Savills | Church Street, Bowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5BB | Property for sale
3,651 sq ft(339.19 sq m)
Excess of £500,000

Church StreetBowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5BB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • To be Sold as Seen with no planning permissions in place.
  • No onward chain.
  • Opportunity to convert and develop the existing buildings.
  • Approximately 3,651 sq ft in total.
  • Spectacular rural views from the rear of the property.

A unique opportunity to convert a deconsecrated chapel and two cottages, with exceptional rural views and a large garden.

About this property


    To be Sold as Seen with no planning permissions in place.

    Now in need of renovation, this deconsecrated chapel, dating from the mid 1800's, is constructed of red brick with a slate tiled roof. A heavy, arched oak door leads into an entrance hall, with original tiled floor. A store room is off to the right and the former nave is to the left. This substantial double-height room has a vaulted ceiling and parquet floor. The most striking feature of the room are the huge original stained-glass windows along three aspects. The adjacent former reading room is a spacious, double-height room, again with a vaulted ceiling and arched leaded windows. It has steps up to a mezzanine level. A boiler room is accessed from the road.

    No 1 and No 2 Chapel Cottages is a pair of semi-detached cottages adjacent to the chapel, gable end on to the road.

    No 1 has an entrance hall leading into a kitchen/breakfast room with fireplace and a walk-in larder. A sitting room, with fireplace, has a door to the stairs in one corner. The stairs lead up to a landing, from which three bedrooms and a bathroom are accessed. The cottage is in need of a ground-up renovation.

    No 2 Chapel Cottages is in better condition, but still requires some work. It has a kitchen/breakfast room with built-in larder and under stairs cupboard, leading through to a sitting room with a fireplace and a conservatory. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Outside, there are assorted brick outbuildings in the gardens. The outstanding feature of these properties is the site on which they sit. The largely south-facing gardens have outstanding far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside to the beautiful downs behind, known locally as “Marleycombe”.

    VIEWINGS are by prior appointment only, to take place on two designated dates - please contact the selling agents for further information.

I was raised in Bowerchalke and have a deep affection for the village. I cannot think of a better opportunity to create a truly iconic home in the Chalke Valley.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • Bowerchalke is a picturesque, and highly sought-after, village in the Chalke Valley. It is approximately nine miles from the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury and is located within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the famous Cranborne Chase.
  • The Church of the Holy Trinity, neighbouring the property, dates back to the 13th Century and William Golding, renowned author of Lord of the Flies, is buried within the grounds. There is a well-established market in the village hall on Saturdays and a fantastic cricket club, popular with all ages. The neighbouring village of Broadchalke has a pub, community village shop, doctors surgery and excellent primary school.
  • Salisbury, with its wide range of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational activities, offers a direct train service to London Waterloo (journey time from 85 minutes). Alternatively, trains travel to London Waterloo from Tisbury (9 miles from the village) taking from 108 minutes.
  • The A303 provides access to the South West and London via the M3.
  • The surrounding area boasts numerous excellent schools, both private and state, including Clayesmore, Dauntseys, Warminster School, Port Regis, Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Godolphin School and Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
  • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at South Wilts Golf Club, High Post and Rushmore. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Tenure - Freehold
  • Local Authority - Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100
  • Outgoings - The property is subject to Council Tax Band D
  • Fixtures and Fittings - Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Electric storage heating in No 2 Chapel Cottages
  • Viewing - Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: Directions – SP5 5BB - From Salisbury take the A354 towards Blandford and turn right at Coombe Bissett, towards Broad Chalke. Once in the village of Broad Chalke, turn left opposite the Queens Head pub and then follow the road round to the right. Continue through the village, heading towards Bowerchalke. On arriving in Bowerchalke, The Chapel will be found on the left-hand side, after approximately ¼ mile. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating = F