This impressive former church now used as a community hall, is situated in the heart of the sought after village of Connel. The property which has been deconsecrated is within walking distance of local amenities including a licensed shop, …
This impressive former church now used as a community hall, is situated in the heart of the sought after village of Connel. The property which has been deconsecrated is within walking distance of local amenities including a licensed shop, post office, church and medical centre. There are also restaurants in the local Falls of Lora Hotel and Oyster Inn. A choice of schools including nurseries can be found in the villages of Benderloch and Dunbeg and a high school in the coastal town of Oban with transport provided to each. Oban also offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, a leisure centre and cinema. From the town regular ferry services operate to the Western Isles, there are also daily train services to Glasgow and an hourly bus service to Connel. The property is situated conveniently close to the main road network and within easy reach of local bus and train services which operate from villages close to the property and extend to Glasgow. To the north across the famous Connel Bridge is a small airport offering flights to the Inner and Outer Isles. Further north are the stunning mountain ranges of Glencoe and Glen Nevis and the popular Highland resort of Fort William.
The area around Connel is renowned for its stunning scenery and is popular for walking, cycling and riding as well as sailing, kayaking and fishing. There are also beaches nearby including at Tralee near Benderloch and in Oban at Ganavan.
This delightful and versatile property comprises an entrance porch with cupboard leading to a large open space which was cleared when the church closed so it could be used as a hall for community use. At the far end of the hall is a disabled cloakroom with WC and basin and in the turret room a fitted kitchen.
The hall has retained a number of original features including the vaulted wooden ceiling and panelled walls. The original stained glass windows have also been retained, although some are in need of repair, as well as the wooden floor and doors. The hall offers the potential for development as a stunning residential property subject to planning permission.
Externally, the property is surrounded by garden on all sides laid to lawn with hedgerow and mature trees and includes a small wooden shed. The boundary is marked by low level stone walls to the rear and side and metal fence with wrought iron gates to the front.
Access to the hall is via doors to the front there is also a rear access into the kitchen. Beyond the boundary to the west is an access drive from the road leading to the neighbouring property to the rear. There is currently no off street parking but on street parking is allowed in front of the hall.