Some people end up buying something they already know to some extent in their life – a building that they have never dreamed of living in or one day.
It can be a daunting task when a property with a past connection comes to market.
Doug Mayo, a former Chapstow Castle Inn public house for sale – played darts and pools. But for three competing bars across the street.
But not only in comparison to their children and their swimming teams, but also in Doug’s life, the Georgian town hall has always been in Doug’s life.
Opposed to a magnificent castle and one of the most beautiful places in Chapstow, near the River of Wales.
He says: “It was called Castle Cafe in the 1960s, so all the bikes used to meet here. It was renamed The Castle Inn in the 1970s and 80s
They bought Enterprise Ins in the late 1980s and turned it into a nightclub – the council’s licensing department told me it was a very crowded pub and club.
I was well aware that he was in the post office in the early 1980’s.
Doug and his wife bought the bar in September 2018 to get permission to plan a ‘change of use’ to move from bar to family home.
It was an opportunity for the couple to exchange rural life for urban living and take care of the Doug family with six generations. Chapstow Residents, it felt natural.
Of course there were some immediately Renovation work The couple had already made the transition to a bright, spacious home, and the couple had already moved into a home, with plans for a full renovation, removing the bar and bringing in some family furniture.
The property listed in Grade 2 has the ability to create up to five bedrooms, three rooms, a bonus room, and a new owner’s room after allotment to suit their lifestyle and daily needs.
They were immediately handed over to a large reception area in front of the property, which had a large fireplace that was previously exposed to stone walls, roof beams, and a large bar that relied on a comfortable environment. I greet you in the cold autumn, winter, and sometimes spring, months.
Plans on how the entire home could be fully converted into a five-bed luxury family home can be obtained from the real estate agent, but a large kitchen dinner behind and behind the main bar includes the creation of two reception rooms. French doors open to the garden.
Suggestions for the stairs include three bedrooms on the first floor and two additional bedrooms on the second floor.
There will be some demolition work needed to create this completely renovated home and many will be seen Monshorser County Council website through planning application reference DM / 2019/01922.
As well as a complete overhaul of the historic home, the sale of the old bar was planned, the real estate agent said, with four more homes in a large beer garden and a parking lot. The movement and turmoil of the city.
Doug said, “We have abandoned the old bar plan and everyone who buys it can implement their own ideas; Whether it’s converted into apartments, be it B and B or work as a shop, there are many options for use. ”
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Proposals to run the property as a business unit as well as housing or subdivisions really need planning permission, but the pub’s backyard garden development plan has been approved and is in place.
Doug says: “The site was described as a Bunfield field, a complex process involving archeology, highways, ecology, and many other surveys. The process took a little longer than expected.
“But when you sit in the garden, it will be very neutral and quiet and a beautiful place to live.”
The real estate agent currently lists plans for the Bunnafield station. Two, four-bed apartments and two-bed semi-detached units, all use private gardens as well as shared parking. Up to 18 vehicles.
One of the evicted houses is a three-story open-plan kitchen, dining room and upstairs, while the detached house is two-story on the first floor.
The two semi-detached houses have four bedrooms and an open plan kitchen.
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Further details on the proposed plan for additional properties will be available on the Monzushire County Council website using reference DM / 2019/01921.
According to the real estate agent, there is a section 106 agreement with Monsoshar for affordable housing with, 35,076.
The medieval city of Chepstow, as well as a protected area, is dedicated to providing a character that reflects history and architectural beauty. Newport, Cardiff and now a free bridge to Bristol.
In fact, the Chepstow Tower, believed to be one of the oldest surviving post-Roman monuments in England, is a permanent and impressive monument to local history.
But Chapstow is also considered to be a wonderful valley of natural beauty, so when the country calls you, the answer is at the door.
And it is the call of the country that has led Doug and his wife to put the old bar’s assets on the market.
Doug says: “We have been living here since we bought the site to see if we enjoy living here.
“My wife loves it in the city, but I don’t like it very much, although I have to admit that the views of the Chapstoo Palace are the best in the whole city.
“I’ve lived in the hills above Tinter for the past 40 years and I miss him very much – so that’s why we sell the whole station. We live on this site now and the neighbors can’t be good, but I just miss the country.”
Contact real estate agents at the Chapstow branch on 01291 418418 to learn more about this property and its potential, including the value of the package.