The Chapel is a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built in 1896, and is a magnificent property that has been the subject of an extensive and sympathetic refurbishment programme by the current owner, providing unrivalled and completely unique accommodation. The exquisite programme of works include; renovating the Italianate corbels, restoring and replicating the missing cornicing, restoring the Victorian stained glass windows as well as sourcing vintage radiators from the era, importing the stunning bathroom fitting to create a truly original property.
To the front of the property are electric gates leading to a beautiful Italianate portico that open into the impressive entrance hall, featuring the original decorative tiles as well as wood panelling. On either side of the hall are doors that lead into two parallel rooms, currently arranged as a gentleman’s room and a ladies drawing room respectively. At the centre of the property is the former amphitheatre, which is now a magnificent drawing room which, with a ceiling height of 50 foot affording 360 degree views of the main gallery, including the original pulpit. Leading off the drawing room is the hand built kitchen, upcycling the original pews with marble work surfaces and a double copper sink. The kitchen leads through to a orangery that runs the length of the drawing room making it the perfect dining area. Again leading off the drawing room is a rear staircase leading down to the utility room and plant room. The ground floor also boasts two WC’s and a ground floor en-suite bedroom.
The rear staircase also leads up to the first floor and galleried dining room which takes advantage of the view over the drawing room, in turn leading to the library with floor to ceiling bookcases along one side. Each one of the bedroom suites have been individually designed, again, with the utmost imagination and quality fittings, from the grand Opium Suite, through to the Chinese Suite. Each bedroom has a luxury en-suite with imported fixtures and fittings to a standard rarely seen. Leading up the west staircase is the master bedroom suite which boasts a double height ceiling, two beautiful stained glass windows and large fitted wardrobes, there is also access to a spacious south facing private balcony. Steps lead up to the en-suite bathroom that features a deep free standing roll top copper bath, a separate walk-in shower and double sinks crafted out of fossilized wood. All the bathrooms have electric underfloor heating, the drawing room and kitchen have a wet underfloor heating system heated by the biomass boiler.
The property also benefits from an Envirovent heat recovery system as well as a state of the art security system with CCTV cameras that can be managed from mobile devices.
Grove Road is surrounded by historic properties, some formerly belonging to the Chapel originally, such as the Sunday School, all of which have also been sympathetically restored and refurbished. The vibrant Kings Road is approx. 200 metres from the property, and offers a fabulous array of deli’s, cafes and artisan bakeries, along with the superb, newly opened Frog restaurant. A short walk takes you into central Harrogate with an even greater array of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Harrogate has become the ‘go to’ place for those looking to relocate from larger Cities, due to the excellent standard of living, outstanding schools, and superb privately owned restaurants. Commuting to London takes less than 2 hours with the frequent flights from Leeds/Bradford to London Heathrow, and the direct Azuma trains from Harrogate to Kings Cross.
The property is currently run as a successful B&B and other events, such as weddings. This property would also make a fabulous ‘wellness retreat’ given it size, flexible accommodation and location. It would also suit the end user who wishes to purchase a truly unique property in a thriving location and property hot spot.
It is impossible to fully do the property justice and an internal viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate this very special property.