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Chelfham, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

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Property Description


An interesting development opportunity comprising a former school site with Planning Permission for 15 houses plus a former Mill building, Mill House and outbuilding. For sale as a whole or in two lots. The whole site extends to about 5.27 acres (2.14 hectares).


Chelfham is a small hamlet which lies about 5 miles north east of Barnstaple town centre. Barnstaple is the regional centre for North Devon and boasts a range of appropriate facilities. The location is within a few minutes motoring distance of the town.

A further 5 miles or so to the north east if the Exmoor National Park with its wonder wide expanse of open moorland.

The North Devon coast, with the popular beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe, are also within easy motoring distance of the site.


The drawings and Planning Application were prepared and undertaken by Messrs Woodward Smith Architects of 6 Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1DH. Tel. 01271 379050 -


This extends to some 1.98 acres (0.8 hectare) and benefits from an Outline Consent for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of 15 open market dwellings.


This comprises the former Mill building, Mill house and further outbuildings together with an area of land, in all extending to about 3.29 acres (1.33 hectares).


The local Planning Authority is North Devon Council and Development Services

In regard to Lot One, the local Planning Authority granted Outline Permission on 17 December 2021 under application number 70959 for the demolition of school buildings and erection of 15 dwellings (open market) together with associated works. In this particular instance there is no requirement for affordable housing.

The architects drawings provide for an attractive scheme of three bedroom homes in a courtyard style.

In regard to Lot Two, the local Planning Authority granted permission for the re-instatement of access for the Mill house and former Mill buildings.

In addition, under application number ENQ/0094/2022, following pre-application planning enquiries, a favourable response was given for the change of use of the former Mill house to a dwelling. This provides a wonderful opportunity in a semi rural location to create a character home set in a few acres and with water frontage. Lot Two includes the former Mill building complete with water wheel together with an additional outbuilding.


This interesting freehold development opportunity is for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in two lots (subject to negotiation).




Mains water and electricity are available to the site but all interested parties are advised to satisfy themselves fully as to the availability and suitability of all services.


By appointment with the vendors agents, Webbres Property Services Limited.


Peter McHugh FRICS
Tel. 01271 347868

Jon Hughes
Tel. 01271 347859

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