An Old Abandoned Church Turned into a Stunning Home

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Love and faith restores an unwanted church to a loving home

Abandoned and left to deteriorate, St Nicolas's Church has been converted into a home that would turn you green with envy.

Built in Kyloe, Northumberland, in 1792, it was situated on the site of an earlier church that dated back to the 1100s. In 1983, the St Nicolas Church House was deconsecrated and stood derelict for 20 years. That is until Ian Bottomley and Sally Onions discovered it and fell in love with the building. In 2002, they took on this huge conversion project.

Take a look at the fantastic result of their hard work.

External shot St Nicholas Church
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"We couldn't find anything that fitted the bill," said Sally. "Then this turned up. The church had space, a good-sized garden - although mostly full of gravestones - and it was in a lovely situation. When we realised it also had stunning views over the fields to the sea, that was the icing on the cake."
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Imagine waking up in a room like this every morning!

St Nicholas Church House's main bedroom
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The entire property has one acre of land, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, two kitchens and an open living area.

Add light with conservation windows
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Ian and Sally have sympathetically converted the church into a home, keeping many of the old features, such as the arches and stained glass windows.

St Nicholas Church living room
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Products made specifically for projects such as this were used to ensure any developments fitted with the heritage feel of the church, such as conservation roof windows.

Guest bedroom with conservation roof windows
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Even the kitchen is a perfect balance of old and new.

St Nicholas Church House kitchen
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If you had the resources, would you take on a project like this after seeing how great it can look?