Belford and District War Memorial Hall, West Street, Belford, Wooler, Northumberland, NE70 7QP
Offers in excess of£100,000
**CLOSING DATE SET TUESDAY 31st JULY AT 12 NOON**
A detached former Church most recently occupied as a Licenced Club. Whilst in need of general maintenance and upgrading work ,the premises offer considerable scope for continued licenced use or provide scope for residential re-development, subject to obtaining all necessary consents. Planning recently granted for conversion to residential. REF: 17/04530/FUL
Gross Internal Area: 517 sq m (5,563 sq ft)
The subjects are situated on West Street, to the west of Belford Town Centre.
Belford is a small village in Northumberland approximately equi-distant between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, a few miles inland from the east coast. In the 18th Century it prospered as a relatively affluent market town and more recently as a coaching stop on the A1. The area retains good road links to Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh to the north and the historic town of Alnwick and Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the south.
According to the 2011 Population Census Belford has a population of 1,258, an increase of 9% of that recorded in 2001.
Belford offers a range of local amenities including shops, a hotel, restaurant, doctors surgery and dental surgery, and a golf course.
A detached former Church believed to date to the late 19th century.
It is understood that the building was converted to a Community Hall in around 1920 and was subsequently extended in the early 1970’s with a two storey flat roof addition to the west.
The original structure is a mix of traditional random stone and render faced cavity construction under a hipped slate roof covered in slate. Rainwater goods are of cast iron specification to the original building.
Internally the floors are predominately of suspended timber construction.
The extension is of render faced cavity construction under a flat roof believed to have a fibre glass (grp) covering. The rainwater goods to the extension are predominately of pvc specification.
The accommodation currently comprises:
Ground floor: Entrance lobby with main staircase to first floor level; main bar; lounge bar; west hall; kitchen with separate access to the west of the building; ladies wcs; gents wcs; disabled wc; cellar 1; cellar 2; store room with double timber paneled doors to the front elevation.
First floor: Landing; function suite; lounge/dining room; kitchen; ladies and gents wcs.
The property has been measured in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice to a Gross Internal Area of 517 sq m (5,563 sq ft)
E & oe measurements taken with a laser measure.
The site extends to an area of 0.083 ha (0.21 acres) or thereby as measured from an OS based mapping system.
All mains services are connected.
An Ideal Mexico Concorde Cx gas fired boiler provides central heating via radiators together with hot water supplemented by a hot water cylinder situated in the hallway off the cellar.
Belford and District War Memorial Hall is assessed to a Rateable Value of £4,600.
We are not aware of any onerous or unusual conditions or rights of way.
Energy Performance Certificate
To be confirmed
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Method of Sale
The site is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession by Private Treaty.
Offer should be unconditional and should include: The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; source of funds; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.
A closing date has been set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs in the preparation and settlement of the sales documentation together with any VAT thereon.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street
Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883