Rivers Edge Court

Rivers Edge Court, Oaklands Drive, Okehampton

property description



This bright and well presented one bedroom apartment enjoys a double aspect living room and balcony with a very leafy outlook towards the river. There is a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated oven and halogen ceramic hob and a freestanding washer/dryer is included in the sale, as are an individual under counter fridge and freezer units.

Constructed in early-2010 by multi-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 60s 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 lounge with conservatory area, scooter store and relaxing landscaping. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and intercom system providing a reassuring 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 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 ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.


Entered via a solid entrance door with spy-hole. A wall mounted security intercom system provides a verbal link to the main development entrance door. This also incorporates the emergency panel to connect to the 24 hour careline. A large store cupboard with shelving and light houses both the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and the ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit.


A comfortable room with double-glazed French door and matching side-panel opening on to a charming walk-on balcony with an outlook to the extensively wooded river bank and allotments. An additional side picture window with roller blind brings further light in to the room. A feature fire surround with inset electric fire provides a lovely focal point to the room and offers light and/or additional heat to the wall mounted panel heaters. Feature glazed doors to the kitchen.


Well fitted kitchen. Double-glazed window over the sink with a leafy outlook. Range of wall and base units with laminate worktops incorporating an inset stainless steel sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed halogen hob with extractor hood over and a, built-in single oven. Vinyl floor covering and strip light overhead. This apartment has the added benefit of a freestanding washer/dryer that is remaining. The vendors will also be including a free standing fridge and a free standing freezer, both of which sit under the worktop. A roller blind will remain.


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.


Modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with useful cupboard below, mirror, strip light and shaver point. Spacious shower unit with handy grab rail. Tiled walls, electric heated towel rail, electric wall heater and 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.


• 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.


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


  • Dual Aspect Bright Living Room
  • Double Bedroom
  • Well Equipped Kitchen
  • Riverside Location
  • Guest Suite
  • House Manager
  • 24 Hour Careline for Peace Of Mind
  • Rural feel
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Landscaped Garden/Seating Area

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120