Former Swansea area village chapel could be your property project for 2023

LOOKING for a substantial property project to get your teeth into in 2023?

Well how about giving consideration to this 160 year old former south west Wales chapel?

Sardis Chapel, on Heol Giedd in the bustling village of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, is being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions.

The sizeable former chapel, dating from 1861, is listed with a guide price of £68,000-plus

Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “This is a golden opportunity for an investor or developer to get their hands on what is a substantial grade II listed former chapel in the sought after village of Ystradgynlais.

“The property would be ideal for conversion to residential, either for private or tourism use and may also offer scope for flats, subject to the necessary planning consents.

“The village has a bustling centre with both national and local retailers and a good range of amenities and transport links. The Brecon Beacons national park is only a few miles to the north of the village making it ideal for those with an interest in the outdoors and tourism.

“The church retains many original features including the altar and pews, it has gallery seating around three sides and there is also a wonderful wooden panelled ceiling, large stained glass windows and an organ with far reaching pipes.”

“Currently the building, which is being sold with vacant possession, offers lobby with stairs to each side leading to the balcony and a  main congregation area. Outside there is land to front and side which may offer scope for further development subject to necessary planning consents.”

The former chapel is among some seventy properties being offered for sale by Paul Fosh Auctions in its online sale which starts from 12 noon on Tuesday, January 31 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, February 2.