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Lower Raleigh Road, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
Guide price £550,000 | 1.24 acres

Property features

• 1.24 Acre Building Site
• Lapsed P.P. for 12 houses
• No Affordable Housing
• Incl; 2 Bed Det Cottage
• Lapsed Site Surveys etc
• Other Lapsed Reports
• Quiet residential location

A redevelopment site with lapsed consent for 12 detached houses & no Affordable Housing contribution together with 2 bedroom detached character house in quiet residential area within easy access of the Hospital, Pilton & Town Centre. EPC Band F.

1.24 ACRES
The site is within Barnstaple, approximately 1.3 miles the north-east of the town centre accessed along Lower Raleigh Road via the A39. Local shops and services at Pilton (The old part of Barnstaple) are available within approximately 0.75 Mile of the site. Barnstaple is the regional centre for North Devon with a population of approximately 25,000 that are in the town and 130,000 within its catchment area. It is the main centre in North Devon accommodating administration, health services, employment, commerce, education, sport and recreation with nine primary schools, two secondary schools and a higher education college. The North Devon District Hospital is within walking distance of the site. The A361 North Devon Link Road is available to the east and provides access to Junction 27 of the M5 and the National Motorway Network beyond. The nearest railway station is in Barnstaple town centre, the nearest airport is at Exeter which is 40 miles to the south-west.

Outline planning permission was previously granted for the erection of 12 detached dwellings with no affordable housing contribution required. The planning reference/ application number is 52590. The decision was issued on the 4th July 2013 but has since lapsed. The details of the consent can be viewed on the North Devon Council website and includes site and location drawings/ plans, flood risk assessment, site investigations with foul drainage assessment, habitat survey, environmental surveys, daylight/ sunlight assessment, archeological comment and arboricultural impact assessment amongst other reports all now likely to need updating.

The sale includes the Freehold of the cottage TO BE RETAINED IN ADDITION TO THE 12 PLOTS ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL PLANNING, the origins of which probably go back about 100 years. The cottage presents colour wash rendered elevations with older style double glazed windows beneath a tiled roof.

The accommodation is arranged internally as an ENTRANCE PORCH leading in to a large SITTING ROOM/ DINING ROOM/ KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM which measures 40' overall by 11'. The Sitting/Dining Room section breaks down as 21'5 x 11' and the Kitchen/Breakfast Room section is 18'2 x 11'. Within the Sitting/Dining Room there is strip wood flooring and a stone fireplace with coal effect gas burner. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room has a tiled floor and good range of modern units incorporating 1/12 bowl stainless steel sink adjoining work surfaces, cupboards beneath, matching wall mounted cupboards, peninsular unit with glazed fronted cabinets above, Stanley Range for central heating, domestic hot water and cooking, Baumatic gas hob, integral dishwasher, integral fridge/freezer. UTILITY ROOM with plumbing for washing machine. OUTSIDE WC. Returning to the sitting area there is a cupboard under stairs and staircase rising to:

LANDING trap to loft space, BEDROOM 1 (14'7 x 11') a double aspect room with DRESSING ROOM/STUDY off (7'5 x 6'6) BEDROOM 2 (14'6 x 11'6) triple aspect. BATH/SHOWER ROOM with spa corner bath, hand held shower, tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin, vanity surround, low level WC, shaver point, wood effect flooring.

To the right hand side of the property is a SINGLE GARAGE with up and over door, there is then a pedestrian gateway in to a rear garden where there is a covered terrace about 14'4 x 12'. The garden rises to the northern side and is bounded by high walls providing privacy. This is mainly paved for ease of maintenance and there are a number of well established trees and shrubs

We understand that all mains services are available on site, there is gas fired central heating to Roffs Cottage.

North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711 (

We understand that the planning permission required a payment to be made as part of a 106 agreement which totalled £80,000 .

It is considered that Roffs Cottage would make an excellent site office whilst the development is completed.

From the M5 motorway, exit at Junction 27 heading for Tiverton/ Barnstaple. Continue along the A361 towards Barnstaple, at the Whiddon Valley roundabout, take the exit onto Eastern Avenue and continue along until you reach Victoria Road. Take the roundabout exit sign posted Belle Meadow Road. Continue along and over the next roundabout into Alexandra Road, continue to Pilton Causeway bearing right into Raleigh Road. At the end of Raleigh Road you will enter Lower Raleigh Road and the site will be visible on your left, identified by our for sale board.

This is an opportunity to create a small exclusive development in a quiet and convenient location where the proposed new builds are likely to appeal to buyers with the following profiles -
Young professionals/First Time Buyers/Active Retired/Second Homes/Families/Investors wanting to rent (especially given the proximately of the hospital)

Particulars, remarks and stipulations contained herein shall be deemed to form part of the special conditions of sale/information pack and in case of any inconsistencies the provisions of the latter shall prevail. Special conditions of sale/ information pack will be available for inspection at Stags Barnstaple office and a copy may be purchased from the Vendor's solicitors..

Contact: Louise Langabeer, Slee Blackwell Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 349943. Email

Strictly by appointment with Stags Barnstaple on 01271 322833.These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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