South brent The moorland village of South Brent stands in the valley of the River Avon under the southern foothills of Dartmoor National Park and on the northern edge of the lovely South Hams, fifteen miles from the centre of Plymouth.
The village is one with a strong community with three churches, one of which dates back to Norman times, a primary school and a wide variety of shops. There are well-regarded community colleges at Totnes and Ivybridge, approximately eight and five miles distant respectively, and both towns offer a comprehensive range of facilities for the wider community. Some of the finest beaches on the south coast, along with the South West Coast Path, are all within easy reach.
Situated just off the A38 Expressway, the village is well placed for quick access to Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter for which there are regular bus services. Rail services can be found at Ivybridge, approximately five miles distant, offering services to Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St David's and on to Bristol, Cardiff and London.
Sanctuary housing The property is freehold, but part of a Sheltered Housing Scheme. Buyers must be 60 years of age or over and potential buyers will meet the Scheme Manager who lives on site. Payable annually is a peppercorn rent of £1 and a quarterly service charge of approximately £370. This covers a management fee, maintenance of common areas, maintenance of the communal lounge and a sinking fund for emergencies. Benefits include 24 hour on-call service, for which the bungalow is equipped with pull cords in all main rooms, and use of the communal lounge.
Accommodation Covered entrance porch with useful storage cupboard and part glazed front door to:
Entrance hall Airing cupboard housing hot water storage cylinder, coat hanging space, doors to:
Bedroom 1 A double room with a window to the rear overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 2 A small double or large single room with a window to the side.
Shower room With a frosted window to the front and fitted with a matching suite comprising pedestal hand basin with feature splashback tiling, bidet and low level WC, along with a tiled shower cubicle with matching mosaic tile feature.
Sitting room A spacious room with a large window and door leading to the Conservatory and sliding door to:
Kitchen With a window to the front overlooking the central quadrangle. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over and cupboards and drawers under incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, built-in Hotpoint electric oven with four-ring electric hob over, and space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer.
Conservatory/sun room A truly lovely room which is glazed to three sides offering panoramic views of the garden which can be accessed directly through a glazed door.
Outside To the front of the property, a pathway leads from the quadrangle to the front door, with grassed areas and flower borders to either side.
The garden extends to the side and rear of the property and is mainly laid to lawn with fenced, hedged and walled perimeters. Flowerbeds are stocked with a wide variety of plants particularly chosen to encourage wildlife including a lovely bay tree, buddleias, forsythia and many other shrubs and plants. There is a screened-off composting area, a useful garden shed, two water butts and a gate providing access to the front.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Local authority The administrative local authority is South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE Tel .
Council tax The property is in Council Tax Band B and the amount payable for the year 2018/19 is £1,418.75.
Viewing Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye South Brent Office. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm. Bespoke appointments outside normal working hours can be arranged with adequate notice.