The former Station Yard at Eggesford is a well established and busy commercial trading estate of 0.82 acres located in a most convenient point between the main Exeter to Barnstaple A377 cross Devon highway and the Tarka railway line also linking Exeter to Barnstaple. Passenger numbers using the hourly rail service have more than doubled over recent years and Eggesford Station being the midway passing point means that every train stops at this station. Network Rail are currently undertaking a major expansion of the platform at Eggesford to accommodate longer trains. The adjoining A377 is the main east/west trunk road crossing the centre of the county.
The current owner sought and obtained full residential planning consent for the renovation and conversion of the former engine house (unit 1) as a three bedroom detached residence of considerable character. This was followed by full planning consent to convert an adjacent former workshop (unit 6) into a one or two bedroom residence. With the precedence of mixed residential and commercial use now established, the vacant space between these two houses offers excellent opportunities for continued residential development as does the entire site should that strategy be followed, subject to planning permission. The remaining four industrial units are currently all let and income producing and one of these has been converted to a cafe which is trading very successfully, attracting extensive footfall to the site throughout the day and into evening.
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A former engine house, unit 1 is now converted into an unusual and fascinating residence of charm over two floors following full planning consent for renovation, extension and change of use. Overall floor space is approximately 1700 sq.ft The final interior finish has been left for a new owner to decide according to their requirements but the building lends itself readily to a three bedroom configuration with a superb open plan feel and benefitting from excellent natural light offered by numerous windows and bifold doors throughout. Two dedicated parking spaces, paved front patio and a small garden area complete the layout. It is connected to the main sewage system at the site.
Built new in 2012, Unit 2 is a modern steel framed, full height single roller shutter door industrial unit. It is currently let as a workshop and storage facility by the owners of the cafe who also lease Unit 3. Extending to approximately 650sq.ft It is fully insulated and benefits from arc lights and multiple electrical wall sockets and with 4m height to eaves was designed to incorporate a mezzanine floor if required. It has use of the communal toilet block and rainwater harvesting storage tanks.
A former railway grain store elevated from the ground, Unit 3 is let and has been extensively rebuilt and transformed into the ‘Eggesford Crossing Café’ with an attractive outside veranda area and a most pleasing and cosy interior complemented by a woodburning stove and seating for around 20 customers. It extends to approximately 900 sq ft. including the veranda. Even after less than 12 months trading, business is strong with regular customers arriving from all the outlying communities complemented by passing trade from both the adjacent railway and A377. It is connected to the mains water supply and tenants and customers have use of the communal toilet block. It currently holds a 5 star hygiene rating and is open throughout the day and early evening.
An older triple bay, triple roller shutter workshop/warehouse extending to approximately 1600sq.ft. Unit 4 is currently let as a workshop for repairs and restoration of classic cars. It has use of the communal toilet block and rainwater harvesting storage tanks.
The largest unit at the site, unit 5 is a modern steel framed, fully insulated workshop/warehouse extending to approximately 1600 sq.ft with two full height roller shutter doors with anti-ram steel posts at each end, two personnel doors, arc lights, extensive electrical wall sockets, dedicated external concrete parking and storage areas on both ends. It is fully alarmed and provides an excellent level of security. With high pitched roof heights ranging from 4m to 4.5m to eaves. The building was designed to have a central mezzanine floor if required. It has use of the communal toilet block and rainwater harvesting systems. It is currently let for use as a furniture renovation and storage facility.
A former workshop, Unit 6 was granted full planning consent in 2017 for conversion into a two storey residence of approximately 1100 sq.ft. with a small garden to the rear and two parking spaces. Building works are in progress and it is estimated that it will be completed in June 2019. It benefits from a new mains electrical supply and is connected to both the mains water system and the central sewage system.
Divided into separate female and male sections, it is connected to the main sewage system on site and has mains electricity for lights, water heaters and cabin heaters.
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Mains electric, very large septic tank sewage system, mains water, rainwater harvesting tanks.
Two ROW's exist for access of owners of the lower yard and a neighbouring property.
Vat is applicable to the sale.
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