Guide Price £275,000

Eastcombe

Property Ref:

2921209

Address:

Dr Crouches Road

Area:

Eastcombe

Postcode:

GL6 7EA

Description:

CASH BUYERS ONLY - A unique opportunity to buy a detached church building at popular Eastcombe village that could suit as either an exciting residential or commercial project

Details

Description

St Augustine of Canterbury Church is a handsome detached church building in a good location within the settlement boundary at Eastcombe. This location is very much part of the thriving local community, with several good schools close by and country walks on the doorstep. We understand that the property was originally built by Thomas Keble in 1868 as a chapel of ease and school, and it has served the local community since that time. It has recently closed, and is now offered to the market chain free. The church is built using traditional methods from Cotswold stone and in a traditional style, and arranged over one floor. The large church room comprises the nave and the sanctuary, with the vestry beyond this. A prospective buyer will need to apply for planning permission so that the property can be converted as per requirement but subject to this it could perhaps be extended to create a superb home, or altered for use as a commercial venture.

Outside

The property is accessed via a couple of stone steps and a gated pathway that leads to the entrance porch. The garden around the property is level, with Cotswold dry stone wall and fenced boundaries. We are informed that the southerly corner of the garden will be retained as a garden of rest by the parochial church council. This area will have a gated pedestrian access from the lane, and is currently marked out on the ground for information.

Location

Eastcombe is a popular village east of Stroud with a store, post office, well regarded schools and public house. Local facilities at nearby Bussage include a doctors surgery, general store and primary school. Stroud town is approximately 5 miles distant with a wider range of shops and amenities, community and primary schooling, a leisure and sports centre, award winning weekly farmers market and a main line railway station, with inter city services travelling to London (Paddington). Cirencester (10 miles), Cheltenham (18 miles) and Swindon (25 miles) are all within comfortable driving distance.

Agents Note

We are informed that the southerly corner of the garden will be retained as a garden of rest by the parochial church council. This area will have a gated pedestrian access from the lane, and is currently marked out on the ground for information.

Tenure

Freehold

Council Tax Band

NA

Services

We are informed that mains gas and electricity are connected to the property. Water is connected, shared with the village hall, but there is no drainage connection.

Local Authority

Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill,Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321

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