Rivers Edge Court

Rivers Edge Court, Oaklands Drive, Okehampton

property description



This apartment is a very well presented property located on the first floor of this rather unique development with a super balcony enjoying a rather pleasant open outlook to the front of the development and to the mature tree-lined bank opposite. This is a really comfortable one-bedroom apartment having a spacious living room with walk-out balcony, a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances and a modern bathroom. The lift service provides easy access to the excellent communal facilities of the development.

Constructed in early-2010 by award-winning retirement home specialists McCarthy and Stone, Rivers Edge Court is a ‘Retirement Living’ development providing an exceptional 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.

As the development name implies it is in a tranquil Riverside setting adjacent to the River Okement with mature trees and shrubs around. We have previously described the development as 'unique' to reflect a location that in so many way feels quite rural but in reality is only a few minutes walk from a Waitrose supermarket with Okehampton High Street, it's cafes, banks, pubs, restaurants and two independent shopping arcades just a further short flat walk away. Rivers Edge Court enjoys excellent communal facilities including a homeowner’s lounge, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and sophisticated intercom system providing both a visual and verbal link to the main development entrance. 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 Rivers Edge Court; there are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; regular coffee mornings, knitting group and organised coach trips. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can, of course, remain as private or involved as they wish.


With a solid entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, electric panel heater, very large store/airing cupboard with and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. Further shallow cupboard with consumer unit.


A really welcoming room with double-glazed French door and matching side-panel opening onto a pleasant balcony with an outlook to the extensively wooded bank. 'Dimplex' electric panel heater and a feature glazed doors to the kitchen.


A very pleasant private covered balcony with a lovely open outlook to the mature wooded bank opposite. A perfect place to while-away the hours, enjoy the mostly Westerly aspect and to keep a watchful eye on the comings and goings at Rivers Edge Court.


With a double-glazed window with a pleasant outlook. Range of ‘Maple effect’ fitted wall and base units with granite effect laminate worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed hob with extractor hood over, waist-height single oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled splash-backs, vinyl floor covering.


An excellent double bedroom extending into a good-sized dressing area.
BEDROOM: Having a double-glazed picture window enjoying an outlook to the wooded embankment, electric panel heater,
DRESSING AREA: With a double-glazed window, panel heater, fitted wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and mirror-fronted bi-fold doors.


Modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard unit below, mirror, strip light and shaver point over, panelled bath with overbath shower. Fully tiled walls, vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, electric wall heater, emergency pull cord.


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.


Lease 125 Years from 2010
Ground Rent £425 p.a

Service Charge

• 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. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.


  • A wonderful Apartment in a unique setting
  • Living room with balcony and lovely outlook
  • Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Bedroom with a really useful dressing area
  • Modern bathroom with overbath shower
  • Excellent House Manager looks after the development
  • 24 Hour careline provides further peace-of-mind
  • Great communal facilities
  • Guest suite for family and friends
  • Rural feel but so close to comprehensive local amenities

Property Consultant

Steve Grist , Property Consultant - South West region

Steve Grist

0345 556 4120