Buy your own corner of a popular GA airfield

It’s the dream of many a GA pilot – a rare and unusual building plot with planning permission on a corner of an active light aviation airfield, in this case Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Devon.

The building plot has permission for a five-bedroom house of 8,537 sq ft (793.11 sq m), and sits on a 10.18 acre (4.12 Ha) site.

The existing buildings are Grade II listed and part of the WWII site. They include a former crew briefing room, administration and operations blocks.

The site is on sale with estate agent Savills at £250,000.

“The buildings date back to the 1940s and were built by George Wimpey for the Air Ministry to Directorate Works and Buildings,” says Savills.

“The site is of significant historic interest, having been the strategic operations hub for the Battle of the Atlantic and was the only US Naval land base in Europe in WWII.”



  1. Not sure advertising of property for sale is a News column item Editor.

    It’s not even that accurate – the main industrial strip is between this land and the airfield.

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