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The Church Hall adjoins the former United Reformed Church, an impressive building on Dartmouth Road close to Paignton town centre (which is itself the subject of a residential conversion to a single dwelling). All of the town centre amenities and the sea front are within easy reach. The site is close to the bus station and to Paignton Railway Station.

Torbay Council granted planning consent and listed building consent (refs. P/2014/1156 and P/2014/1157) on 9 March 2015 for the conversion of the church hall into five residential apartments and the demolition of an external brick-built boiler room. The planning is deemed to have been implemented as the boiler room has now been demolished. CIL obligations have been discharged.

In addition, plans have been drawn up for two additional flats as a rear extension to the hall. These proposals have met with a positive pre-application response from the planning authority who have stated that they would be likely to gain officer support.

Potential buyers might also take account of the potential for office, leisure and retail use following previous successful planning applications P/2008/0237 and P/2008/0236


Main front door to..

Entrance Hall
Doors to both the side yard and into the..

Main Hall 13.9m x 9.20m (45'6" x 30'2")
A fine dual aspect space which includes a large arched window. Timber flooring.

Door to side lobby.

Ladies and Gents WC's.

Inner Hall
Door to Commercial Road and a further door giving access to a small enclosed yard.

Office 3.65m x 3.42m (11'10" x 11'2")

Kitchen 7.40m x 3.37m (24'3" x 11')
Currently with a double drainer stainless steel sink unit and fitted kitchen units. Pedestal wash basin.

To the rear of the building and accessed via Commercial Road is a parking area with space for at least 2 cars. This area offers scope to extend the existing hall and to create additional units (subject to planning permission).

Further outside space on either side of the building will provide amenity space for the converted units.

Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Mains electricity, water, drainage, and gas are available. Prospective purchasers are, however, advised to make their own enquiries of the relevant service providers.
Guide Price £250,000


A great opportunity to acquire this fantastic freehold end terrace property which is currently set up offering a one bedroom first floor flat with commercial unit below in the sought after village of Beer.

Situated in Fore St which is along the main village stretch leading right down to the gorgeous, shingled beach which is bursting with colour from the fishing boats and white chalk cliffs.

The ground floor premises is currently let with A2 consent, to a well established Holiday Rental business. More information on this is available at request.

The one bedroom flat above is accessed via the side of the building with stairs leading up. There is one double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom which has a bath and separate shower.

This flat is currently being let out on a holiday rental basis, but it has the flexibility to offer permanent accommodation or letting on a residential basis if preferred.

There is a lot of flexibility with this property in terms of how it can be used, and with its fantastic positioning and cleverly separated units, this will make a great investment opportunity, with the prospect of further adapting it to suit your needs.

Accommodation with approximate measurements

Ground floor shop premises (Approx. floor area 725 SQ.FT.)

The ground floor premises consists of a spacious shop/reception area, office, rear storeroom with back access, cloakroom with W/C and an inner hall with under stairs cupboard.

Shop/Reception Area – 4.9m x 3.3x (16’1 x 10’10)

Office – 2.9m x 2.5m (9’2 x 8’2) and 2.8m x 2.9m (9’2 x 9’6)

Rear storeroom – 4.8m x 4.2m (15’9 x 13’9)

First Floor Flat (Approx. floor area 340 SQ.FT.)

UPVC double glazed front door (located to the side of the property) to lobby with part glazed door and stairs leading up to the flat itself.


Hatch with loft ladder to attic room.

Living Room – 2.5m x 3.8m (8’2 x 12’6)

A bright and spacious front facing room with a UPVC double glazed window and radiator.

Bedroom – 2.4m x 2.8m (7’10 x 9’2)

A bright front facing double bedroom with a UPVC double glazed window and radiator.

Kitchen – 2.5m x 2.1m (8’2 x 6’11)

Spacious country style kitchen with base and eye level units, stainless steel sink, built in oven and electric hob with an extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and under counter fridge freezer. UPVC double glazed window.


A white suit bathroom comprising a panelled bath with tiled surround, separate shower cubical, hand wash basin and toilet. UPVC double glazed window, radiator Valiant gas central heating boiler, shaver point and spotlights.

Attic Room 5.21m x 2.8m (17’ x 9’4)

Fully boarded with two Velux double glazed windows to the rear of the property and a radiator.




Mains electricity, gas (central heating system) and water & drainage. Purchases are encourage to make their own enquiries of the relevant service providers.

Annual Income

The Commercial Let brings in £708 per calendar month which is £8,496 per year, and the Flat brings in approx. £4,000 net profit per year.
Guide Price £325,000


The Church stands on a corner plot with frontage both to Flexbury Park and Flexbury Park Road, with the whole site extending to approximately 0.39 acres.

ACCOMMODATION with approximate measurements

Twin Entrance Lobbies
Connected by a cloakroom with stained glass windows.

Main Church 14.9m x 11.95m (48'8" x 39'2")
A most impressive space with multiple arched stained glass windows on either side and a maximum ceiling height of 13m to the ridge. Pulpit with ornate carved panelling and organ pipes. Numerous timber pews and wood block flooring.
Vestry 3.73m x 2.85m (12'3" x 9'4")
With a door leading to the outside and access to Flexbury Park Road.

Sunday School Hall 8.63m x 7.35m (28'4" x 24'1")
Wood block flooring, stairs to first floor.

Lobby and Cloakrooms
Double doors to Sunday School Hall. Shower Room. WCs. Wash basins. 2 stained glass windows.

Additional Room 5.3m x 3.4m (17'3 x 11'1)

Kitchen 7.28m x 2.10m (23'11" x 6'11")
A dual aspect room with a sink unit and built-in cupboards beneath fitted worktops with tiled splashbacks, electric water heaters, stained glass windows, serving hatches to the vestry.

Rear Lobby
Door to outside. Stairs to...

First Floor accessed via two separate staircases.


Sunday School Room 1 6.31m x 4.61 (20'8" x 15'1")
A dual aspect room with a storage cupboard (with a stained glass window) and three arched stained glass windows.

Sunday School Room 2 6.3m x 3.87m (20'8" x 12'8")

Sunday School Room 3 4.27m x 3.16m (14'1" x 10'4")
A dual aspect room with stained glass windows.

The grounds are set behind attractive stone walling and consist principally of level areas of lawn.

There is also a tarmacadam car park providing space for a number of vehicles.

Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are available.

Cornwall County Council
County Hall

0300 123 4151

Flexbury Methodist Church is to be sold by formal tender on Friday 6th September 2019. A full Legal Pack is available on request from the vendors' solicitors;

Peter, Peter & Wright Solicitors
Grenville House
The Quay
EX39 2EZ

FAO. Mr Clive Smale
Tel: 01237 472233
Email: CliveSmale@peterslaw.co.uk

Strictly by prior appointment with Drew Pearce 01392 201748

Guide Price £180,000