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Culmstock Methodist Church, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JJ

£90,000
Added on 23/09/2021
Thorne Carter and Aspen, Cullompton
PROPERTY TYPE
Detached

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Large W.C.
  • Main Meeting Room
  • School Room - 21’1” x 14’7”
  • Ante Room - 10’4” x 7”2’
  • W.C. with child size suite; rear lobby with external door
  • Kitchenette with units, work surfaces and external door

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful well maintained village church 1248 square feet ground floor area. In the attractive Culm Valley Village of Culmstock just 40 yards from the pretty medieval bridge over the River Culm and with local village shop and Culm Valley Inn nearby. Suitable for F1 “Local Community and Learning Use” and considered to have potential for conversion to residential use.

 

SITUATION:

 

The Culmstock Methodist Church is located within the delightful Culm Valley Village of Culmstock which lies just outside the fringe of the Blackdown Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just 40 yards from Culmstock Bridge (medieval origins) over the River Culm, local village facilities of convenience store/Post Office, Culm Valley Inn and Primary School are nearby. Also within the catchment area for renowned Uffculme Senior School, 2.5 miles. Cullompton is 8 miles; Wellington 7 miles; Taunton 23 miles and Exeter 20 miles. The M5 is 5 miles at Sampford Peverall, where there is Tiverton Parkway Station, on the London Paddington-Penzance railway line. The comparatively central Mid Devon location places the picturesque national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor and the north and south Devon coastlines all within a modest car journey.

 

To the sides of the church are a large garden of the adjoining property on the north and Bridge Cottage with driveway on the south. There is garden and open fields beyond at the rear.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

This attractive and well maintained detached church building is of brick construction, rendered to the front elevation and has a fibre cement roof covering, replaced in recent decades. It comprises:

 

  • Entrance Hall

  • Large W.C.

  • Main Meeting Room - 29’6” x 18’6” with excellent natural lighting from the stained glass church-type windows with raised alter area - 13’3” x 6’7”, vaulted ceiling with heavy “A” frame trusses, brick arches and panels to

  • School Room - 21’1” x 14’7”

  • Ante Room - 10’4” x 7”2’

  • W.C. with child size suite; rear lobby with external door

  • Kitchenette with units, work surfaces and external door

     

OUTSIDE:

 

The premises have a low brick frontage wall with hedge and railings to the road, wrought iron entrance gate to Lawned front Garden, approximately 42’ x 26’ in front of the church. Pathway to side of the church to rear courtyard area approximately 30’ x 10’ with corrugated translucent roofed covered area over part.

 

PLANNING:

 

The premises will be normally suitable as a church or other uses within Class F of the Use Classes Order Viz

Class F - Local Community and Learning:

(Learning and non-residential institutions including provision of education, display of works museums, public library, public hall or a hall, meeting place, principal use of the local community, etc.).

A detailed Planning Application, reference 21/00278/FULL was registered by the Mid Devon District Council on the 13th July 2021 with supporting documents of Flood Risk Assessment, Ecology Report, Design and Access Statement and plans, but was withdrawn on the 2nd September 2021 owing to issues relating to vehicular access, open space and a request by the Council for more proof that the premises are no longer economically viable in their present use, and for which the Council are currently seeking the building to be marketed for a period of twelve months. Hence the premises are currently being offered for sale in their existing use but considered to have potential for conversion.

 

OVERAGE AGREEMENT:

 

The purchaser will enter into an Overage Agreement whereby, if planning consent is obtained for residential conversion within 25 years, 50% of any added value by virtue of the consent shall be payable to the vendor.

 

SERVICES:

 

Main water, electricity and drainage are understood to be connected.

 

TENURE:

 

Freehold.

 

VIEWING:

 

By appointment through the agents, Thorne & Carter.

Culmstock Methodist Church, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JJ

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Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Tiverton Parkway Station3.5 miles
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