Rivers Edge Court

Rivers Edge Court, Oaklands Drive, Okehampton

property description



Constructed in early-2010 by award-winning retirement home specialists McCarthy Stone, Rivers 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 House Manager who oversees the smooth running of the development. As the development's name implies, it is in a tranquil riverside setting adjacent to the River Okement with mature trees and shrubs around yet unbelievably, only about 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 homeowners' lounge, laundry room, 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 per night applies.

This apartment is located on the second floor and just a short walk from the lift service to all floors. This is a comfortable two-bedroom apartment having a spacious living room with a balcony from which to enjoy lovely views of where two rivers meet. There is a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances and a modern bath room with a separate shower cubicle.


Entered via a solid entrance door with spy-hole. A security intercom system provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, electric panel heater, large store cupboard with shelving and light, walk-in boiler cupboard with light and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water. There is also a concealed ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit providing an economic heat recovery system utilising the hot air generated within the property, filtering and recirculating this back into the principle rooms.


A welcoming room with a French door and matching side-panel opening onto a walk on balcony with views to the surrounding wooded landscape and river. There is a traditional styled focal point fireplace with an inset electric fire, electric panel heater and feature glazed double doors to the kitchen. Plug sockets are elevated for ease of use.


There is a range of ‘Maple effect’ fronted fitted wall and base units with granite effect laminate worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a four-ringed ceramic halogen hob with an extractor hood over and a high level single oven. Extensively tiled splash-backs, vinyl floor covering.


A double bedroom with a double-glazed picture window enjoying a leafy, riverside aspect, electric panel heater, built-in wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and folding mirror-fronted doors. Plug sockets are elevated for ease of use.


With a double-glazed window, also enjoying a leafy, riverside view, electric panel heater. Plug sockets are elevated for ease of use.


Modern white suite comprising of a low-level WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard unit below with mirror, strip light and shaver point, panelled bath and a separate shower cubicle with a thermostatically controlled adjustable shower. Fully tiled walls, vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, electric wall heater, emergency pull cord.


• Cleaning of communal windows and exterior of all apartment windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system and House Manager
• 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.

Service charge: £3,032.88 p.a (for financial year end 28/02/2023).


Private car parking is available with a yearly permit at an annual charge of around £250 per annum, subject to availability - please check with the House Manager.


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


  • Lovely Views
  • 24 Hour Careline
  • Guest Suite
  • Homeowners' Lounge
  • Landscaped Garden
  • House Manager

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120