Ashby Road East, Bretby
Ashby Road East, Bretby
- Development Opportunity
- Plans Available
- 18th Century Church
- Corner Position
- Parking 3 Cars
- Original Features
- Vaulted Ceiling
- Exposed trusses
- Huge Potential
- Small garden
Property SummaryA RARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY to acquire an 18th Century FORMER METHODIST CHURCH, with plans for CONVERSION & CHANGE OF USE, into a 3 BEDROOM DWELLING WITH OFF ROAD PARKING for 3 cars and an enclosed rear garden, situated on an a PROMINENT CORNER PLOT opposite the Stanhope Arms on the A511
An all to rare opportunity to acquire the Stanhope Bretby Methodist Church, an iconic structure that has been a local landmark as a former place of worship, dating back to the 18th Century and occupying a strategic corner plot opposite the Stanhope Arms on the A511. Planning permission was granted in May 2017 by South Derbyshire District Council (Ref. No. 9/2017/0409) now lapsed for the conversion & change of use into a 3 bedroom dwelling, careful to retain the period integrity & appearance of the dwelling, whilst undertaking a sympathetic restoration of the interior.
Currently the Church has fallen into disrepair, whist maintaining its striking external appearance, the interior requires significant improvement and enjoys an internal floor area approaching 800 sq ft and a total site area of 82.52 sq m. The detailed plans showing a careful conversion into a three bedroom dwelling, utilising the character features internally and the introduction of a mezzanine floor into the high vaulted roof with exposed spandrels, to provide two first floor bedrooms and bathroom approached via an open stair case from the ground floor. the ground floor would provide a large sitting room and the kitchen would be situated in the side annexe.
Externally, the Methodist Church is a striking white rendered structure with a high pitched roof and original date plaques on the building, occupying a prominent corner position on the A511 opposite the Stanhope Arms Hotel, with ample parking to the front for upto 3 cars. There is no side access to the rear garden, which can only be accessed from inside onto what would be a small patio garden extending to 32 sq m.
The convenience of the location provides swift and easy access into both Burton and Swadlincote town centres, together with easy access into Bretby village and Repton Bottoms with many scenic country walks and pubs. The Stanhope Arms opposite provides overnight accommodation and there is a regular bus service just outside.
TENURE We are advised the property is Freehold