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SYMPATHETIC LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT IS UNDERWAY!

Edwards are delighted to be instructed as joint selling agents for what we believe is the most exciting development to have taken place in the area.

Stapehill Abbey is being thoughtfully restored and converted by well- renowned local developers Ankers & Rawlings, with every attention to the historic importance of the 19th Century architecture.

 

As a result specialist contractors have been hired to fully restore many of the timbers windows and bricks at the site.  Many of the artifacts found, including paneling and pews, will be re-used as part ofthe scheme.

 

When complete the private estate will comprise of a total of 45 homes 18 within the converted building and a further 27 new build properties within the extenive landscaped ground which extend to some 85 acres in total.

 

The family owned and run development company Ankers & Rawlings, are well known in the area for their quality of build and attention to detail as well as their personal involvement in every project.

Scott Rawlings of the development company said “this for everyone at Ankers & Rawlings is a truly exciting project and one of the most interesting and challenging that we have ever undertaken. It’s a huge commitment. Some days, around 50 people will be working at the site. The opportunity to refurbish such an interesting and historical local building to a unique standard is one we are really enjoying.”

 

Restored portions of the Abby will include the twin chapels, which date back to 1847.

 

The Abbey was home to the Holy Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns from 1802 to 1991. The founding group of women was led by Madame Augustin de Chabannes, a professional Sister of the Parisian Abbey of Saint Antoine. She had been imprisoned in the Bastille, narrowly escaping the guillotine when the Bastille was stormed, and fleeing to Switzerland and a brief respite at La Val Sainte before joining the monastic odyssey, which took the refugees across Europe in search of asylum.

We hope to have further information in the coming months including confirmed pricing and specification and we will keep you posted.

This truly is a one of a kind location and setting for what will be a beautiful place to live and we look forward to marketing these fabulous homes. As a result, specialist contractors have been hired to fully restore many of the timbers, windows and bricks at the site.

Many of the artefacts found, including paneling and pews, will be re-used as part of the scheme.

When complete, the private estate will comprise of a total of 45 homes , 18 within the converted building and a further 27 new build properties within the extensive landscaped grounds which extend to some 85 acres in total.

The family owned and run development company, Ankers & Rawlings, are well known in the area for their quality of build and attention to detail as well as their personal involvement in every project.

Scott Rawlings of the development company said:

"This for everyone at Ankers & Rawlings is a truly exciting project and one of the most interesting and challenging that we have ever undertaken.

"It's a huge commitment. Some days, around 50 people will be working at the site.

The opportunity to refurbish such an interesting and historical local building to a unique standard is one we are really enjoying."

Restored portions of the abbey will include the twin chapels, which date back to 1847.

The abbey was home to the Holy Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns from 1802 to 1991.

The founding group of women was led by Madame Augustin de Chabannes, a professed sister of the Parisian Abbey of Saint Antoine.

She had been imprisoned in the Bastille, narrowly escaping the guillotine when the Bastille was stormed, and fleeing to Switzerland and a brief respite at La Val Sainte, before joining the monastic odyssey, which took the refugees across Europe in search of asylum.

We hope to have further information in the coming months including confirmed pricing and specification and we will keep you posted

As a result, specialist contractors have been hired to fully restore many of the timbers, windows and bricks at the site.

Many of the artefacts found, including paneling and pews, will be re-used as part of the scheme.

When complete, the private estate will comprise of a total of 45 homes , 18 within the converted building and a further 27 new build properties within the extensive landscaped grounds which extend to some 85 acres in total.

The family owned and run development company, Ankers & Rawlings, are well known in the area for their quality of build and attention to detail as well as their personal involvement in every project.

Scott Rawlings of the development company said:

"This for everyone at Ankers & Rawlings is a truly exciting project and one of the most interesting and challenging that we have ever undertaken.

"It's a huge commitment. Some days, around 50 people will be working at the site.

The opportunity to refurbish such an interesting and historical local building to a unique standard is one we are really enjoying."

Restored portions of the abbey will include the twin chapels, which date back to 1847.

The abbey was home to the Holy Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns from 1802 to 1991.

The founding group of women was led by Madame Augustin de Chabannes, a professed sister of the Parisian Abbey of Saint Antoine.

She had been imprisoned in the Bastille, narrowly escaping the guillotine when the Bastille was stormed, and fleeing to Switzerland and a brief respite at La Val Sainte, before joining the monastic odyssey, which took the refugees across Europe in search of asylum.

We hope to have further information in the coming months including confirmed pricing and specification and we will keep you posted.

This truly is a one of a kind location and setting for what will be a beautiful place to live and we look forward to marketing these fabulous homes.