Published: 06:00, 23 November 2019
If you're on the lookout for a quirky house, this property could be the answer to your prayers.
A Grade II-listed church in Faversham converted into a two-bedroom home has come on the market for £740,000.
Originally known as Church of St John the Evangelist, it closed in 2000 before being sold at auction in 2012 for £345,000.
Built in 1881 by Kirk and Son of Sleaford, the former church in Upper Brents was awarded its listed status in 1972 and still boasts an original arched door and many of the lancet windows have retained their stunning stained-glass panels.
It has been restored by its present owners into a home, featuring an extensive open-plan living room, two double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and utility room.
Underfloor heating has been installed throughout most of the length of the main building, as well as two wood-burning stoves.
Rightmove’s property expert, Miles Shipside, said: “This wonderfully unique church conversion is one of the quirkiest homes listed for sale on Rightmove.
“It’s great to see such diverse property available on Rightmove and I’m sure St John’s Church will make any prospective buyers very happy.”
A description of the property on Rightmove’s website adds: “The property has been lovingly restored by the present owners to provide a unique home with versatile living possibilities
“The property has many attractive and appealing features as from the original arched door, the five-bay nave extending down one side with intricately crafted barrel vaulted ceiling which extends into the awe-inspiring height above.
"Outside there is a driveway which leads up to the church and off-street parking for numerous cars.
"The grounds wrap around the church and provide a blank canvas to create your own design.
"St John’s Church is found in the popular Upper Brents area within easy access of the town centre of this vibrant market town with its variety of shops, bars and restaurants."
More by this authorKatie Davis
This website and its associated newspaper are members of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)