1 bedroom flat for saleErmington, Modbury, Devon
Sold STC £165,000
- Private and Exclusive Location
- Friendly, Helpful 24 hour Staff Presence
- Service Charge Includes All Utilities
- Guest Suite For Friends and Family
- Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds
- Stunning Location and Beautiful Gardens
- Many Residents Benefits
DESCRIPTION Apartment 2 is one of the loveliest of the 23 apartments in the main house and is situated in the Norman Shaw wing facing East and South built in the 1870s; this apartment is particularly well placed in the house by the side entrance, so therefore a dog is allowed. The dual-aspect apartment is spacious and sunny, tranquil and convenient. The library and the resident's drawing room adjoin, and there is a restaurant plus various in house social events. Both the sitting/dining room on the ground floor and the bedroom on the lower 1st floor are spacious, well proportioned rooms with panelled walls and parquet flooring made of oak harvested from the Flete Estate. Through the granite mullion windows are superb views across the estate and the countryside beyond.
Flete House is set in unspoilt rolling parkland punctuated by magnificent oaks and other centuries old hardwood trees, overlooking the beautiful Erme Valley as the tranquil river meanders towards its estuary a couple of miles downstream. Indeed, residents and their guests can walk all the way to Mothecombe beach, if they wish. From the terraces are views towards Ermington and Dartmoor. This splendid house was the family seat of the Mildmays. The earliest parts of this magnificent Grade 1 listed house date back to Elizabethan times. In the 1870s the house was greatly enlarged by Norman Shaw and in the 1960s the Mildmay wing was sympathetically added. Set in 12 acres of listed grounds, the house and stables have recently been lovingly restored and refurbished and now comprise 30 exclusive self-contained serviced apartments. Flete House is designed for an easy going lifestyle and relaxed environment, ideal as a main home or even a second home.
THE SURROUNDING AREA Set deep in the rolling hills of South Hams in Devon, Flete House overlooks the attractive Erme Estuary and the Dartmoor National Park. For shops, you are close to the picturesque town of Modbury, the bustling town of Ivybridge and the city of Plymouth, which can all be easily visited by the on site transport facilities that will take you to and from the towns.
ACCOMMODATION The total space for Apartment two is:- 106.5 sq m (1145sq ft).
Approach to apartments 1 & 2 have the convenient Terrace entrance via a side door from the grounds, or via the main entrance. The apartment is approached through a small alcove and oak panelled door to:
SITTING/DINING ROOM 6.40m(21'0") x 6.32m(20'9") This beautifully proportioned room is oak panelled to picture rail level with a fine plaster ceiling depicting Tudor roses entwined in a geometric design. Granite mullion windows give wonderful views to the south-east and south-west, with working shutters; morning, afternoon and late evening sun filters in from the windows, two windows have seats with heating below. There are lovely views across the magnificent gardens to the countryside beyond, also far reaching views over a large terrace and the tennis and croquet courts. There are two large alcoves on the inner wall ideal for storage and two built in cupboards. The room has a magnificent granite fireplace (not in use) with granite hearth and iron back plate. The floor is of oak parquet. It is very understandable why Lord Mildmay chose this delightful panelled room as his study. Double doors set into the north wall lead into the:
KITCHENETTE Compactly designed cooking zone with Paula Rose matching floor based and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with round edge worksurface. Inset integral stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over, built in hob and oven, extractor fan above, integral fridge, tiled splashback, recessed ceiling spotlights.
From the corner of the sitting room an oak panelled door in the corner leads to stairs up to the first floor. Installation of a stair lift is possible.
FIRST FLOOR Carpeted staircase with stone window and wide sill giving a view to the east.
LANDING Original door to large L shaped walk in storage area, also double doors to a built in linen cupboard.
SEPARATE WC Low flush WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, storage cupboard fitted with shelving. Recess to one side fitted with glass shelving.
BATHROOM Wide granite mullion window with magnificent views across the grounds, tennis and coquet courts, River Erme and woodlands beyond. Tiled walls, wood panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower over. Wash hand basin with mixer tap with built in cupboards below. Corner shower cubicle, with folding glass doors. On either side of the door to the bedroom are alcoves. One has a cupboard housing the washer/dryer,the other has a built-in laundry box. An oak panelled door and a step(which could be ramped by the house carpenter) leads down to the:
BEDROOM 7.77m(25'6") x 5.41m(17'9") A magnificent room with oak panelled ceiling and walls to shoulder height; along one side are magnificent granite mullion windows fitted with working shutters and catching the morning sun, and giving superb views over colourful camellias, the tennis court, River Erme and woodland beyond. Below the windows are wooden window seats with radiators beneath. Oak Herringbone parquet flooring. A sealed off doorway has been fitted with display shelving. An oak panelled door leads to the outside corridor, providing a second entrance and to the adjoining library and to the nearby main entrance.
THE GUEST SUITE This is conveniently situated immediately below Apartment 2.
PARKING Communal parking, with allocated space.
OUTSIDE Flete House is set in over 12 acres of gardens, grounds and terraces and includes a tennis court and croquet lawn. There is an area directly outside the apartment and drawing room ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining as well as being very useful if you have a dog.
SERVICES Served by oil fired central heating, water and electricity all included in the maintenance charge.
COUNCIL TAX Currently Band D.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye, Modbury office on 01548 830831.
HOW TO GET THERE 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.
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