Church and cottage dating back to 1671 with links to Florence Nightingale put up for sale - take a look inside

The church, which was built in 1671, has connections to Florence Nightingale and comes with a two-bedroomed cottage which is attached to the chapel and could be yours for £150,000.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 4:33 pm
Lea Chapel is up for auction
Lea Chapel is up for auction

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.

Inside historic Grade II Listed Lea Chapel which is up for auction

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

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