A converted grade II listed detached chapel, school house and stable all in one magnificent home presented with great charm and elegance in this quiet rural hamlet. (contd...) Read more
A converted grade II listed detached chapel, school house and stable all in one magnificent home presented with great charm and elegance in this quiet rural hamlet. (contd...)
Lana Chapel is a truly unique home.
The present owners have worked extremely hard to create the right look and feel, with the modern improvements intertwining with the character features beautifully. The external elevations have been re-pointed and the new timber windows to fit the original shape and sizes fit seamlessly into the stone and brick walls to enhance the character.
The ambience hits you as you walk through the entrance porch into what was the original classroom but is now the gorgeous lounge/dining room, recently redecorated in a contempory fashion, with its high ceilings carrying the weight of two large chandeliers which send a diffuse glittering light around the room. Light floods in from the large arched windows and the warm authentic hues of the decor are in keeping with the history, add warmth to the room in addition to the underfloor heating. You will be drawn to the log burning cast iron stove with a towering flue set on a large slate hearth. There would be room for a long refectory table or, equally, it works for modern living as a family room with a seating area around the fire and a dining area to the other end. A sweeping staircase leads up with elegant simplicity. The dado and picture rails are great finishing touches.
The kitchen is open plan to the lounge/dining room designed for modern taste but blending in perfectly both visually and in terms of quality. This is a light and airy space with a high level window at the rear. The kitchen comprises a wide range of matching natural cream wall and base units beneath granite effect work surfaces and quality tiled splash backs. A matching central island is ideal for storage and breakfasting. The vaulted ceiling with beams and the original floorboards are lovely features and the range cooker, fridge and other appliances are available by separate negotiation. The utility room and separate w/c are located off with the utility having a block oak work surface, a butler sink and an original antique pine school cupboard and coat pegs.
What was formerly the 'parsons stable' is now a beautiful ground floor bedroom 2 with an en-suite shower room and superb original beams. Bedroom 3 is also a good size double room with a very different feel from bedroom 2. This room has a high ceiling with two large windows allowing in an abundance of natural light and is located next to the quality Victorian style bathroom.
The chapel dates back to 1838 and you will be amazed at its size and feel, sympathetically restored to echo the original plaster mouldings and arches. The plaster work has been carefully renovated and painted to draw the eye. The arched windows on either side are majestic allowing in a lot of light. The very high ceiling creates an impressive feeling of space and history. The centrepiece is the cast iron log burning stove on slate flagstones with old slate carvings as a heat back. The floor is pine, and along with the rest of the ground floor accommodation has oil fired underfloor heating, with two staircases leading to the old chorister's gallery which is currently used a bedroom with a modern glass balcony allowing the view down over the chapel. There is a separate access to the chapel with owners having the foresight to add plumbing for the potential of installing a kitchenette and bathroom to make a separate holiday let or annexe ideal for dual family occupation.
On the first floor the master bedroom is of a very generous size with a superb vaulted ceiling with originals beams in contrast to the modern styling and decor which creates a lovely blend within this room. A door opens into the en-suite with a double shower cubicle, w/c, bidet and a sink set in a useful vanity unit with the airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water system. Radiators provide warmth at this level.
The pretty garden is laid to lawn and features a recently laid paved patio to enjoy the sunny aspect and has a good view over the countryside to the front. The garden is edged by a stone wall, with a patio area and shed for storage. The brick paved driveway offers parking for three cars, with further parking available at the front.
This unique home is well worthy of a viewing and is offered with no onward chain.
Porch8'8" x 7'4" (2.64m x 2.24m).
Lounge/Dining room27'3" x 13'3" (8.3m x 4.04m).
Kitchen13' x 12'10" (3.96m x 3.91m).
Utility room6'9" x 6' (2.06m x 1.83m).
Separate w/c6'9" x 4'7" (2.06m x 1.4m).
Chapel32'1" x 24'3" (9.78m x 7.4m).
Gallery/bedroom 424'2" x 9'6" (7.37m x 2.9m).
Bedroom 115'5" x 13'4" (4.7m x 4.06m).
En-suite8'7" x 7'8" (2.62m x 2.34m).
Bedroom 213'1" (3.98m) (19'2" (5.84m) max) x 10'7" (3.23m).
En-suite6'5" x 5'9" (1.96m x 1.75m).
Bedroom 314'4" x 11'1" (4.37m x 3.38m).
Bathroom8'9" (2.66m) x 4'11" (1.51m) (5'10" (1.78m) max).
From Bude proceed along the A3072 towards Holsworthy. Take the first left turn signposted Pancrasweek just before the bridge. Follow this road without turning off until you reach the tiny hamlet where Lana Chapel will be found on the left hand side.