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High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Retail for sale

Retail, Shop

Key Features

  • Barnstaple High Street Investment
  • Busy location for passing trade
  • Opposite Primark
  • Circa 1,939 sq ft plus rear stock room
  • Three storage rooms and cloakroom over
  • Currently let on a three year lease
  • Planning permission has been granted to convert part of the rear of the property to a 2 bedroom house and the upper floors to 2 residential 2 bedroom apartments.
  • Services: All mains connected
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Property Description

Situated in a busy High Street trading location close to Iceland, opposite Primark also adjoining The Cork & Bottle Public House and is therefore ideally placed for passing trade. Nearby is Green Lanes Shopping Centre and all High Street shops and amenities being on hand. A few hundred yards away the Cattle Market Public Car Park is one of the largest public car parks in the town and is accessed off Tuly Street and Gammon Walk.
Barnstaple has recently benefitted from the government town centre investment scheme which has enabled the North Devon Council to put forward plans to enhance Butchers Row and the Pannier Market which is envisaged will increase pedestrian flow into the town centre. Barnstaple has a population of around 35,000 inhabitants plus the surrounding rural hinterland of about 127,000 inhabitants. It is the main commercial hub of North Devon offering a large and diverse assortment of local and national retailers. The town also has a theatre, cinema and leisure centre. There are good road links via the North Devon Link Road to junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and the town has a regional railway station connecting to the national branch line at Exeter.

Webbers Commercial are acting for the vendors in selling this large retail store.
The shop has an internal frontage of 22 feet which widens to 26 feet and an internal depth of about 80 feet.
In all around 1,939 square feet of retail space. There is a stock room beyond and to the first floor three further store rooms and staff cloakroom.
The rear ground floor has a pedestrian access over a private car park but there is no parking with the property.
There are plans drawn up to convert the upper floors to residential subject to planning permission.

We are selling the freehold interest subject to a short term lease. In 2023 Webbers Commercial let the premises as a second hand furniture store to a local retailer at a stepped rent.
The internal repairing and insuring lease is dated from the 27th April 2023 for a period of three years with a tenants break clause after 18 months.
Rent for year one is £10,000 per annum, year two is £15,000 per annum and year three is £20,000 per annum. A copy of the existing lease is available upon request to seriously interested parties. The business is operating and trade is unaffected by this sale.

There are plans available to convert part of the rear of the property to a 2 bedroom house and the upper floors to 2 residential 2 bedroom apartments. Plans available for inspection with Webbers Commercial.
Planning Permission for Rear Cottage Ref Number 74791 dated 25 May 2022. Planning Permission for Upper Floors 2 flats Ref Number 74819 dated 26 May 2022. Planning Authority North Devon District Council.

Key Information




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