Heasley Mill, South Molton, Devon, EX36

Barn Conversion
For Sale ££80,000 Guide

Key Features

Attractive stone built former chapel
Delightful and readily accessible edge of village position
Potential for alternative use, subject to planning
Adjoining traditional pasture land
In all about 1.03 Acres

About This Property

An outstanding opportunity to acquire a detached former Chapel occupying a delightful position on the edge of the pretty village of Heasley Mill, in grounds extending in total to about 1.03 Acres


The sale of this property represents a rare opportunity to acquire a detached former Chapel enjoying a delightful and readily accessible rural position on the edge of the pretty and sought after North Devon village of Heasley Mill, on the periphery of the picturesque Exmoor National Park. Well-known as a prominent local landmark, the chapel is set into the hillside and comprises traditional stone and slate roofed construction, originally believed to date from 1847. The property, which is not listed, may have scope for alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary change of use planning consent.
Formerly divided into two parts, the internal fittings of the building have been removed currently providing an open plan arrangement with a former fireplace recess (chimney blanked off). The chapel has very high ceilings with large arched windows to either side and an opening leading to a side entrance porch with a door to outside. Please Note:- The slate roof is now in need of repair.
For approximate dimensions please refer to the attached floor plan.
The chapel is accessed from the adjoining council road via a sloping stone track with a small parking area adjoining to the front elevation. Adjoining the property is a sloping area of traditional pasture land, enjoying lovely views over the surrounding countryside. A small gate a short distance along the road provides pedestrian access to the land. The approximate boundaries are shown edged red on the attached plan, which has been prepared for identification purposes only. The property extends in total to about 1.03 Acres.

Heasley Mill Chapel enjoys a delightful position situated in the heart of the charming and unspoilt rural hamlet of Heasley Mill, lying on the southern periphery of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Despite its peaceful rural position Heasley Mill still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield. The sought after village of North Molton provides a thriving local community offering a primary school, village shop/post office, garage, sports club and popular public house.
The bustling North Devon market town of South Molton to the south provides a good range of local services, including shops, primary and secondary schools, restaurants and a high street bank, together with a Sainsbury's supermarket, medical centre, recreational facilities and a cottage hospital. From South Molton the A361 North Devon link road provides easy access to the larger regional centre of Barnstaple as well as Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton. Parkway (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
Heasley Mill is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside with the Exmoor National Park offering beautiful moorland scenery and providing a wealth of recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, fishing, hunting and shooting, with golf courses at High Bullen, Barnstaple and Tiverton. To the west are the popular sandy beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe.

Services & Outgoings
Mains electric connected. It is understood that mains water is situated in the council road a short distance from the property, prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the availability of this and any other services.


Town & Country Planning
It is believed that the property, as a former place of worship, would currently fall under planning Use Class D1 - Non-Residential Institutions. There may be potential to obtain change of use consent on the chapel and prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries of the local planning authority with regards to potential alternative uses. The property, formerly obtained planning consent in 2011 from Exmoor National Park for conversion to a ‘local needs affordable residential unit’. More information can be found on the Exmoor National Park planning portal, Ref: 62/49/08/001.


Development Clause
A development covenant will be imposed upon the sale of the chapel whereby should change of use planning consent be obtained within a period of 20 years from the date of completion of the sale, then the Vendors or their successors in title will be entitled to 30% of any resulting uplift in the value as a result of the planning consent. The adjoining land is subject to a separate development clause for a period of 21 years commencing in September 2012 with an uplift provision of 40%.


Fencing Obligation
The purchaser will be required, within two months of the completion date, to erect and maintain a stock proof fence between points A and B shown on the identification plan.
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23 Broad Street Devon South Molton EX36 3AQ

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