Reference 35853
Address Willowray, Mary Street, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9HQ
(Map Location)
Beds 3
Baths 2
Type Plot
Tenure Freehold

Captivating views to Dartmoor. Planning approval for either one exceptional 3/4 bed home & garages or 2 detached homes. 0.67 acres. Fields to rear yet 5 mins walk to town centre.


Set high on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey with captivating views towards Dartmoor is this two thirds of an acre plot with planning approval for either two dwellings within the footprint of the existing barns or one larger impressive oak-framed family home with detached garage. Some five minutes’ walk into Bovey Tracey town centre. Fields behind. Easy access to A38 Expressway.


Bovey Tracey is known as the Gateway to the Moor. Located in the gentle valley of the River Bovey with the flanks of Dartmoor at its edge, this vibrant market town has much to offer. The compact town centre has numerous privately owned shops including a large delicatessen, grocers, antiques, arts and crafts as well as two small shops of popular grocers’ chains. Quality of life here is good. Numerous cafes and restaurants and pubs serve the town as well as garages and a health centre and builders store. Greater facilities can be found at Newton Abbot less than 7 miles away and Exeter 15 miles distant, both with mainline railway links to London and the rest of the country. The town is situated within easy reach of the A38 Expressway (3 miles away) which provides good road transport links to Plymouth and the M5.

The Plot

The site is situated at the top of a short but fairly steep private lane which serves other houses and provides a secondary access to the fields above the plot. It is some 5 minutes’ walk down the hill to the town centre shops yet the rear boundary of the plot adjoins farmland used for grazing cattle. Private gardens edge the plot to two sides with the other boundary partly adjoining the lane and partly the fields.

The plot faces approximately south-southwest. The views are exceptional – looking across the wide valley floor to the hills of Dartmoor and along the wooded Dartmoor National Park valley towards Moretonhampstead in a westerly direction. To the rear, fields climb to the skyline.

The site itself is gently sloping and contains a stone and brick barn with a corrugated iron roof and a smaller predominantly wood clad barn also with a corrugated iron roof. The remainder of the plot comprises former grazing land.


Planning approval is in place for two options:

Option One:

Three (/four) bedroom house with integral and detached garage.

Detailed Planning Consent was obtained on 16th September 2014 for the erection of an oak-framed barn-effect property with vaulted lounge/diner and full height glazed end allowing stunning views from the lounge/diner and the semi-open-plan kitchen as well as from the study/ bedroom four upstairs, along the valley towards Moretonhampstead and across the Bovey Basin to the far Dartmoor hillside.

The plans provide for a cloakroom and utility plus bedroom with en-suite at ground floor level plus a master bedroom and bedroom two with ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom (which could be divided into two en-suites if wished (subject to consent)) and the study. An integral garage is included but the vendor has had subsequent plans drawn for this to be a fifth bedroom with its own en-suite.

The design is by award-winning architects Roderick James who often work closely with locally based renowned oak-frame craftsmen, Carpenter Oak not only in the South-West but also further afield. The design creates a wonderfully light house which maximises views of Dartmoor and surrounding rural vista.

The Approval can be viewed on the website under reference number: 14/02262/FUL

Option Two:

Change of use of the two barns on the land from agricultural use to two dwellings.

Prior Approval under Part 3 Class MB and paragraph N of the GPDO for change of use of the two barns on the land from agricultural use to two dwellings was given on 9th July 2014. No details were applied for, however suggested floor plans for each barn were supplied to the Planning Authority.

The Approval can be viewed on the website under reference number: 14/01382/NPA


Mains Gas, electricity, water and mains drainage are available adjacent to the property in Spion Cop.


The plot measures approximately two thirds of an acre.

Viewing Arrangement:

Strictly by appointment via the Agent. No access to the plot is available or permitted without the Vendor’s representative being present.


A pdf brochure containing additional photographs and information is available upon request via the agent.

Energy Performance Certificate:

Not required

Please note that these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give an overall view of the property, and whilst believed to be accurate, they are not intended to form any part of a contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representation of fact.


  • Captivating views towards Dartmoor
  • Planning approval for 2 detached dewellings
  • Planning consent for one exceptional 3/4 bed home
  • Oak-framed single home with vaulted lounge/diner & glazed end wall
  • Detached and integral garages
  • Panoramic rural outlook from 0.67 acre plot
  • Elevated position on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey
  • Adjoining fields to rear
  • Good links to A38 Expressway & M5

Map Location