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The Old Sawmills, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0RN

Property information

Status: LET
Price: Confidential letting
Tenure: Leasehold


The availability of this unique, chararcter building really does present  business owners with an enviable opportunity to locate their operation in premises which are most certainly, just that little bit "out of the ordinary." Whilst the setting is fabulously "country" the North Devon Link road is accessed in 1.9 miles.Without a shadow of a doubt the full appeal of this building and it's delightful location will only be experienced by a personal visit. Please call us to arrange.

Our landlord client has commissioned an architect to produce images of what the Sawmills could look like post conversion. These images are shown in the photograph gallery above.


Situated within 2 miles or so of the market town of South Molton, this popular country location is approximately 9 miles South east of Barnstaple and classified an Area Centre. Tiverton, M5 connection at Junction 27 and fast train connection to Paddington is approximately 22 miles.

South Molton provides a range of services, local employment opportunities and acts as a focal point for an extensive rural area. The towns proximity to the North Devon Link Road has brought improved accessibility and enhanced prospect to the economic growth of the town


Upon valued instructions from The Filleigh Estate we are "inviting  proposals of rental interest" to aquire this property by way of a new lease, either as a whole or parts thereof (on a floor by floor basis). Due consideration will be given to all propsals, based on the nature of the propsed use, covenant strengh,and length of tenancy proposed. Dean Warmington of Underwood Warmington is handling this transaction and is delighted to elaborate on potential options available. ( Contact: T: 01271 378731 M:07971 830 881)

We are advised that the current planning permission is for B1 use (light industry) which covers a wide variety of light industrial uses and small workshops etc, as well as some office uses and storage. Clearly this extensive building is adaptable to many Commercial Uses, including Company Headquarters, A2 office space and the like. We are pleased to liaise with both the local Planning Department and our Landlord clients to establish what uses may be allowed. In the event of a planning change of use requirement, certain  building works may be required to comply with  Building Regulations - in this event, rental discussions will be required to reflect this.

The term of a rental propsal (ie lease length) can be agreed between the parties. Usual Bank/Trade references will be required together with a brief Business Plan


The space is arranged over ground, first and second floors and provides approximately 3,000 sq ft (279m2) - it could be occupied by a single tenant or up to 3x tenants on a sharing basis. As previously mentioned ALL options can be considered. There are some quite outstanding architectural features within this building which create an appealing working environment - not to mention the oustanding 360 degress views over glorious Devonshire countryside.

* Exposed roof timbers and wide planked flooring

* Wood burning stoves

* Sunny, South Facing frontage

* Parking for 30 plus cars

DIMENSIONS (approximate measurements)

On the Ground Floor:-

Reception/ Office: 20' 1'' x 7' 4''  (132 sq ft) (12.81m2)

Office: 20' x 10'3'' (234 sq ft) (21.76 m2) - possible area to install WC facilites

Workshop/Office area 1: 24' 5'' x 20' 2'' (490 sq ft) (46m2) - 3 x full length windows, log burning stove

Workshop/Office area 2: 21'10'' 17' 8'' (385 sq ft) (36m2)

On the first floor:-

Workshop/Office area 3: 44'2'' x 20'2'' (886 sq ft) (82m2) - stainless steel sink, cupboards, heavily beamed, stove.

On the second floor:-

Workshop/Office area 4: 50'2'' x 20'2'' (1007 sq ft) (94m2)

Outside: An extensive car parking area.

Business rates

Rateable value: £5,300
Rates payable for 2015/16: approx £2,500

Small Business rates relief may apply. Ask for further details.


The premises is available TO LET by way of a new lease/s. Rent proposals are invited either for the whole building or on a split (sharing) basis. Tenant to be responsible for interior repair/maintenance. Landlord exterior. Each party to pay their own legal costs. Usual tenant referances will be required.


For an appointment to view please contact:

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

Property reference number

Reference: UW782

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.

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