About this property
MIXED RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL A rare opportunity to acquire this prominently located freehold mixed use premises comprising a ground floor unit suitable for a variety of businesses and a well proportioned first floor one bedroom flat. Development potential. EPC D/F
Bideford is a popular Market Town, located on the banks of the River Torridge, with a good selection of everyday amenities, including many independent shops, restaurants and a charming Pannier Market. It is the administrative centre of the Torridge area and there has been much investment in the town in recent years. From the town, there is ready access to the A361 (North Devon Link Road) to Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre, which is approximately 9 miles distant and further connects to the M5 at Tiverton. The area enjoys high levels of tourism particularly during summer months. North Devon's spectacular coastline is just a couple of miles away and its varied leisure activities, draw in many visitors to the local area.
The premises are located at the beginning of North Road close to the town's principal retail areas of Mill Street and the High Street. They occupy a prominent, easily visible position. There is on road pay and display parking locally and long stay parking just a short distance away. Until a year or so ago the premises operated as a Dental Surgery but more recently has traded as a retail outlet. Over the years the building has been home to various different businesses and will have appeal to those looking for commercial premises, a live/work unit or as an investment opportunity generating income via both Commercial & Residential letting.
Accessed from its own separate entrance, the first floor apartment provides a well-proportioned living space. The large loft space offers the opportunity for further development and could be converted to create a second bedroom, subject to any required consents, The apartment currently forms part of the commercial proposition but can easily be reverted back to residential use.
CURRENT PLANNING USE:
Town and Country Use Classes Order D1 (Crche, Day Nursery, School, College or place of education, Day Centre, Clinics Etc.) Temporary consent has recently been granted for use under A1, primarily Retail with a variety of similar associated uses. The Ground Floor previously had consent to change to Residential, although this has now lapsed, and the whole building has also previously enjoyed Commercial usage.
SERVICES: Mains electricity, water and drainage.
BUSINESS RATEABLE VALUE: £4,350 (From 01/04/17).
RATES PAYABLE: This should be confirmed by enquiry to Torridge District Council, as occupiers may qualify for 100% Small Business Rate Relief (meaning that no Rates are payable).
For dimensions see floor plan
Ground floor - approximately 34.3 sq m/369 sq ft
Commercial Unit: Until recently used as a Dental Surgery and then a retail shop. Entrance door to retail area, currently divided into two rooms with 3 Large windows, 2 of which face onto North Road, the other onto Coldharbour, all with internal shutters and blinds.
Preparation Area: Fitted with cupboards and a sink unit.
Inner Hall: Doors to
Cloakroom: Low level WC and wash hand basin.
Kitchenette: Fitted with cupboards and a sink unit, ideal for tea/coffee making.
Separate Entrance Door from North Road
Entrance Hall: Stairs to first floor.
Shower Room: Tiled shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. UPVC double glazed window. Wall mounted heater and extractor fan. Dado rail.
Living Room: Electric fire with wood mantle surround. UPVC double glazed window over front elevation. Dado rail. Opening to:
Kitchen: Fitted with a good range of matching wall and base units with roll top work surfaces with inset single drainer stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for under counter fridge, electric cooker point. Extractor fan. Tiled splash backing. UPVC double glazed window.
Dining Area: Opening from Living Room. Dado rail. Access to large loft space providing further accommodation subject to the relevant consents.
Bedroom: UPVC double glazed window over front elevation. Night storage heater.
Directions: From our office on Bideford Quay proceed up Bridgeland Street. Follow the road as it bears to your right onto North Road and to where the property will be situated on your left hand side clearly displaying a For Sale board.
17 The Quay Bideford Devon EX39 2EN
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday - By appointment only
(other times are available by appointment)