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Wesleyan Chapel, Denford, Northants

This 1890s Wesleyan Chapel is for sale in the sought-after East Northamptonshire village of Denford, converted for residential use to an exceptional standard in 2000.  Offering a superb blend of original features and contemporary open plan living and boasting a high specification to include gas fired central heating.
Entrance vestibule, reception hall, large (25'x25' maximum) stunning sitting room with dining area, drawing room with vaulted ceiling, separate family room with well appointed contemporary dining kitchen, utility room, cloakroom & downstairs w/c.
On the first floor is an impressive landing area with original circular mullioned stained glass window to the front and a
most impressive large (25'x19' maximum) master galleried bedroom overlooking the drawing room with en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
To the front there is block paved off road parking for two
vehicles and to the rear a stunning tiered landscaped decked garden enjoying an open aspect into the fields beyond.
The Old Chapel is convenient for commuting to London (Wellingborough express train is 55 minutes), as well as road links via nearby A-14/A-45 to Kettering, Huntingdon, Northampton, Peterborough, and Cambridge.

Price: Offers over £425,000

Contact: tel. 01832 737906

Malmesbury, Wilts, SN16

Magnificent methodist church conversion. With consent to use part as a boutique hotel.
The main area is just over 26' x 24', with oak fireplace and pine floor. The original organ and pulpit date back to 1839.
Kitchen, and dining room, plus breakfast area. 5 beds, 4 en-suite.

Contact:01666 823241







Price: £225,000






Bethesda Chapel, Corwen, Nr Llangollen, Wales

Bethesda Chapel is located in an elevated stream side position close to the centre of the town of Corwen. Chester is approximately 30 miles, away while Wrexham (15 miles), Llangollen (10 miles) and Shrewsbury (40 miles) are all readily accessible.
The building dates from 1888 and was in use as a place of worship as a Wesleyan Chapel until January 2005.  It's constructed of stone with rendered elevations and was subject to partial renovation approximately 13 years ago when the roof was renovated and the impressive decorative ceiling repainted.
Planning Permission has been granted for the conversion of the chapel into a single dwelling and extensive preparatory works have been undertaken. 
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected to the property.
The plans provide for the main chapel to be retained as a kitchen and living area with a mezzanine floor over providing a grand master Bedroom Suite with two further Bedrooms and a Bathroom in the former vestry to the rear of the main chapel.  This, of course, could be changed.
The chapel sits on a sloping stream side plot enclosed within stone walls and has recently been landscaped and surfaced with decorative and crushed slate for ease of maintenance and vehicle parking.

Contact: 07887 557 648. Email:


A unique Victorian School, built in 1869. Beautifully situated in a small quiet village opposite a 12th Century church & lovingly converted to a large family home retaining many original features including bell tower. Kent rag stone, spectacular large diamond pattern windows, oak flooring, wood panelling, many beams throughout, 14’ high vaulted ceiling, Kent peg tile
roof with friendly gargoyles at each corner, good size garden with brand new large octagonal Summer House, shrubs, plants, Silver Birch, Acer & Fir trees.
This amazing character home has been finished to a very high standard.
Large Gothic Window overlooking pretty garden. Large Garage + Workshop Space + Private Driveway with Parking for 4 cars
Completely flexible family accommodation near local schools, shops, supermarkets, sports & leisure facilities, 5 minutes from the sea & historic Victorian promenade "The Leas" in Folkestone. Kent "Garden of England". 5 minutes to
Elham Golf Course; 20 minutes to the Cathedral City of Canterbury; 5 minutes to mainline station – 1 hour 15 minutes to London Charing Cross. 2 minutes to the M20; 12 minutes to
Ashford International Station with links to London & Europe.


07768 813000

Nr Frome, Somerset

Churchfield House is a detached former church of Doulting stone to the design of William Butterfield (1840-1900). His
other work included All Saints Church, London, Rugby School and Keeble College, Oxford.
The original church was built in 1856 and became pastorally redundant in 1981. The building has been sympathetically and imaginatively designed to provide a beautiful and spacious home whilst retaining much of the original character and drama of the former church. Of particular note are the stained glass gothic windows with leaded lights attributed to Alexander Gibb.


Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Built c.1840 on the site of the former priory, the Old Lodge is a striking example of Victorian neo-Gothic architecture. Its singular style was strongly influenced by the ideas of John Ruskin, with an emphasis on the work of individual craftsmen in an age, even then, increasingly dependent upon mass production. In this same spirit, throughout a sensitive 3 year renovation, the 'perpetual renewal' of this important building has continued via the employment of master craftsmen and conservation materials and techniques. This deceptively spacious 2–3 bedroom detached home sits in a tranquil setting on the edge of a cemetery, with views of the nearby church and incorporates, amongst a wealth of period features, an exceptional vaulted private chapel. It offers a plethora of original features both internally and externally, including neo-Gothic porch and windows and ornamental barge boards to gables. There is fine Victorian stone masonry throughout, including ornate limestone open bay and lancet windows with limestone mullions and limestone fireplaces with carved mantel and jambs and stone hearths. All of the rooms boast exposed floorboards or tiles, whilst many have fine woodwork such as doors with carved and chamfered jambs, muntins and architraves; and oversized skirting boards.  Every downstairs room is double aspect. The Old Lodge additionally benefits from two reception rooms, kitchen/utility room and family bathroom. The property enjoys gas to radiator central heating, a walled garden and off road parking for up to three cars. Huntingdon, the historic market town and birth-place of Oliver Cromwell is just 52 minutes from London by train.

Price: £249,995

Further details and pictures are available at:
0207 096 1560
07711 706 799

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

1892 deconsecrated Anglican Church located in the historic town of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada. Renovated in 2006 into a custom built open living concept residential home. Awarded the Nova Scotia Heritage Trust Society best adaptive Church re-use design award of 2007. The church has been converted to a warm, comfortable home but still maintains the character of the original structure. Light shines through the arched, Gothic windows, the large wooden beams are exposed and the building's floors, ceilings and walls highlight the dark, burnished wood. The altar is still in place but now houses a modern kitchen. The pews have been removed and the main area of the church has a living area, dining space, wall bookcases and a wood stove. The front entrance has a bedroom and washroom, but the original entrance doors are still in place. Above is a spacious loft area with master bedroom and ensuite. A small room has been added at the back to create an additional living space.
All original cross beams, tongue and groove woodwork and moldings. Interior is all wood including floors, walls & ceilings, with the exception of slate floor tile in kitchen and entryways.
Custom Stainless steel kitchen, Convection oven, S/S built in fridge/freezer, dishwasher and propane cooktop. Marble tile counters and back splash with custom made local artisan tiles. Custom made chandelier and light fixtures.
Open master bedroom with opening skylight and ensuite. Re-claimed 1940's restored cast iron railing surrounds the loft.
Second bedroom on main floor w/built in bed and book/display shelves.
Main floor bathroom with custom tiled shower, soaker bathtub and console sink.
Guest bedroom also on main floor adjacent to living area.
Jotul European woodstove and energy efficient thermal storage heating system.
Custom built wooden shutters in all main areas.
Laundry and storage area includes stackable washer and dryer.
Useable crawlspace.
Home is located on approximately 1/3 acre of land.
Approximately 1325 sq feet in size.

Ideal as a summer residence or year round living.

Price $349,000 Canadian.

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Midhurst, West Sussex

Built beautifully in 1840 as Ebenezer Chapel.
It is in fair condition, with a newly renovated roof, but does require internal renovation etc.
Main room 100 sq.m
It is freehold, with residential permission and not listed.
There is a private garden with octagonal summerhouse, off road parking for several vehicles, wc, and an improved back vestry with services, that is immediately capable as acting as a site office or owners on site accomodation.
Midhurst is a highly desirable town 1 hour from London.
This would make a fabulous opportunity for someone.

Price: £360,000
Contact: tel. 01730 817017
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 Pembroke, South Wales

Substantial building and land, currently being used as an antiques centre. Planning consent has recently been gained for part residential use. The rear school/ante rooms can be
converted to 3 bed dwelling, with sun room and terrace and direct access into main church space.
About 3500 square ft on two floors, the accommodation consists of an entrance hall, main hall with balcony, large back meeting room with kitchen area, large upper school room further anti rooms and large toilet block. Huge rear garden leading down to mill pond with own entrance. We are led to believe that the council would not object to the rear of the Chapel being taken down and a new building or development being added to the rear of the main chapel building. There is also a large front garden with parking for up to twelve cars. Freehold.

Contact: 07767 836 221

Price - £250,000

 The Auld Kirk, Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7PB

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Description: Converted church with many period features. Five beds, balcony sitting room, and 0.6 of an acre of land.
Condition: Good

01330 862800

Price: Offers over £445,000

 Nr Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales

A Former Church in rural village on the Lleyn Peninsula.
A church has stood on this site since 595 AD. The present Grade II listed building was built in 1765 and then extensively rebuilt between 1890 and 1894 of Helsby/Runcorn sandstone construction which makes it particularly unusual in North Wales where granite is the norm.
The Church was deconsecrated in 1991 and stood unused and forgotten until I bought it in 2002. After 2 years of repairs, restoration and redecoration I opened the building as an Arts Centre – a venue for exhibitions, fetes and concerts, etc. The acoustics within the building are superb and several cd recordings were made of the concerts. The Arts Centre proved very successful, however due to personal circumstances I had to close it in late 2006 and I am now offering this beautiful building for sale.
The building is of cruciform shape with the ground floor being one large space. There are two further rooms within the tower, each measuring 23 x 23ft, as does the roof of the tower where you can enjoy 360 degree breathtaking views of the Lleyn Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The building has mains electricity and mains water supply and is in good overall condition.
A 1911 Organ (fully restored and working) sits on its balcony overlooking the ground floor and the sandstone font is the eye-catching centrepiece of the entrance. The building boasts spectacular carvings and sandstone pillars and the original oak parquet floor is in superb condition.
The surrounding churchyard is NOT included in the sale, it remains the property of Church In Wales and is maintained by the local council.
The Lleyn is a very popular holiday destination and property is always in high demand – particularly as second or holiday homes. The nearest town is Pwllheli (5 miles) and the surfing resort of Abersoch is a 15-20 minute drive. There are numerous beautiful beaches within easy reach, the nearest being Nefyn and Porth Dinllaen, where Demi Moore’s recent movie 'Half Light' was filmed. The area boasts many superb golf courses and the list of things to do and places to visit is endless.

Priced for quick sale: Offers over £150,000


 Nr Naperville, Illinois, USA

We just recently finished converting a 1874 baptist church to a custom 3800 sq ft  home. The style is Victorian, lots of pocket doors, decorative glass, custom mouldings
4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, home theater: 10'x22', seating for 12. projection and Bose surround, 54x96 screen, gourmet kitchen, grand dining room 9'x38', 600 sq ft master bedroom suite, master bath is all ceramic and marble with lots of listels, 4x5 shower and 4x6 whirlpool tub. We have some original stained glass murals, one is 6 feet by 13 feet. Twenty five foot ceiling. 1800 sq ft of maple hardwood floors on first floor. Floors are 85 years old. Move in ready. Designed for entertaining. Incredible kitchen: Schrock 42" maple cabinets, 25 feet granite counter tops, 2 stoves, 2 sinks, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers, 4'x8' island which is maple butcher block, multiple master bedrooms. Two bedrooms on first floor and two bedrooms on second floor. Commercial potential. Property was commercial and we had it rezoned residential. Aproximately 45 miles west of Ohare International airport. 25 miles west of Naperville, Illinois and 20 miles west of Aurora.

Price: $499,900

My phone number is (001) 815 286 3783.

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 Matlock, Derbyshire

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This early Victorian former church dating back to 1865 is located near the centre of the picturesque spa town of Matlock in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. Planning consent has been obtained to convert the main building into 4 large apartments taking full advantage of the beautiful internal features and stained glass windows. The building is of sound structure and in good condition both inside and out. Great care has been taken to preserve its character features and all stained glass windows are intact and in good condition.

Condition: Good

Price: £380,000 OIEO

 Kimbolton, Cambs

Proposed conversion to residential dwellings of former Kimbolton Youth Centre and chapel.

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A beautifully converted Methodist Chapel (1880) with many original features. Set in the hamlet of Steens Bridge, positioned in an elevated South facing position bounded by open fields with lovely views. Mains electricity, gas and water.
Dining Room - 13'x9'7"
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 20'2" x 8'6"
Utility Room - 8'10" x 6'1"
Spacious bathroom with bidet, vanity unit, cupboards and spa bath.
Feature Sitting Room with hand basin and toilet
Bedroom 1 - 16'5" x 9'6"
Bedroom 2 - 9'6" x 9'
Bedroom 3/Office - 19'8" x 9'6"
Block-paved car park and turning area. Enclosed area for storage or parking. L-shaped lawn and rear decking area.

Price: £275,000

 Nazareth Chapel, nr Portmeirion, Porthmadog, North Wales

Grade II listed Chapel with planning consent for change of use to two three bed roomed residences situated in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the doorstep of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
The picturesque village of Portmeirion and the beaches of the Glaslyn estuary are less than two miles away. A drive over Madock’s famous cob, alongside the Ffestiniog Railway, takes you to the nearby town of Porthmadog, with its popular marina and the seaside resort of Black Rocks. For the energetic, Snowdon and all the other peaks of Snowdonia are close to hand.
The world famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway runs parallel to the back garden.
Approved plans indicate:
Residence 1
Ground floor 975 square ft comprising: Entrance corridor, Living room and kitchen
First floor 975 square ft comprising Master bedroom (en suite), Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3 and bathroom.
Residence 2 as residence 1
Shared use of front access driveway with designated car parking areas. Rear garden area.
Electric, water and drainage available.
Please note: Adjoining Chapel house not included in above sale

Price: Offers in the region of £180,000.

Contact: 01490 440250

 The Chapel, Moulton, Nr. Northwich, Cheshire

Quiet village in Vale Royal, Cheshire, approximately 15 minutes from the M6 (Jct 19) and within 30 minutes of Manchester Airport.
Porch with double entrance doors and original key with window to the side
The Chapel room is 29' 8" by 21', four windows to the front aspect containing coloured glass and four roof lights.
Kitchen is 22' 8" by 14' 4" and is stone flagged.
Utility room 6' 3" by 8' 4" has fitted wall and base cupboards with sunk unit and recesses for refrigeration appliances.  Leading into Bathroom with corner bath and shower over, wc and wash hand basin.
Stairs leading to the first floor with two bedrooms, 13' 4" by 14' 6" and 11' 6" by 12' 5".
The memorial headstones have been retained and are at the front, so as to retain a sense of place within the village
Mains electricity, water and gas with drainage are connected and gas central heating is provided from radiators in the principal rooms.

Price: OIRO £260,000
Contact: Cutler Ryan Solicitors, 01270 211115

 Carew Old School House, Bodmin, Cornwall

The conversion consists of three high quality sympathetically converted apartments. Many of the original features have been kept and restored to their former glory.
Unit One consists of entrance lobby, Bedroom Two: 13' 7 x 11' 10 and bedroom Three: 13' 9 x12' 4. Bathroom, Cloakroom, utility and store.
1st floor consists of Kitchen/diner/living open plan, kitchen/diner floor space is 13' 9 x11' 10 and living/dining 28' 5 x 26' 7
2nd floor is the mezzanine level and 3rd floor master bedroom ensuite: 15' 9 x 13' 2.
Apartment Two consists of bedroom two 13'11x13'0 and bedroom three 21'10x8'10, Bathroom.
1st floor consists of master bedroom ensuite 17'9x11'6, kitchen/diner: 22'0x9'10.
2nd floor has a wonderful 33'5 x 22'4 lounge including stairwell.
Apartment Three
Ground floor consists of Bedroom Two 15'9x13'11 with ensuite. Bedroom three 20'2x8'10, Bathroom.
1st floor has the master bedroom 15'9x11'6 with ensuite and the kitchen/diner: 22'0x12'10.
The lounge is situated on the second floor and is a considerable size: 33'5x22'0 including stairwell.
All the apartments are finished to a high standard including Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware as standard. The kitchens have high quality units
with granite work tops. Neff appliances in each unit consisting of Fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, microwave, Oven/hob and extractor hood.

Contact: 01736 798557 or 07974190663

 Alford, Lincolnshire

Wold View Lodge is a truly exceptional 5 bedroom converted Victorian chapel standing in approximately 4 acres of grounds in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Ground floor accommodation: Vestibule, large, double-height beamed reception hall, shower room, 3 double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, single bedroom/study, large bespoke solid-wood fitted farmhouse kitchen with 4 oven Aga and open fireplace, utility room, garden room, wc.
Upper floor accommodation: Master bedroom (17' 1 x 14' 10) with beamed ceiling, bespoke solid wood wall-to-wall wardrobes, cast iron slipper bath, etc. Spectacular lounge (40' 8 x 23' 2) featuring high, heavily-beamed ceiling, large arched Gothic windows and gallery overlooking the entrance hall.
Outside: Large gravelled drive, parking for many cars, patio areas, orchard, paddock, lake, woodland.
Oil fired under-floor heating throughout, mains drainage. Overlooking the sleepy village of Aby (with primary school and village pub) there are wonderful far-reaching countryside views in all directions. A haven for wildlife. Barn owls, deer, badgers, otters, kingfishers are regular visitors. Fly fishing is available on the Great Eau which  meanders along the far end of the grounds.

Price: £649,000

Contact: 01507 481020

 Spalding, Lincolnshire

Unique detached property converted from a Methodist Church into a tastefully finished spacious home (4,200sqft), whilst retaining many original features. This property has been converted to a very high specification. Situated in the village of West Pinchbeck, within easy reach of the market town of Spalding (10 mins by car), which is a fast developing town. Rail link from Spalding to Peterborough to Kings cross approx. 1hr10mins.
Entrance hall, cloakroom, reception hall, dining room, kitchen, utility, snug/study, lounge 5.89m(19'4 plus bay x 9.19m(30'2") plus 27' high vaulted ceiling, 4/5 bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, family bathroom, self contained annexe with kitchen/sitting room, bedroom ensuite bathroom, leisure room with bar 6.20m(20'4") x 7.70m(25'3") plus 3.6m x 1.7m hallway, 7 seater spa pool, further bedroom or sitting room with balcony overlooking fields and a garden at rear.
The front of the property is enclosed by brickwork and wrought iron railings with double gates leading to flagstone driveway. Sodium flood lights front, side and rear.


Contact: Tel:01775-640267
Mob:07907 952524

 East Yorkshire


Former chuch to let.
iIn a small, peacefull village, 5 minutes from the seaside, with easy access to the M62, plenty of  shops and schools in the area. The building itself is Arts and Crafts style, 4 bedroomed gas central heating, open plan mezzanine style.

Price: POA

Bishop Auckland, Durham

Large Victorian detached former school/workhouse (1860), approx 6750 sq. ft., situated 10 mins from the A1, close to Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham. At present the property has been almost renovated, and is arranged as a 4/5 bedroomed house, together with an Arts centre, with studios, gallery and large main reception room (60' x 30'), with many unusual features. Everything is on the large scale and most rooms are larger than average for a house. It could be of particular interest to anybody wanting a change of lifestyle, running their business from  a conservation village in the beautiful Durham Dales. It could be used for a variety of purposes, such as: nursery, bed and breakfast, commercial or even redeveloped into several properties.

Contact: 01388)710985 / 07772039675

Price: £295,000

 Walton on the Naze, Essex

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Three double bedroomed converted victorian methodist chapel. there is a small yard come walkway at one side and a large brick built type of shed at the other side,that backs onto a small patio area about 12 feet long.there are two staircases and kitchen and utility upstairs bathroom and a downstairs shower room and separate toilet. there are also three reception rooms, one with a very high ceiling. all rooms are quite large. It is only one minute walk to the beach

Condition: Good

Price: £299,995

converted methodist chapel for sale


The Old Lock-up comprises 3 detached properties being The Magistrates House, The Coachouse and the Gothic Chapel.
The property has parking to the side and rear for approx 5 vehicles, also free parking across the road.
Wirksworth is one of the oldest towns of this area, with its seventh century church and still one of those with the greatest character.  The town has a Heritage Centre and has recently re-opened the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Attractions include The National Stone Centre, The Tramway Museum at Crich and Chatsworth House.
There are 5 letting bedrooms all luxuriously furnished and all having private facilities. Guests lounge, dining room, bar lounge and also bathroom housed in an old cell, which is fitted with a double air-bath for guests use.
Owners accom; ensiute bedroom, private lounge. Dining room and utility. Office/extra bedroom.
There are also 2 further rooms on ground floor in Coachouse  offering further development potential.                                               
The Old Lock-up has been successfully marketed through a wide range of media.  Its unique quality has ensured that marketing has not been an issue with publicity being provided in the form of free editorial and TV.
The property is freehold and planning permission exists to convert the Gothic Chapel into a holiday home.
Superb lifestyle business in attractive and popular tourist area located on edge of peak district.5 Diamond and Gold Awarded rating from Visit England TB, 5 Diamond Premier Award from AA also having level 1 disability. Recommended by the Which Guide to Good Hotels.  In addition it has been awarded Heart of England B & B of Year. And the Excellence in all England Silver Award.
This business is being sold as a turnkey operation with all furnishings etc.

PRICE  £650,000 – Freehold

Contact: Tony Wheeler 01629 826272

 Frome, Somerset

An outstanding and historic chapel in the heart of Frome's conservation area. Retaining incredible original features, this stunning chapel offers a superb vaulted wooden ceiling, stained glass windows and it still has it's pews on the first floor gallery.
The property would lend itself to a variety of uses, including residential/offices/recreational. It was decommissioned last year and at present, no application has been made for change of use.
This amazing space has two entrances which would allow for the building to be split if required.
The building has a path to the front and side; there is no further grounds or parking.
Gas, electricity, mains water and drainage are all connected. It is situated on a cul-de-sac within the conservation area and only a short
walk from Frome's town centre.
Situated within the most attractive area of Frome which boasts more listed buildings than any other Somerset town, the chapel is only a 10 minute drive to Babington House Country Club the outpost of London's trendy Soho House.

Priced for a quick sale at: £275,000

Contact: Becki Phillips-Long
0034 956 450 790
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