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Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC 7.7 ac. | £375,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 7.7 acres (3.1 hectares)

Key features

  • Site Area approx 7.73 Acres
  • Planning for Luxury Camp Site
  • incorporation Cafe, Shop & Managers Accommodation
  • Prominent Position on major access route to coast
  • Located between Barnstaple and Braunton
  • Adjacent Tarka Trail

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An important parcel of greenfield development land with planning permission for a Luxury Camp Site incorporating a café, shop and managers accommodation.
Occupying a prominent position on a major access route leading to the North Devon coast in a readily accessible location between Barnstaple and Braunton.
Site area approx. 7.73 Acres (3.13 Hectares).

This sale represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire an excellent parcel of development land occupying a prominent and readily accessible position in the Taw Valley Estuary adjacent to the A361 trunk road at Chivenor Cross roundabout, conveniently situated between the important centres of Barnstaple and Braunton.
The land has the benefit of full planning consent for the formation of a luxury camp site with associated reception facilities, including a café and shop, together with managers accommodation. There may be scope for the site to be utilised for other leisure activities and being located close to an established residential and commercial area, with a major residential development currently underway nearby, there may also be potential for further alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary change of use planning consent.
The site extends to a total of about 7.73 Acres (3.13 Ha) and comprises essentially one level pasture enclosure with well defined fenced and hedged boundaries. At the eastern end of the site is a small, separately fenced area of wildlife habitat.
Enjoying a superb location this site affords the opportunity to develop a new and different type of campsite to provide high quality camping facilities for recreational users of the North Devon Coast, the Tarka Trail, the South West Coast Path and individuals/groups exploring the North Devon Biosphere reserve. The aim of the proposed luxury camping site is to serve the changing demands and expectations of this sector of the tourism market, providing environmentally responsible, sustainable and practical accommodation, usable throughout the year, of high quality design through the provision of sleeping cabins and camping barn type accommodation. This type of development and accommodation is designed to feed into the current public appetite for a more 'eco' glamorous camping experience.
The proposal to develop a different type of camp site in North Devon was first considered as far back as 2011 when the vendor, who has a successful track record in camp site development, recognised there was a gap in the market for a quality camp site alongside the Tarka Trail with an emphasis on the growing interest in cycling for activity and leisure purposes. It is only due to a recent decision to retire that the vendor is not developing the site himself. This development opportunity is therefore the result of years of hard work by the vendor in building up an initiative that will meet the changing needs of visitors to the area and also pick up on tourism trade that may not currently be adequately served and thus lost from the area.

The A361 is a major arterial route providing easy access to the key northern Devon tourist resorts of Braunton, Saunton Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe. Given its prominent location the site experiences a significant amount of passing traffic, especially during the holiday months, and is therefore superbly positioned for the establishment of a successful leisure and camping business. In addition the renowned Tarka Trail/South West Coast Path runs immediately adjacent to the land with cycle links as far afield as Ilfracombe, Fremington, Instow, Bideford and Great Torrington.
Much of the North Devon Coast has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is considered one of the most desirable coastal locations in the West Country, with its picturesque villages and internationally renowned surfing beaches. The nearby village of Braunton provides a wide range of local amenities, including primary and secondary schooling, whilst Barnstaple affords a more extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of an important regional centre. From Barnstaple the A361 North Devon trunk road provides easy access to South Molton, Tiverton and the M5 motorway (J27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
Site Grid Reference:- SS 50670 34904

Overage/Clawback Clause 
Please note the vendor reserves the right to impose an overage clause into the sale contract to be triggered should the site subsequently receive change of use planning consent, including for residential housing or commercial development. The imposition and terms of any overage will be subject to negotiation between the parties.

Rights of way, Easements etc 
It is understood that a mains drainage pipeline passes beneath the land inside the southern boundary. The property is sold and, as far as required by the vendor, will be conveyed subject to all other rights of way, easements, and wayleaves of telegraph and telephone poles, stays and wires, electric pylons, poles and cables, water and gas pipes at present erected on and passing over or under the property and subject to the agreements affecting the same (if any).

Useful Addresses 
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QD. Tel: 0845 155 1020. North Devon Council, Brynsworthy Environment Centre, PO Box 379, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 2GR. Tel: 01271 388282. Western Power, Map Response Team, Mapping Centre, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, Devon EX2 7WP. Tel: 01392 352652. South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 7HR. Tel: 0344 346 2020.

The site may be viewed at any reasonable time during daylight hours and whilst in possession of a copy of these sale particulars, taking due care to close all gates and respect livestock. Sole Agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 23 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ. Email: Tel: 01769 574500 Ref: STM160009

Important Notice 
Whilst we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable if there is any point which is of particular interest to you please contact the office and we will be pleased to confirm the position for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

Town & Country Planning 
Planning consent has been granted by North Devon Council, Application No. 56106 on the 11th November 2013 for the ‘Formation of Luxury Camp Site together with erection of reception building incorporating café & shop and camp facilities…..’. A variation to this consent was obtained on the 17th February 2016 (Application No. 60489) ‘… allow inclusion of managers accommodation….’ and to relocate the reception area, shop and café. All relevant documents can be viewed on the North Devon Council website - - under Planning and Building Control using the application numbers 56106 and 60489. The planning permission permits the following structures:- - Reception building incorporating reception and office. - Shop offering a range of camping essentials. - Tourism Information and Biosphere Interpretation Area - Cafe - Managers accommodation - Outdoor play areas - Camping barns (x2) - 2 & 4 berth sleeping cabins (x50). - Camp kitchen (x4) - Wel (truncated)

The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession available upon completion of the purchase.

It is understood that mains services, with the exception of drainage, may be accessible either adjacent or nearby. Please note we have not undertaken any detailed service enquiries and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves regarding the location, availability and capacity of any services.

Ground Conditions 
Our client has not commissioned a geo technical report and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves regarding the suitability of ground conditions.

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11 November 2016

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