Isabel Court

Isabel Court, Cowick Street, Exeter

property description



Completed in early 2012, Isabel Court is a wonderful development of private apartments built by multi-award winning developers McCarthy & Stone. Specifically designed for ‘Retirement Lifestyle’ for those over 55 years of age, the development enjoys a host of facilities for the benefit of home owners including; a super communal lounge, a lift services all floors, mobility scooter store, laundry room and a landscaped garden backing onto the adjacent St. Thomas Park. Further peace-of-mind is found in the service provided by our excellent House Manager who oversees the smooth running of the development. There is also a 24-hour emergency call system in the apartments and communal areas. A guest suite is available to receive family and friends for which a small charge is made.

It’s so easy to make new friends and to exercise both body and mind at Isabel Court; there are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; coffee mornings, games and quiz nights, seasonal and themed events and occasional organised 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.

Isabel Court is located on an active suburban street with a plethora of shops (a Tesco Express is adjacent to the development), restaurants and bars, hairdressers, health centre and so many other useful amenities. Bus routes are located outside the development whilst Exeter St Thomas rail station is at the Eastern end of Cowick Street, less than a quarter of a mile away.

Entrance Hallway

Having a solid oak veneered 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. The 24/7 emergency care line panel with pull cord is wall-mounted. A large walk-in boiler cupboard with light and shelving houses both the Gledhill boiler which supplies domestic hot water and the concealed ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange system. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Living Room.

Living Room

A spacious room with a double-glazed French door and matching side panel opening on to an impressively large balcony which has ample room for a table and chairs at which to relax and enjoy sunny days. A traditional fireplace with a brass effect inset electric fire creates a focal point to the room and offers light and/or additional heat to the two Dimplex electric panel heaters. Two ceiling pendant light fittings. Plug sockets are at raised height for ease of use. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen.


With a double-glazed window with roller blind. Modern range of ‘maple effect’ fitted wall and base units with contrasting laminate worktops and incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed Halogen hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over, waist-level single oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and tiled floor. Ceiling spot light fitting.

Double Bedroom

Double-glazed window, fitted wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and mirror-fronted sliding doors, electric panel heater. Ceiling pendant light fitting. Plug sockets are at raised height for ease of use. TV aerial point.


A modern white suite comprising; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with under-sink cupboard and mirror with strip light and shaver point over and level access shower with handy grab rails. Fully tiled walls and floor, electric wall heater, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord.

General Information

There are lovely landscaped communal gardens backing onto a pleasant park. Car parking is available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £250 per annum for which there may be a waiting list.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• Cleaning of communal windows & external windows of each apartment
• 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.

Lease Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2011
Ground Rent: £425


  • Recently Re-decorated
  • Recently Re-carpeted
  • Spacious Balcony
  • South-Westerly Aspect
  • 24/7 Care Line
  • House Manager for Additional Support
  • Homeowner Lounge
  • Well Equipped Kitchen
  • Level-Access Shower

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120