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£60,000

Former St Catherine's Church

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For Sale

Corwen


Key Features

  • Character Features
  • Countryside Views
  • Development Potential
  • EPC - Exempt
  • High Ceilings
  • No Onward Chain
  • Rural Setting
  • Village Location
  • Wooden Floors

Property Description

Description
The Former St Catherine's Church is a well-maintained church of stone construction which is set under a natural slated roof. The property benefits from traditional wooden and metal framed windows and doors with a number of preserved stain glass windows. The property is set in a private location just off the A5 in Maerdy. Internally, Eglwys Maerdy, which is comprised of the main church space and small attached vestry, is in excellent condition for age and has a number of its original character features. The church benefits from exposed wooden beams, stained glass windows, tiled floor and original marble pulpit and baptism font. It should be noted that the safe located within the vestry is not included in the sale. The property is based in the centre of Maerdy which lies within the heart of the Denbighshire countryside. The small hamlet is approximately 4 miles from the former market town of Corwen.

Externally, the property is accessed via a double pedestrian gate from a large layby which provides ample parking. The property benefits from a small lawned area located on the church's gable end and both the church and vestry door can be accessed via a well-maintained tarmacadam pathway. The church and yard are enclosed by well-kept dry stone wall.

Services
We have been informed that the property benefits from a main supply of electric.

Heating
We are informed by the seller that the property benefits from wall mounted electric heating. The agent has tested no services, appliances or central heating system (if any).

Sale Covenants- Purchaser's Covenants
The property is shown edged red on the plan and must not be used for:
 
-Manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol.
-Religious use.
-Immoral, sacrilegious, offensive or noisy purposes; use for the occult or psychic mediums; use as a club or any use which may cause nuisance or annoyance to the vendor or the use of any retained land where present; weddings.
 
The property must cease to be called St Catherine's Church and must not be called by any name that is associated with its use as a church or the dedication 'St Catherine'.
 
The purchaser must agree:
 
-Not to interfere with the use of any retained churchyard, or to interfere with any legitimate visitors. It shall be the vendor's decision as to who is a legitimate visitor. (Access to any retained churchyard is not permitted except where there is a right of way granted or a licence for access to maintain has been granted).
-Not to permit any animals onto any retained churchyard, where present, and to ensure that dogs or other animals in the ownership of the purchaser or anyone associated with the purchaser are secured such that visitors to graves are not frightened or intimidated.
-Where there is retained land, not to alter or demolish the property without the written permission of the vendor and if agreed to acquire all appropriate permissions and consents including those required under local or national legislation, statutory instruments or policies. The purchaser must copy full details of any planning application to the vendor at the time such an application is submitted.
-Where the building is unlisted, to give the vendor notice of any proposal to remove where present any stained glass, fonts, altars, organs, bells, wall memorials or plaques from the property. If permission is granted, the items must be offered to the vendor who must be given three months from the date of removal to respond and collect the items.
 
If the property is sold to another party (the acquiring party), the purchaser will enter into a contract with the acquiring party and the Representative Body to the effect that the acquiring party will accept and uphold the covenants contained in the original conveyance and incorporate the same clause in the terms of any contract with any successive purchaser.
 
The purchaser will be responsible for meeting surveyors and solicitors' fees or any other reasonable costs incurred as a result of any variation, licence or contract relating to any of the above conditions.
  
As a registered charity (registered charity number: 1142813) our client is required to obtain best value in all disposals of property in line with the provisions of the Charities Act 2011 and to ensure that terms are endorsed by a chartered surveyor as being in accordance with the Act. The quoted asking price is a guide and interested parties should submit the best offer they are prepared to make. In accordance with our client's charitable status, the property may remain on the open market until exchange of contracts; our clients reserve the right to consider any other offer which is forthcoming.

Sale Covenants- Additional Covenants
Footpath (granting right of access to purchaser)
The vendor grants the purchaser:
-A pedestrian right of way along the footpaths coloured green
To contribute 50% of the cost of the maintenance of the footpath to the vendor.
 
Access for inspecting, maintaining and repairing church (when graveyard retained)
The vendor grants the purchaser:
-The right to enter onto the retained churchyard upon giving reasonable notice for the purpose of inspecting, maintaining and repairing the property. The purchaser must agree to obtain permission from the vendor to erect scaffolding on the retained churchyard.
 
Rights for services (when footpath being retained)
The vendor grants the purchaser:
-The right to lay, inspect and maintain services beneath the footpath coloured green subject to faculty permission being obtained. The purchaser must agree to adhere to the Church in Wales' faculty regulations under the control of the Diocesan Court and to be bound by its decision or any decision of an appeal court.
 
Boundary
The purchaser must agree:
-To erect and thereafter maintain a wall, fence or hedge along the boundaries marked with a T between the sold and retained land to a specification to be agreed in writing with the vendor.

Graveyard without any marked graves included in sale:
The purchaser must agree:
-Not to excavate any of the land included in the sale without obtaining all appropriate permissions and consents including those required under acts of parliament or local or national statutory instruments. The Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment) Act 1981 applies to any works and the lessee will need to take legal advice to ensure familiarity with the details.
 
Not to erect any temporary or permanent buildings upon the property.

Charity Statement
As a registered charity (registered charity number: 1142813) our client is required to obtain best value in all disposals of property in line with the provisions of the Charities Act 2011 and to ensure that terms are endorsed by a chartered surveyor as being in accordance with the Act. The quoted asking price is a guide and interested parties should submit the best offer they are prepared to make. In accordance with our client's charitable status, the property may remain on the open market until exchange of contracts; our clients reserve the right to consider any other offer which is forthcoming.

Directions
From Dolgellau, head onto Arran Road and in 0.6 miles turn right onto the A470. Continue for 2.4 miles and then turn right onto the A487. Continue for 4.1 miles and then turn right onto the B4405. Stay on this road for 10 miles and then turn right onto the A493. In 0.1 miles the property will be on your left.
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Planning
We are not aware if any active planning applications in place in relation to the property.

Use Classes Order
D1 Use Class. Alternative uses may be possible subject to the appropriate planning permission being gained. Prospective purchases are to undertake their own enquiries with the local authority in regards to any changes to the use of the property.

Designations
The property is not Listed and does not sit within a Conservation Area.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way
The property will be sold with the benefit of a right of way across the pathways to access the building. The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Method of Sale
The property is to be offered for sale by Private Treaty.

Tenure & Possession
The freehold of the property is offered with Vacant Possession on completion of sale.

Local Authorities
Sir Conwy / Conwy
https://www.conwy.gov.uk/

Viewings
Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendor's agents R G Jones - 01678 520495

Health & Safety
Given the potential hazards of property, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.

DISCLAIMER
These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set for guidance only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers or purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise of their accuracy. No person in the employment of Farmers Marts (R G Jones) Ltd has the authority to make or give any representations or warranty in relation to the property.


Council Tax Band: Exempt
Tenure: Freehold

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Branch Information

Branch Name: Bala

Phone Number: 01678 520495

E-mail Address: bala@rgjones-property.co.uk

Branch Address: Bala 85 Stryd Fawr, Y Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7AE

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