The Old Bank, High Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AH
Sold, £325,000


Key Features

  • DETACHED FORMER BANK PREMISES
  • SOLD WITH VACANT POSSESSION
  • SCOPE FOR RESI ON UPPER FLOORS
  • EXCELLENT CAFE / BAR WITH ROOF TERRACE
  • EXTENDED 8 WEEK COMPLETION

THE PROPERTY

A Grade II listed Freehold end of terrace former bank premises ( 3607 Sq Ft ) occupying a prominent High Street location in an excellent trading position.
Arranged over three floors plus attic and large single storey extension to rear - the property comprises a trading area on the ground floor with ancillary accommodation and kitchen facilities on the upper floors.
Sold with vacant possession.

LOCATION

With its pretty honey-coloured stone buildings and reputedly, the widest high street in the country, Chipping Sodbury boasts an enviable choice of restaurants, pubs and shops, including traditional butchers, bakers and greengrocers.
Pretty tea-rooms and quaint caf├ęs jostle for position alongside a variety of fashion, gift and high quality art shops. At the heart of Chipping Sodbury, however, lies the town's pride in its heritage and many of the events, fairs, festivals and carnivals that take place here today have done so for many centuries.
There's a popular farmer's market every other Saturday and music lovers will appreciate the annual Sodbury Jazz Festival, which, in the past, has welcomed iconic musicians such as Kenny Ball, Jacqui Dankworth and Acker Bilk to the town.
There are plenty of modern-day facilities and services on offer of course, including the new Waitrose supermarket which is within walking distance of Barnhill, the town library, tennis club and a diverse range of social societies, clubs and groups that all help give this lovely town a welcoming and vibrant community feel.
Chipping Sodbury is conveniently located just 25 minutes drive away from Bristol and 30 minutes from Bath. Junction 18 of the M4 is less than 10 minutes drive away and nearby towns and villages include Badminton, Castle Combe, Chepstow, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Tetbury, Thornbury and Cirencester.

THE OPPORTUNITY

RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION ( SUBJECT TO CONSENTS )

The upper floors would suit a residential conversion to a large maisonette or two individual units ( possible more if attic space is utilised )
Self contained access could be achieved from the ground floor ( no rear access )
The rear of the large ground floor extension could also be included in the residential conversion.
Likewise the roof of the extension has scope for a superb roof terrace garden.

A3 CAFE / BAR

There has been interest in achieving a change of use to A3 and converting the property into a large cafe / bar with roof terrace.
Please refer to withdrawn planning application.

OFFICES / MIXED USE

Buyers may also wish to investigate the opportunity to create a mixed use scheme with offices on the ground floor and residential above ( subject to consents )

WITHDRAWN PLANNING - CAFE

ReferencePK17/4581/F
Alternative ReferencePP-06422598
Application ReceivedFri 29 Sep 2017
Application ValidatedMon 16 Oct 2017
Address40 High Street Chipping Sodbury Bristol South Gloucestershire BS37 6AW
ProposalInstallation of terrace, extractor flue and fencing to existing flat roof, and installation of 2no. external fire doors to facilitate change of use from Bank (Class A1) to cafe/bar (Class A3) as defined in Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)
StatusDecided
DecisionWithdrawn
Decision Issued DateThu 05 Apr 2018
Appeal StatusUnknown
Appeal DecisionNot Available

BUSINESS RATES

Interested parties should make their own enquiries to South Gloucestershire Council to ascertain the exact rates payable as a change in occupation may trigger an adjustment of the ratings assessment: www.voa.gov.uk.

EPC

For full details of the EPC please refer to the online legal pack.


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