Commercial Property Lettings

Business premises, office space, warehouses and workshops

The Dartington Hall Trust lets a range of commercial property in and around Dartington and Totnes, from small offices to large industrial units and office suites.

Commercial property both on and off the estate is rented out at market rents on flexible terms. Any income generated by the rental of commercial properties is used to support the work of the charitable programmes of the Trust.

Day lets, performance space and conference facilities are also available at Dartington, as well occasional residential property lettings – find out more here.

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Lettings available

Lower Tweed Mill

Irish Weaver Toby Fitzpatrick came to Dartington Hall in 1927 and advocated machine weaving to the Elmhirsts. The purpose-built tweed mill was designed by Oswald P. Milne in 1930.

More information and current lettings

The site of the mill was chosen expressly for the purpose of harnessing the Bidwell Brook to drive the water-wheel, the main source of power. Once installed, the wheel was not used to generate electricity (potential 15hp) but for direct drive to a number of machines.

Lower Tweed Mill is currently Grade II listed. It is situated on the A384 on the right hand side before the roundabout at Shinners Bridge is reached.

Current lettings

No current lettings – please check back soon.

Dartington Space – Arts, Performance & Business Centre

Dartington Space is a complex on the main Dartington estate consisting of commercial tenants, Trust offices and performance space.

More information and current lettings

The building houses a wide variety of businesses including office users, artists and therapy based tenants with a reception and postal delivery and collection service.

Service Charge covers all utilities (electricity, heating, water, sewage & drainage and buildings insurance) and cleaning and maintenance of common areas. Service Charge does not include Business Rates, telephone/I.T or contents insurance – all of which remain the responsibility of the tenant.

The Service Charge in Dartington Space also covers a postal administration service that is administered by the Welcome Host on duty in reception and is subject to review on the 1st April each year – next review April 2017.

Current lettings

No current lettings – please check back soon.

Chimmels Offices

Chimmels is a Grade II listed building situated on Park Road in the main Dartington estate.

More information and current lettings

The office accommodation currently houses multiple organisations on the ground floor and individual tenants on the first floor.

Current lettings

No current lettings – please check back soon.

Blacklers – Office Accommodation

Blacklers is a Grade II* listed building situated on Park Road in the main Dartington estate.

More information and current lettings

Current lettings

No current lettings – please check back soon.

The Service Charge at Blacklers includes:

  • Water, Sewerage & Drainage, Buildings insurance, Electricity, Heating, Cleaning of common parts,
  • Grounds Maintenance & Land and Amenity Charge
  • Tenants are responsible for the cleaning of their individual office and cleaning of the interior of the windows and contents insurance.
  • 24/7 access to all our offices via swipe card system.

Business rates and telephone/IT are payable in addition.

Lease – The Trust offers a three or five year lease (with flexible breaks) and tenants are responsible for the landlords’ legal fees.

Lescaze Offices – Office Space & Suites

Lescaze Offices are purpose-built office accommodation, built in the 1930s in the village of Dartington on the A385 Totnes to Plymouth Road.

More information and current lettings

Current lettings

No current lettings – please check back soon.

Residential properties

Unfortunately there are no residential properties available to let at the current time.

General Information:

All property is let on six month assured shorthold tenancy agreements and after the initial six months run from month to month. We run a no smoking policy throughout our properties and all properties are let unfurnished.

The Trust operates a Property Strategy which states that any residential property that becomes available has to be let to Trust employees in priority. Only when we have satisfied ourselves that there are no Trust staff that require accommodation can we then consider letting on the open market.

Vacant property is firstly offered to staff for a period of seven days. Details of the property are then e-mailed to everyone on our enquiries list. Replies are dealt with strictly on a first come first served basis. Properties are usually let within two days.

If you would like to be added to the enquiries list please e-mail Carol Richards, Tenants’ Manager –carol.richards@dartington.org with details of your timescale and rental budget. The list is updated on 1st April and 1st October each year and you will receive an e-mail to confirm whether or not you wish to remain on the list.