CASTLEHILL CHURCH, FORRES, MORAY, GRAMPIAM, Scotland
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Offers over £60,000
Substantial 1870ís church situated on Forres high street.
This property has planning consent and listed buildings
consent to convert to two large houses taking full advantage
of the internal features and stained glass windows.
Planning Refs: 07/01463/FUL and 07/01464/LBC
Forres provides many amenities; Post
Office, Primary and Secondary schools, swimming pool,
supermarkets, award winning parks, 18 hole golf course and
many local distilleries. Being very close to beautiful
beaches offering sailing and dolphin watching. The town is
only 4 miles from the famous Findhorn centre, and is home to
Findhornís sister college, Cluny House.
The building was designed by John Rhind
and as well as having beautiful stained windows, it also
houses a stunning ceiling. It has an enormous lower floor
lit by numerous arched windows. The west wall has been
repaired since the second photo was taken.
The conversion has been started: A dry
rot guarantee certificate has been issued.
Great potential for either private dwellings or as a centre
for tourism for this stunning area.
Bishopdale House, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire Dales
Victorian chapel conversion For Sale, built
circa 1880 in a peaceful village in the heart of the North
Yorkshire Dales with elevated
views of the village of Pateley Bridge and surrounding
Contact: Bishopdale[at]4granite.com - (Change [at]
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Originally designed so the western half
of the house comprised the chapel, while the eastern side
was built for the registrarís business and dwelling.
Many original features include
original arched oak doors, Yorkshire flagged stone entry
ways, vaulted ceilings, polished wood floors, fireplaces,
and oak panelled rooms.
The dining room is in the former nave of
the chapel enjoying illumination from the original chapel
windows on 3 sides.
The chapel altar area was converted into the kitchen and now
includes a 3-oven gas AGA.
There are two staircases, one on the chapel-side and one on
the registrarís side. Taking the chapel-side staircase
leads you to a pair of beautiful arched leaded glass
windows, one at the top of the stair landing, one in the
single bedroom. There are 3
further double bedrooms, 2 en-suite.
Sitting room/lounge; the room to the rear of the house was
used as the registrarís breakfast room and has the
original fireplace that was used for cooking.
There are two cellars, one now a
Outside is a detached two-car garage with a loft above and
an enclosed courtyard with spacious parking.
Recent upgrades include gas central
heating, combi-boiler, and re-decoration of many rooms.
Melsonby, North Yorkshire
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Dating back to c. 1866, this former chapel retains many
character features including wonderfully high ceilings and
stained glass windows throughout. The large living space
makes it an amazing place to entertain friends and family.
This is a rare and unique chapel conversion into a
three-bedroomed family home, along with a study and
playroom. It has planning consent to extend to
four-bedroomed, across a third floor with double height roof
space, if desired. The building is of historical interest
within a conservation area, but with no covenants or
restrictions in terms of materials if the property is to be
Close to the A1(M) and the A66 (both approx. 1 mile away)
this country setting is an ideal base for a buyer who
desires a rural location with good transport links. The
market town of Richmond is 5 miles away. Darlington, on the
London to Edinburgh East Coast mainline, is 8 miles away.
Teesside Airport 13 miles.
The village itself has a primary school (GOOD Ofsted
rating), public house, church, two play parks, beauty salon,
a village green (where the annual village sports day and
other community events are held) and there are a number of
well-regarded state and private schools in the area: in
Richmond, Barnard Castle, Darlington and Yarm.
An enclosed garden with large log store and workshop.
Off-road parking on a private driveway. The property has oil
fired central heating, mains electricity, water and
Urquhart, MORAY, Grampian Highlands, Scotland
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Seven bedroom church conversion half a mile from the
village of Urquhart, currently being run as a successful
four star B & B with a self catering apartment and
with planning consent for three lodges in the beautiful,
two acres of gardens which boast a pond and a waterfall.
The church building dates back to 1843 and is B-listed.
The bell tower still has the original bell, it is now
connected to a clock and sounds automatically or you still
can ring it the old-fashioned way with the rope!
Lounge and 'gallery' dining area; Second lounge 'Bar'
style; Main kitchen/breakfast room; Seven bedrooms in
total - three with en suite; Two further bathrooms; Third
lounge - part of the integral flat with open archway to
the second kitchen.
The property is set in grounds of approx two acres.
The vendor has planning permission for:
1) Three lodges for holiday let amongst the trees of the
lower part of the grounds, each one with open
uninterrupted views towards either the east, the west or
the north-west from its own extensive terrace.
2) Extensive internal alterations within the church
building: Forming nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms (of which
are seven are en suite).
Opening and converting the altar area at the back of the
church into a grand lounge/ dining area with two stone
steps, with conversion of the vestry toilet into a kitchen
with direct access to the garden, extending the existing
apartment to nearly double the size!
Creation of a mezzanine gallery to main lounge under the
original church ceiling as to extend the spectacular main
reception area (or for business purpose as to offer
unique, spectacular space for bistro lounge/restaurant
The vendor may consider a 'Lease-to-Buy'-arrangement as to
ease the entry for potential buyers; especially if new in
the business. Active help with the start and continued
promotion by the present owner if required - and/or a
business loan is required.
The Old Chapel,
Kirklington Road, Eakring, Nottinghamshire
871573; Mobile 07802 258233
Converted 1893 chapel (not listed) in conservation village.
Neigbouring villages include Laxton, with the last
remaining open field system in England, and Wellow,
which celebrates Mayday each year around the tallest
maypole in England.
In the Sherwood Forest area (Major Oak 15 minutes)
surrounded by footpaths and green lanes, screened by
mature yew and sycamore trees, roses and wisteria.
Close to the historic market town of Newark, and Minster
town of Southwell.
20 minutes to East Coast Mainline station then little
over one hour to London. Easy access to M1 and A1.
Approximately 3500 square feet comprising:
GF: Galleried sitting room 34ft by 20ft, Dining room
24ft by 18ft, Kitchen 20ft by 18ft with 4 oven Aga and
Belfast sink, Pantry, Utility room, Cloakroom, Double
garage with light, power and water, plus parking for 3
to 4 cars. Mains pressure unvented hot water system,
stainless tank, solar ready.
1st floor: 4 double bedrooms (largest 24ft by 12ft)
Bathroom with cast iron roll top bath and high level
cistern, Wet room with 'watering can' thermostatic
shower, Gallery with view across to gothic window.
Wonderful beamed ceilings, pitch pine doors and
panelling, sun trap garden.