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20 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon. EX31 1HR

Property information

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Status: To Let
Price: £15,000 per annum
Tenure: Leasehold


The availability of these High Street premises provide opportunities for a multitude of businesses to promote themselves in the premier trading street in North Devon. Whilst retail has featured here over recent years, the modest annual rental quoted will appeal to those operations in other sectors such as catering and office uses and indeed be-spoke uses where high visibility will prove beneficial. Short and longer term rental proposals will be considered by our clients.

Barnstaple is located on the North Devon coast and is the principal retail, business, leisure and
cultural centre in the district and plays a strategic role in the provision of health and education
services and public administration. It lies 53 miles west of Taunton and 43 miles north east of
Exeter. Access to Barnstaple is provided by the A361 North Devon Link Road with connection at
Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway.
Barnstaple is a strong market town and tourist centre with around 750,000 visitors each year
making it the second most important destination in Devon after the Torbay area. The town has a
resident population of 32,000 and retail catchment population estimated in the region of 120,000
within a 20 mile radius of the centre. 76% of this population lives in or around the Taw Estuary
between Barnstaple and Bideford.
Nearby traders include ,Boots Opticians,Tesco Express, Holland & Barrett,
Oxfam, Shoe Zone, HSBC Bank,British Heart Foundation, Timpsons, Joules, Lattitude
48 (pub) and Rieker Shoes. See attached street traders plan.



Imperial/ Metric          Sq. Ft.  M2
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”

WC and small stock area.


Rental offers region £15,000 p.a.


We are advised that VAT will be chargeable on the rent.


Government changes to the Use Classes Order came into effect on 1 September 2020. These
premises now fall into the newly introduced, Class E. This will allow use (without the need for
planning permission through a “change of use) as a shop, financial and professional services,
restaurant/café, offices R&D and light industry, gyms and medical- health services and day
centres. clinics, creches, day nurseries etc. Interested parties should consult with North Devon
Council at Barnstaple to discuss.


The premises are available to rent on new sub- lease terms (length to be agreed between the parties)
Incoming tenants will be required to provide two satisfactory trade and/or character references
and a bankers reference for landlords approval.


Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs in connection with this transaction.


Viewing can only be carried out with prior notice by contacting :-
Dean Warmington: DD 01271 378 731 M: 07971 830 881 E: [email protected]

Small Business rates relief may apply. Visit :


You can get small business rate relief if:
your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000
your business only uses one property – you may still be able to get relief if you use more
Contact your local council to apply for small business rate relief.
What you get :-
You will not pay business rates on a property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.
For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the rate of relief will go down
gradually from 100% to 0%.
If your rateable value is £13,500, you’ll get 50% off your bill. If your rateable value is £14,000,
you’ll get 33% off.
If you use more than one property
When you get a second property, you’ll keep getting any existing relief on your main property for
12 months.
You can still get small business rate relief on your main property after this if both the following
none of your other properties have a rateable value above £2,899
the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000 (£28,000 in London)
You could qualify for retail discount if your business:
is a shop, restaurant, café, bar or pub
is in England
has a rateable value of less than £51,000
Contact your local council to find out if you’re eligible.
What you’ll get
If you’re eligible, you could get a third off your business rates bill.


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.


As the property is to be split (ground from upper parts) a revised Rateable Value will be determined by the Rating Authority

Leasehold (sub-lease)


Accomodation Comprises

Imperial Metric Sq Ft

Business rates

Rateable value:   £0
Rates payable for :   £0 (approx)


Short & Long term rental proposals considered


For an appointment to view please contact:

Dean Warmington
Tel: 01271 378731
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07971830881

Property reference number

Reference: UW 848

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.

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.

The photographs show only certain parts and aspect of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.

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.