Steeped in history this former church-owned house has neighbours who are quiet and refreshing

YOUR prayers may well be answered if you’re looking to buy a quirky, stone-built property steeped in history that’s just a short stroll from an equally appealing pub.

A Grade II listed house, complete with hidden ‘priest hole’,  currently owned by the Church in Wales has come up for sale at auction.

Number 2, Church House, in the  sought-after area of Christchurch on the outskirts of the city of  Newport, Gwent, is not only oozing in religious history but is just across the road from a celebrated public house.

Angie Davey, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “This is a truly awesome three bedroom house in the fabulous picturesque location of Christchurch dating back very many years.

“We have this historic semi detached house listed with a guide price of £153,000-plus. It’s adjacent to the 12th century Holy Trinity Church and cemetery and close to the very welcoming Greyhound Public house.

“The house being offered for sale here has two reception rooms, a kitchen, pantry, cloak cupboard, cellar, bathroom and three double bedrooms – one of which is believed to contain a ‘priest hole’. It’ll be sold with vacant possession. It has a  good sized lawned garden to the side and access to the cemetery and road.

“Within walking distance of The Greyhound Inn the property benefits from excellent transport links via the M4 and Newport City railway station.

“Christchurch is a village located at the top of Christchurch Hill in the Caerleon ward and community of the city of Newport, South Wales.

“The top of the hill affords panoramic views both towards the Bristol Channel in the south and through the Vale of Usk and into the Monmouthshire countryside to the north. The road, which runs along the crest of the hill, runs westwards to Newport and eastwards towards Caerleon and the village of Catsash.

Church House is among more than ninety lots included in the online Paul Fosh Auctions sale which starts from 12 noon Tuesday, August 29 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, August 31.