Location: The property fronts the northbound lane of the A377, Crediton to Barnstaple Road, near the town of Chulmleigh. Set in a pleasant rural setting, the property benefits from attractive views over the River Taw and adjoining meadows and pastures. The business, trading as Taw Valley Garage, benefits from a large rural catchment
with limited competition and excellent visibility to the good volumes of traffic that pass along the A377.
Description: The property occupies a long linear site situated at the top of an embankment, which overlooks the River Taw. The site has been trading as a garage since 1908 and comprises of a good-sized workshop with loading doors at each end, and incorporating offices, toilet amenities, and various ancillary areas.
Outside, there are two areas of adjoining yard, providing useful parking and car sales display areas with extensive frontage to the main road. To the south of the workshop, there is a modern two bed bungalow with ample parking, whilst to the rear there is a pleasant garden and decked area with splendid views over the river valley.
Workshop: 176.87 sq.m 1,904 sq.ft
includes Kitchenette and toilet
Workshop Bay: 65.60 sq.m 1,781 sq.ft
Office 1: 12.34 sq.m 132 sq.ft
Office 2: 5.62 sq.m 60 sq.ft
Office 3: 5.75 sq, m 61 sq.ft
Wash Area: 1.90 sq.m 20 sq.ft
with sink & washing machine
Oil Store: 4.25 sq.m 45 sq.ft
Store Room: 9.51 sq.m 102 sq.ft
The accommodation in the bungalow comprises of as follows:
Living Room: 3.87m x 4.60m Carpeted, sliding French door to rear patio.
Kitchen: 2.32m x 2.46m Range of units, cupboards & worktops. Single drainer stainless steel sink, electric cooker, hob & fridge.
The workshop is of blockwork wall construction, part rendered and in part profile steel clad under pitched steel truss fibre cement roof. A more recent extension to the side has a mono pitch steel profile roof. The workshop incorporates a dedicated mot bay and a full range of equipment including up to date gas analysers and diagnostics machines.
There is an area of yard to each side of the workshop which are laid to tarmacadam and in part hardcore with extensive frontage to the A377. The main yard provides approx. 13 display spaces whilst the other yard provides parking for 8 / 9 cars.
To the south of the workshop is a bungalow that was built in the mid 1990’s of rendered blockwork construction under a pitched manufactured slate roof. The timber windows are double glazed.
Outside, there is a separate yard associated with the bungalow providing an area for approx. 3 / 4 car parking spaces. To the rear is a pleasant small patio garden with views over the river valley and pastures.
Taw valley garage, chulmleigh, devon EX18 7JX
Boiler Cupboard: Incorporating an oil-fired central heating boiler feeding panel radiators throughout the dwelling.
Bathroom: Panel bath with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin, low level WC.
Hallway: Laminate flooring.
Bedroom 1: 2.47m x 3.13m
Bedroom 2: 4.16m x 2.73m
All dimensions and areas are approximate.
The property is connected to mains water and electricity (single phase). Water is supplied from a borehole. Drainage is to a new Marsh Tank sewerage
treatment plant that has the capacity to serve up to 20 bedrooms. Hot water and central heating is provided by an oil fired central heating boiler in the bungalow, and by a waste oil heater in the workshop. Both properties have separate meters, allowing an easy split of ownerships.
The voa website & Torridge D.C confirm the following assessments:
Description: Vehicle Repair Workshop Rateable Value: £3,350
Under the current small business rates relief, we understand that there is no business rates liability
Bungalow: Council Tax Band C
tenure / tenancy:
We are advised that the property is entirely freehold. The bungalow is currently let on a 6 months shorthold at a passing rent of £550 pcm plus £40 pcm service
The property has operated as a garage for many years. Prospective purchasers should address their planning enquiries to Mid Devon District Council Tel:
The property previously operated with a filling station that closed some 35 years ago. Our client advises that there have been no contamination issues.
Prospective purchasers should address their own enquiries in this respect to the appropriate authority.