A rare opportunity to purchase a former Free Church that has been run for the last 12 years as an art gallery and artist's studio. The building comprises ground and first floor commercial areas and a one bedroom, ground floor residential apartment with its own designated entrance. The building holds potential for a variety of uses including conversion subject to gaining the relevant warrants and permissions. It retains many original features including leaded, stained glass windows, ceiling timbers and has an oil fired heating system. It is of mixed glazing, has a garden and a car park. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the scope the building offers.
This former church is located in the hamlet of Inchmore on the Beauly to Inverness road. Lying approximately 7 miles from Inverness and 5 miles from Beauly this sale presents an exciting opportunity for a variety of potential purchasers. The building has recently been used as an art gallery/studio and has a one bedroom ground floor residential apartment. The commercial space within the building comprises seven ground floor areas and five first floor areas that can be accessed via two separate staircases. The accommodation within the residential apartment consists of an entrance vestibule, a hall, a bedroom with en-suite WC, a shower room, an inner hall, a modern fitted kitchen and a lounge with wood burning stove. The building is heated by an oil fired Myson heating system and is of mixed glazing. It holds potential for a variety of uses including conversion subject to gaining the relevant warrants and permissions.
The property Is located close to the village of Kirkhill approx. 5 miles from Beauly and approx. 7 miles from the Highland Capital of Inverness. Local amenities in Beauly include a range of shops and services, two small supermarkets, a delicatessen, a butcher, a baker, a chemist, a post office, a filling station, two medical practices and a bar, hotels and a restaurant. Primary schooling is available at Kirkhill Primary and Secondary schooling is available in Inverness. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in Inverness including Eastgate Shopping Centre, a Post Office, bus and train stations, bars, restaurants, High street shops, cinemas, Inverness Leisure & Aquadome and Eden Court Theatre. Inverness Airport is located at Dalcross approx. 7.5 miles from Inverness.
The building is surrounded by garden grounds with the majority of the garden lying to the rear. To the front the garden is laid to a combination of gravel and flagstone with an area to one side being laid to grass. The area to the road side is laid to tarmac and provides space for off-street parking for a number of vehicles. The rear garden is fully enclosed and has access to the ground floor apartment. It is tiered with the lower tier being laid to gravel, the middle tier to a combination of lawn and flowerbed and the upper tier being uncultivated.
The commercial areas have most recently been used as the following:
Gf Areas 1-4 : Galleries.
Gf Area 5 : Workshop with washroom.
Gf Area 6: Studio.
Gf Area 7: Office.
Ff Area 1: Upper gallery.
Ff Area 2: Teaching studio.
Ff Area 3: WC. *
ff Area 4: Sub-subdivided store. *
ff Area 5: Studio. *
*Having mezzanine above.
Glazed double doors open on to the entrance vestibule.
Carpeted. Glazed door to the reception hall.
Carpeted. Vaulted ceiling. Stairs to ff Area 1. Archways to gf Areas 1 & 2. Doors to a storage cupboard, gf Area 3 and gf Area 5. Myson heater. Leaded windows to either side.
Carpeted. Two stained glass, leaded windows to the front elevation. Two stained glass, leaded windows to the side elevation. Myson heater.
Carpeted. Two stained glass, leaded windows to the front elevation. Two stained glass windows to the side elevation. Myson heater.
Carpeted. Radiator. Archway to gf Area 4. Door to gf Area 5. Door to residential apartment lounge.
Carpeted. Myson heater. Three stained glass, leaded windows to the side elevation.
(area including washroom measuring approx. 2.02 m x 1.52 m)
Wooden floor. Radiator. Archway to gf Area 6. Door to rear staircase to ff Area 2. Door to residential apartment hallway. Washroom: Wash hand basin and twin Belfast style sink with mixer tap.
Wooden floor. Radiator. Two secondary glazed, stained glass, leaded windows to the side elevation. Door to gf Area 7.
Carpeted. Radiator. One secondary glazed, stained glass, leaded window to the side elevation.
Carpeted. Radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers. Two stained glass, leaded windows to one side elevation. Two stained glass, leaded windows to the other side elevation. Three stained glass, leaded windows to the front elevation. Glazed door to ff Area 2.
Stairs descend to gf Area 5. Myson heater. Stained glass, leaded window to the rear. A circular stained glass leaded window to either side elevations. Stainless steel sink with drainer. Two Myson heaters. Doors to ff Areas 3,4 and 5. There is a mezzanine above ff Areas 3 and 4 and another above ff area 5.
Carpeted. Radiator. WC. Wash hand basin. Secondary glazed, stained glass, leaded window to the side elevation. Door to ff Area 4. Exposed ceiling timbers.
Carpeted. Sub-divided. Two stained glass, leaded windows to the side elevation, one of which being secondary glazed.
Two stained glass, leaded windows to the side elevation.
The apartment can be accessed from the garden or from gf Areas 3 & 5.
The main door of the apartment opens on to an entrance vestibule.
The vestibule has exposed floor boards and has a glazed door to the hall.
The carpeted hall has doors to the bedroom, a storage cupboard, the shower room, the inner hall and to gf Area 5 within the commercial section. It has a Myson heater.
The bedroom is carpeted, has a double glazed window to the side elevation and one to the rear elevation. It has a Myson heater and there is a door to the en-suite WC.
This room is carpeted, has a double glazed window to the rear elevation, a radiator and comprises a fitted WC and wash hand basin. There is a door to an airing cupboard.
The shower room has vinyl tile flooring and has access to the cellar. It comprises a fitted WC and wash hand basin and a wet walled shower cubicle. It has a radiator and an extractor fan.
The inner hall is carpeted and has two glazed doors, one to the kitchen and one to the lounge.
Being fitted with laminate flooring, this room comprises wall and base mounted units with worktops, splash-back tiles, a 1½ bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap and an integral electric oven and hob that has an extractor over. There is a double glazed window to the rear elevation and this room has plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
The carpeted lounge has leaded windows to the side and rear elevations, a Myson heater and a wood burning stove. There is a door to gf Area 3 in the commercial section.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Oil fired Myson heating system.
All carpets and fitted floor coverings. Other items may be available under separate negotiation.
Strictly by appointment via Munro & Noble Property Shop -Telephone .
By mutual agreement.
A Home Report is available for this property.
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