Built in 1907 as a Methodist Chapel for the North Norfolk village of Aldborough, The Centenary Chapel was purchased from the Church by its current owners approximately 25 years ago, who immediately set about converting the property into a four-bedroom detached home.
The property has been designed to retain as much of the original character and architecture as possible, and the success of this design is evident the moment you approach the chapel.
Standing proud behind reclaimed Victorian iron railings, the entire front façade has been retained unaltered. Two large lancet windows with stained glass panes and stone mullions flank a double wooden entrance door surmounted by an arched Art Nouveau fanlight, and with a stone quatrefoil window above. The commemorative stones and dedications remain intact, anchoring this unique property in the history of the village.
The interior is no less charismatic. The full height entrance vestibule immediately behind the façade is flooded with natural light, and overlooked by a first floor interior balcony constructed from the original chapel pulpit. Walking further into the property, past the owners’ bright and airy studio space and two ground floor bedrooms, one of which has been adapted for use as a spa room, you reach the heart of this home. The entire back of the chapel is occupied by the kitchen / dining room, which with an intimate seating area and French doors to the back garden, forms a vibrant multifunctional space.
Outside, the garden has been carefully landscaped to create a series of rooms, with a formal hedged and lawned area, informal lawns, seating areas and a reclaimed Haddestone pond. The charm and character of this individual home are evident in every aspect of this property, and it complements its village setting perfectly.
Aldborough is a quintessential North Norfolk village – approached via quiet country lanes, the large village green is bordered by charming homes, the village pub, Post Office and stores, whilst a medical centre and village hall are close by, as is a well-respected local primary school. Walking and cycling routes are plentiful, and cricket is played regularly on the green, as it has been for over 100 years.
Only six miles away from the North Norfolk Coast, and a similar distance from the market town of Aylsham, Aldborough is ideally located to benefit from all aspects of rural village life. The city of Norwich is sixteen miles distant, with its broad range of amenities and transport links, including a 90-minute train service to London and Norwich International Airport.
This property is exclusively available through Pendefords – The Individual Property Specialists. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the character of this unique conversion.
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