The Old Baptist Church, Tunbridge Wells. 3 bedrooms; £1.5m via Inigo. Sandblasted brickwork and towering sash windows are the focal points for this Tunbridge Wells chapel in the High Weald of Kent. The three-bedroom home dates from 1882 and served the local Baptist congregation for over a century before being converted for domestic use. The current owners have also inserted a mezzanine bedroom beneath the roof, with the living room and kitchen in the nave. Two more bedrooms are located off the hallway, along with amenities and access to the cellar below. Photography: Inigo
It’s easy to imagine this Tunbridge Wells property’s former life as a Baptist church – its brick bones and towering proportions are all on show.
Located at the heart of the High Weald of Kent, the converted church dates from 1882 and served the local congregation for over a century. Its current owners have restored and modernised the Kent property, turning it into a three-bedroom home that pays homage to its past by maximising its ecclesiastical proportions.
Now for sale via Inigo for £1.15m, the chapel’s interior brickwork has been sandblasted and is the focal point of the double-height living room. This lofty space has a mix of clerestory and sash windows and hardwood floors underfoot.
A bespoke Neptune-designed kitchen, complete with quartz worktops, is at the rear of the free-flowing ground floor with a slate-tiled hallway leading to two bedrooms, utilities and access to the storage cellar.
Stairs lead up to the first floor where there’s a studio nestled in the eaves, and the main bedroom, complete with a freestanding clawfoot bathtub.