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A housing developer recently announced the start of its next phase of home building for Cranbrook. Taylor Wimpey Exeter said the fifth phase of development at East Devon’s newest town, Cranbrook, was launched last month and includes two, three and four-bedroom homes. Melissa Langton, for the housing developer, said “We’re really excited to launch the fifth phase of our Cranbrook development this year. “Our site team has been working incredibly hard ahead of the launch, and we can’t wait to welcome people to site when we open our doors.” Cranbrook resident Matt Rowett – in support of the new homes…

An Exmouth High Street restaurant has gone on the market with a leasehold price of £63,000. Millers Restaurant, which trades five nights a week, was described by marketing agents Stonesmith, as occupying a ‘lucrative and prime trading position’ in Exmouth town centre. The business occupies a ground floor lock up premises and includes an air-conditioned main restaurant for 42 customers, fitted commercial catering kitchen equipped to a high specification, and a rear service yard storage area. Millers Restaurant will be trading as usual until any sale has been completed. A spokesperson for Stonesmith said the ‘turnkey’ restaurant was ready to…

A wedding venue hotel near Honiton on the market for £1.8million has been bought by a holiday parks operator. Lakeview Manor hotel and lodges, at Dunkeswell, was bought by holiday operator Lakeshore Leisure Group for an undisclosed amount. The group last year bought holiday park Otter Falls, a lodge setting at Upottery, near Honiton. Lakeview Manor, set in 31 acres of gardens, grounds, woodlands and paddocks, has three fishing lakes, plus 18 developed holiday lodge pitches, a 17-bedroom hotel and events venue. It has planning permission for a further 18 twin-unit holiday lodges. Real estate advisor Ed Jefferson, from Colliers…

An Italian restaurant in Newton Poppleford which has been closed for almost two years has gone on the market. La Rosetta, on the A3052, has been run as a licensed Italian restaurant for around 40 years until it closed in April 2018. Agents Stonesmith said the ground floor restaurant premises is being offered by way of a nil premium lease. Alternatively, the property freehold – with a two-bedroom flat upstairs – is available with a guide price of £225,000. The premises has a main restaurant in two areas, a commercial catering kitchen and off-road parking for staff to the rear. A…

Exmouth is to receive more than £800,000 from a developer donation given to the community after planning permission was granted in Littleham and new houses built. Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has given more than £730,000 to East Devon District Council’s Community Interest Levy (CIL money) from its developments at Plumb Park and Buckingham Heights, off Pankhurt Close. The money will be spent benefiting Exmouth, adding new infrastructure or resources – including education, culture, sports and ‘sustainability projects’. In addition, the developer said it has set aside more than £24,000 ‘to mitigate any possible environmental impacts’ to the Exe Estuary, East Devon…

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…

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