A Grade II-listed Chapel with history dating back to the early 1800s is to be sold at auction, giving budding renovators the chance to live in a truly unique house in the Cheshire countryside.

former chapel for auction


On behalf of Wheatcroft and Lloyd, SDL Property Auctions is selling Minshull United Reform Church, a Grade II-listed building recorded in the National Heritage List, which was built in 1806 and goes back to the time of Oliver Cromwell.


The property, on Eardswick Lane, Minshull Vernon, is nestled in between many of the towns and villages south of Cheshire, including Winsford, Crewe and Sandbach. It currently has a guide price of £50,000+ plus fees.


Budding renovators could transform the property into a truly unique family home, or convert it into a boutique bar, restaurant, hotel or brewery, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.


Inside the Chapel sits an altar at the front of the chapel hall, alongside a magnificent pipe organ, and rows of wooden pew benches. The windows are decorated with spectacular stained glass, and it has a pitched timber roof. 


The Chapel also currently features a range of kitchen units and brick-built portaloo style lavatories and wash hand basins in the outside area.


Andrew Parker, Managing Director and Auctioneer at SDL Property Auctions, said:


“This is such a unique property for people to get their hands on, as it’s beautiful right now but also has so much potential. If living in a converted church or transforming one into a restaurant sounds like heaven to you, why not make the leap of faith and arrange a viewing?


“This chapel has so much charm to it, and even if you do decide to renovate, the pipe organ, calligraphy at the altar and stained-glass windows to retain the context and character of the building. Given its desirable location, too, it’s an ideal home to access local amenities and nearby cities, while still being in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.”


The property is being offered for sale in May’s National Property Auction with a guide price of £50,000+ plus fees. The auction begins at 10am on Thursday 26th May and will be broadcast live online.


To arrange a viewing or to find out more information about the property, please contact the team at Wheatcroft and Lloyd on 01270 382283.


*Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price.