Friday 27 July 2018

Three chapels and churches to renovate

Thought I'd do a churches and chapels post today; it's been a while since my last one and this lovely little Welsh chapel was the prompt.
Capel Carmel is a couple of miles from the village of Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, and around six from the market town of Llandeilo.
Now normally I wouldn't feature a property without inside photos (I believe you need some idea of the renovation task ahead) and, while I'm not saying estate agents should take their life in their hands to enter an unsafe building, there are plenty who will stick on a hard hat and cross a dodgy threshold.
This property does not have that benefit, but I picked it because it's unusual for a church building to be sold with two acres of its own pasture land. And it has these views.

The building is basically two rooms - a large main hall and a good size vestry. There's no information about services (difficult to establish when you haven't been inside the building,..) but the location fronts onto the road for access.
On the market at offers around £120k via BJP. Details here and here.
The Wesleyan chapel below, at Catley near Ledbury, Herefordshire, is most definitely a wreck! We do however have "inside" pictures of this one.

As with Capel Carmel, it has views of hills (the Malverns rather than the Black Hills) and comes with a parcel of land.

Basically one big light and "airy" room ; ) and electricity and water are connected.
On the market through Kimberley's with a guide price of £150k. More here and here.
The next pick however is my favourite of the three.
I absolutely love this one because you get the church AND the chapel house, and it's in the heartlands of Speyside malts. Pretty much my heaven on earth!

Again, a gorgeous rural location - on the Glenlivet Estate and about eight miles from Tomintoul and 16 miles from Aberlour.
Tombae chapel house and church consists of a Grade C-listed house and the Grade A-listed church.

The house has three bedrooms, linen room, and bathroom upstairs; three reception rooms, another bedroom, hall and a small kitchen downstairs..

The Church of Incarnation is over two floors with various rooms and the stunning nave. All with pews and whatnots still in place.

Outside is a large garden and various outbuildings.

On the market with a guide price of £150k via Galbraith. More here.