For Sale - Guide Price £350,000 - Fescue Cottage , Rowden Court , Noss Mayo - 3 Bedroom - 2 Reception - 2 Bathroom

Property Overview

Contemporary three bedroom barn conversion | Excellent holiday letting income potential | All set in Grade II listed courtyard close to excellent coastal walks and the popular yachting villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo.

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DESCRIPTION The history of Rowden Court goes back to the 1870’s when Lord Revelstoke, formerly Edward Baring of the Baring Brothers Bank, lavished money on his Membland Hall estate, being some 4,000 acres of the lovely South Hams countryside centred on his Jacobean mansion at Membland. It included a coastal 10 mile carriage drive for his wife, Louisa, along which delightful walks can still be enjoyed. Access to this popular walk is a short distance from the property. Lord Revelstoke is believed to have instructed a prominent Architect whose style is to be seen in the many examples of his architecture that still exist. The use of local stone and the exposed rafter ends immediately identify the properties he designed. He did not limit his work to houses. He designed the village church and school and all the service buildings to the estate. Rowden Court was originally an outstanding range of barns and it is to preserve their architectural merit that Listed Building consent was granted to convert them. The conversion of the barns was carried out in the late 1980s.

SITUATION The twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo enjoy a delightful riverside setting on the wooded slopes of the River Yealm estuary. This sheltered, deep water harbour is much favoured by yachtsmen and lies within a truly beautiful valley in the unspoilt South Hams countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The villages share a number of facilities including a post office, pharmacy, traditional butcher, Co-Operative store, three good public houses, two churches, yacht club with bistro and good Primary school. Bus services run to Plymouth city centre which is within easy commuting distance. The main route from Plymouth to Exeter (A38/M5 Devon Expressway) is only a few miles away. Intercity trains run daily from Plymouth to Paddington. The Continental Ferryport is also easily accessible. All give superb access to the rest of the country, combined with living in one of the most beautiful riverside locations on the south coast.

Plymouth itself is an historic and vibrant waterside City, well provided with colleges, grammar and public schools, modern university, the Peninsula Medical School, Theatre Royal and cinemas, large department stores, cafes, bistros and restaurants. The leisure facilities are outstanding with superb watersports in and around Plymouth Sound.

The location is just a short drive from Noss Mayo village and within walking distance of the stunning South West Coast Path and Stoke beach.

ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is as follows:- (Please note that all dimensions are approximate). Covered entrance porch, exterior lighting.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY 4.27m(14’0") x 5.03m(16’6") Staircase rising to first floor with storage under. Lobby area with cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder. Radiator. Cupboard housing fuse box and electricity meter.

BEDROOM ONE 2.90m(9’6") x 3.43m(11’3") Window to rear of property. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 8′ 9" x 10′ 8" (2.67m x 3.25m) Windows to rear and side of property. Radiator.

BATHROOM P-shaped panelled bath with tiled surrounds and shower fitting over. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Chrome heated towel rail/radiator.

FIRST FLOOR SHOWER Shower cubicle with Mira excel shower fitting. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Close coupled WC. Extractor.

BEDROOM THREE/STUDY 11′ 3" x 7.3′ 0" (3.43m x 2.13m) Window to side elevation.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 5.64m(18’6") max into recess x 3.89m(12’9")

Range of modern kitchen units comprising pan drawers, cutlery drawer, space for American-style fridge freezer. Integral dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine. Integral electric oven and grill with inset 4-ring electric hob over and extractor above. Inset 1½ bowl sink unit. Integral washing machine/dryer. Radiator.

SECOND FLOOR 21′ 3" x 19′ 9" (6.48m x 6.02m) The superb open plan Drawing Room with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers. TV point. Storage cupboard to one corner. Exposed floorboards. Twin radiators.

OUTSIDE The whole complex lies within large, landscaped gardens including generous lawns, a tennis court, barbecue area and ample car parking. Owners also have a lock-up storage facility and residents can use the discreet, fenced area for clothes drying and bin storage. A communal games room and laundry is also part of the freehold.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage. New Electrorad Digi line heating with remote smart phone control throughout the property.

TENURE The whole complex at Rowden Court is run on a Limited Company Basis of which any buyer would become a Freehold shareholder. The board is very well run by owner/shareholders who have a vested interest in ensuring delivery of a quality environment at an economic cost. The annual management fee is currently payable in two instalments which includes Grounds Maintenance, Roof Maintenance, Sewage Plant Maintenance, External Painting, Pointing and Buildings Insurance. This makes it ideal for owners living out of the area. Leasehold 999 year lease from 1986. The property benefits from recent new double glazed bespoke windows throughout the property.


CURRENT MANAGEMENT CHARGE Currently approximately £3,700 per annum (paid in two instalments). £3363 if paid within 21 days.

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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye Newton Ferrers Office. Bespoke and out of office hours appointments can be arranged with adequate notice.

DIRECTIONS SAT NAV. PL8 1JG. From the A379 Plymouth to Kingsbridge Road take the B3186 signposted Newton Ferrers. Enter the village and at The Green, take the left hand fork signposted Bridgend and Noss Mayo. Continue down the hill, around the hair-pin bend at Bridgend and follow the lane as it rises up through Noss Mayo. Stay on this lane and leave the village. The lane will continue in to open countryside and take a sharp left at Revelstoke House. Rowden Court is then situated a short distance along on the right hand side, with plenty of parking. The front door to Fescue Cottage is in the corner of the second inner courtyard.

LETTINGS Luscombe Maye also offers an Award Winning Lettings service. If you are considering Letting your own property, or a buy to let purchase, please contact Andrew or Ross on 01752 393330 or to discuss our range of bespoke services.

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Entrance HallwayKitchen and Breakfast Room
Grand Living RoomFamily Bathroom
Three BedroomsShower Room/Cloakroom
Tennis CourtsCommunal Gardens
Ample Private ParkingLow Maintenance Property

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