Graveyard chapel transformed into stylish two-bed house could be yours for £500k
House hunters have the unusual opportunity to get their hands on a trendy two-bedroom property which used to be a graveyard chapel.
There is no mistaking the building’s religious history with its solid oak floors, slate window sills and magnificent stain glass windows.
Built in 1835, the Grade II listed chapel enjoys sweeping views of the North Devon countryside and is on the market for £500,000.
Photos of the former stone chapel show not a single tombstone in sight among outdoor garden furniture including a wooden bench and hot tub.
Despite its historic exterior, its new owners will benefit from a swanky modern kitchen and bathroom which comes with a walk-in shower and roll top bath.
The master bedroom is located on a mezzanine which overlooks the stain glass window, featuring exposed beams and toughened glass floor.
A second bedroom boasts built-in storage with access to a loft area.
The chapel, in Ilfracombe, was converted into a modern residence in 2006 and comes with a third of an acre of land.
Now converted into a cosy home, it has an open plan reception area and kitchen with a striking spiral staircase leading to the first floor.
OnTheMarket spokesperson Vikki Bennett said: “This is a really unique property. It’s great to see so many of the original features incorporated into the renovation.
“The stained glass windows are a stand-out feature and for the right person, this will make an interesting and stunning home.”
The property comes is on the market for £500,000 via Bond Oxborough Phillips Estate Agents.
Senior Negotiator Ben Heath said: “It’s rare to come across a property such as this.
“But I’m sure it will be a unique and treasured home for its next owner.”
It also comes with “ample parking” and space for a garage subject to parking permission.
Property experts say it is considered the ideal home, second home or even the perfect holiday let investment.
The property offers a main entrance, hallway, kitchen, utility room, WC, open plan lounge-diner, two bedroom and one bathroom.