20 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon. EX31 1HR

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Status: For Sale
Price: O.I.R.O £475,000
Tenure: Freehold



Barnstaple is North Devon’s Commercial & administrative Center, being a popular and successful market town. Location is excellent for a variety of businesses wishing to be in the heart of the busy town centre. The town offices a good trading location and with a resident population of approaching 30,000, complimented further by trade from a wide hinterland increasing the catchment area to circa 120,000, enhanced further by its popularity with tourists throughout the year.

The region is easily accessible via the A361 (North Devon Link Road) which gives direct access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton), where there is also an Intercity rail link (Tiverton Parkway) and airports at Exeter, Plymouth & Bristol.



This property occupies a position in the premier trading street, the HIGH STREET. Trading close by are Fat Face,Boots Opticians,Tesco Express,Animal. Edinborough Woolen Mill, Holland & Barrett, Millets, Oxfam, Shoe Zone, HSBC,British Heart Foundation, Timpsons, Joules (fashion chain), Lattitude 48 (pub) and Rieker Shoes.The town center comprises many major national names, complimented by interesting local traders and this is a very unusual opportunity to trade right in the heart of the town. Good public car parking facilities and there is a branch line railway station and a good array of facilities for a town of its size. With Exmoor National Park to the north and the glorious coastline nearby where fabulous sandy beaches are interspersed by rugged cliffs it is easy to see why the region is so popular.

The proposition

This attractive, individual property of character appearance is deceptively spacious. Accomodation is arranged over ground, first & second floors and there is an extensive, close boarded roof. There is access both from the pavement frontage and the rear (Church Lane) and the upper floors appear to have been previously as a flat, with 17′ fitted kitchen/diner, shower room WC & potentially 2 plus bedrooms/reception. The current occupier uses many of the rooms for storage use, approximately 1,000 sq. ft. and there is office space of an additional 600 sq.ft. Only by viewing the interior of this property will the full extent of the accommodation be appreciated together with the obvious future potential. There is a gas fired central heating system (wet) installed throughout the property. Construction is traditional red brick supporting a pitched slate roof, with interesting leaded light upper floor windows and carved timber barge boards.

In recent years the property has operated as a retail shop (A1 Planning Use) Naturally it would suit any trade within this Use Category but potentially would suit other uses/occupiers such, as Offices or Catering. This would be subject to obtaining the relevant Change of Use. Interested parties may wish to discuss other planning uses for the property with North Devon Council (planning) T: 01271 388 288

The property is offered for sale with vacant possession and with thus suit owner occupiers and investors alike.

Money Laundering Compliance

In order to comply with UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, UNDERWOOD WARMINGTON will require any purchaser of a freehold or leasehold interest in a property which it is marketing to provide proof of identity and other required documents.


Accomodation Comprises

Imperial Metric Sq Ft
Shop frontage (ext.) 16' 6'' 5.07
Shop frontage (interior) 14' 4'' 4.43
Built Depth 56' 3'' 17.3
Zone A space 299 27.8
Zone B space 355 32.9
Zone C space 308 28.6
Overall Shop Space 962 89.3
Retail side extension 12' 3'' x 10' 4''
Stock 1 30' 9'' x 9' 1''
Stock 2 13' 5'' x 5' 10''
Stock 3 9' 4'' x 9' 3''
Kitchen 10' 0'' x 6' 10''
Stock 4 20' x 11' 7''
Stock 5 17' x 10''
Fitted Kitchen 16' 9'' x 13' 1''
Stock 6 7' 5'' x 6' 3''
Shower Room/WC
Stock 7 15' 8'' x 14' 9''
Office 1 11' 4'' x 12' 2'' max
Office 2 15' 6'' x 14' 4''
Office 3 17' 2'' x 14' 3''
Roof Space 23' 5'' x 15' 6''

Business rates

Rateable value:   £22,250
Rates payable for 2020/21:   £0 (approx)

No Business Rates are payable 2020/21 due to COVID-19


Offered with Vacant Possession


For an appointment to view please contact:

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

Property reference number

Reference: UW848

Important notice

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Any description of information given should not be relied upon as a statement of representation of fact or that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Underwood Warmington (nor its Joint Agents) not any of their employees has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

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Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, Building Regulations or other consent has been obtained. These matters must be verified by an intending tenant.