3 bedroom detached house for saleThe Old Methodist Chapel | Bickington | Newton Abbot
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DESCRIPTION A unique opportunity to acquire a stunning converted chapel located in an idyllic countryside setting. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, inner hall, ground floor bathroom, ground floor lounge, kitchen/ diner, utility, three double bedrooms (one on the ground floor and two on the first floor both with en-suites). A main feature of the property is the mezzanine lounge with the floor to ceiling chapel window. There is also a loft area which could be enlarged. Versatile accommodation with options of home and income. Integral garage and parking. Viewing highly recommended.
ACCOMMODATION Panelled double timber doors opening to entrance hall.
ENTRANCE HALL 14' x 5'1'' (4.27m x 1.55m) Ceiling light point, smooth-finish ceiling, triple aspect with four arched timber framed windows, coved ceiling, dado rail, door to garage, further door to inner hall.
GARAGE 15'1'' x 13' (4.6m x 3.96m) Electric up-and-over door, ceiling light point, light and power, obscure glazed window, smooth-finish ceiling.
INNER HALL 20' x 7' (6.1m x 2.13m) Stairs leading to the first floor with turning bannistered staircase, under stairs storage cupboard, ceiling light point, timber framed window, double radiator, stairs up with access to remainder of downstairs accommodation. Bannistered stairs leading down to lounge. Large enough to hold a table/possibility for additional dining area.
LOUNGE 23' x 13' (7.01m x 3.96m) Large rectangular-shaped room, exposed feature fireplace with exposed stone surround with chimney breast and raised slabbed hearth, timber lintel, space for free standing multi fuel wood burner, twin ceiling light points with ceiling roses, fitted display shelving, telephone point, space for dining table, double radiator, glass panelled wood framed door leading to the rear garden, archway leading to kitchen/diner.
KITCHEN/DINER 17' x 15'1'' (5.18m x 4.6m) Matching wall, base and drawer units with roll-edged work surfaces, inset stainless steel sink with matching drainer, exposed wood floor boarding, tiled splash backs, space for upright fridge/freezer, five timber-framed windows, ceiling light point, inbuilt stainless steel oven/grill, inset four-ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor hood over, floor-mounted oil-fired Worcester Danesmoor boiler providing central heating and hot water, built in dishwasher, space for dining table, pine ledger door giving access to the front, door to utility.
UTILITY Space and plumbing for washing machine, slate flooring, two timber-framed windows, roll-edge work surface
BEDROOM THREE 14' x 9' (4.27m x 2.74m) Double bedroom, timber framed window to side, inset spotlights, smooth-finish ceiling, coving, radiator.
BATHROOM 10' x 9' (3.05m x 2.74m) Smooth-finish ceiling, inset spotlights, uPVC double glazed window to the rear with countryside views, three-piece matching white suite comprising low level close-coupled WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer taps, central free-standing bath with shower attachment from taps, mosaic style vinyl flooring, airing cupboards with slatted shelving, radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LOUNGE 22' x 20' (6.71m x 6.1m) Beautiful first floor lounge with mezzanine entrance and stunning arched chapel window looking towards the historic church and gatehouse. Exposed stonework, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, two large radiators, high level velux window, two timber framed uPVC double glazed windows with countryside views of the surrounding area and towards Haytor Rock, Saddle and Rippon tor, doors to bedroom one and two, central staircase leading up onto loft landing.
OPEN LOFT SPACE 10' x 9' (3.05m x 2.74m) High level velux window, doors to two sides accessing storage behind the eaves, some scope for conversion to extending accommodation at the back.
MASTER BEDROOM 20' Max x 12' Max (6.1m x 3.66m) Double bedroom, two radiators, two uPVC double glazed windows with views towards Haytor Rock, inset spotlights, coving, inbuilt wardrobes with bi-folding timber doors and hanging rail, door to en-suite.
MASTER EN-SUITE 9' x 4'1'' (2.74m x 1.24m) Four piece matching white suite comprising low level close-coupled WC with push button flush, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, panelled bath with twin hand grips and shower attachment from taps, bidet, heated towel rail, laminate wood-effect flooring, stained glass internal window, inset spotlights, smooth-finish ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO 13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m) Velux window, smooth-finish ceiling, twin ceiling light points, radiator, timber bi-folding door to en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9' x 7' (2.74m x 2.13m) Laminate wood-effect flooring, low level close-coupled WC, Velux window, corner shower with shower off mains and jets, inset sink with storage underneath, airing cupboard with slatted shelving and water cylinder, ceiling light point, stained glass internal window.
FRONT Low level iron fencing, some established planting and patio with path leading to the front door.
REAR GARDEN Easy maintenance paved garden, countryside views, timber gate giving access to foot path.
PARKING There is off-road parking for one vehicle and garage.
HISTORICAL NOTE At the turn of the 20th, Century, there were 3 branches of Methodist, all with that independence of thought that differentiated them from the far older or more traditional Church of England, which they fronted quite literally. The C of E was run by the vicar and local squire. The Methodists were not so willing to be told what to think by others. There was social justice and care of the poor & needy. But, after the Sunday evening service when both sets came out into the short stretch of road between them, there was no ill will between the 2 congregations.
In the OMC, there were a number of lay preachers. I get my information from a Mr Bob Stuart, whose mother was one of them. She had 4 children, was made a widow early & made her modest living as a shop assistant. No airs and graces, her sermons were very simple; sermons of gratitude. Gratitude for life and love of god & those listening to her, knew that life had not been easy for her & that her words came from her heart.
CURRENT USEAGE AND POTENTIAL OF PROPERTY Currently- occasional use as AIR B & B for which the home is well designed, with the lettable part sectioned off from owner's living space. AIR testimonial comments have always been along the lines of fabulous accommodation. Viewable online.
AGENTS NOTES There are beautiful countryside walks a 'stone's throw' away from the property taking you through rolling fields and down along the river banks of the River Lemon and back to the village. As an agent it is difficult to put into words the true feel of the property, an internal viewing is essential to appreciate it.
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