(Image: Mark Robinson, cc-2.0)

Small Methodist chapels were often simple and austere places, dedicated to the worship of God over the comfort of the congregation.  But here’s one Gothic example in Kingston, Devon, repurposed as an ultra-comfortable fishing lodge.  Writing on Flickr (and underscored by highly positive feedback), Mark Robinson says the chapel/lodge is available for “£200 per person per day, including bass fishing and the best food you’ll ever eat!”  As of 2009 it was on the market and may now have become the perfect second home.

For another practical chapel conversion of a very different nature, click here.  For abandoned examples, don’t miss Crumbling History: 8 Abandoned Churches.

This post is a prelude to an upcoming article.  If you know of any inspired church and chapel conversions we should look into, or ones you’d like us to report on, please drop us a line!