(Picture: Wales News Service)A stunning conversion of a church is selling for less than the price of a one-bed flat in London.
The historic chapel, which is up for auction at £200,000, is described as a ‘masterclass on how to transform an iconic chapel into a stunning home.’
The Bethany Baptist Church in Treherbert, in the heart of the Rhondda Valleys in Wales, is an iconic building which used to be filled with singing Welsh voices.
(Picture: Wales News Service)It has now been transformed into a beautiful modern home, though it still has some of the church’s features.
The pulpit is still in place and stained glass windows can be found in the walls.
The original chapel organ has been used to create a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom.
(Picture: Wales News Service)The balcony wood panelling has been restored and the carved ceiling is a show-stopping original feature.
A clever design means that the conversion has created a modern open-plan living area.
There is also a lovely kitchen in the heart of the home, which is central to the downstairs quarters.
(Picture: Wales News Service)Upstairs an open seating area can be found at the front of the church balcony.
The dining area is on a raised platform in front of the pulpit – which has restored original features.
There are also three double bedrooms, an ensuite and a family bathroom on the first floor.
(Picture: Wales News Service)Under the balcony downstairs there are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room.
A Paul Fosh Auctions spokesman said: ‘The property is situated at the foot of Rhigos mountain just a few miles from the world renowned Brecon Beacons National Park and other attractions.
(Picture: Wales News Service)‘The property is ideal for either a homeowner or indeed a investor and it has been used both as a family home and most recently a holiday let accommodating up to 10 guests.
‘The property fuses both the old and new perfectly with many original features.’
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