Rivers Edge Court

Rivers Edge Court, Oaklands Drive, Okehampton

property description


This is a super 'River view' Garden Apartment with a small terrace and direct access to the development gardens and Okement Rivers edge position. The apartment is obviously located within easy access to the excellent communal facilities of the development. This is a rather spacious two bedroomed apartment with Living room, well modern kitchen with integrated appliances, two excellent bedrooms and well-equipped bathroom. The apartment has a rural feel yet the development is just a few minutes walk of a Waitrose supermarket.

Constructed in early-2010 by award-winning retirement home specialists McCarthy and Stone, River's Edge Court is a ‘Retirement Living’ development providing a quality-of-lifestyle opportunity for the over 60’S and designed for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent House Manager who oversees the smooth running of the development. As the development name implies it is in a tranquil Riverside setting adjacent to the River Okement with mature trees and shrubs around, yet unbelievably only around half a mile from Okehampton High Street and even closer to a Waitrose Supermarket and other more immediate facilities. The property enjoys excellent communal facilities including a homeowner’s lounge, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a small charge of £25 per night applies.

It’s so easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at River's Edge Court; there are always plenty of regular activities to choose, typically including; regular coffee mornings, knitting group, yoga, mah-jong, French group, and organised coach trips among others. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can ‘dip in and out’ of activities or remain as private as they wish.


With a solid entrance door with spy-hole, sophisticated security intercom system, emergency pull cord, electric panel heater, large store cupboard with shelving, hanging rails, light and concealed vent Axia unit, store/airing cupboard with light and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and further cloaks cupboard with shelving and hanging rail.


Having a French door and matching side-panel opening onto a very pleasant terrace adjoining the development gardens with a wonderful rural outlook over the River Okement and the surrounded wooded landscape. Glazed-panelled double doors lead to the kitchen.


With a double-glazed window enjoying a River view. A range of ‘Maple effect’ fronted fitted wall and base units with granite effect laminate worktops incorporate a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a four-ringed hob with an extractor hood over, waiste-level oven, slimline dishwasher and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled splash-backs, vinyl floor covering.


A double bedroom with a double-glazed picture window enjoying an outlook to the River, electric panel heater, built-in wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and mirror-fronted bi-fold doors.


Extending into a useful recess, with a double-glazed window enjoying a Riverside view and a electric panel heater.


Modern white suite comprising of a low-level WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard below and mirror, strip light and shaver point over, 'panelled bath and a seperate shower cubicle with glazed enclosure. Fully tiled walls, electric heated towel rail, electric wall heater, emergency pull cord. Vinyl flooring.


• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House Manager, your water rates, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.


Private car parking is available with a yearly permit at an annual charge of around £250 per annum for which there may be a waiting list.
The development has recently (2019) undergone internal redecoration to the communal areas and there was a complete update of all appliances in the Laundry .


Ground Rent £495 p.a
Lease 125 Years from 2010


  • Riverside garden apartment
  • Lovely terrace with outlook over River
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Kitchen with appliances
  • Modern bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
  • House Manager for peace of mind
  • 24 Hour careline system
  • Homeowners communal lounge
  • Tranquil setting
  • Very convenient to High Street amenities.

Property Consultant

Steve Grist , Property Consultant - South West region

Steve Grist

0345 556 4120