Development land and planning specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce that they have completed a deal on behalf of the Redwood family to create a unique home in a stunning rural location with far-reaching views.

The former Smithy, Clayhidon, near Cullompton, sits in a beautiful spot with extensive views across the Culm Valley. It benefits from detailed planning permission to build a special home in a delightful setting.

Laura Polley AssocRTPI, Planning Consultant with Greenslade Taylor Hunt said: “This was a fine example of a traditional Blackdown Hills smithy with timber framed extensions, originally used as a workshop.  Following initial pre-application discussions with the planning authority, we agreed upon a design scheme whereby the smithy would be retained in largely unaltered form, and the extensions either converted or replaced to create a good size family home with considerable character.  We submitted the planning application including the design drawings and a Planning Statement to justify the development in policy terms, and our efforts in promoting the application through the planning system were rewarded with grant of full planning permission for our client.”

The attractive single storey former Smithy was built in the 19th Century of traditional flint stone with timber beams, timber windows and double timber doors.

The former Smithy will be converted into the living room of the new home and will be the focal point of the new dwelling, with original features being retained.

In 2019 Mid Devon District Council granted detailed planning permission to convert the Smithy into a single storey home and demolish the adjoining agricultural buildings.

The new home will have a gross internal area of around 1,496 sq ft (139 sq m) plus a garage of 237 sq ft (22 sq m)

The property will comprise entrance hall, internal hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility, WC, cloakroom, family bathroom and three double bedrooms. The master will have an en suite shower room.

The property falls within the Uffculme School catchment area, which has been graded outstanding by Ofsted.

The sole agents, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, were inviting unconditional offers in the region of £250,000 for this special plot of land.

The successful buyers are returning to the area after a spell elsewhere in the country.

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