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Tenure: Freehold

Ashburton is a thriving and busy town which supports many outlying rural communities as well as attracting thousands of visitors each year as a gateway to Dartmoor. It enjoys excellent communications via the nearby A38 Expressway to the two Devon cities of Plymouth and Exeter, where the road joins the motorway network. The South Devon coastline is around forty minutes by car.

This most attractive business and home is housed within an imposing grade II listed period building positioned in arguably the best trading position fronting the main shopping thoroughfare of East Street and the junction with North Street.

The shop premises has an eye-catching double fronted display window and is divided into three retail sales areas. French doors open to a lovely walled courtyard at the rear (also accessible from the living accommodation) where there is a substantial two storey stone barn housing the picture framing and gallery side of the business.

The living accommodation is arranged on the upper two floors of the main building and has its own separate entrance from East Street. It provides plenty of space for a family with a large living room, separate dining room and three double bedrooms. Whilst perfect for an owner occupier it could also be let out to produce a useful income if desired.

Understood to have been established more than 35 years, the current husband and wife owners are retiring after 17 years. They are currently assisted by 2 to 3 part time staff, though a new owner may choose to be more involved with the day to day running of the business and thus require less staff.

The business sells good quality gifts catering for all the family along with greetings cards, presentation stationery, images of Dartmoor, children's toys and clothes. There are also watch battery replacement, laminating and photocopying services.

The picture framing and gallery side of the business has much potential for additional revenue.

Current opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Details will be made available to genuine interested parties on request.

Stock will be available to purchase at valuation and we are advised is usually in the region of £40,000 to £50,000.

To locate the property from the A38 Expressway between Exeter and Plymouth take the exit for Ashburton and follow signs for the town centre. 4 East Street is next to Lloyds Bank just by the junction with North Street.

7'6'' x 5'3'' Stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Window. Separate toilet. Door to the outside with covered storage area.

First Floor 

Half Landing 
With door to

8'6'' x 7'6'' Three windows. Storage cupboard. Telephone points (two separate lines). Electric heater.

Main Landing 
Radiator. Telephone point.

Living Room 
24'7'' x 15'4'' Two sash windows to East Street. Ornate fireplace with fitted wood-burner. Picture rail. Two radiators. Shelving either side of fireplace.

Dining Room 
13'5'' x 8'3'' Sash window to rear aspect overlooking the courtyard and green hills in the distance. Engineered wood floor. Radiator. Storage cupboard. Picture rail. Cupboard housing gas fired central heating/hot water boiler.

10' x 7' Sash window to rear aspect overlooking the courtyard and green hills in the distance. Range of cream fronted units with light coloured work tops and FRANKE stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Built-in Belling electric double oven with Smeg five burner gas hob and stainless steel filter hood over. Integrated fridge and freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Lighting beneath wall units. Wood-finish laminate flooring.

Second Floor 

Window over stairwell with views to green hills. Radiator. Hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 1 
15'5'' x 11'9'' Double glazed window overlooking North Street. Range of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, dressing table, chests of drawers, recess for double bed with bed-side cabinets and overhead storage cupboards. Period fireplace. Radiator. Wash basin inset to vanity cupboard with wall mirror and strip light/shaver socket over.

Bedroom 2 
15'5'' x 10'8'' Double glazed window overlooking North Street. Period fireplace. Radiator. Pedestal wash basin with wall mirror and strip-light over.

Bedroom 3 
13'5'' x 8'5'' Sash window to rear aspect with outlook to green hills. Radiator. Built-in cupboard with glazed doors to the upper section. Period fireplace. Pedestal wash basin with wall mirror and strip light/shaver socket over.

10' x 6'10'' White suite of metal bath with electric shower over, pedestal wash basin and WC. Wall mirror and strip light/shaver socket over basin. Sash window to rear aspect. Radiator. Built-in storage cupboard.

COURTYARD Attractive walled courtyard garden with raised shrubbery beds, garden shed and paved patio seating area. Detached Stone Barn Housing the picture framing business 28'3'' x 11'3'' Power, light, windows, glazed entry doors. Work benches and fully equipped picture framing equipment. Spiral staircase to upper floor with ceiling height to the roof apex 29' x 12'4'' exposed A-frame timbers. Window. Three roof windows. Dividing screen, shelving units and pair of doors with external stairs to the courtyard.

The Shop Premises 
35' deep x 19'10'' wide overall. Double fronted display window with inset glazed entrance doors. Main front sales area and two smaller retail areas at the rear, one with window and one with French doors to the courtyard. Serving area with till. Electric storage heater. Wall shelving and island display units. CCTV. Door with security locks to the accommodation.

The Accommodation 
Own entrance from East Street.

with patterned tiled floor. Inner door with glazed and etched glass panel to

Radiator. Understair cupboard. Door to

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