A lush converted church could be yours, but there’s a spooky catch


Let’s just say the neighbours are pretty quiet (Picture: Caters)

A beautiful Somerset home has hit the market for £725,000.

Built in 1800, the property has some very lush original features, including the huge double doors, chic wooden pillars and tall stained-glass windows.

It’s spacious and bright, and the garden is sizeable and lined with trees.

The catch? That garden is a graveyard, which means your immediate neighbours will be long-buried corpses.

That’s right, part of the reason why the property is so stunning is because it’s a converted church.

It sadly fell into disrepair over the years but has since been transformed into a lovely family home.


The living room in the renovated chapel

Honestly stunning (Picture: Caters News Agency)


Outside of the renovated Chapel home

A special kind of kerb ppeal (Picture: Caters News Agency)

Renovated in the mid 80s by architect Warwick Rodwell, who specialised in churches and chapels, the building was transformed into a bright and airy family home and renamed Downside Old Church.

Some of the headstones are over 200 years old, so it’s unlikely you’d have to worry about surprise visitors.

If they wanted to swing by, any visitors would have to submit a written request to the owner of the property.


CATERS NEWS (PICTURED The garden of the Chapel home) Fancy owning your own church? A unique home has come on the market in Somerset, but the garden is a GRAVE YARD. The three bedroom home with an eerie garden is up for sale for ??725,000 in the quaint village of Chilcompton, Somerset. Renovated in the mid 80's by enthusiastic architect Warwick Rodwell, this once serving church has been transformed into a bright and airy family home, naming it Downside Old Church. Specialising in Churches and Chapels, Warwick transformed this once working and serving Church into a vibrant and elegant living family home. SEE CATERS COPY???

A Goth’s dream (Picture: Caters News Agency)


Converted church with a graveyard in the garden for sale

What do you think? (Picture: Caters News Agency)

On the market with estate agency Cooper and Tanner, branch manager Samuel Masters said: ‘The main draw to the house is how big it really is inside. The garden is a compromise to some, but the other features make it a great home.

‘The strong colours inside and the way it has been well decorated eradicates any cold spookiness of a church and gives a warm and cosy feeling to the home.

‘The garden wouldn’t suit everyone, but the house itself has a lot of quirky characteristics.

‘So many memories will have happened in this church – weddings, baptisms and also funerals. The home has retained its magnificent history whilst being liveable.’

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