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Going green with divine inspiration
Many buyers are searching for a property with its own special charm that stands out from the crowd.
Often they opt for homes which have previously had different uses but have been converted to provide spacious accommodation with character.
Converted churches are a popular trend. One example is The Chapel on the Green in Standlake.
The property has been completely renovated and redesigned to become what agents Pink & Black describe as “fabulously funky and fresh”.
On the ground floor sits an open plan kitchen and dining area, a double bedroom and wet room.
Architecturally designed “floating” stairs lead to a first-floor galleried sitting room.
A second double bedroom sits on a mezzanine level that is currently being used as an office. Anyone worried about the costs of running an older building can have their fears allayed as it has been designed with the environment in mind. Heavily insulated, there is a wood-pellet boiler which warms the limestone floors.
Outside is a small decked area to complete the picture of a property that could be either a practical home or pied-à-terre.
The Chapel on the Green is on the market for £425,000. To arrange a viewing, contact Jo Hooley at Pink & Black on 01865 515919 or see www.pinkandblackproperty.com Meanwhile, in Bicester The Old Court House is, as it sounds, a converted former magistrates court in the heart of the town centre.
Grade II listed, it boasts original cell bars for a genuinely arresting experience! There are four bedrooms, one ensuite, a raised lounge, an office on a mezzanine and an enclosed rear garden. The Old Court House is on the market for £595,000.
For more details and to arrange a viewing, contact agents Chancellors on 01869 249550 or see chancellors.co.uk