£350,000 (Guide Price) Sold STC

Chapel Lane Naphill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Property Summary

FOR SALE BY FORMAL BINDING TENDER ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE METHODIST CHURCH

A former Church Building of a certain charm with over 2400 sq ft of accommodation and good natural light.
The building stands in a pleasant road of otherwise residential detached properties of various ages and styles.
Chapel Lane leads to the delightful Naphill Common in the AONB.
A date plaque indicates the building was erected in 1851. In the 1930s a large addition was constructed. This is now the Church and the original building is the Hall.
No Planning enquiries have been made by the Agents. Purchasers must take their own advice but it is considered the building would convert well to an impressive residential dwelling of up to 3500 sq ft, if Planning Permission could be obtained.

Property Description

LOCATION

Naphill is a popular village on the Chiltern Ridge well positioned for High Wycombe (4.5 miles) with comprehensive large town facilities, Schools of all types including Grammar. Princes Risborough, a picturesque small town with a selection of shops is 6 miles. Both Towns have Railway Stations for the Chiltern Line to Marylebone. In Walters Ash about half a mile along Main Road there is a village store, A Petrol Station and a School for 4-11 year olds. In Naphill there is a Village Hall with car parking and adjacent Scout Hut, Club and recreation ground. Nearby there are two Public Houses.

ACCOMMODATION

See the Plan for the layout
As well as Rooms 1 and 2 (The Church and Hall) there is a former kitchen (rear left hand); a Vestry; 2 Cloakrooms and a gallery. A boiler room, WC and a store are accessed from outside. There is a small area of garden to the front and to the side there is an area of garden laid to grass 5.2m (17ft) wide. Potentially some of this could be parking but this will depend on the view of the Planners. It will be noted that the ceiling height of the main Church Room should be of sufficient to add further first floor accommodation subject of course to Planning and Building Regulation approval.

SERVICES

All main services are believed to be connected but purchasers must confirm. No tests have been undertaken

TITLE

The property is Freehold Title Number BM333307

PLANNING

Churches are designated within the D1 Use Class. Inter alia this also encompasses , Church Halls, Clinics, Heath Centres, Day Nurseries, Consulting Rooms, Public halls, Art Galleries. Any other use including Residential and Commercial would require Planning Permission. No enquiries have been made by the Agents. Any application for change of use would have to show there was no need to retain the building for community use. In this connection there is the Village Hall serving this purpose close by. The Church closed through lack of use. It is likely the planning Authority would expect retention of the railings to the front. Perhaps they could be amended to allow access.
The Planning Authority is Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe Bucks. HP11 1NP 01494 461000 www.wycombe.gov.uk

DOCUMENTATION

Copies of various documents including conditions of sale, sellers information form, local searches, title documents including plan and arrangements for submitting forms of tender are contained in the pdf version of these particulars on the Rightmove website.
Paper copies of the documentation can be obtained for £180 plus VAT from the Vendor's Solicitors Reynolds Parry Jones LLP, 10 Easton Street, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1NP. Phone Number 01494 525941; DX4407 High Wycombe; FAO Miss G Humphreys gillian.humphreys@rpj.uk.com

METHOD OF SALE

The sale is by formal tender. This involves exchange of a binding contract on acceptance of a tender. Applicants should consult their Solicitors at an early stage before submitting tenders. Forms of tender are to be submitted to the Vendors Solicitors Office by noon on Tuesday 9th April 2019.

ENQUIRIES AND VIEWINGS

C J Pallet FRICS direct line 01296 625008 is dealing with the property. He will be pleased to answer your questions. He intends to hold several Open House Viewings

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