30 bedroom residential development for saleStoke Canon, Exeter, Devon, EX5
Guide Price £975,000
- 3.8 Acres
- Scope to create more dwellings (STP)
- Services available for connection
- Edge of village location
- Attractive rural views
- No affordable housing
- Potential further development
- Unconditional offers invited
A wonderful redevelopment opportunity. For sale as a whole or in two lots. Substantial Grade II Listed period farmhouse with planning permission for conversion to form 2 dwellings plus substantial range of traditional farm buildings with detailed planning consent for conversion to 8 houses with grounds of 3.8 acres. Scope to create more dwellings (STP).
Historical Note - The Listed Building notes say the property is early C17 front range with C19 additions to rear, and C20 porch and shallow wing to front. The old range originally 3-room, cross passage plan. Porch and right-hand wing of circa 1921, and fenestration of same date, The left-hand room retains a good C17 fireplace, bead-moulded stone jambs with lintel, chamfered with step stops. Each part of the house separately roofed, with overhanging eaves. A range of cob farm buildings projects forward from right-hand side forming one side of the front garden. Although the name Oakhay is older, the first documentary record of this house is 1633 and may record the approximate date of the building.
Situation - The property is situated on the west side of the popular village of Stoke Canon which lies in the Exe Valley, close to the River Culm. The village has a church, shop, primary school (Ofsted - good), community run pub (Stoke Canon Inn) along with a range of community activities. Though in a rural location, the village lies on the A396, the main road between Exeter and Tiverton.
The centre of the university and cathedral city of Exeter is about 5 miles providing an extensive range of facilities befitting a centre of its importance. The university is within 3 miles of the property.
The M5 motorway can be accessed to the east of Exeter at junction 29 or to the north at Cullompton at junction 28. There are railway stations on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines in Exeter (Exeter St David's Station is only 4 miles). The village also lies on the footpath of the Exe Valley Way. Other villages in the locality include Brampford Speke, Thorverton, Silverton and Broadclyst.
Introduction - Oakhay Barton and it range of barns is offered as a whole or in 2 lots. Lot 1 is the farmhouse with consent for conversion into 2 substantial dwellings whilst lot 2 is the substantial range of traditional barns which have permission to convert to 8 units.
Description - Floor plans from the proposed accommodation are included in this brochure.
Lot 1 - This comprises a substantial farmhouse with its delightful walled garden which has permission for subdivision to
2 substantial houses (approx. 1,539sq.ft./143sq.m. & 1,786sq.ft./166sq.m).
Not surprising for a house its era, the principal rooms are well proportioned with excellent ceiling heights with attractive
period features dating from the Georgian era.
The house currently has 3 fine reception rooms, kitchen and a range of domestic offices and other store rooms etc.
On the first floor there are 7 bedrooms though the scheme proposed indicates conversion into 4
bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on one side and 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en suite) the other side.
There are extensive gardens on two sides of the property. The grounds could be enhanced to provide appropriate gardens for these two wonderful houses.
Due to the size of the house, there is perhaps scope for further subdivision into more units, subject to the necessary consents.
Planning permission was granted on 16th August 2016 for the subdivision of the existing dwelling to form two dwellings and
a change of use of agricultural use to form new access (Ref: 15/0797/FUL). A copy is available from the agents.
Lot 2 - North Barn
Unit 1 (approx. 2,337sq.ft./217sq.m.) comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) on the
ground floor plus dual aspect, open plan living / kitchen / dining room on the first floor. Storage room accessed externally.
Unit 2 (approx. 1,211sq.ft./112sq.m.) comprises entrance hall, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) on the ground floor
plus dual aspect, open plan living / kitchen / dining room on the first floor. Storage room accessed externally.
Unit 3 (approx. 828sq.ft./77sq.m.) is a single storey dwelling comprising dual aspect, open plan living / kitchen / dining room plus bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Unit 4 (approx. 1,320sq.ft./122sq.m.) comprises dual aspect living room and separate dual aspect kitchen / dining room on
the ground floor plus 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
Unit 5 (approx. 924sq.ft./85.9sq.m.) is a single storey dwelling comprising entrance hall, dual aspect, open plan living /
kitchen / dining room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Storage room accessed externally. First floor will remain as hay loft.
Unit 6 (approx. 721sq.ft./67sq.m.) comprises entrance hall, living room, separate kitchen / dining room on the ground floor
plus 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) on the first floor. Storage room accessed externally.
Unit 7 (approx. 1,481sq.ft./137sq.m.) comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, inner hall, dual aspect, open plan living / kitchen /
dining room with mostly double height ceiling and 2 bedrooms (both en suite) on the ground floor plus further en suite bedroom and galleried study on the first floor.
Unit 8 (approx. 711sq.ft./66sq.m.) comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, dual aspect, open plan kitchen / living / dining room on the ground floor plus 2 en suite bedrooms on the first floor.
Conditional planning permission was granted on 26th August 2016 for the conversion of the barns to form 8 dwellings
including external alternations for the provision of car parking (Ref: 15/0799/FUL). A copy is available from the agents.
Outside - Units 1, 2, 7 & 8 have land for good sized gardens while units 3, 4, 5 & 6 will have smaller courtyard garden areas. Further
land for parking.
General Remarks -
Access - Lot 1 has access direct from the council road on the eastern side plus a right of way on the southern side.
Lot 2 has access direct from the council road on the eastern side.
Community Infrastructure Levy (Cil) - There is no payment required.
Section 106 Agreement - Lot 1:- There is a S106 Agreement dated 16th August 2016 relating to a Habitat Mitigation Contribution. It is £600 (index
Lot 2:- There is a S106 Agreement dated 25th August 2016 for Affordable Housing Contribution, Education Contribution
and Habitat Mitigation Contribution of £61,723 (index linked).
Services - Lot 1 Mains electricity. Private drainage. The purchaser will be responsible for connection to mains water (in road adjoining).
Lot 2 The purchaser needs to organise the services with the usual statutory authorities. Easement for water pipes over
Any existing supplies to the farm buildings will be disconnected.
Directions - From Exeter proceed north on the A396 and on entering Stoke Canon village by the shop and the pub, turn left. Continue for a few hundred yards, going over the level crossing where turn right and Oakhay Barton is a short distance thereafter on the left.
Local Authority - East Devon District Council, Council Offices, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HY. Tel: 01395 516551
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
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