Guide Price £239,950
- Former Wesleyan Chapel
- In the heart of popular village
- Incredible chapel space on the ground floor
- Four bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Two lounges
- Original features throughout
- Abundance of charm and character
- Gardens to the side and rear
- On road parking
- Close to Brampton, Eden Valley and Carlisle
A unique opportunity! The Chapel at Hallbankgate is believed to date back to around 1817 and used as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel until around 1980. It sits in the heart of the popular village of Hallbankgate, close to the market town of Brampton and excellent transport links to A69. This unique historic building has been used over the years as a residential home and as a business premises so offers a number of flexible options.
Internally the original chapel space on the ground floor has previously had a commercial use and with minor renovation would make an incredible open plan lounge area for a family home, alternatively it could be used for a superb lifestyle space for the next owner utilising the living space on the first floor as owner accommodation and using the ground floor for a café, bookshop, retreat, studio, all subject to the relevant planning consents.
Currently used as a family home, the accommodation is configured with lounge, dining kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is an additional lounge/dining/kitchenette, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is further storage space on the second floor.
The fellside village of Hallbankgate is positioned at the northern end of the Pennines and has a school, pub and a community hub that's sells essentials. The bustling market town of Brampton is only two miles away which has a large array of amenities and access to the A69 towards Newcastle. The City of Carlisle is only a short drive away with city amenities and excellent links to the M6 and West Coast Mainline for travel North and South.
Unique opportunities like this are rare to the market and an early viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment!
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Accessed from a large Gothic style wooden door to the side into an entrance vestibule with two gothic style windows with sandstone surrounds, flagged stone floor and beamed ceiling. Through a second feature stone archway into an inner hallway with wooden floor, door into central space and wooden door in the lounge.
An impressive space with a number of original features, partial wooden panelling around the room, wooden floor, two windows looking to the side elevation with sandstone surrounds, two central ceiling lights and a radiator, door into bedroom 1, bedroom 2 and dining kitchen.
Through a wooden door into a double bedroom, partial wooden panelling, two windows, one to the side and one to the rear with sandstone surrounds, flooding the room with light. Wooden floor, radiator, ceiling light.
Single bedroom with wooden floor, two windows overlooking the rear elevation, ceiling light and radiator.
A great sized space with ample space for a dining table. Fitted with a range of wooden base units, roughcast plaster walls and ceiling, ceiling light, two windows looking to the rear elevation, radiator, double sink with chrome mixer tap, space for white goods, above the range style cooker is a feature mosaic tiled splash back; a unique piece of art created by the late owner of The Chapel. This room is a good size dining kitchen offering the new owner to put their own stamp on the space. At the rear of the room there is space for a free standing fridge freezer and a ‘non-working’ historic range cooker.
Wooden floor, ceiling light and door into shower room and main chapel space.
Low level WC and hand basin built into a vanity unit, space for a washing machine, ceiling light, extractor fan, a wooden step leads up to a low level half-bath with shower attachment over and an ornate tiled splashback and radiator.
Central Chapel Space
Previously used as an art studio/ commercial premises, this space is a unique and character filled room with gothic shaped, stained glass windows, vaulted ceiling and an abundance of features arranged over different levels. To the side of the room, a storage cupboard houses the exlectricity consumer unit. In the heart of the room, a wooden staircase leads to the frist floor. This rooms would make a superb lifestyle space for the next owner with living space above e.g. a café, bookshop, retreat, studio, all subject to the relevant planning consents.
First Floor Landing
A galleried landing overlooking the central chapel space, wooden stairs lead to a store room on the second floor.
Open Plan Lounge/dining room
An impressive space currently used as a lounge/dining room with wooden floor, two gothic style windows looking to the side, partial beamed ceiling and partial pine wooden panelled ceiling, feature artwork from the previous owner and a rough cast plastered wall. This space extends into a kitchenette area to the side.
Separated from the lounge by a breakfast bar with wooden top, range of base cupboards, double sink, shelved walls, wooden panelling on walls and ceiling and gothic style window looking to the side towards the North Pennine Fells.
Double bedroom Wooden floor, arranged on 2 levels, window to the rear and side overlooking the woodland to the rear, partial wooden ceiling, rough cast plastered walls, radiator and wall lighting.
Accessed through a triple ornate floral glass panelled door into a single bedroom/nursery/home office. Partially wooden panelled, window to the rear and side overlooking the woodland to the rear, wooden floor, radiator and wall lighting.
Fitted with a wooden panelled ceiling and walls, bath with tiled surround, shower over the bath, tiled splashback, WC, pedestal handbasin, storage cupboards, velux style window, wooden floor, wall mounted radiator and ceiling lights.
Sitting in the heart of the village, The Chapel enjoys gardens to the side and rear which are mainly laid to a low maintenance gravel surface, a small area of lawn and a terrace area. The garden is private to the rear and overlooks the woodland down to the beck which runs through the village.
Mains water, drainage and electricity Oil fired central heating Not Listed
EPC & Council Tax
EPC - To be Confirmed Council Tax - Band A residential. The Chapel space on the ground floor is business rated.
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