4 bedroom commercial property for saleChurch Lane,, High Hoyland, BARNSLEY, South Yorkshire
Offers Over £395,000
This glorious former church has been utilised as a family home and art gallery for more than a decade and with necessary consents could be converted into a unique and quirky commercial premises that is steeped in character and history. The versatile internal layout lends itself to be used for many possible commercial ventures such as a restaurant, art gallery, retreat, holiday cottages and architecture base, the possibilities go on.
Property ref: 121_1527_3166883
The stairs leading from the kitchen give you access to two rooms that are another credit to the properties versatility as currently utilised as two double bedrooms yet could be further reception rooms if so desired. The first room has maintained many of the original features such as the stonework and beautiful feature window. The space could also be used as a formal dining room with the access direct from the kitchen. Charming oak wooden doors with four ecclesiastical arched windows set into a York stone arch lead to the Library that is also currently used as a bedroom. The second room's main asset is access to a gallery which provides a magnificent view of the grand hall and wagon moulded ceilings. This level could potentially be extended further, subject to planning. This room can be accessed from the first or via a spiral staircase from the Grand Hall.
The Bell Tower
While ascending the original stone spiral staircase one is greeted by the character filled snug that is also currently used as a bedroom. This room encapsulates the grand feel with light being provided through a deep set window, original beams, stone feature wall and arched doorway leading up to the entertainment room where one can be the king of their castle. The original belfry beamed structure with bell rope pulleys still remain, this is a room where you can sit and enjoy the breath-taking views from all compass points through the gothic style windows set in all four faces. Access is then provided to the Pièce de résistance that is the tower roof, with castellated parapet featuring crocketed corner pinnacles. So much of Yorkshires vast and glorious landscape can be enjoyed and appreciated like never before from this point with views stretching as far as 50 miles in every direction.
Parking for two or three cars is available through the churches picturesque lytch gate and a stone pathway leads round to the good sized rear garden that is mainly laid to lawn but with separate patio area that could be made private to the annexe if this was your wish. The property is in a close vicinity to the Yorkshire sculpture park and benefits from good access to the M1.
Upon approach to All Hallows you are greeted by the marvellous south porch with imposing iron gates and antique oak doors which welcome you in the grandest way possible.
Dining Kitchen/Former Baptistery
The solid oak doors of the front porch open into this large reception room where the floor is graced with York stone flags and where the main Kitchen is situated. The units are dressed with antique oak effect units, having built in fridge freezer and are topped with granite effect roll top work surface. Accessed on through the cloakroom is a wet room that is built into the former baptistery chamber of the church, currently with tiled floor, low level W.C., wash hand basin and electric shower. A feature leaded window is set in the original stonework, this space could be opened back up to create an enviable reception room. Access to the tower is provided from the Kitchen as well as stairs leading to the mezzanine floor.
The Nave - Grand Hall
Character is the key in this very grand space with your gaze being drawn to the exposed Saxon and Medieval stone carvings set in the north wall that allow one to appreciate the history throughout this marvellous property. There are cast iron radiators and a spectacular wagon vaulted ceiling that add to the warm ambiance to this magnificent room. Set over two levels this room currently houses a breakfast kitchen and dining area finished with the same units as the main kitchen, large wooden stairs then lead up to the elevated lounge.
The master bedroom is accessed off the grand hall and is a very good size double with stunning feature leaded window and a well presented ensuite bathroom that also contains feature stonework and currently comprises; low level W.C, roll top bath with shower attachment and wash hand basin. On from the master bedroom is access, via a stone archway to The Old Chancel that could be sectioned off to form an annex.
The Old Chancel/Bedroom 2
As you step down into this majestic room you find yourself captivated by the breath-taking and powerful stained glass window depicting the ascension by William Morris and co. This is set above the now bedroom area that is accessed through the ornate former choir stalls. This room has a living space, offset self-contained kitchen and ensuite behind the oak panelled north vestry wall that again is steeped in features with the leaded window but is fitted with a modern 3 piece bathroom suite with corner Jacuzzi bath, low level W.C and wash hand basin. The room also has an external access door and therefore could be used as a self-contained annex for a dependant relative or alternatively to rent out as a holiday let.
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