3 bedroom barn conversion for saleRowden Court, NOSS MAYO, South Devon
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- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Three Bedrooms
- Communal Gardens
- Tennis Courts
- Ample Parking
- Ideal Holiday or Permanent Home
- Close to Coastal Path
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION 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. 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 have consent for full residential use and so can be used either as holiday accommodation or as permanent homes. Owners living out of the area can benefit 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, 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 half a 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. Plymouth Continental Ferryport are 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).
Wooden front door with single glass pane through to
SITTING ROOM 17' 4" x 11' 9" (5.28m x 3.58m) Beamed ceiling. Two ceiling light fittings. Window to side and window to rear of property enjoying the views across the gardens and with deep sill. Night storage heater. TV and telephone point. Staircase with balustrades and handrail leading to first floor with storage cupboard under housing electricity meter and fuse box. Opening through to
DINING ROOM 11' 9" x 9' 11" (3.58m x 3.02m) Beamed ceiling. Ceiling light fitting. Night storage heater. Window overlooking rear of property enjoying the views across the gardens with deep window sill. Archway through to
KITCHEN 11'9" x 7'9" (3.58m x 2.36m). Window overlooking central courtyard with deep tiled sill. Ceiling spotlight fitting. Fitted with a range of painted coloured units to base and wall with wooden worksurface and comprising selection of cupboards with inset Belfast sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap over. Integral dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for electric cooker with extractor hood and light. Space for tumble dryer and fridge or freezers. Tiled splashbacks.
From the sitting room staircase winds to
FIRST FLOOR LANDING With access to roof void. Ceiling light fitting.
BATHROOM With wall mounted electric towel rail. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over. Low level push button WC. Beamed ceiling. Ceiling light fitting. Twin grip panelled bath with mixer tap and electric Mira shower. Tiled surrounds.
BEDROOM TWO 11' 2" x 8' 9" (3.4m x 2.67m) Beamed ceiling. Ceiling light fitting. Night storage heater. Fitted cupboard with linen shelf over. Window enjoying the views across the gardens to the rear of the property with deep window sill.
BEDROOM THREE 7' 9" x 6' 6" (2.36m x 1.98m) Beamed ceiling. Ceiling light fitting. Night storage heater. Window overlooking the rear of the property with deep sill and views across the gardens.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 3" x 8' 6" (5.56m x 2.59m) Ceiling light fitting. Night storage heater. Fitted cupboard with linen shelf over. Window overlooking side of property with views to surrounding fields. Telephone and TV point. Door through to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising of a low level push button WC, wash hand basin. Walk in shower with electric Mira shower. Extractor fan and pinspot lighting. Ladder towel radiator.
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 parking. The views from the gardens are delightful across rolling countryside towards the coast. There is also a shared games room and a communal laundry room with coin operated washing machines and dryers.
COUNCIL TAX Band C.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council. Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5NE. 01803 861234.
INVENTORY An inventory of contents as seen may also be available by separate negotiation.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.
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 5 Rowden Court is approx £1,788.00 (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.
VIEWING S Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye, Newton Ferrers Office 01752 872417. Bespoke appointments outside usual office hours can be arranged with adequate notice.
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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