A former chapel built to look like a coffin to remind worshippers of their own mortality is on sale as a four-bedroom home.
The spooky property in Fressingfield, Suffolk, is on the market for £320,000 and has been granted planning permission to be converted into a dream home.
It is the perfect home for ghost-hunters and those obsessed with the paranormal.
There are lots of ‘ghostly neighbours’ as the house backs onto an old cemetery with dozens of gravestones.
The Victorian chapel was purposely built in 1835 to remind worshippers of death and the afterlife, and has a gallery round the outside and an in-built baptistry
The box pews and pulpit were replaced in 1912, and years later classrooms and a large hexagonal hall were also added. The property is believed to have accommodated 700 people in its early days.
The 185-year-old property will soon find a new lease of life as a private home. It is located close to the centre of the village, with easy access to all the amenities Fressingfield has to offer – including a pub, a restaurant, a village shop, a primary school, a GP’s surgery, and a sports club.
The approved plans for the new home, designed by Gorniak & Mckechnie Ltd Architects and Designers, comprise an entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, dining room, living room and ground-floor bedroom and shower room.
Four bedrooms, plus two shower rooms, are to be built on the first floor, as well as a study.