West Camel, Yeovil BA22
- Attractive detached Victorian property
- Final open viewing - Weds 19th June 2019,9.30am to 10.30am
- Convenient for Yeovil and Ilminster
- Suitable for residential/commercial conversion (subject to consent)
- Sale by informal tender
The property This former Methodist Church, where services have now closed, fronts the A303 London to Exeter trunk road. It is an attractive property offering flexible accommodation.
The extent of the property, which includes a car parking area to its west, is shown edged in red upon the os plan within these sales particulars for identification purposes only.
The building dates from Victorian times having natural stone walls with brick dressings under a pitched tiled roof.
The accommodation as currently set out can be summarised as follows:
Chapel 12.2 m approx x 6.5 m = 79.3 sq.M (850 sq.Ft)
School Room 9.1 m x 5.5 m = 50 sq.M (540 sq.Ft)
Kitchen 4.75 m x 2.4 m = 11.9 sq.M (125 sq.Ft)
Male and female Cloakrooms
Total floor area = 141 sq.M (1,515 sq.Ft)
Outside there is a surfaced car parking area for approximately 4 vehicles to the west end of the site.
Viewings The general location of the property may be viewed during normal daylight hours. We are organising a number of open view times for parties wishing to see inside the existing building as follows:
1. Tuesday 4th June, 12pm to 1pm
2. Monday 10th June, 2pm to 3pm
3. Wednesday 19th June, 9.30am to 10.30am
location The property enjoys a prominent position fronting the A303 between the villages of Sparkford some 4 miles to the east and Podimore a similar distance to the west. There are basic facilities for everyday use within these villages.
The larger town of Yeovil is about 10 miles to the south, where a full range of retail, commercial, leisure and educational facilities can be found.
The A303 is scheduled for improvement and the single carriageway section, which runs past the property is due to become duelled, though the specific route has not yet been agreed.
Services & tenure We are informed that mains water and electricity are all connected to the site. The property has electric night storage heaters. Specific enquiries should be addressed to the relevant service providers. We are informed that the vendors enjoy freehold title and vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.
Local authorities South Somerset District Council
Somerset County Council
town & country planning The former use of the building is within D1 of the Use Classes Order as a place of worship. This would also permit other community uses including clinics, surgeries, creches, day nurseries and consulting rooms without requiring planning permission.
Alternatively in our view the building could be converted for either commercial or residential uses, subject to planning permission being granted.
The property is not Listed and interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the Local Planning Authority.
Important notes 1. The vendor reserves the right to remove all fixtures and fittings currently at the property.
2. The property is sold subject to standard Methodist Church disposal rules and regulations.
Method of sale The property is offered for sale by informal tender. Offers are to be made in writing by 12 noon on Thursday 4th July 2019, at the offices of Perry Bishop & Chambers, 2 Silver Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BL.
These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves or by email or post, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to our Cirencester office or by email to
It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is
received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not
bound to accept the highest or lowest or any offer. A decision
will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with
all parties being notified accordingly.
Joint agent: Christophers Tel: