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14 Cross Street Barnstaple Devon EX31 1BD

Property information

Status: To Let
Price: £14,500 pa
Tenure: Leasehold


The availability of these premises provides a first class opportunity to rent spacious business premises in the heart of Barnstaple’s busy and well respected town centre.  The accommodation extends to almost 1,500 sq ft (139m²) over ground, first and second floors with roof space storage.  There is also a charming walled rear courtyard.  The layout of the property gives an opportunity to sub let parts of the space which can become self-contained.  The property currently benefits from A2 (office use) which allows use as a shop (as is recently) or Offices.  Clearly this character property is potentially suitable for a variety of commercial uses, subject to planning permission (if required).


The property is located very close to the High Street where there are a variety of “national retail names” interspersed with a variety of interesting local traders.  There are a selection of car parks serving the town centre, in addition to a railway station and busy bus station.  Immediately adjoining the property is Lloyds TSB Plc Bank branch. Within Cross Street there are various businesses including travel agents, men’s outfitters, recruitment agency, letting agent, estate agency and solicitors etc.

14 Cross Street, Barnstaple has an attractive character façade with accommodation arranged over three floors.  With a main entrance to the right hand side of the window frontage there is flexibility to provide separate access to the upper floors and thus make this self-contained, if required.  Alternatively the light and airy space could be utilised by one occupier.  This property would suit a variety of commercial or retail operations and is conveniently situated in the heart of the town centre, with major car parks nearby.  Barnstaple is the region’s successful commercial centre with a resident population of circa 28,000 but benefiting from a trade catchment population of circa 100,000 from the North Devon region.  Barnstaple is also boosted by the influx of tourists throughout the year.  The North Devon Link Road (A361) gives easy direct access to the M5 Motorway (junction 27) where there is also an Intercity rail link (Tiverton Parkway).


We understand that the former use of the property falls within A2 (financial and professional services) of the Town and Country Planning (use classes) Order 1987 and it therefore can also be used within A1 (retail use).  For further information regarding planning issues please contact the Planning Authority at North Devon Council telephone 01271 388288.



The accommodation is arranged over ground, first and second floors as follows:-

Ground Floor  709 sq ft (66m²) and more particularly as two retail Zone A space 208.6 sq ft (19.38m²).  Retail Zone B space 232.28 sq ft (21.58m²).  Remainder ground floor space 268.45 sq ft (24.94m²).

First Floor 411.8 sq ft (38.26m²).

Second Floor 214.2 sq ft (19.90m²).

Third Floor (Archive Store) 186.9 sq ft (17.37m²).

Main entrance door off pavement being partly glazed to Entrance Foyer (2.92m x 1.17m) and glazed secondary doorway to upper floors. 

Main Shop/ Office 3.55m (internal frontage) x 5.4m to bay window.  2 steps leading down to

Rear Shop/ Office 5.79m x 4.23m.  French doors leading to rear paved and walled courtyard.

Side Shop/ Office 6.62m x 3.27m.

First Floor  turned staircase leading to first floor landing area.

2 x WC's & Office/Kitchenette

Former Kitchen now integrated into Rear Office 2.5m x 2.33m

Rear Office 4.47m x 3.17m

Front Office 3.95m x 4.95m plus 0.95m x 1.44m.  Additional understairs storage area.  Vertical blinds.  Character sash window. Cornice ceiling, exposed brick round back fireplace with grey/white marble surround.

Second Floor

Office  5.44m x 4.95m diffused fluorescent lights.  Door to

Third Floor  Archive store area (roof space).


Mains electricity, water and drainage.  Gas fired central heating (wet system).


Business Rates

Rateable Value £7,700. Rates payable 2018/19 £3,796. This property will qualify for 100% relief from business rates.


Balance of existing Lease expiring on 31st August 2020. The landlord is prepared to offer a new lease on terms to be agreed.

 Agents Comments

These premises provide tremendous scope for a variety of commercial uses and it is only by taking a personal internal inspection that this can be fully appreciated, especially with regards to the friendly and characterful feeling of the building.


VAT is not payable on the rent.


For an appointment to view please contact Dean Warmington at Underwood Warmington on 01271 812186 or mobile 07971 830881. 

Email : dean@underwoodwarmington.com

Website:  www.underwoodwarmington.com

Business rates

Rateable value: £7,700
Rates payable for 2018/19: £3,696

Please note that the rates payable figure takes no account of Small Business Rate Relief, where qualifying companies will be able to secure 100% relief in this case. Further information upon request.


Balance exisitng lease expires 31 August 2020 - Landlord may consider granting  NEW LEASE now if required. Rent £14,500 p.a.


For an appointment to view please contact:

Dean Warmington
Tel: 01271 378731
Email: dean@underwoodwarmington.com
Mobile: 07971830881

Property reference number

Reference: UW827

Important notice

These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract.

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