Delightful character property located in a stable courtyard conversion with garden, set within a delightful 350 acre estate with access to private beach. Read more
Delightful character property located in a stable courtyard conversion with garden, set within a delightful 350 acre estate with access to private beach.
9 Stable Courtyard is situated in Rousdon between the coastal resorts of Lyme Regis and Seaton, on this 350 acre estate. Purchased in the 1870s by Sir Henry Peak, the MP for Wimbledon, Rousdon became a classic model Victorian Estate with mansion house, stable courtyard, own church, farm buildings, cottages and lodges, all served by an extensive network of private roads. The Estate was sold by the Peek family in 1930 to Allhallows School and was acquired by Rousdon Estate Limited in 1999 when the school closed. The Mansion and Estate buildings have now been converted into residential properties. As a resident of the estate, you have access to the private beach at Charton Bay and a number of paths that run through the grounds. The nearby 'Undercliff' is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the whole Estate lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 9 Stable Courtyard is a converted Grade II* Listed property with part flint and part tile hung elevations under a tiled roof. The property is a converted former coach house which still retains many of the original character features including parquet flooring and sizeable original windows on the ground floor which flood the downstairs accommodation with light. The cobbled courtyard is particularly attractive with central water fountain and clock tower to one side. The entrance door opens directly to the open plan kitchen/dining room with fitted kitchen to one end with a large opening to the living room. The flooring throughout is a wooden parquet flooring and there is a brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove. The kitchen has a range of matching base and wall units with granite worktops, a fitted oven with extractor hood over, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and inset sink. Feature open stairs rise to the first-floor landing. The master bedroom has a window to the rear with lovely views overlooking the grounds of the estate and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has the same views as bedroom one as well as a window to the front overlooking the communal courtyard and fountain. There is a further WC and shower room on the first floor and stairs rising to a large attic space/occasional bedroom/playroom. This well presented property has LPG gas central heating and a mixture of single glazed character windows throughout. An internal inspection is strongly recommended to fully appreciate this fine property.
Outside: To the rear of the property is a private garden for Number 9 which is laid mainly to lawn with flower and shrub borders and apple trees. The attractive communal courtyard is to the front. All residents of the estate have access to a private beach. There is communal parking in a gravelled area to the rear of the stable courtyard.
Council Tax: We are advised that this property is in Council Tax Band D. East Devon District Council. Tel: 01404 515616
Management Company: There is a management charge of approximately £330.00 every six months. This covers maintenance of tracks, beach path, driveways, hedges, grass cutting, stone walls, surface and foul water drainage relating to areas for use by freeholders. The estate management has been established to maintain and assure the upkeep of this private rural estate. Services: LPG Gas for central heating and hob. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.