For Sale - Offers In Excess Of £250,000 - Apartment 10 , Flete House , Ermington - 2 Bedroom - 1 Reception - 1 Bathroom

Property Overview

A superior two bedroom apartment extending to just over 1500 sq ft and located within the tower of this unique and historic Grade I Listed mansion which enjoys the most beautiful far reaching dual aspect views. Retirement property exclusively for the over 55's.

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DESCRIPTION This is a beautiful apartment offering spacious accommodation and enjoys stunning views over the rolling Devon countryside. Situated in the tower of this majestic Grade I Listed mansion the apartment is accessed either via the grand main staircase or the lift. Beautiful arched double doors open into the spacious hallway with its polished parquet flooring and three granite mullion leaded windows to the front elevation offering outstanding countryside views and provides space for dining, working from home and quiet contemplation. The beautiful granite mullion leaded window in the drawing room allows the light to flood in and affords spectacular views across the rolling Devon countryside. The substantial master bedroom has a stunning bay window overlooking the gardens and grounds to the rear and the large second bedroom has two windows one of which is complete with stained glass. A spacious modern bathroom suite provides both a bath and separate shower.

The owners of the apartments at Flete House have unlimited access to the stately rooms within the main building including the dining room, drawing room, billiard room and the magnificent and well stocked library with its four Burne-Jones windows. A hard-surfaced tennis court, croquet lawn, Italianate and water gardens and grounds extending over twelve acres are tended for your enjoyment by the skilled ground staff.

Please see our dedicated Flete House brochure for more information on the facilities and lifestyle opportunities available at this unique and historic property.

THE SETTING Set deep in the beautiful South Hams, a couple of miles away from the picturesque Georgian town of Modbury, with the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth just ten miles to the west.

FLETE HOUSE The magnificent house is set in unspoilt rolling parkland punctuated by magnificent oaks and other centuries old trees, overlooking the beautiful Erme Valley, with the tranquil river meandering towards the estuary a couple of miles downstream. From the terraces there are breathtaking views towards Ermington and Dartmoor. This splendid house was the family seat of the Mildmays. The earliest parts date back to Elizabethan times. In the 1870s the house was greatly enlarged by Norman Shaw.

Set in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, the house and stables have been impeccably restored and refurbished and now comprise 29 exclusive self-contained serviced apartments. Flete House is designed for a relaxed lifestyle in a stylish and tranquil environment. The apartments may be used as a main home or a ‘lock up and leave’ home for those who travel, or perhaps have another residence abroad.

Wood panelled with an impressive granite fireplace and panelled ceiling. Windows offer views onto the huge trees in the driveway and also across the gardens at the rear.

With magnificent plaster ceiling and beautiful fireplace, this is a light, uplifting room and a lovely place to meet other residents or friends and family for coffee after lunch or on other social occasions.

Stunning panelled room with book lined walls. There is a spectacular carved marble fireplace with two small pairs of windows each side with stained glass by Burne Jones. The bookcases have interesting carvings with individual small faces. It is a quiet place to relax in the leather armchairs for a read, do a jigsaw or play chess. It is also used for social events.

A very large and impressive room with a full size billiard/snooker table at its centre. Yoga classes are held here and also concerts and carol services.

TENNIS COURT Available all year round.

THE GUEST SUITE For a small charge, this suite can be used for family and friends who cannot be accommodated in an owner’s apartment.

CROQUET LAWN In the summer the lawn is prepared for croquet and residents enjoy an annual competition, fuelled by Pimms.

PARKING There is allocated parking for the apartments to the front of the main house, together with ample visitor parking.

STAFFING & SECURITY Flete House is attended by staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your security and peace of mind are assured by the presence of courteous and helpful Flete Audley Flete Management staff.

TENURE Leasehold with a 99 year lease from 2004.
Negotiations are currently taking place to extend the lease. Further details of which can be obtained from the agents.

SERVICES & MAINTENANCE CHARGES The current service and maintenance charge is £1130 per calendar month.

This charge is made up of costs common to all the apartments such as buildings insurance, maintenance, ground rent, gardening staff, cleaning staff, 24 hour security and ‘concierge’ staffing, window cleaning etc. Each apartment also has access to a 24 house emergency call button and recycling an drefuse is collected daily from each apartment.

In addition to all this, most of the household utility bills are included, such as, electricity, lighting, central heating, water and drainage. Apartment owners are responsible for telephone and council tax charges.

Reserve fund contribution is payable on resale.

SERVICES The apartments are served by central heating, mains water and electricity, the cost of which is included within the service charge.

COUNCIL TAX The property is in council tax band E.

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.

VIEWINGS Viewing strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye | 01548 830831 | |

DIRECTIONS From Luscombe Maye’s office in Modbury, take the A379 towards Plymouth, for about two miles; just after crossing the Erme at Sequers Bridge, the entrance to Flete House will be seen on the left hand side. Turn in between the fine stone gateposts and follow the road through the park and up hill, through another grand stone entrance into the large car park for residents and visitors.

Superior two bedroom apartmentDrawing room with dual aspect views
Grand entrance & dining hallMaster Bedroom overlooking the glorious gardens
Second Bedroom with stained glass windowBathroom with separate walk in shower
Grand shared spacesStunning gardens and grounds
24 hour staff presenceExclusively for the over 55's

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