Land and Development
Tel: 01285 646770
£200,000 For Sale
This is a former detached Methodist Church dating from Victorian times. The property has stone elevations under a pitch tiled roof and there is a later extension built in the 1950's having recon walls under a tiled roof.
The property enjoys a prominent location within Blunsdon's Conservation Area with residential properties to all sides. It is in a good sized plot, the full extent of which is shown edged in red upon the OS plan within these sales particulars, for identification purposes only.
The accommodation as currently set out can be summarised as follows:
Ground floor: entrance porch to main worship area 12.1m x 7.7m = 93.1 sq.m (1,000 sq.ft). This area includes a raised dais.
Steps down to connecting hallway with kitchen area. Side area to foyer with ladies and gents cloaks and meeting hall 5.8m x 12.3m = 71.3 sq.m (770 sq.ft).
Stairs down to vestry (office) 4.8m x 3.1m = 14.9 sq.m (50 sq.ft).
Outside there is a good sized potential rear garden behind the existing church.
The general location of the property may be viewed during normal daylight hours, but appointments to view internally should be made through our Land department on 01285 646770.
The property is located in the centre of the village of Blunsdon, which has amenities for everyday use including a well regarded primary school, village shop, public house and parish church.
The nearby A419/A417 provides dual carriageway connections to both the M4, Junction 15 to the south and Swindon about 4 miles away, with Cirencester 12 miles to the north linking to the M5 being close to Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Blunsdon itself is a very popular residential location, close proximity to the major centre of employment of Swindon, where a full range of retail, commercial, leisure and educational facilities are also available.
SERVICES & TENURE
We are informed that the vendors enjoy freehold title and vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.
We are informed that services of mains water, electricity, drainage and gas are all connected to the existing property.
Interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the relevant service provider.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The existing property is not Listed but it falls within Blunsdon's conservation area.
The present use of the building is within D1 of the Used Classes order as a place of worship, which would also permit other community uses such as clinics, surgeries, creches, day nurseries and consulting rooms.
Alternatively, given its location with residential properties to all sides, it is considered that the property would be suitable for conversion to a single attractive residential property, subject to planning permission being granted.
Interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the planning authority.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by informal tender with offers to be made in writing by a date to be confirmed.
These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to our Cirencester office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties being notified accordingly.
The Vendors reserve the right to remove all fixtures and fittings or to leave them in situ.
DIRECTIONS Leave the A419 which leads from Swindon and the M4 to Cirencester at its Groundwell interchange and take the B4019 signed to Highworth. Take the third left turn into Sams Lane and at its junction with High Street bear left and the former Methodist Church will be found on the right hand side, identified by the agent's sale board.