the crossroads with the A382 at Easton Cross and turn left. Pass the Mill End Hotel and take the next right at Sandy Park. This lane will take you past the entrance to Castle Drogo and leads into Drewsteignton village but just before the left bend which rises into the village square take the right turn to Fingle Bridge and just along this lane is parking alongside the churchyard wall. Park here and walk along the lane to the next left turn and you will see Rookwood Cottage facing you.

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Name Location Type Distance
Drewsteignton EX6 6QX
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000231
Jayne Woof
Fowlers Estate Agents
  01647 433595