Take a leap of faith: 10 homes with church connections

Converted churches, or homes with church connections offer unique character, original features and an abundance of history. We reveal coveted homes from around the UK from converted churches, rectories, vicarages and chapels. 

1. South Nutfield, Surrey, 6 bedrooms

The Old Rectory is a striking period home, presented immaculately throughout with beautifully kept grounds of over an acre, with an orchard to the rear, a summer house, workshop and garden store. Situated in South Nutfield, this beautiful family home offers flexible accommodation laid out across three floors. The home also offers a self-contained apartment and a private courtyard. 

2. Pudsey, West Yorkshire, 5 bedrooms

Churchfield house is a stunning converted church with attractive stained-glass windows, feature beams, oak parquet flooring and vaulted ceilings. The property is entered via an impressive arched double door and features three spacious reception rooms, an impressive open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.

3. Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, 4 bedrooms

The Old Vicarage is an outstanding property that has been totally renovated, extended and improved by the current owners to create a home of timeless elegance with plenty of character features, updated to include contemporary design elements and modern-day comforts. The historic civarage is set in magical grounds of 1.5 acres with superbly landscaped gardens and an impressive tiered deck overlooking the spring fed pond and woodland.

4. Halsham, Yorkshire, 4 bedrooms

Constructed in the 1870s and offered for sale for the first time since its conversion to a dwelling some 22 years ago, this unique property is situated on the outskirts of the village surrounded by open countryside. The property includes a delightful converted chapel, a detached bungalow, 10 acres of grounds and equestrian facilities.

5. Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, 5 bedrooms

This fantastic home dates back to 1893 and was formerly the village Methodist Chapel. The home occupies a large plot that is accessed via electric gates providing access to parking for approximately six cars. This unique home benefits from two reception rooms, of which one is located on a mezzanine floor, a bespoke modern kitchen, five bedrooms with two having en-suite facilities, a family bathroom, a utility room, a snug and a landscaped secure garden.

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6. Newtown, Wales, 4 bedrooms

Rose Chapel is a gorgeous chapel conversion dating back to the early 1800s, elegantly completed to provide outstanding contemporary accommodation intertwined with a wealth of eye-catching period features. Inside this unique property are four bedrooms with a range of beautifully finished reception rooms, including the sleek opel-plan living space which flows into the stunning kitchen complete with arched windows and the overlooking mezzanine. The gardens can be found to the rear as well as solar panels that complete this high specification home.

7. Brighstone, Isle of Wight, 2 bedrooms

This beautifully restored chapel is bursting with attractive original features, located in a picturesque and bustling village location. The unique propety is perfect for a permanent residence, second home or holiday let. The entrance still retains its beautiful arched wooden door and an attractive stained-glass circular window, and the home features gated driveway parking and a lovely enclosed rear garden.

8. Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, 4 bedrooms

The Old Chapel is a stunning converted Baptist Chapel with a sweeping gravel drive, a wrap-around garden and a stunning hand-carved folly with a stone water feature. The Grade II Listed property boasts an expansive living and dining room, a stunning American oak staircase and large arch windows. The delightful garden is mainly laid to lawn and includes a charming summer house, decked seating area and patio areas, perfect for enjoying the warmer months.

9. St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, 4 bedrooms

This Grade II Listed home dates to 1875 and its past tells stories of a school swimming bath, a Church and a glass factory. You can even find the historic pool through a hidden tunnel. With a fantastic mix of contemporary and character features, the home is versatile, bright and fun. The property offers an open-plan kitchen and reception room, its very own bowling alley below a mezzanine snug, a cinema room and a landscaped, private terrace.

10. Chulmleigh, Devon, 3 bedrooms

This outstanding church renovation has been finished to a very high standard with an attractive kitchen, dining room, spacious living room, vestry and three luxurious double bedrooms, all set within splendid gardens. The church features stunning stained-glass windows and was originally commissioned by the Earl of Portsmouth in 1891 and has one of only two Saddleback towers in Devon.

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