Sheepscombe, Stroud

£200,000 Guide priceSold STC

  • OFFERS DUE - 12 noon, Weds 8th April 2020
  • Video tour available
  • Very pretty Listed former church
  • Outstanding views across the valley
  • Popular village location convenient for Chelt & M5


THE PROPERTY This very attractive Listed former Methodist Church is constructed of Cotswold stone elevations under a pitched
tiled roof.

It is to be found located on the edge of the very pretty village of Sheepscombe, with extensive elevated views across the valley to the main part of the village and Painswick.

The extent of the property is shown edged in red for identification purposes only upon the plan within these sales

The property is located in a convenience position for larger nearby centres including Cheltenham and Stroud, as well as access to the M5 motorway.


Porch with double doors to the main chapel.

Main chapel: 25' x 26' max. including porch and raised dias = 690 sq ft approx (60 sq mt).

Vestry/office: 15'3" x 19'4" = 295 sq ft (27.4 sq mt)

Kitchen: 10'8" x 7' = 75 sq ft (7 sq mt) with single sink unit, wall and floor units and rear door.

Lobby to cloakrooms.

Overall floor area approximately 1,020 sq ft (95 sq mt).

Outside the church sits in a site of approximately 0.3 acres, which slopes from North to South and which has many grave stones within it.

VIEWINGS No further viewings will be taking place at this time however, there is a video tour available to view, where we take you on a tour of both the outside and inside of this beautiful chapel. The link to this tour can be found at the top of this page.

LOCATION The property is to be found on the edge of the highly sought after Cotswold village of Sheepscombe, which has a primary school, public house, village hall and parish church as everyday amenities. The larger town of Painswick is about a mile and a half away and a full range of retail, commercial, leisure and educational facilities are available in Cheltenham, about 9 miles to the north or Stroud, approximately 6 miles to the south. Mainline trains are also available in both towns as well as in Gloucester and the M5 motorway can be joined at junction 11A, which is about 5 miles from the property.

SERVICES & TENURE Interested parties should address all specific enquiries to the relevant service company, but it is understood that mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the building.

The church and the pathway to it will be sold on a freehold basis, but in accordance with Methodist procedure the graveyard will be sold upon a long leasehold tenure at a fixed peppercorn rent. Vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING The property is Listed Grade II as being of historic and architectural interest and also falls within the Conservation Area of Sheepscombe.

The former use of the building is within D1 of the Use Class Order as a place of worship. Services closed in November 2017. This would also permit other community uses, including clinics, surgeries, crèches, day nurseries and consulting rooms.

Alternatively, the building could be converted into an attractive small single cottage, subject to planning
permission being granted.

Interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the relevant planning authority.

Important Notes

1. There are headstones and graves within the grounds of the property and access will need to be reserved for family members. We are informed that there is potentially one further internment and one further burial to take place.

2. The vendors reserve the right to remove internal fixtures and fittings or leave them within the property at completion.

METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by informal tender. Offers are to be emailed to us by 12 noon on Wednesday 8th April 2020 and should be emailed to

Your offer should be submitted on the offer form which is available from us by emailing us at

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or lowest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties being notified accordingly.

The property has a guide price of £200,000 subject to contract.

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