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Zeal Monachorum, Crediton
Offers in excess of £500,000 | 0.93 acres

Property features

• Rural location close to small Mid Devon village
• Fine rural views
• No affordable units
• Overall 0.93 Acres
• No CIL
• Commuting distance of Exeter

This development site which currently is a former range of poultry buildings, is situated in a rural location just beyond the edge of the small village of Zeal Monachorum, a Mid Devon village mentioned in the Domesday Book, which has a church, chapel, village hall and the renowned Waie Inn, which as well as a pub is a hotel with rooms and cottages with a restaurant/bar and a pool, plus a fishing lake. The larger village of Bow is less than 2 miles, which has a shop, pub and garden centre with Post Office. The village of Copplestone with facilities is 3 miles. The towns of Crediton and Okehampton provide a wider range of shops and facilities (9 and 12 miles respectively). The cathedral and university city of Exeter (17 miles) provides a range of facilities befitting a centre of this importance, along with railway stations on the London Paddington and London Waterloo lines as well as an international airport. The Dartmoor National Park is a short drive to the south whilst sandy and surfing beaches are on the south and north coasts of Devon. A station on the Tarka Line is at Morchard Road just 2.5 miles.

The property comprises a former poultry unit with two large buildings which have consent to be demolished and replaced by the erection of 5 houses. An imaginatively designed scheme provides brand new houses though in the vernacular and period style, cleverly designed by Baulch Architects Ltd. Extracts from the drawings are available. A summary of the accommodation units are: Unit 1, the farmhouse of 155m2, Units 2 and 3 are detached 4 bedroom units each of 150m2 (Threshing), whilst Units 4 and 5 are a pair of semi-detached houses nearest to the road, of 3 bedrooms and 100m2 (Linhay). It shows gardens for all properties and 3 parking spaces for the detached units and 2 parking spaces for the smaller 3 bed units. Units ,2 and 3 in particular, enjoy fabulous views to the north and west. Overall the site amounts to about 0.93 Acres.

Mid Devon District Council granted Full Planning Permission for the scheme on the 18th November 2020, under Reference 20/1158/FULL. Copies of the planning permission and other relevant documents are available from Stags or can be downloaded from the EDDC website.

It should be noted there is no social housing provision and no Community Infrastructure Levy), there are, however 12 conditions in the planning consent which purchasers must make themselves fully acquainted with.

A Section 106 Agreement has been signed, contributions as follows:
£1,205 per dwelling towards public open space
£2,596.04 per dwelling towards education

Purchasers must make their own enquiries of the relevant authorities, however mains electricity is already on site serving the buildings. A South West Water main goes through the site close to the road. The purchaser will be responsible for redirecting the existing mains water supply to serve a trough in the adjoining field, being retained property. In addition, the purchaser will also be responsible for providing a mains electricity connection to the field.
The purchaser will have to install a private drainage system to serve the development, though the seller will grant rights for a soakaway to be installed in the adjoining field and also for the construction of an attenuation pond for surface drainage. High speed Broadband is in the village.

The purchaser will be responsible for demolishing and removing the existing poultry buildings (170ft x 50ft and 50ft x 40ft approx.) though associated apparatus and equipment will be removed by the seller. The photo-voltaic panels will also be removed by the seller. Please note that the purchaser will be responsible for constructing the accessway and double gates shown on the plan at the northern end of the site with the seller having a right of way over land being sold to obtain access.

The purchaser will be responsible for erecting post and two rails plus sheep wire on the boundaries adjacent to the main land (north and west boundaries) though the ownership of this fence will be retained by the seller.

Please note that the landowner to the south has a right of way through the existing field access, as shown on the plan.

Through the Agent, Stags. Tel: 01392 255202

From the A377 at Morchard Road turn left onto the B3220 signposted Winkleigh. After 1.5 miles at Stopgate Cross turn left, signposted Zeal Monachorum. The site is on the righthand side after exactly 1 mile.

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