Lea Chapel and Cottage in Main Road, Upper Lea, near Matlock, has a guide price of £150,000+, comprises a Grade II-listed former chapel with adjoining cottage in a heavenly location.
Robert Stone, head of SDL auctions East Midlands, said: “This is a beautiful property in a beautiful location, surrounded by the dry stone walls characteristic of this area and with masses of potential to become a stunning family home and for a separate building plot, with the necessary permissions. It could also be suitable for a holiday home, as Matlock and the Peak District are just up the road.”
Built in 1671 in coarse natural stone, the chapel has Gothic-style windows and is an attractive feature of the village. It is believed to have had a strong connection with Thomas Nightingale, a relative of Florence Nightingale, who lived in the village.
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The chapel building comprises an entrance hallway with cloakroom, large main chapel area with pulpit and balcony, and a school room with a vaulted ceiling and access to Beech Cottage. The cottage is gas centrally heated and has a lounge, kitchen and pantry, with a galleried-style landing leading to two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The properties occupy a large plot with the potential for an additional building, subject to planning permission.
The auction will take place on Saturday October 29, 2020. For more information click here