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Rockbeare, Exeter
Guide price £575,000 | 5 bedrooms | 0.17 acres

Property features

• Central position within popular village
• Grade II Listed
• Adaptable accommodation for family living
• Kitchen/breakfast room overlooking garden
• Ample reception rooms and 2 studies
• 4 bedrooms and Reading room/5th bedroom
• Private enclosed garden
• Off road parking and double garage

Rockbeare is a popular East Devon village with a primary school, church, village hall and the award-winning Jack-in-the-Green pub and restaurant within a short walk. The neighbouring Cranbrook town centre (1 mile) provides all of the essential amenities, including a school, shop, post office, doctor's surgery, veterinary practice and railway station providing a regular service between Exeter and London Waterloo. The village of Whimple (3 miles) also has a stop on the Waterloo line. Approximately 5 miles to the east is the thriving historic town of Ottery St Mary with a range of local shops, well-regarded secondary school, sports centre and garden centre. The cathedral city of Exeter is an easy commute to the west and offers a wide range of facilities, including rail links on both the Paddington and Waterloo lines and Exeter International Airport. Easily accessible transport links for M5 (J29) and A30.

Originally two cottages, Furze Cottage now offers a spacious family home with many character features, including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. Outside there are beautifully landscaped gardens with off road parking and garaging.

The partly thatched house, dating from the 18th Century, offers adaptable accommodation. The large reception hall opens to the sitting room with feature fireplace, with door leading to the dining room with brick inglenook and bread oven. A door opens to the study. Overlooking the garden, the double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with Rangemaster cooker is fitted with a range of units and integrated appliances. Completing the ground floor are two further rooms (which have recently been used as a reading room/bedroom 5 and a second study) and a shower room. There are two separate staircases; one leading to the principal bedroom with built-in wardrobes and dressing room with wc. The second staircase leads to three further bedrooms and spacious family bathroom with antique style bath.

Accessed from the village road, the driveway provides off road parking and access to the double garage beyond with up and over door. The beautifully landscaped, southerly facing garden is predominantly laid to lawn with spacious patio area, two level areas of lawn, a variety of trees and shrubs, well-stocked raised beds and enclosed timber fencing and mature hedging. In addition, there is an outbuilding perfect for storing gardening tools and a greenhouse.

Mains electricity, drainage and water. Oil fired central heating. LPG for cooker.

From Exeter proceed on the Honiton Road through Heavitree towards the M5 motorway. Pass under the M5 taking the next left signposted to the Science Park and Sowton Village. Continue on this road (B3174) passing through Clyst Honiton then turn right onto Parsons Lane heading into Rockbeare and the property will be found on the right.

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