The Retreat Drive, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0LS | Property for sale | Savills
1,410 sq ft(130.99 sq m)
Excess of £750,000(€855,158)

The Retreat DriveTopsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0LS

    Key features

    • Rare to market riverside location
    • Land Development Opportunity
    • Bungalow with river views and access
    • Outline planning permission for development
    • Approximately 0.929 acres (0.376 Hectares) site
    • Planning Exeter City Council - Ref.20/1140/OUT

    A rare to market riverside bungalow and LAND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY set on the Topsham waterfront with direct access and views to the River Exe.

    About this property

    • Retreat Bungalow and its Development Site hold a unique riverside position measuring an approximate total 0.929 acres (0.376 Hectares), with direct views and access to the River Exe. Retreat Bungalow has been in ownership of the family for 41 years, making a rare and exceptional prospect for either a home owner looking to secure a riverside property, or a developer seeking for a Topsham and riverside development opportunity.

      The Bungalow
      The bungalow, whilst in need of some modernisation, measures just over 1,410 sq ft and enjoys views directly onto the river. An entrance porch and hallway leads to the kitchen breakfast room and separately the sitting / dining room that opens into a sun room. All three rooms are south westerly facing and have views of the river, with the hallway and sitting / dining room having Solid Oak Flooring throughout. Further along the hallway there are three double bedrooms with wood flooring and the family bathroom, with a rear door giving access to a utility and storage room. Separately there is a double garage and storage sheds to the side of the bungalow.

      A right of way access road leads to the entrance gateway for Retreat Bungalow that opens onto a driveway offering parking for four or five cars. The bungalow is set within 0.36 acres of garden separately to the development site and enjoys direct access and gently slopes down to the river. From the sun room, there is a raised patio terrace holds views over the south west facing garden and to the river.

      The Development Site
      Separately measuring approximately 0.565 acres (0.229 Hectares) of the total 0.929 acres and surrounding Retreat Bungalow's garden, the development site currently has outline planning permission for three detached houses. The access and layout for the site has only been considered to date, with the current owner originally seeking outline planning permission separately for the development site only. Further amendments and applications for planning permission could be pursued to include the whole 0.929 acres site with the Retreat Bungalow area.

      Please find the existing Outline Planning Permission with Exeter City Council Ref.20/1140/OUT for three dwellings, including access and layout (appearance, landscaping and scale reserved for future consideration) on land adjacent to Retreat Bungalow, Retreat Drive, Topsham, EX3 0LS on 17th December 2020.

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    A truly unique opportunity for a developer or homeowner to acquire a riverside property and development site fronting the River Exe in Topsham.

    Nick JaneProperty agent

    Local information

    • Topsham has been a port since the 13th Century and the tidal estuary of the Exe is not only famous for sailing and boating but also as a natural haven for birds and wildlife with a number of RSPB nature reserves and bird hides nearby.
    • Set just off The Retreat Drive and Retreat Boatyard, Retreat Bungalow and the Development Site is within level walking distance of an excellent range of amenities, including independent shops, pubs and restaurants, a school, outdoor swimming pool and a bowling and sailing club; all the necessities for a thriving local community. There is also train station, providing regular trains into Exeter Central, Exeter St David's Stations and down to Exmouth.
    • The cathedral city of Exeter is within approximately four miles and offers a wide range of state and independent schools, shopping and leisure facilities, together with good communication links, including a main line rail link to London Paddington, London Waterloo and Exmouth, access to the M5 Motorway and Exeter International Airport.
    • The surrounding area provides ample opportunity for leisure activities, including Darts Farm on the outskirts of Topsham, superb cycle tracks and The Exeter Golf and Country Club, all within a short drive.

    Additional information

    • Topsham Rail Station about 0.8 miles Exeter centre about 3.5 mile Exeter St David's Station about 4.5 miles
    • Services: Mains water, electricity, oil fed central heating system. There is a septic tank drainage for the Bungalow located on the development site. As part of the planning application, it is proposed that the existing tank is removed and replaced with a sewage treatment system for the bungalow and three new dwellings.
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    • EPC Rating: E