Development Site For Sale

St Peter's Vicarage, 14-16, Chapel Street, Congleton, Cheshire

Offers Over £500,000


*BY INFORMAL TENDER* A substantial former vicarage currently comprising two dwellings with planning consent to subdivide into three dwellings, set within large private gardens.

  • By Informal Tender - 12 noon Friday 12th February 2021
  • Planning consent for conversion into three dwellings
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 2 kitchens
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 separate WCs
  • 2 utility rooms
  • Cellars
  • Extensive south east facing gardens
  • Twin garages and brick outbuildings



Situation
St Peter's Vicarage is situated in a particularly attractive elevated setting, on the fringe of the town centre in a sought-after residential setting.


Congleton offers an excellent array of amenities and facilities with a bustling high street and a variety of edge of town supermarkets. On the recreational front Congleton has football, cricket and rugby union football clubs as well as two golf clubs and wonderful walks around the Astbury Mere Country Park. Congleton has a variety of state primary schools which are feeder schools to Congleton High School deemed "Good" by Ofsted.


Congleton is well placed for access to the commercial centres with junction 17 of the M6 being within 4.5 miles and Crewe station offering a direct service to London Euston within 1.5 hours.


The Property
St Peter's Vicarage is a substantial Victorian property, formerly the vicarage to the neighbouring St Peter's Church. The property is currently subdivided into two self-contained properties, namely no. 14 and no. 16 Chapel Street with planning to further subdivide to create three self-contained dwellings. The property will appeal to those with extended/dependent families, investors and developers.


The Accommodation
No. 14 Chapel Street
No. 14 Chapel Street has a private entrance directly off Chapel Street. The front door opens into an entrance porch which in turn leads to an imposing central reception hall giving access to three large reception rooms all having high plaster coved ceilings and some original fireplaces. A large breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets with a variety of appliances with a large adjoining utility room also having fitted cabinets and plumbing for laundry appliances. To the rear of the hallway is a downstairs WC and rear porch which gives access to a rear courtyard.


An imposing turned staircase leads to a spacious landing providing access to four double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room.


No. 16 Chapel Street
This wing of the Vicarage is accessed directly off Howey Lane with a private front door opening into a spacious entrance hall in turn opening to an inner hallway. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets and numerous integral appliances with an adjoining utility room having plumbing for laundry appliances. The living room enjoys a woodburning stove within a fireplace recess with a stone hearth flanked by original cupboards to one recess.


A spindle staircase rises to the first floor giving access to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. A further staircase leads to the second-floor landing where bedroom 3 is located.


Gardens and Grounds
The gardens sit to the east and south of the property offering a wonderful southerly aspect with a superb wooded backdrop providing privacy and interest.


The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of herbaceous borders with established trees including laurel and rhododendron.


To the rear of the property, creating a courtyard, are two substantial brick-built garden stores with an adjoining gardener's WC. With access off Howey Lane is a substantial brick built detached building comprising twin garages to the ground floor with storage opportunities above.


Planning
Planning permission was granted by Cheshire East Borough Council on 13 February 2020 under application no. 19/5685C for the division of the former Vicarage from two dwellings (currently no.'s 14 and 16) into three residential dwellings. The proposed subdivision would create two 3-bedroom properties and one 2-bedroom property, each having private gardens, two of which would have off street parking.


Services
Buyers should satisfy themselves of the existing services before committing to purchase. None of the services have been tested and no warranty is given as to the connections.


Tenure
The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession upon completion. No. 14 is currently occupied by Guardians on a room by room basis and no. 16 is occupied on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.


Directions
From Junction 17 of the M6 follow the A534, Congleton Road into Congleton. At the roundabout with the Tesco Express continue along West Road taking the third exit at the next roundabout onto West Street following the one-way system onto Antrobus Street.


At the roundabout take the last exit onto Mountbatten Way, A54 and at the traffic lights turn right signposted Leisure Centre onto Market Street. At the top of the hill proceed up Moody Street where St Peter's Vicarage will be seen after approximately 150 metres on the junction of Chapel Street.


Restrictive Covenant
A restrictive covenant will be included within the contract of sale, limiting any additional dwellings from being built on the property.


Viewings
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Fisher German.
T: 01244 409660 or 01565 757970
E: chesteragency@fishergerman.co.uk or knutsfordagency@fishergerman.co.uk

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