Guide Price £525,000
Little Downham, Cambridgeshire
Chapel House is a stunning example of a thoughtfully converted former Chapel, set within the highly sought-after village of Little Downham. This beautifully presented early 1900s family home offers highly individual and generous accommodation, including 4 double bedrooms and an open plan living area of almost 800sqft.
Fine & Country Cambridge are delighted to offer for sale Chapel House, a stunning example of a thoughtfully converted former Methodist Chapel, set within the highly sought-after village of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. This beautifully presented early 1900s family home offers highly individual and generous accommodation, and sympathetically blends original features with modern-day amenities. Chapel House boasts four double bedrooms, three bath areas, an open plan living area of almost 800sqft, a family room, a study, and various incredibly unique features, such as two large open staircases, and a spectacular stained glass window.
STEP INSIDE Chapel House is set over two floors and is an exceptionally beautiful, historic property, which has been tastefully converted into a stunning family home. Upon entry through the front doors and vestibule, timber and glass doors open into a stunning front entrance lobby, which boasts part-vaulted ceilings, stairs to the first floor, storage cupboards and two windows to a dual aspect, both of which are circular and arched shapes. Via an inner hallway, the entrance lobby is connected to a rear lobby, which benefits from superb exposed brickwork, another set of stairs to the first floor, a vaulted ceiling, and gorgeous solid wood flooring.
The layout of Chapel House is particularly remarkable with the ground floor comprising an incredibly generous sitting room, a family bathroom, and four sizeable double bedrooms, including a master suite with its own large bathroom.
The sitting room is a very attractive space with a large arched window to a side aspect and stunning Bi-fold doors, leading out into the garden. This bright, airy room boasts stunning dark beams and vaulted ceilings, and is beautifully decorated, suiting its white and wood theme. Alongside a charming wood burner and slate hearth, there are Victorian radiators, a built-in storage cupboard, and considerable space for a variety of sitting room furniture.
The master suite is particularly impressive at over 170sqft and is beautifully designed in a bright, modern theme with a large window to a side aspect. This room benefits from being fully carpeted and features a wall of integrated wardrobes as well as shelves set attractively into an alcove. The master suite also enjoys its own ensuite, which has been pleasantly decorated with light stone tiles and neutral colours. There is a window to a side aspect, tidy storage spaces, underfloor heating and a three-piece suite, comprising a double glass shower, and a matching WC and hand basin.
The second bedroom is a large double room with a wide window to a side aspect and similarly enjoys shelves set into an attractive alcove. The third and fourth bedrooms are also a generous size and benefit from thick carpets, large windows, and tidy modern décor. The family bathroom is a lovely room in Chapel House; decorated similarly to the ensuite bathroom in the master suite, but additionally benefits from a highly unique circular window to a front aspect as well as a large window to the side. This is a very bright, airy room and comprises a built-in bath with matching WC and hand basin as well as underfloor heating.
Upstairs, the first floor makes use of the astonishing amount of space offered by Chapel House, featuring an open plan living area of almost 800sqft as well as a study, WC and utility area. The open plan living area is the heart of this stunning family home and comes with a wealth of completely unique features such as a vaulted timber panelled ceiling with gorgeous exposed beams, seven Velux windows, solid oak flooring, and a magnificent set of stained glass windows to a front aspect.
Within this vast area, the kitchen is incredibly modern and well-equipped, with a range of high-gloss storage cupboards, solid wood work surfaces, vibrant tiled splashbacks, a kitchen island for further storage, and a variety of integrated kitchen appliances, including an oven, a five-ring gas hob and a dishwasher. There is also access to a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine as well as an ideally placed cloakroom with hand basin.
As well as being able to accommodate a large dining table, chairs and a variety of dining furniture, there is ample room for further family living accommodation, including space for large sofas, a TV and other furniture. This entire area is well lit with strategically placed hanging lights, which are further complemented by seven large Velux windows and a magnificent stained glass window to the front. The first floor further comprises a large study area with vaulted ceilings, a Velux window, exposed beams, oak flooring and an integrated cupboard. This room is currently being used as a children's playroom but could be used as additional bedroom accommodation, if desired.
STEP OUTSIDE Outside to the front, Chapel House offers a stunning approach with its tall, pitched roof, gorgeous circular windows and magnificent set of stained glass windows, typical of a building of its heritage. This property is accessed via a set of double wrought iron gates and enjoys a paved area with lavender plants. Via further gated access, a path leads around the side of the property to reach an enclosed rear garden and a paved patio, perfect for dining outside and entertaining guests.
The rear garden has been beautifully tended and is mainly laid to lawn with a delightful border of flowers, and mature shrubs and trees to maintain an attractive, private space.
Situated two miles North West of the City of Ely with fantastic rail links into London, the Cambridgeshire Parish of Little Downham is one of the largest Parishes in the county and enjoys a thriving community, including a garage, convenience store, Post Office, hairdresser, butchers, two pubs, a brewery and many other small businesses. There are also further amenities such as a local playgroup and primary school, and a church, chapel and village hall.
SELLERS INSIGHT This stunning example of a thoughtfully converted former Methodist Chapel, which boasts incredibly generous accommodation and a wonderful set of highly unique features, is situated within the highly sought-after village of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. "We just loved the open space that Chapel House offers," says the owner. "There are so many original features throughout and the open plan living area is a fantastic family and social space. We thought it was a lovely place for our children to grow up."
"We have loved working on the property even further," continues the owner. "We have redeveloped the main bathroom and the ensuite, which both now have underfloor heating, and we have installed new flooring throughout, wood flooring and carpets.. We have also installed the upstairs cloakroom, the playroom/study, and the wood-burning stove, and we have added further insulation and have landscaped the garden. We have loved living at Chapel House and putting our stamp on things, and now we are looking for a new project to get our teeth into.
"There is so much about Chapel House we will miss. Watching the stained glass windows change colour against the light throughout the day is just wonderful, and the house is perfect for family get-togethers and holidays such as Christmas. The village of Little Downham is fantastic too, and the people are incredibly friendly; it has a lovely community. There are many surrounding countryside walks and pubs, and the house is only two miles from Ely and not at all far from Cambridge. It's just a wonderful place to live."
- Spacious Detached Converted Chapel
- Four Generous Bedrooms
- Stunning vaulted living room kitchen diner
- Ensuite to master bedroom
- Vaulted Sitting Room
- Play room or 5th bedroom
- Rear Garden
- No Onward Chain!