Reference: 36539_10360969

Shop for sale: Totnes

Reference: 36539_10360969

Key Features

  • Located on busy Fore Street
  • Available as a whole or separately as ground and first floor
  • Double fronted windows


An attractive premises situated in the popular Fore Street, within sight of the historical East Gate, available as a whole or the shop and upstairs office accommodation separately.

The premises stand on the south side of the Fore Street, well protected from direct south light. The retail premises are double fronted with a recessed central door and with a good width pavement outside and on the opposite side of Fore Street. The town is well placed for accessibility to all of the South Hams, Torbay, and, via Newton Abbot and Buckfastleigh, the main A38 linking to the North and South East. Totnes has a mainline railway station bringing London within three hours and there are good road links to the surrounding Towns. Totnes is a very popular centre which always attracts considerable attention. It has a national and international reputation and is made up largely of independent shops. The Town does have one supermarket and due to its aesthetic appearance, attracts large numbers of visitors throughout the year. The property itself has a good footfall.

The property is of a traditional construction with masonry walls and slated roof. In recent times it has been used as a Bank/Building Society and offers a good quality of accommodation. The upper floors are not connected to the ground floor with an approach from a side door leading off from the Fore Street pavement but there would be little difficulty in linking into the ground floor lobby of the upper floor offices if that was required.


Retail Unit
With a frontage of over 7m to Fore Street, the previous occupant had arranged it with three cubicle office areas on the East side. The main retail area excluding these rooms, measured upwards of 5m with a depth of 13m. To the rear of the shop area the width increases to behind the light structured offices which extend along the east side. These offices average out at 2.4m in width and comprise three areas which are inter communicating. These areas could be removed providing one large retail space. Leading off the wider rear retail area is access to:

Storeroom - 7' 2'' x 6' 1'' (2.19m x 1.843m)

Cubicle Office 1 - 9' 6'' x 6' 9'' (2.9m x 2.05m)

Cubicle office 2 - 11' 2'' x 6' 4'' (3.4m x 1.92m)

Cubicle office 3 - 10' 9'' x 7' 2'' (3.274m x 2.195m)
Office 3 benefits from borrowed light off office 2. All are with heater/air conditioner units with suspended ceilings with inset lighting and ample power points. The main retail area is also with suspended ceiling tiles with recessed lighting and air conditioner units.

Rear Store
with BT panels, power points and air conditioning unit.

Rear Hall with Staff room - 12' 10'' x 8' 1'' (3.9m x 2.467m)
with night storage heater, stainless steel sink unit, base cupboards and wall cupboarding.

Store Room - 9' 10'' x 3' 5'' (3m x 1.029m)

With two cloakrooms with WC and hand wash basin.

Two Further Storerooms

Total floor area for this retail unit comprises 1,609 Sq.ft. (149.47m) of retail space with 531 Sq.ft. (49.331 sq.m.) of storage totalling in all 2,140 sq.ft. (198 sqp.m).

First Floor Offices

Glazed entrance door leading off Fore Street pavement into:

Entrance Lobby
with heater and staircase rising to first floor with reception landing and door into:

Inner landing
with night storage heater and doors to:

Front Office (overlooking Fore Street) - 19' 8'' x 23' 8'' (6.0m x 7.225m)
for the main bulk of the room with two recesses offering additional space 2.9m x 1.6m and 2.8m and 1.6m. The room has suspended tiled ceiling with lighting and heating/air conditioning incorporated and two attractive lead glazed bay windows looking into Fore Street.

Rear Office - 13' 1'' x 10' 10'' (4m x 3.306m)
with night storage heater and power points.

Staff Kitchen
with stainless steel sink unit with base cupboards and drawers, extractor fan, suspended tiled ceiling with lighting and power points.

with ladies cloakroom with two WC cubicles and hand wash basin. Gents cloakroom with WC and hand wash basin.

From the first floor is a fire escape door onto a rear flat roofed area.

Door and staircase rising from first floor inner landing to:

Second Floor Dormer Office - 43' 0'' x 8' 11'' (13.117m x 2.719m)
reducing to 2.368m with attractive leaded glass gable window to one end and a south facing window to the other. Access to eaves and power points.

Total floor area of offices amount to 1,114 sq.ft. (103.52sq.m). This total comprises 779 sq.ft. (724 sq.m) on the first floor and 335 sq,ft (31.12 sq.m) on the second floor.

Energy Performance Certificate
The shop has an EPC rating of CThe first floor office have an EPC rating of D

To be reassessed

The proposed lease
The proposed lease is a new lease and is open to discussion with regard to terms. The ground floor shop will be available on a proportional full repairing and insuring basis and the offices will be treated similarly. The prospective tenants will be responsible for their legal fees.NB no VAT is applicable to the rent

There are mains electricity, water and drainage connected to the property. There is also gas available in the Fore Street.

The prospective tenant will be responsible for their legal fees.

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