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Higher Burrowton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5
Guide price £535,000 | 3 bedrooms | 0.73 acres

Property features

• Rural surroundings of Broadclyst
• A fine detached characterful cottage
• Immaculately presented
• 3 Bedrooms
• A generous detached outbuilding
• Set in 0.72 of an acre

A characterful detached cottage with a generous outbuilding in small hamlet. 2 receptions, kitchen/dining room, utility, cloakroom, wet room, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom. Large outbuilding. 3/4 of acre. EPC Band F.
Red Roof Cottage enjoys a semi-rural location 1.5 miles from the centre of the sought after village of Broadclyst. Broadclyst has a strong community with village shop, pub, church, a well-regarded primary school as well as Clyst Vale Community College secondary school which incorporates a library, doctor's surgery and leisure centre. Both Killerton House and Ashclyst Forest, owned by the National Trust, are located nearby and offer wonderful recreational areas for riding, cycling and walking. The university and cathedral city of Exeter is about 6.5 miles and provides an extensive range of facilities befitting a centre of its importance, including excellent dining, shopping, theatre and sporting and recreational amenities.
Exeter has mainline railway stations to Waterloo and Paddington as well as an international airport (5 miles from the property) with daily flights to London. Just under 3 miles, at Whimple, is a railway station on the Waterloo line. The M5 motorway is approximately 5.5 miles.

Set in the small hamlet of Higher Burrowton, on the fringes of Broadclyst village, this characterful family home has been beautifully refurbished throughout by the current owners with striking features which include revealed beams, inglenook fireplace, farmhouse-style kitchen and, with a southerly orientation, creates a bright and welcoming country home. Although already of a very good size, there is certainly scope for enlargement if required (subject any necessary planning consents). The cottage is set in approximately three quarters of an acre with delightful gardens, a cobbled patio area, small paddock, kitchen garden and a generous outbuilding incorporating a double garage, workshops and an office.

A side entrance porch creates the perfect boot room, predominantly glazed, with an internal door into the wonderful farmhouse-style kitchen. This bright and spacious room is dual aspect with garden views and arranged with an array of matching base and wall units, a striking bespoke oak cooker surround with 'Red Roof Cottage' carved above, and is finished with a stone and timber floor. The kitchen has integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There are two Belfast sinks, one of which is cold water fed for food preparation. A useful utility room has a garden aspect window with a wall mounted boiler, space for appliances, an oak worktop with a Belfast sink, exposed timber flooring and a fireplace. The sitting room has a garden aspect with French doors onto the patio area, a brick fireplace, bespoke handmade book shelving beneath the stairs and stained timber flooring. Steps and double doors open into a charming snug with a garden aspect window, a massive inglenook fireplace with an inset wood burner, finished with stained timber flooring. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a very stylish and contemporary shower room, with a wc and basin leading into a spacious tiled wet room.

On the first floor, bedroom 1 offers a bright and spacious room with a dual aspect with views over the garden, a feature period fireplace, a built-in wardrobe and exposed timber floorboards. Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect, is bright and spacious, with garden views, a built-in wardrobe and a wonderful exposed stone wall. Bedroom 3 has a rear aspect with a featured exposed stone wall. The family bathroom is of a striking period style arranged with a slipper bath, 'his & hers' basins and a wonderful exposed stone wall and floorboards. Separate cloakroom, of a similar period style, with an exposed stone wall and timber floorboards.

This generous outbuilding, with power and light, offers versatility and annexe potential (subject to the necessary consents). Currently, this useful addition to the property, offers a garage with double timber doors and a mezzanine storage area, a tool store with built-in shelving, a spacious workshop with a vaulted ceiling, sink with hot and cold water supply and an office with a dual aspect, oak flooring, panel heater, TV and telephone point.

The drive, via a five bar gate, leads to a large parking area to the eastern side of the cottage. The gardens enjoy a southerly orientation with a delightful courtyard area laid with granite cobbles with a bordering flowerbed and an established grapevine climbing the cottage elevation. A pre-Victorian well has been uncovered and made a feature of by using reclaimed Heavitree stone. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with flowerbeds, established shrubs and a rose arch. A charming kitchen garden is enclosed with a traditional picket fence with raised vegetable beds, bay and apricot trees and a covered potting area. A further enclosure has been made for poultry. The orchard/paddock has a selection of trees including apples, pears, plums and cherry. Further specimen trees include Liquid Amber Gum Tree, Crimson King Maple, Canadian Sugar Maple, Eucalyptus, Weeping Silver Birch, Poplar and Scots Pine.

Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

From Exeter proceed on the B3181. Upon reaching Broadclyst, turn right signposted Whimple/Clyst Vale Community College and follow the Whimple Road. Pass the New Inn on the right and after 1 mile, immediately after the cream coloured house on the right, is a narrow lane. Continue along this lane where the cottage is located at the end.


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