Located on the southern edge of the small Devon town of North Tawton, this property was built approx. 4 years ago so it has excellent energy efficiency and the remainder of the 10 year warranty. The property is a coach house, which means there’s a ground floor entrance hall leading to a garage (see later) and stairs to the first floor where the main accommodation can be found. Different to a flat, a coach house has no neighbours living above or below, and as it’s elevated to the first floor and on one level, adds a different perspective and privacy from a usual 2 bedroom home. It’s also freehold so you do own the land and building and the extra garages below are leased to others (see below).
The property, although only 4 years old has been upgraded by the current owners with a new kitchen and appliances and new carpets. The accommodation is very clean and tidy and there’s next to nothing for a new owner to do. The layout gives a living/dining room (south facing with views to Dartmoor), a wide opening to the kitchen, 2 bedrooms, the master having built in wardrobe and ensuite and the family bathroom. Both the bedrooms also take in the views to the south.
On the ground floor, in the hallway, a door and a couple of steps lead into the garage with power, light and water and a super insulated electric roller door for easy and secure access to the parking space at the rear. At the front is an open, south facing garden, level and lawned from which to enjoy the outlook to the moors.
The remaining garages under the coach house are leasehold on 999 year leases. An annual payment to the freeholder of the coach house towards ground rent and insurance is officially in place although rarely administered.
The property is being sold at 80% of open market value as a condition of the original planning permissions. This restriction on sales value and who can buy will remain on the property in perpetuity. The buyer must have a local connection which is defined by the local authority as the following:
i)The person has lived in the parish/town for 3 (three) of the last 5 (five) years preceding the allocation
ii)The person has immediately prior to the allocation lived in the parish/town for 6 (six) out of the 12 (twelve) months preceding the allocation.
iii)Immediate family have lived in the primary area or the Borough (as appropriate) themselves for 5 years preceding the allocation. For the avoidance of doubt, the Local Government Association guidelines define immediate family as parents, siblings and non-dependant children.
iv)The person has permanent employment in the Primary Area of the Borough with a minimum contract of 16 (sixteen) hours per week which has continued for the 6 months preceding the allocation without a break in employment of more than 3 (three) months such employment to include self employment. This should not include employment of a casual nature.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: B (West Devon)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, gas, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Mains gas fired central heating
Tenure: Freehold of the whole building including leasehold garages
DIRECTIONS : From De Bathe Cross on the A3072 (Crediton – Okehampton) head towards North Tawton and before reaching the mini-roundabout, the entance to the development will be found on the left. Go into the development and stay on this road, pass a right turn to Cornfield Way and the property will be found on the right.
NORTH TAWTON is a small town, built alongside the banks of ‘The River Taw’. Settlements in and around the ‘Taw Valley’ experience a haven-like quality, between the often steep-edged hillsides – a contrast to other areas of more open farmland. The town has a selection of shops, a primary school, The Fountain and The White Hart pubs and an undeniably pretty square. For more choice, by way of facilities the larger town of Okehampton is only 5 miles up the road – where access to the A30 dual carriageway (a link to the City of Exeter) can also be found. North Tawton, as with many Devon towns has a prime medieval church, with a west spire adorned with oak shingles. The town is also known for its superb creamery. The Taw Valley Creamery (est 1974) produces award -winning cheeses, revered locally and nationally.
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