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See inside this former chapel on sale for £650,000

PUBLISHED: 07:32 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 11 October 2018

The former Methodist chapel is now almost finished and is for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The former Methodist chapel is now almost finished and is for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

It’s for sale for a guide price of £650,000; this former Methodist chapel in Catfield which the EDP featured last month has been completely renovated into a four bedroom home with a luxury feel yet retaining many of the original features.

Before the renovation work. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukBefore the renovation work. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

Norfolk couple Tracie and Neil Howie are literally putting the finishing touches to this large former chapel with just the health and safety scaffolding still up outside while the very last work is done. Yet it is on the market for sale, bringing to an end almost a year of renovation.

The Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.ukThe Catfield Methodist chapel now converted into a beautiful home for sale. Pic: www.abbotts.co.uk

As EDP Homes reported last month, the chapel, on the corner of Church Road and Back Lane in Catfield, was built in 1838 for £150 as a Primitive Methodist church or chapel which was a succession from the Wesleyan Methodist movement and was in use for 179 years. Stone plaques either side of one of the doors still exist naming those involved over the years in its creation.

A finishing touch at the chapel. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukA finishing touch at the chapel. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

Kitchen lights at the Catfield Chapel renovation. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukKitchen lights at the Catfield Chapel renovation. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

Originally, the building was largely single storey with a distinctive front porch and inside would have been a vaulted ceiling with a large gallery. The last service was held there on November 29, 2015 and last year the building was put up for sale by auction.

The original stone plaques. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukThe original stone plaques. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

The Howies came in - purchasing the chapel for £142,000. Not being listed, meant the couple had a wider scope on what to do with it, but they had to work closely with North Norfolk District Council planners to obtain permission to enlarge the structure and carry out some changes.

A flashback to how it looked during the renovation. Pic: submitted.A flashback to how it looked during the renovation. Pic: submitted.

Inside, they have opted for a really contemporary, ultra designer look in terms of the fixtures and fittings. The kitchen boasts the most stunning central corian work surface/island in a marbled effect which was created originally for a major London exhibition and looks great with the sleek black kitchen units and designer pendant lights. This is offset by a floor to ceiling brick wall and a ‘floating’ staircase.

There are four bedrooms, three en suite and two entrances. It’s also been designed on an ‘upside down’ plan so that the living room is on the first floor looking out across the fabulous views of open fields. Outside, the building has been completely painted and it sits on a a good sized plot so you have a patio, a small garden area as well as room for parking.

The chapel conversion is for sale with Abbotts on 01603 905233.

Are you doing a renovation or conversion project? We would love to hear from you! Email caroline.culot@archant.co.uk

Read the full story in tomorrow’s EDP Homes supplement.

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