Monday 27 July 2020

A chapel with sea views and a cottage to renovate

Thought I'd show you this rather lovely Welsh chapel with sea views today.
I've featured former churches and chapels several times in the past and they have their particular challenges in terms of planning permission and change of use. But they, and this seems particularly to be the case with Welsh chapels, are also pretty inspiring spaces to work with.
This particular chapel sits in the village of Llaneilian, about two miles from the Anglesey port of Amlwch.

Capel Selio is a good-size, single storey building with entrance, main chapel and attached school room, and with much of the original pews and features still in situ.

It's Grade II listed and there are covenants in place - no details given by the agent but my guess would be the restrictions are either on the future use of the premises or on future sale profits.
It's been recently re-roofed and there's mains electricity to the building, but beyond that you're on your own. There's no suggestion of toilets or kitchen for example which may mean no mains water or drainage. The property seems to have been sitting on the market for a good year which suggests there are issues, but potentially issues that a fair bit of information has already been gathered on.
Outside is a small forecourt and it looks like a little bit down the side, with a store, but no suggestion of a garden or rear outside space.
However the views over the village and across to the sea are lovely and it's in a great location.

It's on the market through Morgan Evans at offers around £99k. Details here and here.
Incidentally, Morgan Evans also have for sale this rather less pretty (but with more land) cottage on Anglesey.

A bit of a wreck, obviously, but it does have designated rooms and key services.
And the neighbours look friendly.

The Llangaffo cottage has two rooms downstairs, plus kitchen and shower room, and two bedrooms upstairs. There's an attached store, which could make a garage or extension, and two gardens - one of which has parking potential.
On the market at offers over £125k. Details and more pictures here.