A rare opportunity to develop a business within the beautiful village of Etal.
The former Presbyterian chapel, built in 1800, is available for commercial let. This spacious building has a total floor area of 243.1m², with a double height space which would have been the main chapel auditorium plus an enclosed entrance hall and balcony area above (accessible via a loft ladder). Large sash windows on the south elevation give plentiful light to the double height room. At present, the building has no heating but the Estate would be willing to invest in the property depending on the requirements of the tenant as part of the tenancy terms negotiation.
The building is adjacent to the ruins of Etal Castle and the Etal terminus of the Heatherslaw Light Railway and has a passing footfall of approximately 30,000 visitors through April to October.
It recent years the chapel has been used as a visitor centre for Etal Castle by English Heritage. English Heritage continue to maintain the Castle ruins as a free-to-enter site. Ford and Etal Estates are now looking for a new tenant who would have a use for this superb space. Any venture here could benefit from the existing healthy rural tourism economy on the Estates.
The village of Etal and Etal Castle attract a large number of visitors annually. Other popular attractions on the Estates include Heatherslaw Light Railway, Heatherslaw Corn Mill, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre and Lady Waterford Hall in the model village of Ford.
Ford and Etal Estates has an active local community and a number of thriving independent businesses. The Estates play a positive role in fostering the local economy and is very proud of its reputation for providing a home to many high quality businesses.
Etal Chapel offers fantastic potential for someone to create a tourism-facing venture amongst many other successful enterprises within the wider Ford and Etal Estates.
Viewing strictly by appointment. All enquiries:
Rosanna McCorkell MRICS FAAV