The Old Brewery
8 High Street
The Old Brewery was constructed in 1858 by William Furze. It is unique in character and stands in the heart of a lovely country village with outstanding views all within a 5-minute drive from Junction 27 off the M5 and a 30-minute drive into Exeter or Taunton.
The building has 6 floors including a basement and a court yard with parking for 10 cars. The square footage is over 7,000 square feet. There is planning permission for seven units.
Current Loft Apartment
In 2002, the 6th floor along with the impressive octagonal roof water tower was converted into a truly amazing Penthouse duplex apartment with a roof garden / terrace.
Whilst there is a little more work required to finish the apartment (which is ongoing) it is presented to a high standard with superb views across the Devon countryside. The roof area also has permission to create a lovely studio from the old lift room.
Since 1994 the property has been a thriving antique business and has B1 light industrial permission.
In addition to the planning for the current top floor loft apartment, the brewery has planning permission for six further units with parking for ten vehicles, as follows,
2 bedroom semi- basement apartment.
2 bedroom ground floor apartment
2 bedroom first floor apartment
2 bedroom second floor apartment
2 bedroom 2 storey townhouse
1 bedroom maisonette.
The basement which is substantial could be used for storage / work shop, underground parking, housing plant and services connected with the above apartments, or indeed used separately as it has its own entrance.
Whilst residential planning has been granted the property has to be seen to be believed. The internal spaces are fabulous, wonderfully light and airy, stunning views and beautiful detail and brickwork.
Alternatively, the building lends itself to many various combinations of use, subject to planning permission. Some suggestions would be:
A combination of live / work accommodation / studios.
A relocation for a business plus extensive living accommodation.
Holiday homes and rentals and owner’s accommodation.
An elderly person’s retirement warden assisted home or a retirement complex with spa gym facilities
A return to its former glory and a fabulous micro Craft Brewery with accommodation
and the list goes on…. This is a unique one off building to our knowledge, the only one available in the West Country.