A CHAPEL near Whitehaven will go under the hammer with a guide price of £65,000.

Lowca's Methodist chapel has planning consent and sea views. It will be offered at auction later this month.

Built in 1910, the 1,500sq ft, single-storey chapel has outline planning consent for conversion to a house with a new detached garage and garden.

The chapel’s elevated position, on West Croft Terrace, means it has views out to sea and Whitehaven harbour.

Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, said: “This is a rare opportunity to create a fantastic residential property in a brilliant location.

“Not only is Lowca a peaceful coastal village with great countryside and walks on the doorstep, it is also close to the Lake District and just a mile from Parton railway station, which links to Whitehaven and Workington.”

The chapel will feature among more than 100 lots at Pugh’s next North West property auction in Manchester on February 25. For more information go to www.pugh-auctions.com.