Back Lane, Caldwell, Richmond
£100,000

Guide price

BEST AND FINAL OFFERS REQUESTED BY THURSDAY 7th APRIL AT 12 NOON. An opportunity to purchase an attractive sandstone church in the sought after village of Caldwell. Situated along Back Lane, the property enjoys views both front and rear over open fields. Formerly utilised as a place of worship, the property benefits from full planning permission to be converted to a residential dwelling with parking and a courtyard style garden.

The property has two traditional arched windows and a feature window above to the front (east), four arched windows to the north and south elevation and a mirror image of the front at the rear. The building currently has a pulpit and pews intact with an entrance foyer with arched double doors and a traditional solid timber door. To the side of the property there is also an additional room with an arched window. The room to the north will form the proposed, private entrance for the residential dwelling and a new private footpath access.

Situation & Amenities

Richmond 9 miles, Darlington 10 miles, Durham 35 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 48 miles, York 54 miles, A1(M) 6 miles (please note all distances are approximate).

The property lies within easy reach of the A66 and A1(M) bringing many areas within commuting distance. The property is located in the popular North Yorkshire village of Caldwell, approximately 9 miles north of the historic market town of Richmond. The village itself benefits from a public house whilst a Post Office and Primary School can be found in neighbouring Eppleby.

Richmond, which is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, offers a good range of amenities, including national and local retailers, swimming pool, cinema, state and private educational opportunities at both primary and secondary level. There is a traditional weekly market, a library and good range of restaurants.

The nearby historic market town of Barnard Castle offers a good range of amenities including national and local retailers, sports centre, state and private educational opportunities at both primary and secondary level, a traditional weekly market and monthly farmers market.

St Hilda's Description

An opportunity to purchase an attractive sandstone church in the sought after village of Caldwell. Situated along Back Lane, the property enjoys views both front and rear over open fields. Formerly utilised as a place of worship, the property benefits from full planning permission to be converted to a residential dwelling with parking and a courtyard style garden.

The property has two traditional arched windows and a feature window above to the front (east), four arched windows to the north and south elevation and a mirror image of the front at the rear. The building currently has a pulpit and pews intact with an entrance foyer with arched double doors and a traditional solid timber door. To the side of the property there is also an additional room with an arched window. The room to the north will form the proposed, private entrance for the residential dwelling and a new private footpath access.

Planning Permission

The site has full planning permission for the conversion into a residential dwelling (Decision No. 19/00816/FULL). The planning has been granted for a three bedroom conversion, set over two floors, with an open plan living/ dining/ kitchen and two bathrooms. The planning consent stipulates that the development hereby permitted shall be begun on or before 29th June 2023 and is subject to 13 planning conditions. A copy of the planning consent is available on request or may be found on Richmondshire District Council Planning Website under the reference number and is addressed Full Planning Permission for Conversion of Church to Dweling and Formation of Parking Area (as revised plans and supplementary information received 29.01.2020, 31.01.2020 and 20.05.2020).

Please note that the vendor, agents and architects, in obtaining full planning consent, will not be held responsible or liable for any inaccuracies or discrepancies.

Externally

The property will be approached via a private pathway, to the newly created main entrance, to the north side of St Hilda's. There will be an area of private garden, outlined on the plan which will provide a courtyard style garden/ seating area and bin storage. An additional area of land, south of the property (adjacent to the paddock) will be included within the sale to provide private residents parking.

The graveyard and paddock land will be retained by the Diocese. The new purchaser will be responsible for the erection of the boundary walls and ongoing maintenance between the property, parking area and the retained land.

Tenure

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority

Richmondshire District Council 01748 829100

Particulars

Particulars written in February 2022.

Photographs taken in February 2022.

Services and Other Information

Mains electric is connected to the property. Mains water and drainage is understood to be available in the vicinity but purchasers should undertake their own searches and enquiries. None of the services have been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their availability and capacity.

Agents Note

The site is sold with the benefit of full planning permission and the purchaser(s) should ensure that they can comply with the conditions set out in the Decision Notice(13 conditions). Eighteen additional conditions have also been outlined by the Parochial Church Council and must also be adhered to when carrying out the renovations and thereafter, a copy of these conditions will be provided prior to viewing.

The current gate and path which provides access to the church will be retained by the Diocese and the new purchaser will not be granted permission to use the current door leading into the property, following completion. A new access will be created at the north side of the property.

Wayleaves and Easements

St Hilda's Church 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 referred to in the particulars or not.

Areas Measurements and 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.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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