Property of the Week: A stunning chapel conversion in Dover

June 10, 2016

Imagine walking into a room the size of a cathedral with gorgeously designed stained glass windows that allow endless rays of light to enter.

The ancient walls could tell you stories of the thousands of people who walked, laughed, and prayed within.

Living in churches is becoming more and more popular, because it provides people with the space and historic feel that some new properties don’t.

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This proud standing Victorian church is one of the most unusual, yet utterly charming.

This Arcadia was created when a pair of stunning High Victorian Gothic cemetery chapels were converted into a house.

The original design work was undertaken by the noted British architect Thomas Talbot Bury.

The house is located in Dover, with easy access to the A2, M20, Channel tunnel and 60 minutes from London, St Pancras.

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Old Charlton Road church has been restored to keep the beautiful Bath stone dressings, a material noted for the warmth of its honey colouring, and used in many of the finest buildings across southern England.

The external aspect offers sweeping banks and yew hedging on two sides of the property.

The two-car parking area is a great bonus, and the property also provides an attractive and lighted private garden, full of flower beds, and a stunning stone cruciform pond with terrace, ready for friendly dining experiences.

With so much history behind this property, the blend between the traditional and modern is superb.

Steps in the second chapel lead to a lobby and stairs to the first floor, equipped with a modern kitchen set into the traditional architecture.

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This property offers two bedrooms on the same floor. The first bedroom offers amazing stained glass windows and exposed brickwork merging seamlessly with carved wooden detail.

The second bedroom is set in the same architectural style with a fully tiled shower room with art Deco taps and granite worktop.

The property is currently on the market for £530,000 via Rightmove

 

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