Property highlight: St Aidan’s presents a fantastic opportunity to those looking to complete a residential conversion.
Built in approximately 1866, originally St Aidan's Church was a single storey, 4-bay aisled church, now much altered with interior fittings removed. This fine B-Listed building is not consecrated and was disused as a church for 50 years. Previously St Aidan's was roughly adapted for use as a bus depot, then a heavy haulage firm's yard until it was acquired by a Morebattle couple, in 2010, who have since partially restored it as a place of worship and also of rest and refreshment for those walking St Cuthbert's Way.
The idea behind the "Coffee Stop" was that the church is on St Cuthbert's Way. Therefore, it was expected that walkers who make this pilgrimage would make use of this new resource - which continues to accomplish some success.
Now brought to the market for sale, St Aidan's Church presents a fantastic opportunity to those looking for a stunning period property and residential conversion with generous internal accommodation. Planning permission was sought and granted in 1996 for the conversion of the church into 2 dwellings, although this was never converted, further planning permission was then sought after and approved in 2012 for adding a mezzanine floor and owner accommodation – planning for which can be found on the public access portal (reference: 12/00633/FUL).
The property itself is enjoys a private aspect with open views over the fields to the rear and plentiful external space by way of enclosed garden grounds to the sides and rear. There is also the added benefit of superior private parking facilities to the front which would be landscaped to provide further gardens if required.
Viewings come highly recommended in order to fully appreciate.
Current internal accomodation:
- Church / "Coffee Shot"
- Two store rooms