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Property Details

7 bedrooms
***Development Opportunity***,East Street, Ashburton

12 East Street is a Grade II listed period building in the heart of the desirable Dartmoor town of Ashburton which enjoys easy access to the A38 for Plymouth, Exeter and the national motorway network beyond.

The ground floor comprises a double fronted shop (approx 582 sq ft) with a spacious self-contained maisonette on the upper two floors. There is an inner walled courtyard accessible from the shop and a passageway which serves the maisonette.

The ground floor shop is currently let to a pet supplies business on a licence at £10,000 per annum and the maisonette has been let at £795 pcm. Vacant possession is available on both the shop and flat, though we understand the occupiers of the shop would be happy to stay on.

Beyond the shop and courtyard can be found the old printing works, a three-storey listed building with previous planning permission (expired and pending the decision of a renewal application) for change of use to a four bedroom dwelling (approx. 1800 sq ft) with garden. There is a secondary pedestrian right of way access at the rear of the building leading to St Lawrence Lane.

Ashburton is a thriving town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It has a superb range of independent shops including butchers, artisan bakery, delicatessen, fish deli, numerous eateries and antique/craft shops. The excellent town post office, pharmacy and doctor's and dental surgeries are also an easy walk away.

Ashburton has a heated outdoor swimming pool/lido and a good range of educational facilities including a pre-school nursery, primary school and secondary school with sixth form college, once again all within walking distance.

The wide, rugged open spaces of Dartmoor are a few minutes car journey and the South Devon coastline with its sandy beaches and sheltered coves little more than half an hours drive.

The towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot are both around fifteen minutes by car and have comprehensive shopping centres and main line railway stations with direct services to London Paddington.

Exeter Airport is an easy 30 minute drive away and has flights to UK regional airports and international destinations.
Passage Entrance
Wooden door from East Street to passageway with inner door to stairs to the first floor of the maisonette with
with CLOAKROOM/WC off.
Living Room
21’3” x 13’9”. Two radiators. Two large sash windows to East Street.
Dining Room
13’ x 13’8”. Radiator. Sash window to rear aspect.
18’6” x 8’. Modern range of wood finish units. Electric oven and gas hob. Side sash window.
Second Floor
Spacious landing.
Bedroom 1
13’5” x 13’7”. Two sash windows to East Street. Radiator. Connecting door to
Bedroom 2
(which can also be accessed from the landing) 13’ x 14’. Radiator. Sash window to rear aspect. Door to
Bedroom 3
10’ x 7’10” with sash window to East Street, radiator.
With coloured suite of bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and wc, separate white shower enclosure. Tiled floor and walls. Radiator. Window.
Shop Area 1
15'9'' x 12' Double fronted display window with recessed entrance door. Doorway to
Retail Area 2
16'2'' x 13' Window to rear aspect. Fireplace. Doorway at rear of room to
Rear Retail Area
16'4'' x 7'5'' Flagstone paved floor. Two side windows and door to courtyard
10'6'' x 5'5'' Window to courtyard. Kitchenette area with sink.
Courtyard area.
Former Print Works Building

The plans for the former print works building provide the following: Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Cloakroom, Living room, Kitchen-breakfast room

First Floor: Two bedrooms (each with en-suite shower room)

Mezzanine/Second Floor: Landing, Two bedrooms, Bathroom and Box room

Outside, the approved plans allow for an enclosed garden area which will provide an attractive outdoor space.
Planning Permission
Conditional Planning Permission for change of use to a dwelling including repairs and alterations was granted under application number 0314/17 dated 6 September 2017. We understand this expired May 2021 and the seller is in the process of applying for a renewal. A copy of the planning permission and associated plans are available to view online at www.dartmoor.gov.uk or in our offices at 2 North Street, Ashburton.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.