Watersfield Chapel, London Road, Watersfield, near Petworth

What: This 1823 brick chapel, in a hamlet surrounded by the South Downs, has original details galore but has been recently renovated to create a cosy home with state-of-the-art as well as quirky features.

Great British Life: The chapel has been lovingly renovatedThe chapel has been lovingly renovated (Image: Comyn & James)

Inside: Arched and oriel windows bely this home’s heritage – as do the dining chairs and table that look like they’ve been hewn out of pews – but the sympathetic restoration has resulted in a stylish two-bedroom, two bathroom house. The outstanding room is the oak framed orangery with a vaulted glass ceiling to let in the light and views of the garden.

Great British Life: Watersfield chapel kitchenWatersfield chapel kitchen (Image: Comyn & James)

Outside: There are two off-road car spaces and a garden with mature yew trees, winding gravel path flanked by raised decorative beds and low period stone walls.

Great British Life: The orangery at Watersfield chapelThe orangery at Watersfield chapel (Image: Comyn & James)

Guide Price: £550,000

Contact: Comyn & James’ Pulborough office. 01798 888111 comynandjames.co.uk  property@comynandjames.co.uk

Great British Life: The bedrooms are charming at Watersfield chapelThe bedrooms are charming at Watersfield chapel (Image: Comyn & James)

Watersfield and the surrounding area

Watersfield lies on the A29 road 3.1 miles southwest of Pulborough, an old Roman village is steeped in charm, character and history and sits on the edge of the South Downs with some of the best views in the country as well as the county.

Bursting with chocolate box cottages and with glorious panoramic views across the South Downs, it’s no wonder the small village of Pulborough is officially one of the most desirables places to live in the country.

The reasons for its popularity are endless: nestled in verdant, rolling countryside looking over the Arun Valley, it is just a short drive to some of the most amazing coastline in Britain stretching from Chichester Harbour in the west to the dunes of Camber Sands in the East.

It is also one of the richest areas for nature in Britain and home to some incredible wildlife and birds including the Peregrine falcon, the nightingale and the lapwing.

READ MORE: Why you should move to Pulborough in West Sussex