Take a look inside this £2.95m converted chapel with barrel vault ceilings

view inside chapel conversion with vaulted ceiling and glass mezzanine
Original features take centre stage in this stunning chapel conversion (Image credit: Unique Property Company)

High ceilings and a building that wasn’t being used as a home were the key drivers for Peggy Prendeville, an interior designer and photographer, when she started searching for properties to convert. She wasn't necessarily considering buying a listed building, just somewhere she could turn into a family home.

With her flat already under offer, she was directed towards Simon Stone at the Unique Property Company to help with her search. And although The Chapel exceeded her budget, she made a low offer and shook the vendor’s hand. A man of honour, he considered the deal sealed and she became the new owner. 

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.