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The Old Chapel, Front Street, Sherburn Hill, Durham








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Key features

  • 3 bedroom converted Chapel
  • 4 Part-finished flats
  • Very spacious accommodation throughout
  • Many original and reclaimed features


A unique and beautiful three bedroom converted Chapel plus an adjoining block of four part-finished flats, ideal for tourist or other rental accommodation, within five miles of Historic Durham City.

The Old Chapel is a unique opportunity to purchase a converted chapel that has been sympathetically converted to retain many original features, such as arched windows, stained glass windows and plaster coving. Adjoining The Old Chapel is a similar building which has been converted into a block of four flats.

From Durham City take the A690 through Gilesgate and follow the signs for Sherburn Village. Continue through Sherburn village and up a hill into Sherburn Hill. The Old Chapel will be on your right hand side opposite the junction with Kirkfields.

The Old Chapel is located in Sherburn Hill village approximately 5 miles east of Durham City. The property is conveniently located near to the A1 and the A19 for commuting North or South. Newcastle upon Tyne is approximately 22 miles to the north and Teesside is 20 miles to the south.

The house and flats are served by mains gas, mains water, mains electricity and mains drainage. The Old Chapel has an external boiler house to the side of the property and all of the downstairs rooms have underfloor heating. Radiators are fitted to all first floor rooms.


Entering from the front door, there is a hallway with a cupboard housing the underfloor heating controls.

Games/Dining Room

This very large room, perfect for entertaining, with a solid oak floor, is currently set out as a games room and dining room. A spiral staircase leads from here to the first floor, as well as the main staircase.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

With Indian slate flooring the kitchen/breakfast room has space for a large American style fridge and a dining table. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke solid oak floor units, a ceramic sink with mixer tap, and solid wooden worksurfaces. Included in the sale is a Belling 110 range cooker with seven burner rings, two ovens, grill and plate warmer.

Living Room

Adjacent to the kitchen there is a large living room with Travetine flooring, a multi-fuel burner set into a large wooden, reclaimed fireplace and a door leading the conservatory.


Large pine, painted conservatory with twin wall perspex roof and a tiled floor.

Utility Room

Large utility with original ceramic sink, wooden wall and floor units with complementary black worksurfaces and a tiled floor. There is also plumbing for a dishwasher, washer and tumble dryer


White, Vernon Tutbury WC and handbasin with a tiled floor and built in shelving.


Large L-shaped double with large arched feature window overlooking the village and storage cupboard


Large double room with large cupboard.


Large double room with arched feature windows overlooking Durham City and storage cupboard. Ensuite with bath, handbasin and WC.

Family Bathroom

Large family bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, tiled floor, separate mains fed shower unit, handbasin and WC.

Block of 4 no flats

Planning permission was granted by Durham County Council under planning reference 4/05/00801/FPA. The layout of each flat can been seen in the attached floor plans, but in brief each flat has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen/living room. Ground floor flats have French doors fitted and the two top floor flats have French doors, in preparation for Juliette balconies to be fitted. Access to the first floor flats is via a central staircase from the east of the block. The two ground floor flats have their own individual entrances, one from the rear and one from the front of the building. Each flat has been finished to a ‘first fix’ stage including double glazed UPVC windows, plumbing, electrical cables and plasterboard. Some rooms have also been plastered. Kitchens and bathrooms have not been fitted. There are four Baxi Platinum combi-boilers included in the sale, ready for fitting. Once finished the flats could be used as for longer term letting, student rental or (truncated)


To the front of the property is a driveway with parking for four cars. Access to the flats is via the east side of the property and four parking bays have been allocated to the rear, as part of the planning permission. To the rear of the property is a large mature garden, planted with borders, trees and shrubs. There is a large patio for entertaining bordered by raised beds made with railway sleepers.

Additional Information

The property has been lovingly converted over a number of years, commencing in 1995. Individual features such as the reclaimed Victorian stair spindles, reclaimed leaded windows and mahogany arched windows compliment the age and style of the property. The property is double glazed throughout and has several original doors.


A large garage with an office to the front and double doors to the rear adjoins the house.


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The Old Chapel, Front Street, Sherburn Hill, Durham


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