Property of the Week: The Old Chapel, Colaton Raleigh
- Credit: © Dave Huxtable
Chapel Lane, Colaton Raleigh
Guide Price: £750,000
Agent: Hall and Scott
Agent's Tel: 01404 812000
The purpose of this former chapel may have changed since it first opened its ornate doors to worshippers on June 6, 1894, yet its charm, character and interest remain very much intact. The Old Chapel in Colaton Raleigh was a project driven by the Rev Marmaduke Riggall, a Methodist minister for Budleigh Salterton, and it was originally built for the sum of £485. The chapel ceased to function as a place of worship in 1994 when it was sold for conversion to a residential dwelling.
The carefully considered transformation has been sympathetic to the former chapel's character and many features from its past life have been retained, such as eight of the original stained glass windows.
The conversion has been most impressive and the result is a stunning and unique four-bedroom property with beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking fields in the quiet village of Colaton Raleigh.
Inside, the property is presented to a very high standard and offers a splendid mix of cosiness and grandeur. The large lounge has a beautiful vaulted ceiling giving the room a welcome sense of space, and attractive features such as the multi-aspect stained glass windows and log burner add further interest and warmth.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a cosy, country look to it with dual aspect leaded windows, lovely wooden worktops and a Redfyre Range cooker. Two bedrooms, both with stained glass windows, are also located on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there is a stunning master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a feature beam, leaded windows and a freestanding bath. It also has a shower room with an attractive balcony landing overlooking the lounge. There is also a further bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and leaded windows.
Outside, there is a beautifully landscaped, cottage-style rear garden with a seating area that overlooks open farmland.