IT'S a chance to own a piece of history as a Grade II listed former chapel has gone up for sale in Southampton.

St Christopher's, in Bassett Green Village, is full of charm and boasts notable features including stained glass windows and the bell tower found over the porch.

The property, built in 1812 as a school, but converted to a church in 1949, and later used as a mission hall, is south facing and overlooks the village green.

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The stunning lounge is a superb room with a log burner and a high level vaulted ceiling.

An oak staircase leads up to the mezzanine level that has useful eaves storage and is an optional further bedroom.

The ground floor open plan layout includes a cloakroom and a front aspect dining area which links to the kitchen.

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The generous sized bedroom has a bespoke en-suite bathroom.

Outside, a five bar gate allows access to the driveway with parking and an ornamental paved patio ideal for al fresco dining.

At the side of the property, there are three wooden storage sheds and the rear terrace has a pizza oven, extensive fitted seating and a covered area. 

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St Christopher's is being marketed by Charters Estate Agents at a guide price of £495,000.

It would suit a well placed first-time buyer, an investor with Airbnb in mind or a downsizer.

Association Valuation Director Simon Edser told the Daily Echo: "This charming grade two listed former chapel is a rare gem and has a delightful southerly outlook at the front overlooking the village green.

"The lounge features an amazing vaulted ceiling that creates a superb feeling of space and must be seen to be appreciated. It is one of the older historic properties found in the area."

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Bassett Green Village was designated as a conservation area in September 1977 and comprises a number of buildings grouped around the triangular shaped 'green'.

Four miles from the city centre, the area is mainly residential, with a number of Herbert Collins-designed houses.

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