- Two Double Bedrooms
- Spacious Sitting Room
- Elegant Hallway
- Well-appointed Kitchen & Bathroom
- Situated on the Second Floor
- Accessed by Staircase or Lift
- Twelve acres of gardens and grounds
- Tennis court and croquet lawn
- 24 hour staff presence
- Retirement property exclusively for the over 55's
Property Description: FLETE HOUSE
Flete House is set in unspoilt rolling parkland punctuated by magnificent oaks and other centuries old trees, overlooking the beautiful Erme Valley as the tranquil river meanders towards its estuary a couple of miles downstream. From the terraces 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. SITUATION
Set deep in the rolling hills of South Hams in Devon, a couple of miles away is the picturesque Georgian town of Modbury, at the heart of the South Hams and the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth is just ten miles to the west. APARTMENT 23
Apartment 23 is a delightful and well proportioned apartment located on the second floor of the main building which can be accessed via the main staircase or the lift.
A door from the main hall leads into an elegant entrance hallway with a large built in cupboard for storage and providing a useful space to hang coats and store outdoor footwear. Doors from the hallway give access to both spacious double bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobe cupboards and each enjoying views either to the south over the gardens or to the north towards Dartmoor. At the end of the hallway a door opens into the splendid double aspect living room with is gracious bowed granite mullion window affording splendid views over the grounds to the rear of the house. A door leads through into a modern kitchen/breakfast room, comprehensively fitted with a range of base and wall units with ample worksurfaces and integrated appliances including oven, hob and washer/dryer. There is space for further under counter appliances such as fridge and freezer for example. The kitchen window faces North to the front of the house and affords spectacular views over the village of Ermington to Dartmoor beyond.
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 "stained glass windows. A hard surfaced tennis court, croquet lawn, Italianate and water gardens and grounds extending to some 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. GRAND SHARED SPACES
Wood panelled with an impressive granite fireplace and plaster ceiling. Windows give views onto the huge trees in the driveway and also onto the gardens at the rear.
With magnificent plaster ceiling and beautiful fireplace. It 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. CROQUET LAWN
In the summer the lawn is prepared for croquet, and residents enjoy an annual competition fuelled by Pimms. PARKING
Allocated parking for the apartments together with visitors 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 Management staff. 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. SERVICE & MAINTENENCE CHARGES
The current service and maintenance charge is £1277.31 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.
In addition to all this, most of the household utility bills are included, for example, 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 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. LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. www.southhams.com VIEWINGS
Viewing strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye, Modbury 01548 830831 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and turn right to park in the visitors parking area.