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Atherington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37

Under Offer 2,250 sq. ft. | £255,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 2,250 sq ft (209 sq m)

Key features

  • Increasingly Rare Opportunity
  • 3/4 Acre Building Plot
  • Consent for 4 Bedroom House
  • No Near Neighbours
  • Lovely Valley Views

Full description

An increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a 3/4 acre rural building plot with consent to build an individual new country house covering 2250 sq ft. No close neighbours, lovely valley views.


Situation And Amenities - In delightful rural surroundings with no near neighbours and enjoying breath taking views across a wide expanse of the Taw Valley. Along the hedgerows at winters end swathes of snowdrops appear. These are followed in spring by daffodils & primroses. There is an abundance of wildlife present including slow worms and deer. The village centre is about half a mile and is a typical rural North Devon Village with shop/post office and Saxon Church. Just 0.7 of a mile is a petrol station/Costcutter store. The nearby villages of High Bickington and Umberleigh offer further facilities and there is a regular rail service from Umberleigh to Barnstaple and Exeter. Barnstaple is about 6 miles and as North Devon's regional centre, houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. Sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe, Saunton and Westward Ho!. North Devon's rugged coastline, including the popular resorts of Appledore, Croyde, Instow and Woolacombe are all easily accessible, as is Exmoor National Park. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, whilst Barnstaple railhead provides a link to the National railway system at Exeter which is about 35 miles by car.

Planning Permission - Consent was granted by North Devon Council on the 24th May 2016 under application number 60891, to demolish a previous cottage which stood on the site and to erect a new house in it's place. The original cottage has now been cleared and the site is ready to develop. The proposed new build covers approximately 2,250 square feet (or 210 square meters) and will incorporate, on the ground floor; Entrance porch, hall, shower room, cloak room, lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, study. On the first floor; Landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 3 further double bedrooms, family bathroom and garage, there will also be potential to convert the large loft space, subject to planning changes. The site is generally level being bounded on three sides by ancient hedgerow and one side by new post and wire fencing. Drawings, plans etc are available to view on the North Devon Council Website, under the planning tracker system. In the agent's opinion, this is an increasingly rare opportunity for a purchaser to build their own 'Grand Design' in delightful rural surroundings, yet just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Barnstaple.

Directions - From Barnstaple, head south on the A377 (Exeter Road) passing through Bishops Tawton and Chapleton. Just after Fishleigh Barton, take the right turn on to the B3217 marked with an 'unsuitable for HGV' sign. After about 500 yards, the property was seen on the left hand side, identified by our 'For Sale' board.

Services - Mains electricity and water are already available on site. It is envisaged that drainage will be to a new private system.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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Added on Rightmove:
18 October 2016


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