From the outside, a fairly unassuming old Welsh chap, but look inside and you’ll notice that the eight-bedroom Moriah Chapel in Dolwyddelan, Gwynedd, North Wales is quite the modern home.
In fact, that’s an understatement. This grade-II listed Calvinistic Methodist chapel, which sits within the Snowdonia National Park, is something of a luxurious hangout, using the original design for some stylish open plan living. Oh yes, you’ve got some really special scenery on your doorstep too.
The renovation has used the original chapel, but also includes an attached four-bedroom chapel house – the eight bedrooms are over the two buildings. Might be useful when you have guests round for a week or so. There are also landscaped upper and lower gardens, plus a slate walled and hard landscaped ‘Chapel House’ garden.
As for the actual accommodation, you enter the Moriah Chapel through the original six panelled sliding doors into the entrance lobby and cloakroom. Either side of the entrance are dual staircases to all floors. The ground floor consists of three bedrooms (one of which is en-suite), the main bathroom and a designated ‘quiet’ seating area. There is also a boiler control room.
At the end of the building, a listed ‘fawr’ gives access to the main accommodation on the first floor. The dining area is flanked by stainless steel hand rails and glass panels and looks onto the modern fitted kitchen. Either side of the dining room are two large storage cupboards containing the original pews.
Stairs lead from the first floor to the main accommodation on the second floor, with an open plan lounge area, the master bedroom suite with sitting and dressing areas plus an en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, separate bath and fibre optic ‘mood’ lighting. There’s also a spacious third floor loft area along with two cellars, both of which have electricity points and lighting.
The Chapel House, set at the rear of the property, has its own entrance leading to an entrance hall, a modern fitted kitchen, two reception rooms (one of which was the original vestry to the main chapel), a utility and boiler room plus to the three bedrooms (two of which have en-suite shower rooms) and the main bathroom. A further stairway leads to the top floor and multi-function study / lounge.
So plenty of space, but for plenty of money. The guide price is £1,100,000.