Eggleston, Barnard Castle, County Durham


Guide price

BEST AND FINAL OFFERS REQUESTED BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2019. A development opportunity with approval of planning permission to convert a Grade II Listed Methodist Chapel and School Room into two residential properties. The current planning permission allows for one property to have a living room, dining room, kitchen, utility/WC, first floor landing, four bedrooms and a bathroom. The second proposed property will have an open plan living/dining room, kitchen, ground floor bedroom and bathroom, first floor landing and two mezzanine style bedrooms.

Situation & Amenities

Middleton-in-Teesdale 4 miles, Barnard Castle 6 miles, Bishop Auckland 17 miles, Darlington 18 miles, Durham 30 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. Situated in the desirable village of Eggleston, the property enjoys a rural setting, whilst remaining easily accessible to the historic market town of Barnard Castle and its many local shops, amenities and schools. The village of Eggleston has two public houses; The Three Tuns Inn and The Moorcock Inn along with a mobile post office.


A development opportunity to convert a Grade II Listed Methodist Chapel and School Room into two residential properties with approval of planning permission. The property sits in the sought after village of Eggleston with views down the village green.


Measures 7.38m x 10.50m approximately.

School Room

Measures 11.46m x 7.41m (approximately). There is a kitchen area to the side (4.83m x 2.33m) with toilet block off.


There is a small strip of ground at the rear. This is where the LPG gas tank is located.

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent

Full planning permission (DM/18/02995/FPA) was granted on 27th November 2018 for the conversion of Methodist Chapel to 2no dwellings along with the Listed Building application (DM/18/02996/LB) which was also granted on 27th November 2018 for conversion of Methodist Chapel to 2no dwellings. An information pack containing a copy of the planning permission and approved plans is available from the Barnard Castle Office. Alternatively, the application can be viewed in full using the Durham County Council online planning database.

Fixtures & Fittings

The organ, downstairs pews, downstairs carpet, PA system, table and chairs are not included. All other items are available for negotiation.


Mains electricity, drainage and water. LPG wall mounted heaters.

Method of Sale

The property is being offered for sale initially by private treaty.


VAT will not be charged on the purchase price.


An EPC is not required.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves & Easements

There is currently a wayleave agreement in place giving access over the parcel of land at the side of the property (owned by the Parish Council) to the strip of ground at the rear of the property (owned by the Chapel). The wayleave agreement is between the Parish Council and the Methodist Circuit. We understand the Parish Council are agreeable to this agreement continuing with the buyer of the Chapel, at a cost per annum (to be agreed). Eggleston Methodist Chapel is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.


The Chapel part is offered Leasehold for a term of 1,000 years from 21st July 1829. The School Room is offered Freehold.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.


Strictly by appointment only via contact GSC Grays, Tel 01833 637000.


Particulars written and photographs taken December 2018.

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