This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

Plot for sale


Sold STC £185,000
6,250 sq. ft.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 6,250 sq ft (580 sq m)

Key features


Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Kitchener Land and Planning are delighted to offer for sale this former South West Water reservoir which offers purchasers a truly unique opportunity to create a substantial new residential dwelling, positioned in a tranquil elevated location just outside of the village of Culmstock and with panoramic views of the Devon countryside. The reservoir currently consists of a concrete tank, two storeys deep and measuring approximately 17m x 17m internally. Detailed planning permission (Ref: 13/00104/FULL) has been approved for the conversion of the current structure to form a spacious two storey dwelling with a gross internal floor space extending to c. 580sqm (6250sqft).

The proposed plans show on the upper level an entrance area/studio, accessed by north facing glazed doors. From the entrance hall, the current design proposes an adaptable space with movable partitions radiating from the existing columns. These partitions can be turned to allow for bedroom or other spaces to be created. An open plan kitchen and lounge area with wood burner are proposed to occupy the southern area of the upper floor, encompassing a partly lowered floor with glazed doors in the south elevation which will maximise the light and views. Stairs lead down from this section to the lower floor where a two lane swimming pool, wet room and another large adaptable open plan area of accommodation are proposed.

The concrete structure and subterranean nature of the property, along with the planned high levels of insulation will allow for minimal use of heating - the vendor proposed a wood burning stove with water heating supplemented by a planned solar array on the northern boundary of the plot. The design of the proposed property was planned to suit our vendors requirements; however, interested parties may wish to amend the internal or external design to suit their own requirements, subject to requisite consents being obtained.

Interested parties may wish to view a short video showing the superb panoramic views from the site; this may be viewed on Youtube: please contact us for the web address.


The mid Devon village of Culmstock is situated within easy reach of J27 of the M5 motorway, Tiverton Parkway and Honiton main line railway stations and the towns of Honiton, Taunton and the City of Exeter. The village offers a range of amenities including a pub, shop, garage, primary school and village hall. The towns of Honiton (12 miles) and Taunton (12 miles) both offer a wide selection of independent and national retailers along with a range of amenities.


A detailed planning application reference 13/00104/FULL was approved by Mid Devon District Council on the 13th August 2013 granting consent for the “Conversion of former water reservoir into single underground dwelling” at Woodgate Reservoir NGR 310867 114866 Culmstock, Devon.

A S106 agreement for open space provision of £1422 has been paid in full by the vendor to Mid Devon District Council. A full pack of planning/technical information is available to be emailed by contacting the Agents. Alternatively, plans are available to view via the local authorities website.


The freehold site is being offered for sale by private treaty with offer invited from a Guide Price of £185,000.


Please note NO ACCESS to the site and NO PARKING is available without prior arrangement. Please therefore contact Kitchener Land and Planning to arrange a viewing.

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 June 2015

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference 30AM. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by KLP, Exeter. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm) from packages available on Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data ©OpenStreetMap contributors.