2 bedroom barn conversion for saleRowden Court, NOSS MAYO, South Devon
- Attractive Converted Barn
- Cottage Style
- Ideal Holiday Home
- Two Bedrooms
- Living Room
- Kitchen and Dining Room
- Shared Gardens
- Rural Views
- Private Parking
- Tennis Court
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION The history of Rowden Court goes back to the 1870s 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 Piers St Aubyn as his architect, and his 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 permission was granted to convert them. The conversion of the barns was carried out in the late 1980s.
The properties can be used either as holiday accommodation or as permanent homes. Owners benefit from the maintenance of the communal areas being overseen by the Management Company. Dormouse Cottage enjoys a very private and quiet corner setting with an outlook over the gardens and adjacent farmland.
The whole complex lies within several acres of lawns and landscaped gardens including a tennis court, barbecue area and ample car parking. The property is located high in farmland only half a mile from the sea with splendid cliffs, coast path, cove beach, and only 1 mile from the beautifully picturesque boating villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers.
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.
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
ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is as follows:- (Please note that all dimensions are approximate. Metric measurements are conversions from imperial figures which have been rounded to the nearest three inches).
Stable door with single pane window to
HALL Night storage heater. Window overlooking farmland. Access to loft space. Wood floor covering. Ceiling light fitting. Opening through too:
KITCHEN/DINER 14' 6" x 8' 3" (4.42m x 2.51m) Two windows overlooking central courtyard. Night storage heater. Range of fitted wooden units providing cupboard space with wood work surface above with twin bowel sink with mixer tap and draining board. Integrated appliances including fridge and freezer, electric oven/grill and four ring hob. Space and plumbing for dish washer. Range of wall cabinets including two obscure glass fronted display units. Extractor hood and light over hob. Tiled splash back. Recessed pin spot lighting. Wood floor covering. From hall, door through to:
LIVING ROOM 17' 6" x 12' 3" (5.33m x 3.73m) Including stairs. Cupboard under stairs. Two night storage heaters. Dual aspect double glazed windows in wooden frames enjoying views across communal gardens and adjoining farmland towards the coast. Full length glazed door leading to gardens. Beamed ceiling. TV and telephone point, twin ceiling light fittings. Solid wood floor.
BEDROOM TWO 12'0" x 8'6" (3.66m x 2.59m). Night storage heater. Triple aspect windows. Ceiling light fitting. Solid wood floor.
First floor approached by stairs from Living Room with display shelf along one side.
BEDROOM ONE 9' 0" x 7' 0" (2.74m x 2.13m) max including steps. Display area and shelving and fitted wardrobe. Night storage heater. Double glazed windows overlooking adjoining farmland. Ceiling light fitting.
FAMILY BATHROOM 12' 6" x 5' 3" (3.81m x 1.6m) Recently re-fitted with contemporary white suite comprising; panel bath with mixer taps and Mira electric shower attachment, glazed splash screen, wall mounted wash hand basin and low level WC with cupboard surround. Chrome heated ladder towel rail. Airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Hatch to loft space. Tile floor. Steeple extractor fan and ceiling light fitting.
OUTSIDE One of the main features of Rowden Court is the superb landscaped communal garden area which provides sweeping lawns with charming picnic areas, barbeque area, a tennis court and a large car park. The views from the gardens are delightful across rolling countryside towards the coast. There is also a shared games/laundry room with coin operated washing machines and dryers.
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 for 1 Rowden Court is £1,434 (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.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5NE. 01803 861234. Council Tax band C, amount payable 2017/18 £1,532.76
DIRECTIONS From the A379, Plymouth to Kingsbridge Road, take the B3186 signposted Newton Ferrers. Enter the village of Newton Ferrers and at The Green take the left hand fork signposted Noss Mayo/Membland. Continue down Bridgend Hill, around the hairpin bend at the head of the Creek and follow the road all the way up through Noss Mayo. This road becomes a country lane and about ½ mile out of the village the entrance to Rowden Court is on the right hand side, opposite Rowden Farm. Parking is in the gravelled main car-park.
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