4 bedroom terraced house for saleRowden Court, NOSS MAYO, South Devon
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- Open Plan Living Room
- Family Bathroom
- Four Double Bedrooms
- En-Suite Bath and Shower Room
- Communal Gardens
- Tennis Courts
- Ample Parking
- Ideal Holiday or Permanent Home
- Close to Coastal Path
- Proven Holiday Letting History
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 which is run by all the owners. 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).
ENTRANCE HALL Barn style door with single pane window overlooking courtyard. Telephone point, wall mounted thermostat. Exposed beams, laminate oak effect wooden floorboards. Storage cupboard housing fuse boxes and electricity meters.
BATHROOM Contemporary White suite, Panel bath with mixer taps and Mira electric shower attachment, glazed splash screen, and tiled surround. Wash hand basin and low level WC with cupboard surround. Light with shaver socket. Chrome wall mounted ladder radiator. Frosted window with deep tiled sills, over looking courtyard. Tiled floor, ceiling light fitting.
BEDROOM 4 Double room with exposed beams and original stone work feature. Double glazed window with a feature arched mantel overlooking courtyard and steps. Electric Storage Heater, Pendant ceiling light fitting, laminate oak effect wooden floorboards. Fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.
BEDROOM 3 Double room with exposed beams. Elevated double glazed window which backs onto country road and provides views of fields beyond. Electric Storage Heater, Pendant ceiling light fitting, laminate oak effect wooden floorboards.
BEDROOM 3 Double room with exposed beams. Double glazed window which backs onto country road and provides views of fields beyond. Under stairs storage recess with hanging rail. Electric Storage Heater, Pendant ceiling light fitting, laminate oak effect wooden floorboards.
STAIRS Carpeted staircase with wooden handrail, and exposed beams in the walls. Leading up to
LIVING ROOM AREA Open plan Living room. Exposed beams. Carpeted flooring. 2 night storage heaters. Large window overlooking fields. Smaller elevated window allowing for sunlight. Fireplace with oak mantel beam and electric wood burner effect fire. Fitted cabinet and shelves to the side of the fireplace recess. TV point. Twin Pendant lighting
DINING ROOM AREA Open plan dining room area. Exposed beams, With Oak floorboard effect laminate flooring. Night storage heater. Window with deep tiled sills overlooking courtyard. Pendant light fitting.
KITCHEN Long modern galley style kitchen. Contemporary fitted shaker style lower and upper cabinets and large deep pan drawers. Drawers are soft close. Tile splash backs on all the walls. With Oak floorboard effect laminate flooring. Twin stainless steel sink with draining board and mixer tap. Integrated appliances including Hotpoint dishwasher, double Lamona oven and grill, Lamona electric hob and Lamona integrated wall mounted microwave. Extractor hood with light over hob. Window with deep tiled sills, overlooking courtyard. Laminate oak effect wooden floorboards. Pin spot recessed lighting and under unit lighting.
STAIRS Carpeted stairs with wooden spindles and handrails, exposed beams in the wall, leading to
LANDING Carpeted area with ceiling light tunnel allowing for sunlight. Exposed beams and a pendant light fitting. Loft hatch access.
BEDROOM 1 Large Double room with exposed beams. Carpeted. Dual aspect Velux windows fitted with black out blinds, which provide views of fields and the courtyard. Triple fitted wardrobes with sliding wooden doors fitted with shelves and hanging rails. 2 Electric Storage Heaters, Pendant ceiling light fittings, cable for TV aerial. Oak door into
ENSUITE Contemporary white suite, Panel bath with chrome taps and tiled surround. Walk in Mira element shower with glazed screen. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level pedestal WC. Light with shaver socket. Chrome wall mounted towel radiator. Velux window over looking courtyard. Tiled floor, pinspot recessed ceiling lights. Cupboard housing lagged hot water tank.
OUTSIDE One of the main features of Rowden court is the superb landscaped communal garden 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 room and a communal laundry room with coin operated washing machines and dryers.
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 15 Rowden Court is approx £2,816 (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.
VIEWINGS 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 or small inner courtyard close to the property.
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