Savills | South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RP | Property for sale
1,765 sq ft(163.97 sq m)
Guide price £895,000

South PoolKingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Popular village located at the head of the creek off Salcombe Estuary
  • Beautifully presented detached cottage with mature and colourful country gardens extending to just under a third of an acre
  • Garden studio providing a lovely en suite guest bedroom
  • Summerhouse ideal for home office
  • Double garage and gated driveway offering parking for a number of vehicles

Gorgeous detached cottage, guest studio and home office hidden away within private mature gardens and a short walk from the creek, pub and village pontoon.

About this property

  • Rookery Cottage is a gorgeous detached stone built cottage which we believe dates from the early 1800s. This wonderfully spacious and bright family home was extended and refurbished in 2006 and is presented in excellent order throughout. The ground floor comprises a sitting room with wood burning stove, a dining room which in turn leads to the open plan kitchen and a sun lounge / breakfast room. Both the sitting room and the breakfast room have double doors leading to the terrace and gardens. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of farmhouse style units topped in granite and appliances include an oil fired Sandyford Range and a dishwasher. One of the joys of this lovely kitchen is the walk in pantry. Also on the ground floor is an entrance hall / boot room, utility room and cloakroom. Stairs rise to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms, including a spacious triple aspect main bedroom with en suite shower room, a second bedroom with French doors opening onto the terrace and another double bedroom currently used as an office. The fourth bedroom is in the form of a delightful guest studio in the garden offering a large double bedroom and en suite shower room.
    Outside, the pretty and very private English country garden is a particularly attractive feature, being designed over different levels and offering lovely views over the village and down to the creek. There are mature silver birches, ash and sweet chestnut trees, well stocked borders with colourful flowers and mature shrubs and a productive vegetable garden. There is an original stone wash-house which makes a useful garden store / log store and also a modern purpose built shed. The newly built summer house makes a great home office if you can manage to drag yourself away from the glorious views! There is a double garage with pitched roof offering further storage and a gated driveway providing parking for a number of cars.

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If you want village life at its best, South Pool is the place to be. This gorgeous waterside community is home to a fabulous pub and plenty of countryside walks... oh and Salcombe is only two miles downstream!

Sarah-Jane Bingham-ChickProperty agent

Local information

  • The picturesque village of South Pool sits at the head of South Pool Creek, a tidal inlet off the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Estuary. The village has a strong community spirit with many events being held throughout the year, including the Church Fete, village summer cricket matches and the very famous Duck Race! There are lovely footpaths in and around the village and there is a pontoon where villagers can keep their boats. The Millbrook Inn, a fabulous award winning pub, known for its gastro food and craft ales is very much in the heart of South Pool. Nearby are two farm shops, Springfield Farm Shop and Tearooms and Stokeley Barton, offering a range of pop up craft shops. If travelling by boat, Salcombe is about 2 miles downstream and the open sea is about one mile beyond. The town can also be reached on foot or bicycle on the ferry from East Portlemouth where you can also find the beautiful sandy beaches of Mil Bay and Sunny Cove. A yachting and water sports idyll, Salcombe also offers a beautiful harbour, spectacular cliff top walks and numerous boutique shops and restaurants. There are primary schools at West Charleton and Stokenham and the OFSTED ‘outstanding' rated Kingsbridge Community College is about 5 miles away. The A38 Devon Expressway is about 15 miles distant and provides links to Exeter, Plymouth and the M5.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage.
  • South Hams District Council - Band E
  • Directions: Proceed from Kingsbridge or Dartmouth on the A379. If approaching from Dartmouth, turn left at the mini roundabout in Stokenham (Carehouse Cross) and follow signs for East Portlemouth until reaching a sharp left hand bend, where you proceed straight ahead towards South Pool. Before you descend into the village, the five bar gate for Rookery Cottage will be found on your left. If approaching from Kingsbridge, once in the village of Frogmore, turn right over the bridge to South Pool. Once in South Pool, pass the pub on your left and take the next left. As the lane heads uphill, the five bar gate to Rookery Cottage will be found on the right just after the corner.
  • EPC Rating = F