Rivers Edge Court

Rivers Edge Court, Oaklands Drive, Okehampton

property description



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, Okehampton High Street, Waitrose, Co-op and two independent shopping arcades are a short flat walk away. The property 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 ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.

This one bedroom recently redecorated and newly re-carpeted apartment is located on the top floor with a double aspect and balcony. A spacious living room with balcony and a very pleasant outlook to a heavily tree-lined bank. There is a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances and a modern bath room.


With a solid entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, large store cupboard with shelving and light housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit. Further shallow cupboard with consumer unit.

Dual aspect LIVING ROOM with patio door to balcony

A comfortable room with double-glazed French door and matching side-panel opening onto a pleasant balcony area with an outlook to the extensively wooded bank. Additional side window. Feature fire surround 'Two Dimplex' electric panel heater and a feature glazed doors to the kitchen.


Newly fitted kitchen. Double-glazed window with a pleasant outlook. Range of pale grey fronted fitted wall and base units with a wood grain effect laminate worktops incorporating a black inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed hob with extractor hood over, built-in single oven 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 wooded embankment, electric panel heater, built-in wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and mirror-fronted bi-fold doors.

Shower room

Modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard unit below, mirror, strip light and shaver point Shower unit. Fully tiled walls, 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.


  • One Bedroom with Balcony
  • House Manager
  • Newly fitted Kitchen
  • Brand New fitted Carpets & Redecorated
  • Guest Suite
  • Communal Lounge
  • Rural feel
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Landscaped Gardens

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120