Rookery Cottage, Gills Lane, ROOKSBRIDGE, Somerset
Rookery Cottage is a charming detached cottage which has been completely updated and improved over the years by the current owners. Thought to date back around 200 years, this spacious property retains plenty of original features whilst being modernised in important areas such as the kitchen breakfast room and bathroom. The large dual aspect living room benefits from exposed ceiling beams and a multi fuel stove on a flagstone hearth. The modern fitted kitchen breakfast room is also dual aspect and steps out to the patio and rear garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and the contemporary fitted shower room. Outside there is a fully enclosed and private garden, mainly laid to lawn with a selection of well established trees and plants. On the side of the property is a garage with double wooden doors at the front and the rear.

Living Room

25' 2" x 13' 6" (7.67m x 4.11m) The front door from the lane leads directly into the spacious dual aspect living room. This charming reception room has a multi-fuel stove on a flagstone hearth with an exposed flue. There are exposed ceiling beams and stairs to the first floor accommodation with a large storage cupboard under. Double glazed windows throughout the property including two windows to the front elevation and a window at the rear looking out to the patio and garden. Wall lights and a display recess with a beam over.<br/><br/>A door leads out to the:

Kitchen Breakfast Room

16' 2" x 12' 11" (4.93m x 3.94m) This contemporary fitted dual aspect room has a range of wall and base units with as one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over. Integrated dishwasher and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Recess for a freestanding fridge freezer. Space for a range style cooker with a fitted extractor hood over. Attractive lighting throughout. Ample space for a table and chairs. Extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas. Windows to the side and rear as well as a lantern roof window. Door out to the rear porch. <br/><br/>Back to the living room and stairs leading up to the:


This spacious landing area has exposed ceiling beams, access to the loft space and a double glazed window overlooking the rear garden.<br/><br/>Door to:

Bedroom One

11' 8" x 8' 4" (3.56m x 2.54m up to the wardrobe and not inside) An 'L' shaped room with a row of fitted wardrobes along one wall with sliding doors as well as further storage cupboards in the recess corner. Exposed ceiling beams and a window to the front elevation.

Bedroom Two

12' 6" x 7' 3" (3.81m x 2.21m) Another double bedroom with a double glazed window to the front aspect. Loft hatch.

Bedroom Three

9' 5" x 8' 5" (2.87m x 2.57m) Currently used as a hobbies room with a double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Exposed beams and a storage cupboard in the recess.

Family Shower Room

7' 5" x 6' 10" (2.26m x 2.08m) Another example of the contemporary improvements the owners have made to the charming period home. Under floor heating. Large walk in shower cubicle with a Jacuzzi shower fitting and a drying area. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Fully tiled walls and flooring. Chrome ladder style radiator, extractor fan and a double glazed window to the rear elevation.


The attractive rear garden is fully enclosed by fencing with a selection of mature hedging and well stocked borders around the outside. Private and mainly laid to lawn, there is a path splitting the garden in two which leads to a large shed ideal for storage in the far corner on one side and a gravelled seating area on the other. Well landscaped with mature trees, established plants and shrubs. The door from the rear porch steps out on to a large patio which leads to the garden. The sunny patio has ample space for an outside table and also leads into the rear of the garage.


21' 3" x 7' 5" (6.48m x 2.26m) From the lane double wooden doors open up into the garage which is fitted with power and light. Ample shelving and storage. Double wooden doors also open out to the patio at the rear of the property.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. LPG fires the combination boiler which provides heating and hot water throughout. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: D.


For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BS26 2TU. You will find out 'for sale' board at the top of Gills Lane. As you turn into Gills Lane you will find Rookery Cottage on your right hand side almost opposite the entrance to The Chantry.

About the Area

The village of Rooksbridge has a post office and store as well as a village pub and is exceptionally convenient for commuters. This property is easily accessible to Bristol to the north, Wells to the east and the M5 which is only a few miles south. Bristol Airport is also within easy reach up the A38. There are excellent state and independent schools locally including Weare First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the Kings of Wessex Upper School in Cheddar. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral, Sidcot, Millfield and the Taunton schools. The countryside around is stunning with lots of lovely walks and places of interest. For equestrian enthusiasts there is access nearby to wonderful bridle paths.