Land for sale in Superb Coastal Building Plot, Woolacombe EX34

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Property features

  • Detailed planning approval for a highly sought after Huf-Haus dwelling
  • Plot extends to c. 0.87ha / 2.14 acres
  • 5 minute drive to Woolacombe Beach
  • Previous approval for a substantial 'Grand Designs' oak framed dwelling
  • Offers Invited

Property description

The site

This unique coastal building plot, set in one of North Devon's most sought after locations, is situated just 2 kilometers to the north east of Woolacombe and offers 180 degree panoramic views over Woolacombe, with views over both the sea and uninterrupted countryside. Detailed planning approval was granted in May 2021 under application reference 73084 for the construction of a new contemporary four bedroom Huf-Haus dwelling, which is proposed with a floor area extending to c. 328.18sqm (3533sqft). In addition, there is a carport/store building proposed of a further 106.6sqm (1150sqft). Huf Haus dwellings are well renowned as being of the highest quality and are produced in state of the art facilities in Germany to incorporate clients individual requirements and design and the Agents are advised that should a purchaser of the plot progress with the current design and specification chosen by the vendor, construction could be undertaken in as little as 6 - 9 months. The plot is set in an elevated position and the proposed new house will offer fine views down the valley over Woolacombe Bay. The new dwelling is orientated such that it is south-east facing to attain a sunny aspect for the majority of the day.

The plot extends to c. 2.14 acres and is generally level. A south facing embankment runs along the length of the northern boundary with mature conifers to the south west (and along part of its eastern boundary). To the eastern side of the site is a large flat area of managed grass and to the west an area of gently fluctuating ground. The plot is surrounded on three sides by agricultural fields - a holiday home park is located beyond the western boundary but is well screened from the plot itself.

There are mature shrubs interspersed around the plot, and an existing private access track leads from the entrance in the northern corner, through the plot to the large area of flat lawn in its centre to the location of the proposed dwelling.

In the Agents opinion this represents a very rare opportunity for a buyer to acquire an amazing vacant plot to build a dream home.


The highly desirable coastal village of Woolacombe is famous for its 2.5 mile sandy beach, which has been awarded blue flag and premier sea side beach awards, and has become one of Devon's premier surfing destinations.

The village itself offers a range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure activities and is surrounded by National Trust land, with a wide variety of trails and walks to enjoy. Other nearby beaches include those at Coombes Gate and Barricane.

The renowned villages of Croyde and Saunton are both located a short drive away, each offering further renowned surfing beaches and in the case of Saunton a championship golf course.

North Devon's main trading centre of Barnstaple is approximately 12 miles away and offers the wide range of amenities and facilities one would associate with a large town, including North Devon District Hospital. It also provides transport links onto the A361 (North Devon Link Road), which in turn connects, in about 45 minutes, to the M5 at Junction 27. Rail links to London Paddington can be found at Tiverton Parkway. The nearest international airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Method of sale

The freehold site is offered for sale by private treaty with offers invited.


The Agents understand that this site is not elected for VAT and therefore VAT will not be payable upon the purchase price.


Please contact the vendors sole agents klp ) to arrange to view the plot.


Application number 58980 was initially approved in 2015 for the erection of a new dwelling.

A further application, ref 59776, was granted on the 14th September 2015 which was an application for a non-material amendment to planning permission 58980, in respect of amended design for new dwelling. This approval gave consent for the construction of a new state of the art residence designed by Oakwrights, which provided a gross internal floor area extending to approximately 576sqm / 6200sqft with the accommodation set over 2 floors and 5 en-suite bedrooms. The plans also provided for a quadruple garage with adjoining workshop/store and the possibility for an infinitely pool. This planning consent was never implemented and has therefore expired, although it is the Agents opinion that possibility may well exist should a purchaser wish to reapply for such a design once again. Further details of this design are available from the Agents upon request.

A further application was then submitted for the same design of property under planning reference 64826, and this was approved on 06/07/18 but was subsequently modified by a S.73 application, under reference 70549 for an alternative design of dwelling - namely a Huf- Haus.

Finally, the latest application was approved by North Devon District Council on 10th May 2021 under reference 73084, for an identical Huf-Haus property as approved by application ref. 64826.


We are advised that there is already a three phase electricity supply and a mains water supply on site. Drainage is proposed via a private treatment system and there is no mains gas supply in the area. Interested parties should satisfy themselves as the availability and capacity of all necessary services prior to making an offer.

S106 & cil

The Agents are advised that there are no cil payments or S106 payments applicable to the approved consent.

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