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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wesley House/Chapel/Workshop, Knighton

Sold STC £455,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Beautiful Detached Victorian House
  • 4 Double Bedrooms & Two Attic Rooms
  • Town Centre Location
  • A Large Detached Workshop/Garage
  • A Detached Former Chapel
  • Beautifully Maintained Throughout
  • Spacious Accommodation Including Cellars
  • Neatly Kept Gardens
  • Ideal B&B Opportunity
  • Perfect for Vendors with a Collection of Vehicles

Full description

Stop right there! If you are looking for something different, a property that stands out from the rest, then look no further. Wesley House is a very unique and fantastic opportunity to buy not just a dwelling, but a detached former chapel in total need of renovation and a large detached workshop/garage, all within 200 yards of Knighton's High Street.

Overview - The word 'unique' gets heavily used within estate agency in this day and age, however in this case the word 'unique' doesn't quite comprehend how individual this beautiful property is. Located just a few hundred yards from Knighton Town's vibrant high street stands the imposing detached Victorian dwelling, Wesley House. Built in 1895 this attractive, double fronted 4 bedroom house has been a fantastic family home for the vendors and not only offers a residence, but also the excellent addition of a detached garage/workshop which was formally an coach house and a detached old chapel.

Selling due to the occupants seeking to retire and downsize, the property has been loving renovated and maintained by the current vendors over the past 22 years and was built initially as the manse for the former Wesleyan Chapel found next door (to left hand side). Prior to owning the house or the chapel the current owners purchased the detached workshop garage in 1980 (to the left of the chapel), having been previously a coach house, diary and slaughter house. Over the past 36 years the owners have immaculately transformed what was then a tired period building to what is now a fantastic workshop/garage of which has been run as commercial business restoring vintage and modern vehicles. This superb building lends itself to being perfectly suited for a car/motorcycle collector or perhaps for conversion to a residential dwelling subject to the necessary planning permissions.

Moving on through the latter years and as previously mentioned the vendors took full advantage of their opportunity by purchasing Wesley House some 14 years later in 1994 which then immediately added the bonus of an abundance of private off street parking. A few years later in 1998 the vendors purchased the run down chapel next door, linking all 3 buildings into 1 title and creating a direct access from the house across the front of the chapel to the garage/workshop and large parking area.

Overall this stunning stone built chapel offers a variety of uses as a store, music studio, art gallery or even conversion like the garage to a full time residence subject to all necessary planning permissions. To confirm neither the chapel, garage/workshop or house are grade listed, however the buildings are situated within a conservation area.

The Property - Approached from West Street, stone steps lead up through the front garden towards the front door and inner entrance lobby. Inside a door leads from the lobby into the spacious hallway where straight away you get a sense of of the character and quality of craftsmanship on offer within the house, with high ceilings complete with decorative cornicing and a beautiful wooden staircase rising to the second and third floors. On the ground floor level and accessed from the hallway, separate doors open into the dining room, living room, office, cloakroom, breakfast kitchen and rear hall which leads on towards the utility area. Both the living room and dining room are found at the front of the house and have bright frontward aspects. The dining room is a fantastic entertaining space for more formal occasions with ample space for a dining table and chairs, while the living room has a feature fireplace with an inset wood burning stove, perfect to curl up in front of on a cold winters evening. As always the breakfast kitchen is the hub of the house and is installed with an array of matching wall and base units with worktops over and an inset ceramic sink. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs while the focal point of the room is a traditional Rayburn range which acts as a heating source and cooking utility as well as heating the hot water throughout the house. Quarry tiled flooring is present under the vinyl floor currently laid. Back into the hallway, further doors as previously mentioned lead into the cloakroom area and office, which is a useful addition with more and more people working from home, and rear hallway. From the rear hall separate doors lead into the lean-to conservatory, fully equipped utility room with w.c, boot room which leads out to the garden and finally down to the large cellar, which is a fantastic acquisition and poses as a superb storage area and handy workshop as well as housing the boiler.

On the second floor doors lead from the landing into the separate w.c and family bathroom, small cot/box room and four good sized double bedrooms all of similar proportion. All rooms offer alternative aspects over the gardens and are neatly maintained in-line with the rest of this immaculate property. The family bathroom is installed with a wood panelled bath with shower over and wash basin, while the separate w.c is fitted with just a toilet. From the landing area the beautiful wooden staircase continues to rise and leads up to the third and final floor.

The third floor is made up of four rooms, the landing area, the useful linen cupboard and two similarly sized multi functional rooms which have been recently re-decorated and lend to a variety of uses. The property would be well suited as a B&B which the vendors did do for a period of time, as a result these two rooms would be double bedrooms and provide flexible accommodation if run as a B&B business. Both rooms also have the addition of large eve storage cupboards as well as front views towards Kinsley Wood through 2 feature dorma style windows.

The Former Wesleyan Chapel - A beautiful, bare canvas of a building crying out for total renovation, offering a variety of uses. The chapel retains some of its original features including the imposing, wooden entrance doors with stunning ironmongery and tall arched windows, just to mention a select few. Offering huge scope for development, this former Wesleyan Chapel is not grade listed, but is located within a conservation area.

Garage/Workshop - A fantastic addition and absolutely perfect for a vendor who has a passion for motors, this superb L-shaped detached former coach house is currently used to run a commercial business from by the owners who has done so since 1980 and is ideal for storing or renovating vehicles. A mechanics dream, this large stone built building is set over 2 stories and complete with a show room, office, wash/toilet facilities, 3 storage areas and and two workshops. Immaculately kept by the owners the building has 3 phase electric, lighting and mains water, period features and direct access to the road side (West Street) through a private gateway. To the front a gravelled/tarmacadam area allows parking for a number of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and leads to the former chapel. Once again this superb building offers the opportunity for conversion into a residence subject to all the necessary planning permissions. The garage/workshop is not grade listed, but is located within a conservation area.

Outside - The gardens throughout are neatly kept and worthy of particular note and overall pretty low maintenance asides to the mature thick front hedge helping maintain privacy and a lawned area in-front of the chapel. As previously mentioned the front garden is largely gravelled and split by stone steps from West Street rising to the front entrance door. From the steps paved pathways lead through separate gates and towards either side of the house. The right path leads along the property to a rear paved area used primarily for the washing line. The left path leads out between the house and the chapel and to the main garden area which is laid to lawn and interspersed with flower beds, shrubs and gravelled sections. From the lawn a paved path leads towards the rear of the property where a brick paved patio poses as an ideal entertaining or relaxing space within the warmer months of the year. Also found towards the rear of the house is a useful brick built traditional out-building perfect for storage of a lawn mower and other gardening equipment, as well as a handy log store conveniently positioned just outside the rear entrance door to the house offering quick access back into the living room to feed the wood burning stove. From the front garden a gravelled path continues past the front of the chapel, around the side and towards the garage/workshop where an abundance of private off road parking is available and gated access out onto the roadside (West Street).

The Location - Wesley House is found approximately 200 yards from the main street which hosts a variety of local groceries, retail shops and family run businesses. The Town itself offers a vast amount of facilities and services varying from a butchers and a supermarket, a primary school, a railway station, a post office, banks, a variety of sports clubs including a golf course, a builders merchants, regular bus routes, a selection of public houses and restaurants, a leisure centre, a livestock market, bakeries and a library. The Town also features a 'fortnightly farmers' market', 'Music Society classical concerts at the Church Hall'. Knighton also benefits from having a thriving artistic community to include the Writers Group, a number of painters, art galleries, potters and craftsmen. Still a thriving market town spear headed by local organisations, Knighton is a peaceful town offering breath taking, picturesque scenery and fully accommodates the laid back, relaxed lifestyle that many potential purchasers will be looking for. Described as the The Gateway to Wales this market town is situated on the English/Welsh border. Mostly in Powys, partly in Shropshire it lies on the River Teme and is surrounded by hills giving the traveler a glimpse of the more remote area accessible nearby. The town's Welsh name is Tref-Y-Clawdd meaning Town on the Dyke. This is a reference to Offas Dyke, which runs through the town, built by the Saxon King of Mercia to define his border with Wales. Every year hundreds of tourists and walkers visit the Dyke (which in its entirety runs from Prestatyn to Chepstow) and the Offas Dyke Centre adding a real vibe to the town during the Spring, Summer and Autumn months. While here, another attraction that visitors to the town often call upon is the Space Guard Centre which offers people the chance to view the wonders of the universe in a fun and understandable way while also raising public awareness of the threat of asteroid and comet impacts and the ways in which they can predict and prevent them. Larger towns near to Knighton are the medieval market town of Ludlow, 16 miles East, and the Victorian Spa town Llandrindod Wells, 19 Miles South West. Both are easily accessible via road or rail links and offer further recreational, educational and leisure facilities.

Services - We are informed the property is connected to all mains services.

Heating - Oil fired central heating. A mains gas connection is available outside the property and ready to be connected up if a purchaser would prefer gas over oil fired heating.

Council Tax - Band G.

Tenure - The property is of freehold tenure.

Links To Central London - Via Road - travel time is expected to take approximately 4hr based on a 170 mile journey travelling along the M42 and then M40.
Via Rail travel time is approximately 4hr 30min hours based on a standard transfer From Knighton Station to Paddington Station via Shrewsbury and Birmingham. Alternative routes are available from nearby stations including Leominster and Ludlow.

Nearest Airports - Birmingham Approximately 73 miles (duration: 1hr 50min via road)
Cardiff Airport - Approximately 102 miles (duration: 2hr 42min via road)
Liverpool John Lennon Approximately 103 miles (duration: 2hr 29min via road)
Bristol Approximately 104 miles (duration: 2hr 32min via road)
Manchester Approximately 104 miles (duration: 2hr 27min via road)

Notice: The Property Misdescriptions Act - Notice: The Property Misdescription Act Holters for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: 1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessors and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each term of them. 3. The vendors or lessors do not make or give, and neither do Holters for themselves nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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