From Sunday School to Bed & Breakfast

To being the next phase, in the Fall of 2014 the vinyl siding on the then Sunday School was removed. A completely fitted and sealed layer of 1.5" rigid foam insulation board was then added on all of the exterior walls. Following that, new thermopane insulated windows were installed, and the addition was re-sided. That winter the interior walls were gutted, with the existing insulation  replaced with Roxul Safe and Sound. A foot of insulation was added to the attic and a full 6mil air barrier was installed on the walls and ceiling. The interior bedroom walls were insulated for guest comfort, also with Roxul Safe and Sound.  Insulated doors were installed for privacy.  The crawl space was completely spray foamed, the floor was covered in plastic underlay, and a layer of roll foam insulation wastaped to fit. While in the crawl space a complete water treatment system was added to the well supply, water softener, cartridge filter and UV light. A new well pump had been added in May of 2013. 

Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario

Once renovations to the church residence were complete, the Sunday School, which had also been an Education Room, was turned into a well appointed Bed and Breakfast.

Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario

This area had a window added to the north wall and has been turned into two guest bedrooms in the B&B. (See below the pictures for more info on the conversion from Sunday School to Bed and Breakfast.)

Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario
Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario
Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario
Bed and Breakfast for Sale Lanark Ontario

Over the winter of 2014, the interior of the Sunday School was rebuilt, making it into a well appointed Bed and Breakfast. A storage room, 3 pc bathroom, and two Bed and Breakfast guestrooms (the Rose Room, on the right; the Moon Room, on the left), along with an open concept living/dining area were added. The ceiling is a unique feature in this Living/Dining room area. Made of plaster and fiberglass coffered dentil revealed edge tiles, it adds a classic feel. These tiles were re-purposed from a renovation at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Some of the original wall paneling was re-purposed to wainscotting in the bedrooms. The B&B building is so energy efficient that we were able to install 500W radiant wall heaters for quiet warmth in the guest bedrooms so that guests do not have to listen to annoying "hotel like" heaters. One 1500W wall heater comfortably warms the entire Living Room/Dining Room area. In the summer, a single 5000 BTU window air conditioner cools the entire 600 sq ft B&B space. 

Is this the opportunity you have been waiting for? It is very well suited to a stay at home spouse; someone looking for extra income, or depending on # of accommodation nights you make it available (the choice is entirely yours), it might simply supply income to cover ownership costs. The attachedDay Spa, too, has oodles of potential for a substantial income.

Maybe you are a semi-retired or retired couple, or someone who has always wanted to live in a Church and/or run a business from home. This Bed and Breakfast for sale in Ontario could be just what you are looking for. Call us today for a private viewing.

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