St John Bosco, Besford Court, Besford

Asking Price £475,000

2 Bedroom Cottage For Sale in St John Bosco, Besford Court, Besford

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**A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A FORMER CHAPEL DATING BACK TO THE ELIZABETHAN ERA** Located on the historic Besford Court Estate this property is believed to have originally been a cider barn and became a chapel and library used by the headmaster when the estate became a school. The property is filled with character and has many original features including a beautiful carved wood screen, exposed beams, leaded and stained windows, parquet and oak flooring and wooden doors. Oak doors with leaded windows lead into the entrance hall with beams and part panelled walls. The L-shaped sitting/dining room is stunning with its high vaulted ceilings, snug with an original wood carved alter, exposed brick fireplace with open fire. The room has a lovely bay window which opens fully with steps going down to the garden. The room is overlooked by a gallery landing/balcony (currently used as an office). The fitted kitchen has integrated appliances including oven, hob and fridge freezer. The master bedroom and bathroom are located on the first floor with a second bedroom on the ground floor. The mature rear garden is private with a decked seating area and ornamental pond with water feature. There are two storage sheds (one used as a log store). Garage and parking for two vehicles.


Fore-garden with pathway leading to the garage and to the side into the rear garden.

Entrance Hall

Oak entrance doors with leaded windows. Wall panelling. Parquet wood flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard below. Radiator.

Sitting/Dining Room
20' 2'' x 18' 8'' (6.14m x 5.69m)
Dual aspect room can only be described as breath taking with high/vaulted ceilings and original leaded, stained windows. The focal point of the room is the snug area which is framed with the original wood carved rood screen and has an exposed brick chimney breast with iron fire grate. The room has exposed beams, parquet wood flooring and bay window which opens to steps down into the garden. Gallery landing. Radiator.

11' 5'' x 4' 5'' (3.48m x 1.35m)
Wall panelling. Exposed brick fireplace and hearth with open fire.

9' 9'' x 8' 9'' (2.97m x 2.66m)
Wall and base units surmounted by work surface. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Tiled splash backs. Integrated oven and four ring electric hob with extractor hood. Integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Cupboard housing Worcester oil-fired combination boiler. Radiator.


Ceiling and wall beams. High leaded window. Oak flooring.

Bedroom One
18' 6'' x 8' 10'' (5.63m x 2.69m)
Dual aspect room with vaulted ceiling. Oak flooring. Stairs up to gallery/balcony.

Bedroom Two
9' 6'' x 7' 7'' (2.89m x 2.31m) min
Dual aspect leaded windows. Exposed beams. Parque flooring. Radiator.

8' 1'' x 6' 5'' (2.46m x 1.95m)
High sloped ceiling with window. Roll top cast iron bath. Separate tiled shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level w.c. Tiled splash backs. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Gallery Landing

Overlooking the sitting room. Oak flooring. Currently being used as an office. Radiator.

Rear Garden

Enclosed rear garden with mature planting and boarders containing evergreen and greenery all year round. Raised decking area with lighting and views to the pond with waterfall feature. Gravelled seating area with pergola. Two storage sheds and a log store. Wooden arch with weeping cedar.


Double wooden doors to the front. Light, power and an alarm. Roof space boarded for storage.


Located on the Besford Court Estate which is registered as a historic garden, all of the residents enjoy privileged access to the beautiful 35 acre grounds which provide lovely walks, community and family facilities and tennis courts – all within a peaceful and scenic location. Service Charge Approx £117 monthly payable to the Besford Court Management Ltd.

Important information

This is a Freehold property.

Property Features

  • Grade II former chapel dating back to the Elizabethan era
  • Stunning and unique character features throughout including leaded and stained windows
  • L'shaped sitting/dining room with snug and original feature wood panelling
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Private mature garden with ornamental pond
  • Garage and parking for two vehicles
  • Located on the sought after Besford Estate
  • No upward chain


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