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Rural location is no bar to fast internet access

March 2014

Property experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt are the leading agents for rural business parks in Somerset and Dorset and have a range of units throughout both counties to suit a host of commercial needs.

Previously potential clients might have been put off a rural location by fears of slow internet speed, but that is no longer an issue.

Internet speeds at one rural business park are now faster than could be achieved in a town centre.

The landlord at popular Bowdens Business Centre, Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, near Curry Rivel, Somerset, has installed fibre optic cabling via BT providing 40MB high speed broadband (on 100MB bearer) ensuring optimum speeds that would be the envy of any High Street operation.

Robert Clark, Associate with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The Government's decision to role out fast speed broadband to rural areas may make rural business parks even more attractive.”

Currently the firm is marketing three units at the vibrant business park which is home to a number of office based firms plus a selection of niche “destination” retailers which draw in discerning shoppers.

It is also the base for nationally renowned restaurant and smokery Brown and Forrest. The well regarded smokery featured on an edition of Mary Berry’s current BBC2 cookery series.

As well as the delights of the restaurant the business park enjoys an attractive rural setting, yet is handy for Yeovil and Taunton, while the A303 and M5 are within easy 10 and 20 minutes drive.

Available units to suit small and medium sized firms are being marketed at the park. They include Unit 8 - a modern air-conditioned office space that extends to 76 sq m (825 sq ft) and is available at a rent of £8,500 per annum exclusive.

For a firm in need of more space there are Units 5 and 15 where 1,670 sq ft and 2,000 sq ft modern air conditioned office units are available.

High quality business units are also to let at the attractive Beaverbrook Business Centre, Cricket Malherbie, between Chard and Ilminster.

The site marries the appeal of converted traditional buildings with the requirements of the modern business age.

The centre comprises the delightful two storey Granary building plus the single storey Tie Stalls. Flexible units from 340 sq ft to 4,820 sq ft are available. Rents start from just £5,000.

2 Evercreech Way

Well placed for good transport links

February 2014

A modern warehouse/industrial unit close to the M5 at Highbridge is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

As well as its excellent position another of the unit’s appealing features is its enormous eaves height which span a minimum of 6.2 metres and extend to 8 metres in parts.

Another bonus is that there is a secure compound to the front of Unit 2 Evercreech Way, Walrow Industrial Estate, Highbridge. The premises are also near the main A38 Bristol to Taunton road.

It is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £425,000. The premises are also offered to let on a new lease at £40,000 per annum.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “It is a clear span good quality warehouse building benefiting from an impressive 6.2 metre minimum eaves height and a security fenced yard to the front for parking and external storage.”

The unit extends to 9,600 sq ft (892 sq m) in total and is suitable for storage, industrial and production use.

To arrange a viewing or for further details please contact the sole agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt on (01823) 334455.

Former Brickyard

Rare chance to buy commercial land

January 2014

The chance to develop a commercial site with good transport presents itself through property experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The former brickyard at Higher Poole, Wellington, is just a mile from the A38 and only two from Junction 26 of the M5.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This is a rare opportunity for an owner occupier or investor to buy a plot of land with planning consent for commercial use.

“The planning consent permits the construction of  six industrial units totalling 5,358 sq ft plus parking for 19 vehicles, yard space and landscaping for each unit. However, we do not envisage a buyer having any difficulty changing this to suit their requirements.”

The detailed permission allows for a block of three terraced units of 872 sq ft each, a separate block of two units of 891 sq ft each and a detached unit of 960 sq ft. There will be parking for 19 vehicles along with yards to the front of each unit, bin stores and associated landscaping.

It fronts the road and benefits from convenient connection to mains water, electricity and drainage.

The site is close to a number of other commercial enterprises including light industrial, production and office space.

It is on the market at a guide price of £105,000. To arrange a viewing or for more details contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

12 Hammet Street

Prestige building available in town’s premier business location

January 2014

Hammet Street in the heart of Taunton’s business district provides the ideal address for a firm’s headquarters.

The opportunity to acquire this prime address within the shadow of St Mary Magdelene Church now presents itself as 12 Hammet Street is being offered for sale through Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £325,000.

The attractive character building is Grade II listed and would make a fine headquarters premises as it is conveniently placed for access to Taunton’s car parks and other facilities.

The substantial office accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends to 3,000 sq ft (278.70 sq m). In addition to the large office space there is a reception area, ancillary stores, walk in safes and staff toilets. Outside there is a rear yard and separate outbuilding that could provide more storage space.

The building has until recently been occupied by Everys solicitors who have moved to new premises.

For further details and to arrange a viewing contact the Commercial Department of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

81-83 Station Road, Taunton

Retirement serves up tasty opportunity

December 2013

Longstanding Taunton chip shop owners Keith and Susan Markham will be switching off the deep fat fryer and spending more time in Spain as they plan a well deserved retirement.

The couple have run The Plaza at 81-83 Station Road, Taunton, for 20 years and before that Keith worked for the former owner for the previous 20 years.

“It will be a sad day for me when we leave,” said Mr Markham.

The traditional fish and chips restaurant and takeaway serves a large catchment area and now with the Markhams retirement there is the opportunity for a new owner to extend the opening hours of the premises.

Mr Markham said: “There is plenty of scope here for early and late trade.”

The large premises could be reconfigured to suit the purchaser’s requirements. Situated in the heart of Station Road’s popular takeaway and restaurant area there would be the option to alter the focus from fish and chips to a different type of restaurant. It could also lend itself to retail use. There are a number of successful independent retailers in the street.

The ground floor extends to 1,910 sq ft plus yard and parking to the rear. There is also potential to develop to the rear to provide residential accommodation subject to planning.

In addition to the good-sized retail space there are two one bedroom flats on the first floor. These have independent access and are both let on assured shorthold tenancies generating an income of £840 per calendar month.

The premises are available through Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £275,000.

For further details ring Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Wilfred Road, Taunton

Workshops offer best of both worlds

November 2013

Three workshop buildings close to Taunton town centre, but with easy access to the motorway provide the best of both worlds for would-be occupiers.

The interconnecting units in Wilfred Road, just off East Reach, the main route into Taunton, are available to let at competitive rents.

Duncan Brown, Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, one of the firm’s marketing the site, said: “This is a rare opportunity for town centre workshop units with easy access to the motorway, a good yard and suitable for motor trade/engineering type uses amongst others.”

The units, available via the instructions of the Nationwide Crash Repair Centres, which are available separately or as a whole, provide units of 2,135 sq ft, 4,333 sq ft and 7,060 sq ft".

Each unit has its own independent vehicle and pedestrian access to the front. The largest (Unit D) has a ground floor reception/office along with a kitchen and disabled toilet. On the first floor is an office with two storerooms.

All three units have a exhaust extraction equipment, compressed airlines and heating, whilst units D and A both have hydraulic ramps.  Unit B includes two paint ovens that are available via separate negotiation.

To arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on (01823) 334455 or call Burston Cook on (0117) 3149952.

Stockmoor Village units

Versatile retail units with customers “on tap”

November 2013

Just three units at a new village hub are available to let. Keen retailers have already snapped up the other four units at Stockmoor Village, Bridgwater.

The versatile units have planning consent for a host of different uses including retail, financial and professional services, restaurant/café, drinking establishments or a hot food takeaway. It is possible a doctor’s surgery would also be acceptable subject to planning consent.

Stockmoor Village is part of the South Bridgwater master plan covering 256 acres (104 hectares) of new development including housing, a primary school, a 70-bed care home and the shopping centre. There are 16 apartments above the shopping centre.

Tenants at the £3.5m neighbourhood retail centre include a convenience store, a pharmacy, an independent fast food operator and a charity shop.

The scheme benefits from around 33-shopper car parking spaces plus 13 staff spaces.

There are a number of new housing developments and a soon to be built business park within walking distance of the retail centre.

Three units each of 1,000 sq ft are available on new leases by arrangement at £16,500.

For further details contact Duncan Brown, Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455. The firm is jointly marketing the units with Alder King.

Pegasus Court

Howzat - modern retail unit at Somerset County Cricket ground

October 2013

An enticing retail prospect presents itself beside the river and adjacent to Somerset County Cricket Ground.

The modern unit at Pegasus Court is part of the newest grandstand at the ground. This features 65 apartments for the over 55s plus a selection of retail units.

Unit 2, Pegasus Court, Coal Orchard, Taunton, is now available through Greenslade Taylor Hunt via a new lease at £10,000 per annum.

It fronts an attractive, pedestrianised town centre spot next to Olio and Farina, the appealing Italian restaurant and delicatessen.

Supermarket Morrisons is on the opposite bank of the river and the upmarket Riverside Place Shopping courtyard is a short stroll away. Parking is close by at the Coal Orchard car park.

The premises extend to 805 sq ft including storage and kitchenette. It is laid out with a sales area, separate office and kitchenette on the ground floor. The first floor is devoted to storage. It could be put to other commercial uses subject to any necessary consents.

To arrange a viewing or for more details please contact Tony McDonnell at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

13-15 Penel Orlieu

Ripe for redevelopment

September 2013

A substantial building in the heart of a busy town centre is to be auctioned later this month (October) by property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The three storey building at 13-15 Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater, is just off the busy High Street and is close to the centre of the night time economy with restaurants, licensed premises and a cinema nearby.

It could prove an ideal investment for a purchaser looking to create a variety of business enterprises including restaurant, licensed premises, nightclub or gym subject to the necessary consents.

Martyn Venner, Associate at Greenslade Taylor Hunt says “This auction lot offers an investor or a developer a good opportunity to acquire a mixed residential and commercial project at a sensible guide price.”

Last year the large terraced building was granted permission for A1 retail purposes, formerly operating as an Amusement Arcade under a Sui Generis use class.

The building provides plenty of floor space. The ground floor retail space is approx. 2,670 sq ft, with the first floor comprising 2,434 sq ft and the second floor 624 sq ft.

In the past, the separately accessed first and second floors have been used as residential accommodation, but require extensive modernisation.

The property is being offered for sale at auction at a guide of £125,000-£150,000.

The auction will take place, unless the property is sold prior to the sale, at the Castle Hotel, Taunton, on October 24.

For further details or to arrange a viewing contact Martyn Venner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Bridgwater office on 01278 425555.

Periton Mead

Magnificent Former School is a Class Act

September 2013

An attractive former Manor House has just come to the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £850,000. This impressive building set in 6 acres of grounds was originally built as a family residence but in more recent times has been run as a school.

Periton Mead School, Periton Road, Minehead in Somerset has potential for a wide variety of commercial and residential uses.

It is close to bustling Minehead and the coast, along with the numerous attractions of the Exmoor National Park.

The substantial premises totaling some 21,145 sq ft includes the 57 roomed former Manor House, a 2 bedroomed Coach House, The Lodge, a separate 4 bedroomed dwelling and a modern detached 4,630 sq ft sports hall and gymnasium with changing rooms and other accommodation.

Impressive gardens including a former tennis court, a crocket lawn and a walled rose garden surround the buildings.

Marketing agent Duncan Brown of Greenslade Taylor Hunt says “This is a special property offering opportunities for numerous alternative uses. We have in mind a hotel, a rural or recreational retreat, an activity, sports or outward bound centre, a conference or training centre, a specialist care or nursing home, a religious retreat, offices, conversion to open market residential or sheltered housing or a combination of these”.

For further information contact the sole agent Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

3A Fore Street, Chard

Prime retail investment goes to auction

September 2013

A prime town centre location is one of the attractions of this versatile building in the heart of Chard that is being sold at public auction next month.

The premises at 3A Fore Street, Chard, are offered at a guide price of £162,500 freehold. It is among a diverse range of land and properties being sold at The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, by property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt, on October 8.

The Chard property is a two-storey terraced building arranged over ground and first floor levels.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This property offers a sound tenant that has been in occupation since 1999, a good length lease and options for the large separately accessed first floor, whether to retain its existing commercial use or convert it into residential accommodation. This is a sizable property totalling 2,815 sq ft, the guide price reflecting only £57.65 per sq ft freehold.”

Charity Age UK occupies the good-sized ground floor that extends to 1,730 sq ft. Age UK’s lease on the premises runs until 2023. It is a full repairing lease at £13,000 per annum.

Until recently Newsquest, publishers of the Chard and Ilminster News, occupied the first floor office accommodation which could readily be re-let as offices.

Alternatively it is possible that the first floor could be converted into two flats. The vendors have commissioned a Planning Feasibility Study and received positive written feedback from South Somerset District Council about this proposal. Planning permission and listed building consent would be required to pursue this option.

For further details contact the Commercial Division of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Maplin's New Store in Taunton

Prime town centre site let to electronics specialist

August 2013

A major electronics specialist retailer has moved into a prime site next to Sainsbury’s in the centre of Taunton this week.

Maplin, the leading electronics retailer, plans to open 100 new stores over the next three years and as part of that roll out the Taunton store opened on Saturday (August 17)

A spokesman for Maplin said: Maplin is a successful and growing retailer, with a clear strategy for continued expansion over the next five years and beyond, which will continue to create opportunities for hard working people who like to make their mark.”

The new store at unit 12 County Walk Shopping Centre, Taunton, has created 10 jobs.

Around 200,000 people pass through the shopping centre each month attracted by national retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, Subway and The Entertainer.

The centre’s success is assisted by the conveniently placed adjoining 280-space car park that provides shoppers with up to two hours parking.

Maplin have signed up to a new 10-year lease on the site of the former Blockbuster store through property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing other units within the busy shopping complex. These range in size from 235 sq ft up to 2,565 sq ft, plus ancillary stores and staff facilities.

They are available as a whole or in separate units to suit requirements. Guide rents are dependant upon unit sizes and lease lengths are subject to agreement dependant upon requirements.

For further information contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Baltonsborough Post Office

Perfect opportunity for family business in the heart of a village

August 2013

A fantastic and flexible opportunity to run your own village business is available in Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury.

Joan Birch has worked in The Post Office and Store, The Cross, Baltonsborough, since her youngest child was six. Now 33 years on she and her husband are ready to take things a little easier and retire.

The business, which is located in the centre of the village, benefits from a loyal band of customers. It carries a full range of “corner shop” essentials. Its nearest rivals are in Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet, both around six miles away.

There is scope for a new owner to expand the business by lengthening the shop’s opening hours and to utilise the space in front of the premises to promote garden plants, coal and logs.

The well-maintained and easy to run business could appeal to two generations of one family as there is plenty of private, and separate, living accommodation.

There is a three-bedroom first floor flat above the shop. This is separately accessed. It also includes a fitted kitchen, separate dining room and lounge.

In addition there is a two storey separately accessed three-bedroom property.

The business is for sale through Greenslade Taylor Hunt and The Business Partnership at an asking price of £80,000 plus stock at valuation.

There are a number of leasehold and freehold options the vendors would consider. These include leasing the shop at an agreed term at a rent of £6,500 per annum or £14,500 pa to include the first floor flat.

A freehold option would be £395,000 plus stock at valuation that would include the business, the entire building including the shop, flat and annexe.

Alternatively the business, shop and flat would be available at £265,000 freehold plus stock at valuation.

For further information contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455 or The Business Partnership on 01823 275777.

Tawstock Medical Centre

Move is just what the doctors ordered

August 2013

A well-established medical centre in the middle of Chard is on the move to purpose built premises to provide better services for existing and new patients.

One of the founding GPs Dr Andy Down, said: “Tawstock Medical Centre was established in premises on Chard High Street 18 years ago and during that time has continued to successfully expand so that we are now providing services to over 4,500 patients and have outgrown our current premises.

“The surgery will be moving to new purpose built facilities in St Mary’s Close in early 2014 which will allow us to give further services to our present patients and have room to take on new patients.”

The move means the existing premises will be available for another business to take over. The property is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £285,000.

The large building is flexibly arranged and could provide a base for a variety of  different business enterprises such as a day centre, nursery or clinic.

The roomy ground floor in particular, which has consulting rooms and offices, could be re-arranged to suit a new occupier.

The first floor has more offices and a kitchen. Currently the basement and second floor are used for storage.

Usefully the premises have off road parking for 17 vehicles.

In addition the property has disabled access.

The building could also be converted to office, retail, restaurant, community or other commercial uses subject to planning consent.

It is also possible that the property could be extended or converted for residential use, again subject to planning permission.

For further information and to explore the full potential of the premises contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Blackerton House

Property is packed with potential for host of leisure pursuits

August 2013

A former residential care home within easy reach of the A361 North Devon Link Road is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £200,000.

Substantial Blackerton House at East Anstey, near Tiverton, was part of a former care village. Its rural, yet accessible, position, would make it ideal for conversion into a centre for outdoor based activities.

The attractive location close to Exmoor mean the premises could lend themselves to use as a hotel, conference or training centre or for other tourism or leisure purposes.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This is a rare opportunity to buy a large county property suitable for a number of uses at a particularly competitive price.”

The sizable property, which requires modernisation, extends to 12,485 sq ft. There is also a large workshop to the south of the main house which is 1,110 sq ft.

The premises could also provide office accommodation. Any other use would require planning consent.

There are ambitious plans to revitalise the entire site. North Devon District Council is currently considering a planning application for 22 dwellings on the site. This plan will include nine conversions of existing buildings, four new build four bedroom family homes and nine properties for affordable housing.

The South Molton office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt is also marketing two detached bungalows on the site which both require updating. One is a two-bedroom property and the other has three bedrooms.

For details of the commercial opportunities presented by Blakerton House please contact the Commercial Division of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

For details of the bungalows contact the South Molton office on 01749 574500.

Beech Hill Stores

Be at the heart of a thriving community

August 2013

Have you ever hankered after the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own business?

Would you like to run a shop that has been trading for more than 50 years in an attractive residential location with limited local competition?

If this is ticking a few boxes for you then you really must investigate Beech Hill Stores, Beech Hill, Wellington.

This convenience store has a loyal local customer base in a popular residential area of the town, but there is plenty of scope to expand the business.

It is currently run under management Monday to Friday. The present owner, who has traded at the premises for 16 years, only operates the shop at weekends as she has re-married and relocated to Devizes, Wiltshire, with her new husband.

A new owner would have the option of extending opening hours and expanding the range and scope of products and services on offer.

There is a two-bedroom flat above the shop that could provide additional income if the purchaser did not want to live on the premises.

There is also a private garden and separate garage. In addition there is parking in front of the shop

The property is on the market with joint agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt and The Business Partnership at a guide price of £185,000. All the stock is available by separate negotiation.

For further details contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455 or The Business Partnership on 01823 375777.

North Street, Taunton

Major restaurant chain books into town

July 2013

Work will begin in the autumn to fit out a prominent retail unit in Taunton for the popular Nando’s restaurant chain.

The restaurant group, famous for its Portuguese Peri Peri chicken, aims to open for business next February.

The firm is moving into a recently refurbished unit at 1-3A North Street, Taunton, next to Fat Face in the midst of the town’s retail heartland.

The move is expected to provide a boost for the town’s day and night time economy. Currently people have to travel to Exeter or Bristol to sample Nando’s chicken delights.

Leading property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt handled the lease arrangements. The restaurant chain has signed up for a 20-year lease on the property.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt has a number of other retail opportunities available in the county town. Contact them on 01823 334455 to find out more.

Crutch a Good Team!

Four caught on the hop

June 2013

Strange goings on in the Commercial Department of Greenslade Taylor Hunt – four members of staff are currently hobbling around on crutches due to a series of unfortunate events.

First to succumb was energy assessor Daren Venning who tumbled down some stairs and snapped his Achilles tendon.

Commercial surveyor Tony McDonnell fell victim on the sports field and partially tore his quadricep muscle during a game of football.

Fellow sportsman Freddie Biss got in on the act by tearing his medial collateral ligament while playing hockey. He is on a five-month placement with the firm as part of his university studies.

Finally making up the limping quartet is Partner Duncan Brown. He tore the cartilage in his left knee and is awaiting an operation to repair the injury.

Duncan said: “You could not write the script for the recent chain of events! Having said this, apart from the day of Daren’s accident, none of us had to have any time off work, it just being somewhat inconvenient hobbling around on crutches. We’ve been the target of many jokes and banter recently. Certainly not enough sympathy!”

Putting their best foot forward (pictured from left) Tony McDonnell, Daren Venning, Freddie Biss and Duncan Brown.

Units J & K

Location, location, location

June 2013

Perfectly placed less than a mile from junction 26 of the M5 on an established, modern industrial park are two warehouse/industrial units that have just come to the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The recently refurbished units are available to let or for sale separately or as a whole.

Tony Mc Donnell, Commercial Surveyor with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Both these units offer a prospective tenant or purchaser an excellent workplace to either relocate or set up their business. Recently refurbished, both units would suit a broad variety of light industrial and warehousing uses and are located with good access links to the M5 and beyond.”

Unit J, Monument View, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, has attractive fitted offices on the ground floor extending to 32.24 sq m (347 sq ft) along with extensive warehousing of 483.55 sq m (5,205 sq ft). On the first floor there is a larger office space of 49.15 sq m (529 sq ft) and a kitchenette 6.41 sq m (69 sq ft).  It is available via a new lease at £36,000 per annum. Freehold price on application.

Unit K benefits from an adjacent secure compound for parking up to 20 vehicles and storage. The unit extends to 275.46 sq m (2,965 sq ft). It is available via a lease at £20,000 per annum. Again the freehold price on application.

For further information and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Riverside Place

Perfectly placed for desirable retailer

June 2013

An attractive “high end” retail location close to the river has just become available.

 Riverside Place beside the River Tone in Taunton is home to a number of specialist and exclusive shops and businesses.

The appealing pedestrianised shopping area set in a courtyard style attracts a range of shoppers drawn to its diverse mix of up market boutiques, independent retailers and restaurants.

The well-established retail scheme is within walking distance of a number of town centre car parks.

The property at 6 Riverside Place provides sales accommodation over the ground and first floors. It is fitted to a high standard with good quality floor coverings, light fittings and air conditioning. The unit also benefits from a good deal of natural light.

The shop is available via the assignment of an existing lease at £14,300 per annum.

For further details and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

The Crown Inn, Long Load

Say cheers to this rare opportunity

May 2013

A former pub offers a tantalizing range of possibilities for an owner/occupier, investor or developer.

This substantial property could continue as a pub or wine bar or could be converted for retail, a restaurant or financial and professional services use.

There is also potential to convert the property, subject to the necessary consents, for residential use.

Tony McDonnell, of marketing agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This is a good sized versatile property with potential for a number of uses including conversion to a family dwelling house, whilst benefiting from a beer garden and large parking area to the rear.”

The Crown Inn, Long Load, Langport, is available at a fixed price of £200,000.

The property has a bar/restaurant area, a tap room, customer toilets, a store room, a skittle alley and a double garage on the ground floor.

There is extensive owners’ accommodation with four bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, plus a downstairs living room.

To arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455 or 01935 423474.

Former Brickworks

Commercial development site with planning permission

April 2013

A rare opportunity for an owner/occupier or developer to purchase a serviced commercial development site with planning permission is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £125,000.

The former brickyard at Higher Poole, near Wellington, extends to 0.54 acres (0.22 hectares) and fronts the road.

The full planning consent allows for six B1 commercial units totalling 5,378 sq ft to be put up on the site and for parking for 19 vehicles.

The detailed plans include a block of three terraced units of 872 sq ft each, a separate block of two units of 891 sq ft each and a detached unit of 980 sq ft.

It is thought that developers or owner/occupiers interested in the site, but wanting a different configuration under the B1 category would be considered favourably by Taunton Deane Borough Council.

This is a commercial location a mile from Wellington’s town centre and conveniently located within two miles of Junction 26 of the M5 motorway.

For more information contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Commercial Division on 01823 334455.

Trefusis Lodge

Look forward to getting to work

April 2013

Attractive refurbished offices in a rural, yet convenient location, are available to let on flexible terms with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The property at Trefusis Lodge, Tone Green, Bradford-on-Tone, provides a peaceful working environment with ample car parking. It is situated close to the A38 and is handy for both Taunton and Wellington. Junction 26 of the M5 is just four miles away.

Set on the edge of the village the two-storey property is located within a large gated secure yard. It benefits from good natural light and is open plan. A wet room with shower is situated on the ground floor.

The premises are available via a new lease for a term by arrangement at a guide rent of £10,000 per annum.

In addition a pair of warehouses adjacent to the refurbished offices are available.

These have been clad in timber and are suitable for storage, workshop or office use.

They are also available on flexible terms. Unit 1 is offered at just £2.85 per square foot and Unit 2 at between £1 and £2.50 per square foot.

For further information contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Fore Stree, Wellington

Grab a slice of this investment

April 2013

Investors looking to maximise their money would do well to consider a prime unit in the heart of Wellington’s retail hub.

Units 9 and 9A Fore Street, Wellington, offer a superb investment for the commercial client.

Let to Greggs, the national bakery chain that has around 1,600 shops nationwide and plans to add another 600 outlets in the coming years, the unit attracts a good deal of passing trade. It is enviably positioned next to WH Smith, another big player in the retail sector.

Fore Street is one of Wellington’s main shopping streets and is also one of the main routes through the town for passing traffic.

The town is expanding rapidly with housing and commercial projects on its fringes.

The property is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at offers in the region of £290,000.

The building was substantially refurbished in 2009. Greggs PLC have a full repairing and insuring lease with 11 years remaining on the term and pay a rent of £20,000 per annum.

For further information and to arrange a viewing contact Duncan Brown or Tony McDonnell at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Former Garden Centre

Former Garden Centre Site on Market

April 2013

Offers in excess of £300,000 are invited for a versatile and sizeable site at Cosssington, near Bridgwater, which would lend itself to a variety of business uses.

Mega Granite PLC has used the location at Cossington Lane as a base to manufacture, display and sell headstones and other granite items since 2006.

Previously the extensive plot has been used as a garden centre and it could operate as such a business again.

There is ample space to sell and display horticultural produce including garden furniture, sheds and other related products such as sand, stone and chippings.

There is room for swimming pools to be displayed too.

Marketing agent Duncan Brown, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This is a sizeable, well located property with a large catchment area readily accessible to the M5. It is suitable for a variety of uses including use as a landscape contractors business and possibly wider commercial uses subject to obtaining planning consent. Indeed, there is a previous permission to extend the existing buildings for office and industrial use which has been implemented.”

For further details and to arrange a viewing contact the sole agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Scott House

Modern offices with on site parking

November 2012

Quality offices situated close to the centre of town have the added bonus of parking facilities for up to 12 vehicles.

The modern premises at Scott House, Cook Way, Taunton, offer adaptable self-contained accommodation.

The building is available to buy or to rent and is being marketed by Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £240,000. A new lease is set at £17,500 pa for the rental option.

The office accommodation is arranged over the ground and first floors. In total the building extends to 1855 sq ft.

It is also convenient for junction 25 of the M5.

Currently the ground floor is subdivided into a large open plan area, two offices and a store via flexible demountable partitioning. Upstairs there is a separate kitchen with the remainder of the area being open plan.

There are WC facilities on both levels, including a disabled WC on the ground floor. The property has gas central heating and is double glazed and carpeted throughout.

To arrange a viewing please contact the Commercial Division of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

High Street, Honiton

Refurbished building in heart of town offers host of options

November 2012

A recently refurbished period premises in the midst of Honiton High Street has just come to the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £160,000.

The busy location benefits from a high degree of passing trade both on foot and by vehicle.

Duncan Brown of Greenslade Taylor Hunt said: “This attractive Grade II listed building has provided premises for a firm of solicitors for a number of years and is ideally suited for office purposes.

“Equally, the building would lend itself to a number of other uses including retail, medical or clinical. It could even be converted for residential use subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.”

The premises at 130 High Street have recently been redecorated inside and out. The building offers a good-sized reception area and currently provides offices at ground and first floor levels as well as a kitchen, a strong room and WC facilities.

The total net internal area is 1446 square feet, the property is carpeted throughout and it benefits from a rear yard, an outbuilding for storage and an intruder alarm.

To arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Merlin Way, Taunton

Industrial unit to let on well established Taunton estate

September 2012

A unit on a thriving industrial estate in Taunton is sure to spark a great deal of interest.

The premises are handily placed for Junction 25 of the M5 and could be used for industrial or warehouse purposes.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This is a versatile clear span unit with a good 6.5 metre minimum eaves height and ground and first floor ancillary reception, office and staff accommodation to the front.

“There is a shortage of available business premises in and around Taunton. This unit presents an ideal opportunity for businesses looking to move within or into the area.”

Scotsgrove Holdings, a Westcountry-based family property firm, is looking to let Unit 4 at Merlin Industrial Estate, Venture Way, Priorswood Industrial Estate, Taunton, on a new lease at £26,200 per annum.

The mid terraced unit benefits from parking and yard space. In total the property extends to 5,276 sq. ft.

To arrange a viewing or for further details please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Commercial Division on 01823 334455.

25 Priory Bridge Road

Two prime units on offer on main link into county town

August 2012

A thriving Taunton business, currently based on two sites, in Priory Bridge Road is on the move.

Craftex, which manufactures and supplies cleaning materials to the commercial sector nationwide, is moving to a single site at Ilchester in order to consolidate its operations.

As a result its two prime sites on Priory Bridge Road are now being marketed by Greenslade Taylor Hunt and Jones Lang Lasalle.

Duncan Brown, partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Both buildings are ideally suited to their existing trade counter use given their prominent frontage to Taunton’s main link road from the M5 into the town centre. Priory Bridge Road benefits from considerable vehicular and pedestrian passing trade and as such attracts occupiers looking to promote their businesses, with the added advantage of onsite parking.

“Both buildings are close to Firepool where the Vision for Taunton is seeing the regeneration of the area with a mix of shops, entertainment venues, offices, housing and possibly a hotel.

“66 Priory Bridge Road is available at a guide price of £350,000 and its 4,685 square feet lends itself to a variety of uses including trade counter, retail or veterinary practice, the latter subject to planning consent.

“The other unit at 25 Priory Bridge Road provides 2,960 square feet and is available at £325,000 providing versatile accommodation for configuration to suit requirements.”

Craftex, set up in 1981, originally as a carpet cleaning business has gone from strength to strength during its 30-plus years of trading and now employs 17 people.

The business was founded in Taunton by a civil servant looking for a change of direction and is now run by second and third generation family.

The firm also supplies cleaning machinery and related products to the cleaning industry and facilities management throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

It has outgrown its current premises and has been unable to find a suitable new home in the county town.

The move to Ilchester will not affect the local trade counter which will continue to operate from Taunton.

For further information and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455 or Jones Lang Lasalle on 01392 423696.

Bishops Hull Post Office

Village Property Offers Wonderful Business Opportunity

July 2012

The chance to be at the heart of village life presents itself with this appealing business proposition from Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

On the instructions of the receivers the agents are marketing Bishops Hull Stores and Post Office in the popular village close to Taunton at a guide of £250,000.

The property is in a convenient position in Bishops Hull Road in the heart of the village. It includes the vacant stores and Post Office along with an adjacent butcher’s shop which is let at £3,450 pa.

Duncan Brown, Partner of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The property presents a wonderful opportunity to work and live in an attractive village on the outskirts of the county town of Taunton benefiting from a wide residential catchment area. The premises offer income from the butcher’s shop and, if the buyer wishes to live elsewhere, the possible letting out of an impressive recently modernised flat.”

The large three-bedroom first floor flat has a separate access. It has been upgraded with a new kitchen and bathroom plus ensuite shower room. It has been re-carpeted and decorated.

Outside there is a pedestrian and vehicle access to a rear yard. There is also a generous sized garage/store and garden.

For further details and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Commercial Department on 01823 334455.

The Market House

Prominent town centre property comes to market

May 2012

A prime site in the heart of Taunton has just become available through Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The landmark premises in The Market House, Fore Street, Taunton, lend themselves to a variety of uses.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing the ground floor as a potential shop, café or takeaway business, while the first floor is also available to rent.

These first floor premises have the potential to be converted to a hair and beauty or fitness studio or other uses subject to the necessary consents.

Tony McDonnell, at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “This building is in the heart of Taunton’s retail hub, surrounded by national retailers, coffee shops and restaurants, including Crew, HMV, Café Nero, Costa Coffee and Prezzo.

Previously both floors were occupied by Age Concern. The premises are available separately or combined – for instance a hairdresser could use the first floor as a salon and the ground floor to sell products.

Both floors are available via flexible leases and we are happy to talk to interested parties about a variety of different uses.”

For further details and to arrange a viewing please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Robert Clark

Commercial property with huge potential

May 2012

An imposing industrial property on the banks of the River Parrett is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £295,000.

Great Western House, Westover, Langport, is in a prominent position in the town with far reaching views over the Somerset Levels.

It is currently used for offices and storage, but has potential for a variety of alternative uses subject to the necessary planning consents.

The property will appeal to a range of potential purchasers from the owner/occupier to the investor or developer.

Commenting Robert Clark, at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Yeovil office, said: “On the banks of the River Parrett with far reaching views over the levels it is hard to imagine a better setting for a commercial building than that provided at Great Western House.

“The building offers a tremendous opportunity for an owner occupier wishing to continue the property’s current use. Alternatively the building has huge potential to a developer, investor or property entrepreneur. Subject to securing necessary consents the ground floor has showroom or retail possibilities and with access to the river the prospects for a leisure/boating activity run from the site merits consideration. For companies and individuals seeking commercial property opportunities in Somerset this should be one for the shortlist.”

The building is well preserved and has some striking features including balconies overlooking the river and a glass atrium.

In total it extends to 422 sq m (4,540 sq ft). The ground floor currently provides two inter-linking workshop and storage areas.

There is a good-sized reception area. A mixture of open plan and separate office accommodation and WC facilities are situated on the first floor. The office area is carpeted and benefits from gas central heating.

There is an ample car parking area adjoining the property.

For further information and viewing arrangements contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01935 423474.

High Street, Taunton

Shoe retailer steps into the High Street

May 2012

Independent shoe retailer Moshulu opens its latest shop in Taunton’s High Street today. (Thursday)

The prime unit in the heart of the High Street was previously occupied by Past Times.

Duncan Brown, Partner, at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, who marketed the property, said: “We had a fair amount of interest in the unit including two serious offers. Moshulu are taking a new ten-year lease and we were guiding a rent of £25,000 per annum.”

The Westcountry based brand whose head office is at Honiton has more than 40 stores around the country – 25 company owned and the others franchised.

Neal Fulls, finance director, said: “Taunton has been on our radar for a number of years.

“ We are proud of our Westcountry roots and our shoes reflect that ‘holiday feeling;’ ”

He said the shop had been inundated with applicants wanting to work in the store.

“We have had good vibes from Taunton,” he added.

The company is embarking on a major expansion plan. The Taunton store is the fourth one the family-owned business has opened this year. Another shop opens in Horsham, West Sussex, next month.

Founded in 1997 the company is wholly owned by the Fulls family.  The head office employs 30 people while more than 70 work in the firm’s stores nationwide.

Robert Clark

Second Anniversary of Commercial Division in Yeovil

July 2011

With the second anniversary of the opening of a commercial division in Yeovil and the provision of additional services for clients across our commercial agency, property services and survey & valuation departments, we are delighted to confirm Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s continued expansion.

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Most Active Agent Award

Winners of Most Active Commercial Regional Agent

July 2011

Greenslade Taylor Hunt wins The Estates Gazette and EGi Most Active Regional Agent Award for 2010 and 2011, having completed more transactions than any other agent.

Duncan Brown, who heads up Greenslade Taylor Hunt's commercial agency, survey & valuation and property services divisions, comments "this is a feather in our caps recognising all the hard work put in by our surveyors and support staff.

The competition recognises the number of transactions completed by a practice and given the particularly challenging economic climate, the award is that much more rewarding".

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