This popular village is about 2 miles from the busy town of Honiton which has a good range of independent retailers and antique shops. It also has a twice weekly market and main line railway station to London Waterloo. The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 25 miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, main line rail link to London Paddington, M5 access and international airport. Gittisham itself has a Village Hall, and the beautiful Grade I Listed St Michael's Church, as well as the former Combe House Hotel, an Elizabethan manor house, recently reopened following refurbishment as The Pig at Combe with its highly regarded
kitchen garden restaurant.
The Old Bakery is an intriguing detached property, formerly a bakery, as the name suggests, and also the village shop at one time. The building, which is principally thatched, offers some lovely period features including exposed timbers and a large chimney breast housing a fireplace
(currently boarded up) and bread ovens. We are advised that the property has planning consent (East Devon District Council Ref: 06/1116/COU dated 24/4/2006) for change of use from a shop to a residential unit, and it is envisaged that it would then consist of a single storey cottage comprising an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, extending to approximately 500 sq ft. Adjacent would be a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The property is approached from the lane over a short drive leading to a courtyard area to the rear where there is an extensive courtyard as well as a detached outbuilding measuring approx. 25' x 50'.
We understand that the Old Bakery has mains services connected including gas.
Gittisham is a quintessential East Devon village with a great sense of community. The Old Bakery offers an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase a property for development right in the heart of the village which has potential to be transformed into a special and unique cottage, perfect as a country bolt hole or investment property.
From Honiton High Street, proceed in a Westerly direction and go straight over at the mini roundabout. After a short distance, turn left into Heathpark and then right at the T junction turn right and then left towards Gittisham. Upon entering the village, bear right and go over the bridge. The Old Bakery will be found in front of you.