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A pub in East Devon, one of oldest coaching inns in Colyton dating back to 1506, has gone on the market for £425,000 for the freehold. Estate agent Stonesmith this week announced The Gerrard Arms, in St Andrew’s Square, which includes a family home, is up for sale. The tradional character freehouse – a wet led public house that occasionally serves food – has been under the same ownership for the last 13 years. A Stonesmith spokesperson said: “The Gerrard Arms enjoys a popular local following and boasts a year-round regular repeat trade as well as some uplift on tourists…

A ‘hidden gem’ hotel in Sidmouth has a new owner who vows to give it ‘more attention to flourish’. The Sidholme Hotel has been sold some eight months after the Grade II property went on the market in July 2020, inviting offers in excess of £1.9million. This week it was announced property agents Savills, on behalf of joint administrators of Methodist Guild Holidays Ltd, completed the sale of the hotel to Arsh Holdings. The new owner said the aim was to improve the appearance of the site and the quality of service at the hotel. Ali Rad, managing director of…

Rooms with a view of Sidmouth seafront are available to lease in a bid to help promote the town and give the community a boost. The seafront Arches East unit – the current site of the Jurassic Interpretation Centre – could be used for a host of commercial or community-based activities, said Sidmouth Town Council. The council said the lease was a ‘unique opportunity’ and members were keen to hear proposals from groups, businesses or individuals that could help promote Sidmouth. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, March 12, 2021. Ian Barlow, Sidmouth Town Council chairman, said: “This is an…

The first businesses have moved into new offices at Clyst St Mary after refurbishment costing £2million was completed at Winslade Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Winslade Manor this week, to mark the arrival of the first commercial tenants. Paul Scantlebury, Mark Edworthy and Matthew Bennett of property group Burrington Estates, declared the renovated building open Also at the opening ceremony was Ritchie Watson, from specialist lender Together, which provided a £15m loan facility for the major project, and the finance group’s commercial CEO, Marc Goldberg. Mr Watson said: “From the outset, we were impressed with the ambition of Burrington’s plans…

Retirement has prompted the ‘reluctant sale’ of a holiday home business a short walk from the beach at Beer after 17 years in the same hands. The freehold sale of end-of-terrace five-bedroom Belmont House, in Dolphin Road, Beer, is on the market with offers in excess of £450,000. Stonesmith estate agents, selling the property, said: “The sale of Belmont House is reluctantly offered for sale due to retirement. “Potential exists to re-establish Belmont House as a thriving bed and breakfast business and there is also the opportunity to continue letting Belmont House on a room only/ holiday let basis. “Our…

A Christmas raffle for retired residents living at an Ottery St Mary development has raised funds for Hospiscare. Residents living at Tumbling Weir Court raised £50 for Hopsicare buying tickets to win a host of prizes, including a festive hamper, wine and chocolates donated by local businesses. The money raised helped fund Christmas dinner for Hospiscare families while their loved-ones received care at the hospice. Toni Hiscox, East Devon Hospiscare community fundraiser, announced the winners, presenting Mr and Mrs Dean with the festive hamper. Toni said: “Last year was full of unprecedented challenges, so it was really important that we…

The Government has announced a U-turn decision on the number of new homes that must be built annually in East Devon. Proposals to build 1,614 houses in the district each year have been cut by almost 700 after The Government announced its decision to shelve original plans. East Devon District Council (EDDC) today (January 4) welcomed the changes, which will see an annual reduction of 686 new builds – a 42.5 per cent decrease. The district council had raised concerns with The Government over the proposed numbers – similar to other authorities – with councillors saying the proposals ‘lacked any…

Homeowners in Ottery St Mary were ‘thrilled’ to receive Christmas cards made by the town’s primary school pupils in a bid to spread festive cheer. Ottery St Mary Primary School pupils teamed up with house developer McCarthy and Stone to send Christmas cards to retired residents living at Tumbling Weir Way. Each one of the 20 handmade cards included festive messages from the children. The residents gave the youngsters chocolate coins as a thank you for their Christmas wishes. Annette Tindal, Ottery St Mary Primary School spokeswoman, said: “All of our pupils really enjoyed trying new skills and creating their…

New homes, office space, fitness facilities and a restaurant have been given the go-ahead for Clyst St Mary. The Winslade Park development – to include flats, houses, offices, a health club, gym, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, café and bar – has been granted planning permission by East Devon District Council. In addition, the 86-acre East Devon parkland will include new nature walks and trail runs, for use by the community, office workers and residents. Existing sports pitches, tennis courts and a cricket pavilion will be reinstated and improved for public use, including by the local primary school. And new showers…

An Exmouth town centre convenience store has been sold to a buyer based in London who plans to extend its opening hours. The Premier store, in Rolle Street, was sold through agent Christie & Co by its retiring owners. The agents said the store – a former bank retaining much of its previous character – was bought by ‘an experienced private buyer’, based in London, who has also ‘secured’ another store locally and ‘intends’ to buy several more shops across South West. A spokesperson for the agents said: “His growth plans for the business include extending the store opening hours…

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