As house conversions go, we've seen our fair share - former village schools, barns and stables all transformed into homes to die for.
But this century-and-a-half old former church has shot straight to the top of our favourites' list - just look at these photos!
The Old Church House in Cold Hanworth, Lincolnshire, has gone on the market with a guide price of £450,000, and it being marketed by JHWalter.
Whilst this church, complete with crumbling graves and lychgate, may be too eerie for some, this recently listed renovation offers a rare opportunity for private owners to set up home in a building featuring original details that celebrate the history of the building and the surrounding district.
Once at the heart of the community, this church now offers a family a beautiful three-bedroom abode boasting a wealth of features including a spire, altar, original tessellated flooring, stained glass windows and ornate woodwork. These characteristics are mixed with stylish furnishings and modern touches that leave this once gloomy building a cosy pad in the middle of the countryside.
Guests are beckoned through room after room filled with period features - from carved mahogany staircases to arch windows and hand crafted masonry work.
Creep along the ancient stone flooring to the heart of the church, the now re-purposed as the kitchen and breakfast room, for more characteristics.
As the altar represents the heart of the church, it is no surprise that this detail exists in the renovated kitchen. Under the gaze of three gargoyles and angel carvings, this is by far the best wonder of the house! Replacing pulpits, highly vanished work surfaces lay, sparkling with the rays of stained glass windows.
Upstairs, the house offers three bedrooms, two with en-suite, boasting exposed brickwork, timber and more stained glass to honour the heritage of the Grade II listed church. Beyond, the rolling Lincolnshire hills can be seen whilst the manicured gardens and towering trees offer homeowners a private and serene location to enjoy alfresco dining amongst a ghost or two.
We couldn't think of a more spine-chilling loaction to spend Halloween...
For more information on the listing contact J H Walter.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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