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A former mortuary in Exeter will be turned into an office if a planning application is successful.  The building is in the grounds of the former Digby Hospital Exeter City Asylum which opened in 1886. The hospital was absorbed by the NHS in 1948, but closed in 1987. Soon after, the site was divided to allow for new-build houses, a retail park and a supermarket. The building stands as a monument to the former hospital, but a lack of viable use over the last 30 years has led to damage and decay…The main buildings were also converted to residential use,…

Axminster’s former department store has been sold and will be turned into modern retail space to encourage shoppers to the town. The sale of Trinity House was confirmed this week by Axminster Property, who handled the purchase and will be responsible for building’s future. The plan is to sub-divide the now-empty large department shop floor into three retail units which can be used by a variety of businesses. Work will start very soon on a facelift for this classic building that we sincerely hope will form a new centre of excellence in retailing… Axminster Property, who will manage the building…

Final approval for 440 new homes for Exeter across two separate sites was granted by planners on Monday night. Exeter City Council’s planning committee backed officer recommendations to approve the details of 380 new homes to be built on the site of the former Pinhoe Quarry, at Harrington Lane, and a further 60 homes on the site of the former St Luke’s School, off Ringswell Avenue. Outline permission for the two schemes had already been granted, and on Monday night, January 13, matters of detail and design were agreed. FORMER PINHOE QUARRY Outline permission had previously been approved for the…

A licensed café and bistro 50 yards from Budleigh Salterton beach has gone on the market for £475,000. Estate agent Stonesmith said the freehold sale of A Slice of Lyme, in Rolle Road, includes a two-bedroom owner’s apartment and garage. Inside the café and bistro there are two customer areas to seat 34 people, an ice cream and takeaway hatch, a fully-equipped commercial catering kitchen, and loos. The first floor has private living accommodation with two bedrooms, a sitting room and family bathroom. Outside there is a single garage with storage space. The estate agent said the business is sited…

A low energy high design seafront development in Seaton has won double recognition in the International Property Awards. The property has been named Best Apartment Devon for its penthouse and Best Sustainable Residential Development in the UK. It is the first multi-block development in the UK to be certified as Passivhaus Plus. Mike Webb, Seaton Beach managing director, said: “To be recognised by our industry peers for our Passivhaus apartment block is a great honour.  “Not many UK developers build to this standard from Germany – now over 30 years old and globally recognised. “We could have taken the traditional…

A landmark building in Broadclyst with a bird’s eye view of the countryside has gone on the market with plenty of potential for a Grand Designs project. The disused water tower, with a panoramic view of Broadclyst and beyond, has an auction guide price of £39,950 for those keen to splash out and own the distinctive building. The water tower, thought to have been built in the 1940s to serve the village, was used until 2008, but now vendor South West Water has put the site up for sale. Agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt (GTH) describe the unique property as being…

Brown’s Kitchen, a licensed café and restaurant in Sidmouth, has been sold. Business transfer agent Stonesmith says the prime location business changed hands for an undisclosed figure off a guide price of £140,00. The leasehold opportunity presented ‘a lucrative and prime trading position with a visible frontage within the main High Street’, the marketing particulars stated. Interest came from parties impressed by the cafe’s split level customer dining area with seating for 36 customers, a conservatory dining space with seating for 18 customers and an enclosed rear trade garden providing al fresco seating for a further 10 customers. Brown’s Kitchen…

The Tumbling Weir Hotel, occupying one of the most impressive town centre buildings in Ottery St Mary, is on the market with an asking price of £895,000O. The freehold price includes the detached property with a history dating back to the 17th century and stunning grounds extending to three-quarters of an acre. Grade II listed, the hotel was substantially extended in the 1980s to provide a function suite with 10 letting rooms. Business transfer agents Stonesmith says: “Well presented throughout, this quality town centre hotel has been owned by our clients for 18 years.” The hotel comprises 10 en-suite bedrooms,…

A cafe and restaurant in Exmouth’s Magnolia Centre is on the market with a leasehold asking price of £50,000. Wine of Araby occupies a prime trading position with a visible frontage within the shopping centre. It has been in the same ownership for more than two decades. Being marketed by business transfer agents Stonesmith, the business is said to be ‘well placed to take advantage of the high footfall, with a pay and display car park directly to the rear’. A spokesperson said: “The premises consist of a main cafe comfortably seating 39 customers on the ground floor, with an…

A developer has asked for more time to deliver the final affordable homes on a 36-dwelling scheme in Mudbank Lane, Exmouth. Housing association LiveWest wants to change the legal agreement it has with East Devon District Council (EDDC) so it can first cash in on the plot’s remaining private properties. Permission was granted in 2017 for the firm to redevelop the site with a 50/50 split between affordable and open market dwellings. LiveWest require the sale of the remaining open market plots (10,11 and 12) by the end of March 2020 to support the affordable delivery programme…The plot was formerly…

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