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Litchdon Street, Barnstaple

1 bed | 1 bath | 1 reception | £105,000

  • Second floor apartment (lift and stair access to this floor)
  • Views towards the river
  • Double bedroom
  • Electric heating & UPVC double glazing
  • Communal gardens
  • Parking
  • 125 Year lease (began 1988)
  • Communal sitting room, guest bedroom, laundry room & intercom security system

If you are aged 60 or over and looking to make life a little easier, then take a look at this attractive 1 bedroom second floor apartment with views towards the river and access to well kept communal landscaped gardens. Apartment owners at Barum Court have all external maintenance taken care of and have the re-assurance of an onsite manager as part of the service charges.

Chequers Estate Agents of Barnstaple have been instructed to offer for sale No.50 Barum Court, a well presented 1 Bedroom Second Floor Apartment forming part of the prestigious Barum Court development, within walking distance of Barnstaple town centre, Rock Park and the popular Tarka Trail.

No. 50 Barum Court has the notable attraction of enjoying elevated river views of the River Taw and glimpses of Rock Park during the winter months.

The easy to manage second floor apartment has been updated and well maintained over the years and benefits from electric heating and double glazed windows. The accommodation comprises hallway, living/dining room with an archway into the kitchen with wall and floor units, shower room and a double bedroom with built-in mirrored wardrobes.

Barum Court was built in 1988 by McCarthy and Stone and comprises 51 retirement apartments (there is an age restriction of 60 or over to purchase but the other occupant can be younger than this). The building is set in mature landscaped gardens, accessible for the benefit of all residents and guests. To assist residents, the building has its own laundry facilities, lift, lounge where events are held by the residents with a kitchenette for making tea/coffee and a visitors room with beds (note - this room has to be pre-booked and there is a charge for its use with the management team).

The building can be found at the end of Litchdon Street, one of Barnstaple's oldest and most attractive streets in our opinion. Barnstaple town centre is within easy walking distance and has a wide range of amenities including shops, banks, eateries and market within Barnstaple’s historic Pannier Market. Additionally, there is a nearby doctors practice and dentist and Barnstaple Hospital with a 24hr A&E department is located just three miles away. Furthermore, there are excellent local bus services, a rail station linking to the national network and a national coach depot (timetable varies). Rock Park and the River Taw are virtually on your doorstep and is a lovely place to take a stroll.


The apartment can be reached by stairs or lift. Front door to


Fitted carpet, security entry system, pendent ceiling light, door to airing cupboard with fitted shelving, hot water heater and tank (mains pressure hot water). Doors to

LOUNGE/DINER 14'5 X 10'5

Feature fireplace with space for an electric fire, ornate surround, wall lights, electric storage heater, emergency pull chord, tv point power points, UPVC dual hinged double glazed windows with blackout paper blinds. Single reclining chair, blinds, wooden drop leaf table and two wooden dining chairs will be included in the sale. Archway through to

KITCHEN 7'2 X 5'3 

Wood fronted base and wall mounted cupboards, strip light, inset single drainer sink unit and power points. The fridge/freezer and freestanding oven is included in the sale.

BEDROOM 12'2 X 8'6 

Mirror fronted fitted wardrobes with concertina doors, storage heater, power points, emergency pull chord, wall light, window looking out towards the river and UPVC dual hinged double glazed windows. The bed is included in the sale.

SHOWER ROOM 6'6 X 5'8 

Fully tiled shower room comprising enclosed shower cubicle with aqua boarding, MIRA electric shower, glazed patterned shower screen, fitted shower seat, vanity wash hand basin with storage below, low level W.C, bulk head light, chrome heated towel rail, electric wall heater, extractor wall fan, emergency push button


We have been informed by the sellers that the service charge is approximately £879.00 every six months, with each payment being payable six months in advance. We understand that the service charge covers the cost of water rates, washing and drying facilities, building insurance, window cleaning, garden maintenance, communal lighting and heating, the site manager alarm call, plus a resident site manager.

The purchaser must be aged 60 or over to purchase an apartment within Barum Court.

We have also been informed by the sellers that ground rent is approximately £221.47 every six months, with each payment being payable six months in advance. The ground rent is payable for the remaining period of the 125 year lease which commenced in 1988.


For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. Some photographs may have been taken using a wide angle lens. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. Room sizes should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. If there are important matters which are likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property.


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