This week: converted churches from a 19th-century pilgrimage chapel near Toulouse, France, to a restored former Methodist church in Cambridgeshire.
Chapel House, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. A restored former Methodist chapel dating from the early 1900s, with exposed brickwork and wood floors. The upper floor forms an open-plan living area with a vaulted wood ceiling and a large, arched stained-glass window. 4 beds, 2 baths, open plan living room/kitchen, further recep, garden. £595,000 Cheffins 01353-654900.
Goldings Chapel, Hertford, Hertfordshire. A converted, Grade II-listed chapel built in 1923 for the staff and pupils of Dr Barnardo's Goldings. The property retains its original stone-mullioned windows and vaulted, timber ceilings, and a contemporary wing has been added that includes a second kitchen. 5 beds, 7 baths/showers, open-plan kitchen/ living area, recep, games room, family room, indoor pool complex, gym, gardens, grounds, 9.5 acres. £4.5m Savills 01582-465002.
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Warde House, Petersham, Richmond. This property once served as one of the buildings of nearby All Saints Church, which has also been converted into a private house. Warde House was converted by the award-winning Ibbotson Architects and has wood panelling, glazed brick and parquet floors and a double-height, octagonal entrance hall with a mezzanine that has 12 arched windows. 4 beds, 3 baths, recep, open-plan dining room/kitchen, gardens. £3.25m Knight Frank 020-8939 2800.
The Chapel, Grove Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A converted, Grade II-listed, former Wesleyan Methodist chapel build in 1896 that retains its original balcony frieze and pillars, Italianate corbels, Victorian stained-glass windows and wood-panelled entrance hall. 6 beds, 6 baths, recep hall, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, orangery, dining room, library, parking, garden. £1.5m Strutt & Parker 01423-561274.
4 St Thomas, Winchester, Hampshire. A two-bed apartment in a converted, Grade II-listed church that Nikolaus Pevsner described as "the most ambitious Victorian church in Winchester". The living room has a double-height vaulted ceiling, stone pillars with carved leaf motifs and curving arches, and stained-glass windows. 2 beds, bath, open-plan living area, kitchen, private parking. £795,000 Savills 01962-841842.
St Paul's Church, Kexby, York. This converted, Grade II-listed Victorian village church has an octagonal bell tower and is within commuting distance of York. It has stained-glass windows, a hammer-beam ceiling in the living room and a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom. 0.3 acres. £599,950 Carter Jonas 01904-558200.
Poncen Melyn, Garth, Llangollen, Clwyd. A Grade II-listed former chapel in a hillside location. It has beamed ceilings, period fireplaces, and a triple-aspect sitting room with a separate gallery and mezzanine. 6 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, gardens, paddock, 1.4 acres. £485,000 Strutt & Parker 01244-354880.
Martres Tolosane, Haute Garonne, France. A converted, 19th-century chapel an hour from Toulouse. It has exposed stone walls, a living room with a wood-burning stove, and an entrance hall with a galleried landing. 4 beds, 3 baths, gardens, swimming pool, 0.6 acres. €570,000 Groupe Mercure +33 (0)5 61 21 52 01.
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