Gate Head View.....the project so far
We are excited to be able to offer to the market shortly the conversion of the former Gate Head Methodist Church. Built in 1931 as a Sunday School for the original Methodist Church built c1936 which is situated across the road from the property. The original Church being sold in the 1970s and converted, so the Sunday School became the new Church. Unfortunately with the reduction of the congregation attending over recent years meant the church had it's last service in October 2021. We took on the project to turn this great building into an amazing family home and give it life again.
Working together with the Church Trustees we made a plan to create a new entrance to the graveyard to allow easy access, without going through the garden of the property.
A lovely new entrance path with new gate and handrail was installed together with stone walls to match the existing were created and looks fabulous.
Outside needed a lot of attention as well as the refurbishment of the inside. After cutting back much of the overgrown area but leaving the main trees, some hard landscaping was carried out. A new water treatment plant for the property was installed to replace the old and dilapidated septic tank. We have now created an area of land that is safe and can be easily maintained with a sloped area of wild grasses and flowers, which blends nicely with the surrounding area.
The internal strip-out commenced along with altering window openings and doors. First floor timbers were installed and a new roof structure using the existing blue slates will be going on very soon. Two new openings in the gable which face the valley have been created to make the most of the stunning views from the first floor lounge and the ground floor kitchen/dining room.
Come back later for more updates...