Former Derbyshire church institute converted into three-bedroom home – with ‘original quirks’

A 115-year-old former church insitute has been transformed into a “truly remarkable” home.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 8:55 am
The three-bedroom, detached home was built in 1904.

Estate agent Burchell Edwards, in its listing on property website Rightmove, says The Old Church Institute, on Main Street, Mapperley, near Ilkeston, is a “truly remarkable, three-bedroom, detached, character property”.

Highlights of the “1904, unique-built, single-storey property” include the lounge and stunning farmhouse-style kitchen – “the hub of the home” – as well as three bedrooms to the rear of the property, “taking advantage of the countryside views” and a new family bathroom.

The agent says: “There are many eye catching features throughout this property such as an open, cast-iron fireplace to the lounge, a multi fuel-burner to the kitchen and some original sash windows.

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Three original windows, one being a sash window to the front elevation and two windows to the side elevation, internal sash window opening to the inner hall and oak timber flooring, electronic thermostatic app controlled radiator.

“The property was once the Old Church Institute and what is now the step down to the hallway was once the veranda for viewing the cricket ground.

“This beautiful property captures so much history with original quirks to be appreciated throughout.”

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A spacious lounge having high ceilings, feature cast iron open fireplace with a tiled hearth, two newly fitted German electronic thermostatic controlled radiators and open archway through to the farmhouse-style kitchen.

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Fitted with wall and base units with roll top work surfaces over, stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splashbacks, integrated electric oven and four ring electric hob with extractor fan over, integrated fridge, integrated freezer, integrated dishwasher.
Multi-fuel burner on a tiled hearth with a wooden surround, wall-mounted air conditioning unit, wall-mounted original display cupboard, oak timber and tiled flooring and two windows to the front elevation.
Newly fitted German electronic thermostatic app-controlled radiator.
Having doors leading to the bedrooms and bathroom. Tiled flooring and newly fitted German electronic thermostatic controlled radiator.
Having upvc double-glazed window to the rear elevation with stunning countryside views, French doors leading into the garden, storage cupboard and newly fitted German electronic thermostatic app-controlled radiator.
Having two double-glazed windows to the rear elevation with stunning views and an electronic thermostatic app-controlled radiator.
Estate agent Burchell Edwards says: "This beautiful property captures so much history with original quirks to be appreciated throughout."
Having double-glazed window to the side elevation, spotlights to the ceiling and laminate, wood-effect flooring, electronic thermostatic app-controlled radiator.
Newly fitted with a three piece suite comprising bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin in vanity unit, low level push button WC.
Part-tiled walls, tiled flooring, electric towel rail, inset shelving, upvc double-glazed window to the side elevation.
To the front of the property is a generous driveway providing ample off-road parking, leading to a garage.
newly built detached garage.
To the rear is a low maintenance garden having artificial turf, flower beds and a timber summerhouse with power.
The home "benefits from having the most spectacular countryside views", according to estate agent Burchell Edwards.
The property benefits from spectacular countryside views.