Eden Grove, Horfield, Bristol, BS7

Guide price

Former Methodist Church and school rooms and 4 bedroom manse located in a residential area. OFFERS CLOSED 18/12/23

The Eden Grove Methodist Church with attached schoolrooms and the Manse next door are located in an area of established residential housing dating from the 1930's and can be summarised as follows:

The Church:

Church (17m x 10m overall plus transepts 6.7m x 4m), containing two manual pipe organ. Dais to north end. Painted timber War memorial. Vestry (3.8m x 3.7m), Store (3.7m x 2.3m), Cloakroom (WC and wash hand basin), Steward's vestry (3.7m x 2.8m), Vestibule (6.3m x 2.6m), Kitchen (3.7m x 2.6m).

Attached Schoolrooms:

Vestibule (3.5m x 3m), disabled adapted cloakroom and store, with WC and wash basin, Meeting Room (6.8m x 4m), Café /Meeting Room (10m x 5.5m), Kitchen (3.3m x 3m), Central lobby providing access to male and female cloakrooms. East lobby/vestibule providing access to New Room (6.9m x 4.9m).

Main Hall (16m x 8m approx.), Basement (6.9m x 5m) approx.

The rear of the church site is undeveloped but has been used as garden amenity and community allotments. There is an additional pre-fabricated building measuring approx 25m x 10m and detached store sheds, measuring approx (1.5m x 3m).

The Manse:

A detached two storey 4 bedroom house that is in good structural order with a new roof, however it would benefit from some internal modernisation. The ground floor comprises a large reception room with doors out to the garden, a double length dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, study or snug and a downstairs WC. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has a separate single garage with driveway and gardens laid to lawn both front and back. (EPC - D)

NOTE: The Church and the Manse can be purchased individually or as a whole. Further details can be obtained from Perry Bishop.


Horfield is a suburb of the city of Bristol. It lies on Bristol's northern edge, Bishopston lies directly to the south. Monks Park and Golden Hill are to the west.

Ideally located close to the amenities of the Gloucester Road, Horfield Common, Horfield Leisure Centre, and nearby employers such as Airbus, the MOD, the University of the West of England and Southmead Hospital.

There are good travel links via rail and bus with the M32 providing access to the motorway and Temple Meads or Parkway for rail.


Viewings are by appointment only on the following dates:

1. Wednesday 22nd November 2023, 10.30am to 12.00pm

2. Wednesday 6th December 2023, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Please call the Land team on 01285 646770 to book your appointment.

Services & Tenure

1. The properties are held with freehold title.

2. The properties are not listed or within a designated Conservation Area.

3. Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas are connected to the properties.

4. There was a restrictive covenant imposed in May 1928. The vendors have indemnity insurance in place to cover this covenant.

Town & Country Planning

The present use of the Church is within Class F1 - Learning & Non-Residential Institutions. This would permit the following:-

a) For the provision of education

b) For the display of artwork (not for sale or hire) c) As a museum

d) As a public library or public reading room

e) As a public hall or exhibition hall

f) For, or in connection with public worship or religious instruction

g) As a law court

Planning consent for demolition of the properties and subsequent consents could possibly be obtained for residential development. All planning enquiries should be directed to the Local Authority - Bristol City Council www.bristol.gov.uk

Method of Sale

The properties are offered for sale by informal tender, offers must be made in writing no later than 12 noon on Monday 18th December 2023.

We will accept offers for the Eden Grove Methodist Church and the Manse next door individually or as a whole site - see the offer form for further details.

These should be submitted on the offer form to ensure that all information required is received. Please email your offer to landandnewhomes@perrybishop.co.uk.

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made asap after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified accordingly.


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