CHARMING FORMER CHURCH
The sale of the former, South Laggan Church, offers an exciting and rare opportunity to purchase a unique renovation project. Built, it is thought, in around 1820 by Alasdair MacDonnell of Invergarry for the tradesmen working on the Caledonian Canal, the church was then renovated in 1887 by the local Ellice family and was, in its latter years, used by the Church of Scotland until the late 1950’s. Boasting much of its original charm with existing pulpit, pews and wood panelling, the current owners have benefited the building by gaining Full Planning Permission to fully modernise the church into a bespoke dwellinghouse and have installed a borehole within the grounds. A small caravan already on site is included in the sale.
South Laggan Church is situated 10 miles from Fort Augustus which offers a range of local amenities, with Fort William some 21 miles to the west and the Highland capital city of Inverness approximately 44 miles to the east. The area provides opportunities for access to an abundance of outdoor activities, with Loch Oich, the Caledonian Canal, the Great Glen cycle route and the Great Glen Way all in close proximity.
Full Planning Permission has been granted to change the original church into a bespoke, architect design property. The current permission would see the church transformed to a superb two bedroom property, with a large open-plan living area with feature vaulted ceiling to the upper level and garden room.
The Full Planning Permission was granted on 4th December 2017 (Ref: 15/03177/FUL) for an extension and change of use of this disused church to form a dwellinghouse, with associated external works and borehole water supply.
A copy of the proposed house design is also available on the Highland Council website, please use the reference number provided above.
The current owners have installed a borehole within the ground, housed in a shed. There is power to the church, which would require full upgrading. Drainage will be to a septic tank, to be installed.
Entrance Vestibule 2.2 x 2.0 (about 7’3 x 6’6)
With wooden entrance door. Single glazed window to front. Door to main room.
Main Room 12.2 x 5.4 (about 40’0 x 17’9)
L-shaped, with three windows to front, two to rear and an arched window to side. With wooden pulpit and around 21 wooden pews. Mainly wooden flooring. Plaster cornicing. Hatch to loft. Door to vestry.
Vestry 2.3 x 2.2 (about 7’6 x 7’3)
Wood-lined, open ceilinged room.
The property is approached by a shared access track, which then leads to a private gravelled driveway, leading to the front of the property. The generous grounds are laid to a natural state and are offset with mature trees, shrubs and bushes.