- Open Plan Living Room
- Outstanding Kitchen
- Immaculate Bathroom
- Double Bedroom
- Communal Gardens
- Tennis Court
- Ideal Holiday Let
- No Chain
Property Description: SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
8 Rowden Court is a perfectly formed one bedroom luxury rural retreat situated near to the yachting villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers and within walking distance to beaches and the Devon Coastal footpath. The beautifully appointed accommodation which has undergone major refurbishment by professional interior designers is offered fully furnished which would benefit any buyer wishing to rent out or use as a holiday home.
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. 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.
Some properties at Rowden Court are used as main homes but also make superb holiday lets, benefitting from the maintenance of the communal areas being overseen by the Management Company. The whole complex lies within several acres of lawns and landscaped gardens including a tennis court, barbeque area and ample car parking.
The twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo enjoy a delightful riverside setting on the wooded slopes of the estuary of the River Yealm. This sheltered, deep water mooring is much favoured by yachtsmen and a truly beautiful valley within the unspoilt South Hams countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The villages share a number of facilities including a post office, pharmacy, traditional butchers, Co-operative stores, 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 combine to give superb access to the rest of the country, combined with living in one of the most beautiful riverside locations on the south coast. ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is as follows:- (Please note that all dimensions are approximate).
Part glazed timber door set within attractive brick arch with windows to either side opening straight into open plan living area. Outside light. Fitted with mosquito nets to the windows. SITTING / DINING ROOM / KITCHEN
An immaculately presented double aspect room decked out with nautical blue and white colours. Exposed painted ceiling beams and solid oak flooring. The room has a delightful light and airy open plan layout providing seating, dining, and kitchen areas. SEATING AREA
A light and airy seating area. TV point. Wall mounted Dimplex night storage heater. DINING AREA
With under stairs storage cupboards. Corner cabinet housing electric meters and fuse box. Telephone point. KITCHEN AREA
Window facing east with display sill to rear aspect looking out to central courtyard area. Luxury fitted kitchen with floor to base cupboards with drawers. Belfast sink with mixer tap and black marble worksurface area with marble splashback. Atag ceramic induction hob with feature light and extractor hood with marble splashback. Atag electric oven and grill. Fitted Bosch slimline dishwasher. Mixture of low level cupboards and drawers. Fitted freezer and fitted fridge. Overhead ceiling light fitting. Stairs rising to first floor with under stairs storage cupboard. Cotswold heated electric towel radiator. FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Open painted balustrades. White painted floorboards which run throughout the whole of the first floor. Access to roof space. Smoke alarm. Doors to:- BEDROOM
A stunningly presented room with window to the easterly aspect. Exposed roof trusses. Painted stone and brickwork walls. Built-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder, slatted shelving and further storage cupboards above. Wall mounted Dimplex night storage heater. BATHROOM
Immaculately presented with white suite comprising bath with mixer tap and hand held shower unit attachment, thermostatically controlled shower with rainfall shower head above and shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and low level WC. Exposed roof trusses. Painted wood cladding to dado rail height. Part tiled wall in the bath area. Recessed ceiling downlighters. White painted floorboards. Obscured glazed window to courtyard. Coltswold electric towel radiator. Extractor fan. OUTSIDE
One of the main features of Rowden court is the superb landscaped communal garden which provides sweeping lawns with charming picnic areas, barbecue area, a tennis court and a large car park. The views from the gardens are delightful across rolling countryside towards the coast. The Coast Barn backs onto a secluded south facing courtyard garden, with space for outside patio furniture/dining. There is also a shared games room and a communal laundry room with coin operated washing machines and dryers. SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to shared treatment plant. Broadband is set up at Coast Barn. SERVICE CHARGE
The whole complex at Rowden Court is run on a Limited Company Basis of which any buyer would become a shareholder of the Rowden Court Management Company and as such is able to vote on issues concerning the management of the complex. 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 charge is £1,355.40, a prompt payment discount of 10% is also applicable 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. COUNCIL TAX
Currently a commercial rate. Coast Barn is registered as business with the local authority and as such 'small business rates relief' applies and that means since purchase no business or local rates have been liable. LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5NE. 01803 861234. TENURE
Leasehold. 999 years commencing from 1986 with a share of the freehold from a management company. SPECIAL NOTE
The property is a holiday home with a proven letting income with Blue Chip Holidays (www.bluechipholidays.co.uk) Ref: BCCOBARN. Letting figures available upon request to seriously interested parties. Fixtures and Fittings available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye Newton Ferrers Office. Bespoke and out of office hours appointments can be arranged with adequate notice. DIRECTIONS
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.