The Stunning Convent of Mercy Goes up for Sale!
April 05, 2018
The Convent of Mercy, Werneth Grange goes up for sale and the commercial department here at Ryder & Dutton are delighted to be instructed to market such a rare opportunity!
With a site area covering approximately 1.23 acres, the Convent is a substantial 18 bedroomed detached property set within enclosed grounds currently providing a contemplative sanctuary for the Sisters of Mercy. The main house was constructed in 1871 and the east wing including the chapel were an added addition in around 1907, the building retains a wealth of charm and character with many original period features remaining.
The property was acquired by the sisters in around 1907 and replaced by a new east wing housing a chapel and dormitories, the latter additions include a two storey office block, formerly utilised as an infirmary for the Convent which is linked at first floor level from the main house.
The building itself is a beautiful Grade II listed structure constructed from stone and the main building comprises living accommodation with ensuites on the first and second floors, offices, chapel, substantial basement and extensive gardens. Also included in the sale is a two storey tenanted cottage which will be sold subject to a lifetime tenancy.
The property lends itself to both residential and a variety of commercial usages, subject to the relevant consent. We would ask any interested parties wishing to obtain further information in respect of any planning queries to make their own enquiries with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council directly, along with visiting the Historic England website to gain an overview of what may be expected in terms of permitted changes to this Grade II listed building.
If you would like to discuss this unique property further or wish to arrange a viewing appointment, then please contact the commercial department directly on 0161 925 32 32 or you can visit the property in more detail HERE...