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A coffee house and tea garden close to Sidmouth seafront has gone on the market for £39,950 leasehold. Selleys Coffee Shop, in Libra Court, Fore Street, was set up 30 years ago and has been run by the present owners for the last seven years. The business, being marketed by Stonesmith estate agents, is a licensed café, coffee house and tea garden, currently trading on a daytime-only basis and open six days a week. The premises includes a coffee shop and tea room area, with seating for 14 customers, a customer servery, kitchen, separate wash up room and a customer…

Exeter City Council will explore setting a housing company to boost its coffers by offering private market rented accommodation to the public. It is hoped the project could help people find ‘decent’ places to live and also bridge a £3.7million medium-term financial hole in the authority’s finances. This is intended to breathe life into the housing company where we can provide private rented accommodation – Exeter City Council leader Phil BialykDwellings would be bought from Exeter City Living or the private sector and then be rented out. The council’s executive unanimously backed a proposal to spend £300,000 on developing three business cases…

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…

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