The gardens and grounds include six acres of paddocks and woodland

Rookery Brook Cottage is a period property within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon which offers lots of character and great entertaining and family spaces. Believed to date back to at least the 1570s, the cottage has been improved and extended over the years, and now comprises a large country retreat with tons of charm.

Period features include the original oak front door, as well as the open fireplaces and slate floors in the sitting and dining room; the farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is a sociable space for the family, while the conservatory completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

Bridford property kitchen
The first floor is reached via the original granite staircase: bedroom accommodation comprises the master suite and three further bedroom; there is also a family bathroom.

Outside, the double garage has a studio above it, which has a number of potential uses. A main feature of the gardens is the tumbling moorland stream which passes through a number of pretty waterfalls.

Bridford property stream
The gardens and grounds come to around six acres and include a paddock and very pretty woodland; there are excellent views of the Teign Valley.

Rookery Brook Cottage is located by the Devon village of Bridford, on the eastern edge of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. The village itself has a much-loved pub and a wonderful church. Exeter is just over 13 miles.

The guide price is £750,000. For further information please contact Winkworth on 01392 271177 or visit www.winkworth.co.uk.

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