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Converted church from The Restoration Man up for auction

Lease be with you! Converted 11th Century church which featured on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man will go to auction at just £250,000

  • Church conversion from George Clarke’s The Restoration Man up for auction
  • The property featured on the show in 2010 and was finished for 2012 catch-up
  • Welsh countryside home to go under the hammer for a guide price of £250,000

A church conversion that was one of the first homes to feature on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man is to go under the hammer for a snip at just £250,000.

The rural pad in Pembrokeshire, Wales, was only the second property to feature on the hit Channel 4 show, which ran from 2010 to 2017.

But the latest owner has now decided to sell up and the former church will go to auction this week with a guide price of a quarter of a million.

The Restoration Man followed brave homeowners as they attempted to convert or renovate historic properties into modern homes.

A church conversion that was one of the first homes to feature on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man is to go under the hammer for a snip at just £250,000

The rural pad in Pembrokeshire, Wales, was only the second property to feature on the hit Channel 4 show, which ran from 2010 to 2017 (pictured: one of the three bedrooms)

Episode two featured Gareth Williams and Jill Austin who, despite having no experience at all, fell in love with the building and planned to convert it with a tiny budget of just £55,000.

They ended up sourcing most of their materials on eBay and wanted an unusual pad for their sons aged 12 and nine after living in a bog standard terraced house.

As well as being an unusual building, the church, near Mathry, comes with its very own graves which have to stay and a freshwater spring, which was found by water dowsing.

George was sceptical that Gareth could do the work for his budget and the final bill did in fact come in at £77,000.

But the latest owner has now decided to sell up and the former church will go to auction this week with a guide price of a quarter of a million (pictured: the kitchen using traditional elements like the old church window)

The Restoration Man followed brave homeowners as they attempted to convert or renovate historic properties into modern homes (pictured: one of the three bedrooms)

Episode two featured Gareth Williams and Jill Austin (pictured with their two children) who, despite having no experience at all, fell in love with the building and planned to convert it with a tiny budget of just £55,000

As well as being an unusual building, the church, near Mathry, comes with its very own graves which have to stay and a freshwater spring, which was found by water dowsing. The garden is to the side of the property and has far reaching views over the countryside

George Clarke (pictured) was sceptical that Gareth could do the work for his budget and the final bill did in fact come in at £77,000

The church featured on the show in 2010 and was finished by the time the programme visited again in 2012 for a catch-up, but it was put up for sale in 2016 and sold in July that year for £180,000

The new owners converted Gareth and Jill’s bathroom and installed a double shower in another room instead

The couple created two similar rooms for their sons, with boht of them featuring a ladder to the loft area. The new owners converted one of the rooms into a bathroom.

The couple ended up sourcing most of their materials on eBay and wanted an unusual pad for their sons aged 12 and nine after living in a bog standard terraced house. (pictured: the tiled shower room that features a double shower finished with hand crafted copper shower heads alongside a hand beaten copper sink)

Now, six years on, the latest owner is selling up, with the home about to go under the hammer with a guide price of £250,000

A RightMove listing reads: ‘A beautifully presented converted chapel situated near the village of Mathry’ (pictured: the dining area)

The lounge benefits from a wood burning stove and arched windows while a spiral staircase leads to the first floor, where the bedrooms are located

The church featured on the show in 2010 and was finished by the time the programme visited again in 2012 for a catch-up, but it was put up for sale in 2016 and sold in July that year for £180,000.

Now, six years on, the latest owner is selling up, with the home about to go under the hammer with a guide price of £250,000.

The site dates back to the 11th century and was apparently the last stop for many worshippers on their long pilgrimage to St David’s Cathedral.

A RightMove listing reads: ‘A beautifully presented converted chapel situated near the village of Mathry.

‘The conversion featured on Channel 4’s Restoration Man. Benefitting from three bedrooms, original features and wonderful countryside views.

‘This unique property originally dates back to approx 11th century and was the last stop of the Pilgrimage to St David’s.

‘This property would make an ideal family home or holiday home.

‘The original character and charm has been retained throughout the property, whilst offering a homely accommodation.’  

The site dates back to the 11th century and was apparently the last stop for many worshippers on their long pilgrimage to St David’s Cathedral. Externally, the chapel is approached through the public graveyard over a slate shingle path

The RightMove listing says: ‘The original character and charm has been retained throughout the property, whilst offering a homely accommodation’

The church has an open plan living area with dining area, lounge and kitchen

There are three bedrooms, two of which are double and the other has two loft beds, one single, and the other a double, which are accessed by ladder

In The Restoration Man, the loft beds were part of the children’s bedrooms

 The kitchen features a large workspace and plenty of storage space, making it an ideal family or holiday home

The spiral staircase leading up to the three bedrooms is illuminated by a big spotlight and set in front of a dark blue backdrop

The kitchen, complete with white finishes and a solid wood worktop, is lit up by the tall church window allowing plenty of sunlight into the light, modern space

The property is being offered by West Wales Properties with auction bidding closing tomorrow, on December 14 (pictured: the hallway upstairs facing the bright church windows)

The church has an open plan living area with dining area, lounge and kitchen.

The lounge benefits from a wood burning stove and arched windows while a spiral staircase leads to the first floor, where the bedrooms are located.

There are three bedrooms, two of which are double and the other has two loft beds, one single, and the other a double, which are accessed by ladder.

The tiled shower room features a double shower finished with hand crafted copper shower heads alongside a hand beaten copper sink.

Externally, the chapel is approached through the public graveyard over a slate shingle path. 

The garden is to the side of the property and has far reaching views over the countryside.

The property is being offered by West Wales Properties with auction bidding closing tomorrow, on December 14.

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