2 bedroom apartment for saleErmington, Modbury, South Devon
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- 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
SITUATION For one's immediate shopping needs Modbury, a small town 2 miles away, has great charm with a supermarket, chemist, post office, delicatessen, butcher and other shops, and there are several delightful places to eat out. It has a strong community with a school and attractive church. With the close proximity of the A38 (10 minutes away) it is quick to get to Ivybridge, Plymouth and Exeter each with connections to London via train or coach. Walking in the area is superb with dramatic coastal walks and wonderful beaches and the alternative of wild moorland walks up on Dartmoor. Throughout all seasons the area is spectacular. The Salcombe and Yealm estuaries provide access to water sports.
Flete House occupies an elevated position in one of the most beautiful estates in the West Country. Immaculate gardens surround the house, the Italian garden provides a formal setting with statuary amongst a rose garden and central pond with fish, beautiful ancient trees grace the lawns below, and the water garden is more informal for a peaceful interlude tucked away. Walks through the rolling parkland take one along the old carriageway beside the River Erme to the estuary and down to Mothecombe beach, surely one of the most special beaches in the South Hams. The Elizabethan manor house has been greatly altered over the years, Norman Shaw taking his turn in the 19th Century. It has many magnificent features. Entering through the front door one is faced with the large granite arch of the entrance hall and beyond the imposing staircase, which is lit up by the huge Christmas tree each year. The fireplace in the library has stained glass windows by Burne Jones, and the ceiling in the drawing room is breathtaking with its plasterwork. Each of the 29 serviced apartments is unique and has been refurbished to a sophisticated level to enjoy a high standard of living in the Grade I Listed building in its beautiful setting.
ENTRANCE The oak panelled front door opens onto a vestibule with steps down to an inner hall. There is hanging space for coats and a useful space for upright fridge/freezer and storage. Access to roof void.
INNER HALL Has built in floor to ceiling cupboards with a central display area which has an attractive Turkish marble shelf. Doors lead off to:-
DRAWING ROOM An elegant room of impressive proportions with mullioned windows (with their original working shutters) along one side facing east over the gardens and wooded hills beyond. The central feature is the large granite fireplace with its mosaic inserts and shelves to each side, and the ceiling has ornate coving. At the opposite end of the room there is a door where amongst the intricate carving one can see the initials of the Mildmay family. This door leads out into the main building on a level with the outside door to the east side of the garden. There are TV and telephone points and the radiator has its original cover with a slate top.
KITCHEN A well appointed compact kitchen with light wood effect worktop and breakfast bar, it comprises fitted fridge, electric oven, washing/drying machine and compact dishwasher. There is an inset stainless steel one and a quarter sink with central mixer tap. The hob is halogen. There are attractive built in wall and base storage cupboards with blue tiling between.
MASTER BEDROOM The dual aspect mullion windows (complete with working shutters) provide views into the private walled garden where numerous wild birds feed, and to the east over the communal gardens and hills. The room has space to be both bedroom and study and has plenty of floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and shelves. There is coving and TV and telephone points.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM There is a large walk in shower, a bath with grab handles, central mixer tap and shower attachment, a bidet, a basin with mixer taps and nearby shaver point, and WC. The spacious white and blue tiled bathroom is kept deliciously warm with a sizeable electric towel rail. The shuttered window looks onto the pretty private garden.
GUEST SUITE BEDROOM Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and deep fitted cupboard. The granite mullion windows overlook the private walled garden and there is a TV point.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM A luxury panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, grab handles and a glazed shower screen. Basin with a mixer tap, shaver point and heated towel rail. White with blue tiles are throughout. The mullion window with obscured glass has the aspect of the walled garden.
PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN This is a delightful seemingly secret walled garden which is entered from the east walk of the garden through a stone archway with an old studded oak door. Roses climb the granite walls and raised beds contain amongst other plants, pieris, hydrangea, and azaleas. Bird feeders attract a great variety of wildlife such as spotted woodpeckers and nuthatches. The gravelled area has space for many attractive planters and outdoor furniture.
PARKING Allocated parking to the front of the main house.
COMMUNAL GUEST SUITE For short periods of time residents may rent the guest suite for their visitors.
COMMUNAL DINING ROOM Wood panelled dining room with its impressive granite fireplace and plaster ceiling. Windows give views onto the impressive huge trees in the driveway and also onto the gardens at the rear. Meals can be provided here on a daily basis and guests can be included by arrangement.
COMMUNAL DRAWING ROOM Has a magnificent plaster ceiling and beautiful fireplace. It is a light uplifting room and a lovely place to meet other residents for coffee after lunch or on many other social occasions throughout the year.
COMMUNAL LIBRARY Stunning panelled room with book shelving throughout. 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.
COMMUNAL BILLIARD ROOM A very large and impressive room with a full size billiard table at its centre. Yoga classes are held here, and also concerts and carol services.
COMMUNAL TENNIS COURT Available all year round.
COMMUNAL CROQUET LAWN In the summer the lawn is prepared for croquet.
COMMUNAL GARDEN/GROUNDS The Italian designed garden is maintained by experienced groundsmen.
SECURITY AND ASSISTANCE Flete House benefits from a 24 hour presence on site.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water, covered within the maintenance charge.
MAINTENANCE CHARGES The maintenance charge includes water, heating, electricity, up keep of communal grounds and exterior of the building and building insurance. Approximately £1,000 per calendar month, depending on the services you require.
COUNCIL TAX Currently Band F.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon,
TQ9 5NE. Tel : 01803 861234. www.southhams.gov.uk
POST CODE PL21 9NX
FIXTURES & FITTINGS All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
TENURE 99 year leasehold.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment only through Luscombe Maye (Modbury office) 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.
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