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Eastbourne Avenue, Bath

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Added on 18/04/2021
Fidelis Estate Agents, Bath

Key features

  • For Sale By Informal Tender Monday 24th May
  • Former Methodist Church Dating Back To 1881
  • Impressive Stained Glass Window
  • Development Opportunity - Conversion To Residential (Subject To Planning)
  • In Excess of 3,000 SqFt of Accommodation
  • Rear Garden
  • This Property is NOT Listed
  • Vacant Possession

Property description

Tenure: Leasehold

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER (Deadline 24th May 2021)

Exciting and Incredibly Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Former 19th Century Victorian Gothic Revival Style Place of Worship.

Offering in excess of 3,000 Sq Ft.
Subject to planning/change of use permission.
This property is NOT Listed.


Background Information

Offered for sale on behalf of the Methodist Church.

Applying for change of use and planning permissions will be the responsibility of the new owner post purchase.

The property is NOT listed.

Please read the detail provided regarded the process of an informal tender.

The Property

This is an exciting opportunity to develop this largely open plan and attractive former Methodist church dating from 1881.

The accommodation would suit a conversion into one large property or two smaller units with the potential for a mezzanine level subject to planning consent.

Internally the accommodation consists of ample split level accommodation in excess of 3,000 sqft with a lovely stained glass window as a prominent feature. To the rear is a former school room, kitchen and meeting room.

Additionally, there is access to a small rear garden that could potentially create a private garden area and/or off street parking (subject to planning).

The Situation

Eastbourne Avenue is located on the fringes of Larkhall village in Bath, much-loved for its independent spirit. There is an excellent bookshop, deli, butcher, and organic farm shop all within easy walking distance of the building. The city harbours a strong community of independent retailers, coffee shops and eateries with Colonna and Smalls, Corkage, LandRace Bakery and the weekly Farmer's Market often cited as local favourites.

The Informal Tender Process

The property is offered to the open market for a set period of time, in this case 5 weeks. Specific timed appointments are advertised enabling potential buyers to view the property.

There is a tender form available online via the listing on Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and PrimeLocation which you can download, complete and submit.

You are invited to put forward your best and final offer on the tender form. You can submit your tender at any time but no later than the closing dated which is clearly advertised as 12pm on Monday 24th May. Your tender must be accompanied with clear evidence of your proof of funding and your identification.

All tenders are opened at the same time. The vendor is not committed to accepting the highest offer. The offer is not binding and on acceptance of any offer the transaction proceeds subject to contract in the normal conveyancing manner.

The City of Bath

Royal Victoria Park provides a wonderful green expanse in the city centre and is also home to the revered Botanical Gardens. Uniquely situated in a hollow in the hills, the surrounding Somerset countryside makes an incredible backdrop for the city. The National Trust Skyline Walk offers up exceptional views through six miles of meadows and ancient woodlands.

Bath is the only city in Britain to achieve Unesco World Heritage status which continues to be vehemently protected. Founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans, who famously used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa, it became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant city with neoclassical Palladian buildings.

Transport links are excellent, with Bath Spa train station in the heart of the city centre providing a direct line to London Paddington in under 1.5 hours. The M4 motorway lies to the north of the city and is reachable by...

Entrance Vestibule

Two wooden arched doors, two stainglass side window, mosaic tiled floor.

Front Lobby

Part panelled walls, windows.

Main Church Room

Large room with vaulted ceiling, six full length windows, large circular stainglass window set in stone mullions, galleried storage area, built-in cupboards.

Meeting Room

Located on the first floor approached from stairs in the rear hall, four triple aspect windows affording stunning city vistas to the rear, wooden floor and a second staircase to lower hall.


A range of wall and base units with laminate work tops, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, larder cupboard.

Lower Hall

Door to outside, large storage cupboard.

Rear Kitchen

A range of base units with cupboards under, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, dual aspect windows.

Rear Room

Window to side.

Reception Room One

Sash Window, part paneled walls.

Reception Room Two

Dual aspect sash windows, part paneled walls.

Undercroft Storage

Good size space with light.

Cloakroom One, Two & Three

Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, window.


To the front is a small walled garden with gravel side garden to the left and a path leading around to the right giving access to the garden at the rear.

The rear garden is walled to the boundaries with lawn, raised flower bed.

Leasehold Details

The property is held on a 1000 year lease with 860 years remaining.

The Freeholder is OSRIC Finance Ltd.

We understand they are prepared to sell the freehold. The indicative price is approximately £300-400 plus legal fees for both sides and land registry fees + VAT. Vendor or Fidelis Estate Agents can not guarantee the sale of the freehold or the indicative price.


Property BrochureFull DetailsTender Form

Eastbourne Avenue, Bath


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bath Spa Station1.2 miles
  • Oldfield Park Station1.7 miles
  • Freshford Station4.3 miles
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Fidelis Estate Agents, Bath

6 Wellsway Bath BA2 3AQ

Fidelis Estate Agents, Bath
Family Owned Independent Estate Agents

We are a family run agency with a passion for property and customer service.

Fidelis is a highly respected local independent estate agent specialising in residential property sales and lettings across the whole of Bath and surrounding villages. The word Fidelis is Latin for faithful, loyal and true.

Selected by the Guild of Property Professionals to represent Bath.

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