A substantial and charming Grade II Listed house with a wealth of period features set within a peaceful, semi-rural location with accommodation over 3 floors. private gardens and large garage.
SITUATION: Coombe Brook is situated in the centre of the pretty hamlet of Lower Dawlish Water, which is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of Ashcombe Forest. There is a parish church in Lower Dawlish Water with a wide range of shopping and recreational amenities in Dawlish and Teignmouth, and the cathedral city and county town of Exeter offers an extensive range of cultural, recreational, educational and shopping facilities. There are ample opportunities for walking and riding in the surrounding countryside, the nearby Ashcombe Forest and the Haldon Hills. The seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth are well known for their quality beaches and a wide range of
water sports. Communications from Coombe Brook are excellent with the A380 and A38 dual carriageways 3 and 4 miles respectively connecting to Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall in the west and to Exeter and the M5 motorway to the north. Intercity rail services are available in Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Exeter, and Cross Channel ferry services to Brittany and Northern Spain are
available in Plymouth. Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and international destinations.
COOMBE BROOK: Coombe Brook is an attractive Grade II Listed three storey building that has rendered colour washed elevations under a slate roof with wooden casement windows. The house has great charm and style, with its six-panel original doors, a welcoming reception hall with an arched stairway entrance leading you onto a half landing where the stairs divide in front a wonderful stained glass window. The original cast iron balustrade with wooden handrail starts from the first floor. The two main reception rooms have marble fireplaces, bay French windows, working wooden shutters and exposed stained
floorboards. The kitchen/breakfast room has a slate floor, with the breakfast room having a window seat and access to the garden room, with its cobbled floor and mature vine. The kitchen has a wealth of exposed roof timbers with original meat hooks and an inglenook fireplace that houses the range cooker. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces and all have views over the garden with one having a lovely bay French window. The bathroom is very much in keeping with the house with bare floorboards, high level wc and a roll top free standing
bath. All the second floor bedrooms have fireplaces and the bathroom is of the same character as the one on the first floor.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: The property has vehicular access from the lane onto a parking area infront of the garage. Pedestrian access is off the lane through stone pillars with wrought iron gates leading onto a path which winds its way through the lawn to the front door. There are well-stocked deep flower and shrub beds with, azalea, camellia and rhododendron amongst others, and high stone walling to the side. There are also mature trees, to include holly, eucalyptus and oak. In front of the house there are more deep flower beds with Victorian tiled edging. The path leads along the flowerbeds to the garden room and then onto a sheltered seating area beside the brook.
The rear garden is accessed through the store and garage and has steps leading down towards the brook, that forms the southern boundary of the property. This area of garden is mostly laid to lawn with many mature fruit trees, and has some good views over the surrounding countryside.
ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation is laid out on three floors and are clearly shown on the floor plans.
DIRECTIONS: From Exeter and the M5 take the A38 towards Plymouth. At Kennford take the left fork onto the A380 signposted Torbay and at the top of Telegraph Hill at Ashcombe Cross take the turning onto the B3192 signposted Teignmouth. At the roundabout take the second exit signposted Teignmouth and ignoring the first left turning for Ashcombe (brown sign for Ashcombe Activities) take the second Ashcombe turning. Continue along this road
through the forest and take the left turning immediately after the Rise Guest House, signposted Dawlish Water and Ashcombe. Coombe Brook will be found on the right hand side in the centre of the hamlet of Dawlish Water.
Fraser & Wheeler has not tested any apparatus, equipment fixtures and fittings or any services and cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for purpose. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own independent reports from relevant professionals such as a surveyor or solicitor. Fraser & Wheeler advises buyers to make their own enquiries as to the tenure. All measurements and room descriptions are for general guide purposes only and buyers should verify information provided before purchasing furniture, fittings, carpets or appliances.
Property Ref: HF21735_FAW003427