Devon, Spreyton

£295,000 OIRO
  • Ref: P233
  • Type: Other
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

A development opportunity to convert an agricultural barn into two dwellings located in a rural position extending in total to approximately 0.77 hectare (1.9 acres) with outstanding countryside views. Planning permission has been granted for a new access track.
Ref: P233

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A development opportunity to convert an agricultural barn into 2 dwellings located in a rural position extending in total to approximately 0.77 hectare (1.9 acres) with outstanding countryside views. Planning permission has been granted for a new access track.


FREEHOLD VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION These particulars give only a general outline and your attention

is drawn to the important notice printed within them.

INTRODUCTION This introduction and particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of the intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items.


Okehampton 12 miles Crediton 10 miles The Barn is located adjacent to Downhayes Farm which is situated in open countryside between the villages of Spreyton and Bow on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Spreyton and Bow both have a wide range of amenities such as shops, primary school, Church, a public house and a village hall. Bow has the nearest medical practice. The nearest secondary school is Queen Elizabeth in Crediton. A wider range of amenities are available in Crediton and Okehampton.

Despite the rural location, the property is conveniently situated with access to the A30 and M5. Likewise, Copplestone Railway Station is approximately 6.5 miles from the barn.

DESCRIPTION Downhayes Barn offers the opportunity to create two unique dwellings that would rarely become available in such a location.

Planning consent has been obtained to convert the former agricultural barn into two residential dwellings each with four bedrooms benefiting from excellent views over the open countryside.

The barn offers a good size plot extending to approximately 0.77 hectare (1.9 acres).

Planning Permission Permission under Class Q(a) & (b) of the Permitted Development Right regulations 2015 was granted by West Devon District Council on 1st April 2019 under reference 0255/19/PDM for the conversion of the Barn at Downhayes Farm, Spreyton into two residential dwellings. The consent gives Class Q approval for 2no. dwellings, each with 4 bedrooms and open plan living space comprising of entrance hall, living room, kitchen and dining room. Additionally, there is a utility room and playroom/study. The dwellings have proposed floor areas of 201m² and 221m² respectively.

The application was supported by detailed elevation drawings and floor plans together with a structural appraisal prepared by Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd. However, these plans could be amended through prospective purchasers submitting a revised application to gain approval for the size and type of dwelling that they desire.

It has also been recognised, in the Appeal decision Mansell v Tonbridge and Malling BC [2017] EWCA Civ 1314, that since a Class Q approval has been secured, this is a material planning consideration and can be used as a 'fall-back' position for a possible future application seeking replacement dwellings on the site of the Barn. This, therefore, means that there is potential opportunity for prospective purchasers to submit an application for an architecturally-designed dwelling to replace the Barn at Downhayes Farm.

The current prior approval determination states development must be completed not later than the expiration of three years from the date of the permission, i.e. 1 April 2022.

SERVICES Services such as water and electricity are available on or near the site. Private Drainage facilities will need to be provided by the purchaser.

TENURE The whole of the above property (shown edged red on the plan) is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion of the purchase.


Rights Of Way Access to the property will be via a new access track. Planning permission was granted on the 25 June 2019 reference 1222/19/FUL. The purchasers of Downhayes Barn will have a right of access over the area hatched Green on the plan.

The property is sold subject to any rights and benefits which affect the property.

PLANNING 0255/19/PDM:- Conversion of Existing agricultural building and land to form two dwellings.


West Devon Borough Council

T: 01822 813600

VIEWING Due to the rural location, VIEWINGS WILL BE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT, which can be arranged through the Selling Agent Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd for themselves and for the Vendors/Lessors of this property give notice that:

1. These particulars are set out in general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers/lessees and do not constitute part of an offer of contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct. However, any intending purchasers/lessees should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each item. 3. No person in the employ of Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd has any authority to neither make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property or these particulars, nor enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd, nor to any contract on behalf of the vendors/lessors. 4. No responsibility is taken by Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd for any error, omission or misstatement in these particulars. 5. No responsibility can be accepted for any costs or expenses incurred by intending purchasers/lessees in inspecting the property, making further enquiries or submitting offers for the property. 6. All prices are quoted subject to contract and exclusive of VAT where relevant, except where otherwise stated. 7. In the case of agricultural property, intending purchasers/lessees should make their own independent enquiries in terms of eligibility for any entitlement schemes associated with the land being sold or leased. 8. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of existing rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements, quasi easements, covenants and restrictive covenants whether referred to in these particulars or not. 9. Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd is registered in England at The Old Market Office, 10 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; IP33 3AA. Registration number 04514547.

MONEY LAUNDERING Please note in line with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, Acorus Rural Property Services Ltd are required to carry out Customer Due Diligence checks on parties to a property transaction, including proof of identity and identifying sources of funds.