A detached former Methodist chapel with great re-development/conversion potential in a village setting.
The Existing Accommodation
Large Meeting Room. 4 Offices. Kitchen. 2 Cloakrooms. Off-Road Parking for 2 Cars.
Methodist chapel understood to have built in 1871 with main walls of solid stone under a slate roof. It was acquired by the current owners, West Dorset Conservative Association, in 1991 and converted into offices. The property, which is not listed, offers a whole number of original features including ornate deep stained glass windows, a large port-hole window and high vaulted wood panelled ceilings with exposed roof beams on the first floor.
The accommodation is very extensive and there is the benefit of off-road parking.
The building would be suitable for a wide range of uses, ie for offices, residential conversion into one or more dwellings or for community facilities etc subject to any necessary planning policy and the appropriate consent.
Planning Permission for Apartments
Planning Permission was passed in May 2018 (application number) WD/D/17/002555 for conversion into two self-contained apartments (see plans on our website). The ground floor apartment would have a net floor area of about 700 sq.ft. and the first floor apartment 900 sq.ft.
The proposed accommodation will comprise:-
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT (FLAT 1)
Large open plan living/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom.
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT (FLAT 2)
Ground Floor - Lobby/hall and stairs.
First Floor - Large landing, open plan living/kitchen (with potential for mezzanine bedroom), bedroom and bathroom.
There is off-road private parking for two cars and a very small area of land just to the rear and extends around the Chapel all along its eastern side.
Chapel House occupies a high profile position in the main street, within the Conservation Area and the heart of Maiden Newton. The village has an impressive range of facilities including a shop/off-licence, newsagents, iron mongers, parish church, petrol station with shop, public house and restaurant. There is also a primary school, railway station, doctors surgery and allotments.
Maiden Newton is within the Frome Valley and within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with delightful country and riverside walks nearby. Dorchester is within about 8 miles and the market town of Bridport about 12 miles.