The show complex at this contemporary development of 47 one and two bedroom Retirement Living retirement apartments for the over 55s is now open. Stover Court sits on the site of the former Newton Abbot Hospital and is situated just behind the new local Sainsbury’s store. It is also ideally located just 160 metres from the historical and vibrant town centre of Newton Abbot. Stover Court is adjacent to a Sainsbury’s convenience store, a doctor's surgery and pharmacy.
The design of Stover Court incorporates the preservation of three of the original buildings including the former hospital lift shaft. Two have been restored and converted into the lounge, guest suite and laundry. In addition, this retirement development has been traditionally designed using a range of natural high quality materials and locally sourced reclaimed stone. Next to the lounge is the garden which is set within a courtyard, there is a herb garden and patio area which provides a pleasant setting from which to enjoy.
Newton Abbot benefits from excellent amenities and it is home to one of the largest shopping centres in the county. The bustling market town of Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of South Devon at the head of the beautiful Teign Estuary. Regarded as the 'Gateway to Moor and Sea' it is close to Dartmoor National Park and the coastal resorts of Torquay and Teignmouth. The pretty River Lemon meanders through the centre of the town, its origin being a small spring bubbling out of the ground on the wilds of Dartmoor.
Located on East Street, Stover Court is close to the main shopping area which includes a number of supermarkets, major banks and building societies, a library, Post Office and doctor's surgeries; there is also a community hospital. Stover Court is adjacent to a Sainsbury’s convenience store, a doctor's surgery and pharmacy.
There is a lot to see and do in Newton Abbot, including a day at the races. Newton Abbot racecourse holds both day and evening races between March and October, with Ladies Day being held in June. The racecourse also holds monthly car boot sales as well as regular antiques fairs. Newton Abbot is home to the Ye Olde Cider Bar and is said to be one of only two remaining cider houses in the UK. Other facilities within Newton Abbot include a cinema, theatre and a leisure centre.
With its long history with the railway industry, Newton Abbot still enjoys being the main rail centre for South Devon and is easily reached by intercity trains from various parts of the country. There are good transport links via Newton Abbot railway station to London Penzance and the north and excellent road links. Situated close to the A380 Exeter to Torquay road, there is access to the coastal towns of Teignmouth, Dawlish, Torbay, Paignton and Exmouth and the picturesque Dartmoor towns and villages.
I admit the downsizing was not easy, emotionally and physically, but with the help of McCarthy & Stone, it was as smooth as possible. I am warm and cosy, relaxed, with no worries (my friends now say I look ten years younger!) living alongside like minded people. There is a wonderful community feel, though private and quiet when I want it and nothing is too much trouble for our House Manager Stuart, or the sales team.