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Oh, heaven is a place in Jersey…

Oh, heaven is a place in Jersey…

Friday 17 May 2019

Oh, heaven is a place in Jersey…

Islanders with grand designs on a house with a heavenly seaside vista may be in luck, after a church with views of Elizabeth Castle went up for sale... as a family home.

The historic Bay Chapel along Victoria Avenue is up for grabs, with estate agents Le Gallais inviting offers in excess of £700,000.

Opened in 1847, the church was originally intended to serve the Methodist community in the area, but could now be home to a family with a penchant for Gothic style.


Pictured: Le Gallais are marketing the pew-diful property filled with original church features.

As well as being blessed with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two receptions, four parking spaces, and a magnificent view of the southern seafront, the property also includes many original features throwing back to its holy heritage.

Inside the Grade 3 Listed Building, there are tall Gothic-arched windows, complete with stained glass, a traditional vaulted timber ceiling – and even a full hall with pews.


Pictured: The home has a view across St. Aubin's Bay.

But the pious property’s purchasers wouldn’t necessarily be expected to keep the home in its current form.

Buying Bay Chapel would also secure an islander the rights to develop it, with ‘Grand Designs’-style plans by MS Plannig having already been approved.


Pictured: Pre-approved plans for a revamp of the property. (MS Planning)

“The plans could be adapted to provide 2 generation accommodation if desired as there is approximately 2,300 sq of internal space currently, but this would increase with the addition of a mezzanine floor providing additional bedrooms ensuite,” Le Gallais said.

Potential purchasers will be able to gain a glimpse of the seaside chapel in an open viewing tomorrow (Saturday 18 May) at 10:30.

GALLERY: A peek inside the heavenly home...

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