Idyllic Monmouthshire chapel sells at auction

A former stone built chapel and graveyard in the hamlet of Kingcoed, near Usk, in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside has sold at auction.

Kingcoed Baptist Chapel, dating back almost 200 years,  was sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions after a pair of bidders battled to secure the idyllic property at auction.

Listed with a guide price of £80,000-plus the tiny single storey detached chapel, complete with pews, sold for £89,500 after 15 bids.

New owners will also have to make arrangements for water, sewage and gas, as the only service to the property is electricity now worship at the historic chapel has ended.

Gemma Vaughan, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “The property is currently untouched and set out as for its former use as a chapel even with rows or pews. This wonderful, detached former chapel will need updating for future use perhaps as a chic rural home, subject to planning.

“The chapel is quietly located on a scenic ridge between relatively bustling Raglan and even more bustling Usk. The locality offers a range of amenities including brilliant independent shops, post office, Dr’s surgery, chemist, pubs, garage, schools, vets  and restaurant. There is great access to the A449 and A40 which provides links to  the wider region including places such as Newport Cardiff and Bristol.”