If you’ve ever wanted to live in a castle but can’t because we live in the 21st century, buying an abandoned church might be a good place to start.
The St. Nicholas Church in Kyloe, Northcumberland, was built in 1792 to replace an earlier church that was built in the 1100’s. It was then deconsecrated sometime in the 80’s.
It was abandoned for the next 20 years until a couple found it. They fell in love with the church and decided to buy it.
A conversion project to turn the old worn down church into a modern day home started in 2002. The finished project ended with 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, and a large living room.
The living room is the main attraction. With stain glass windows, underfloor heating, timber ceiling, and a double balcony.
The kitchen has a log burning stove, lime stone and has seen the same underfloor heating treatment as the living room. It was built from pitch-pine reclaimed from old church pews and roof timber.
The main bathroom is split over three levels. The room is towered by the 12′ stain glass window, offering an atmosphere of relaxation as you soak in the free standing french bath. The towel racks are heated, as well as the slated floors.
The master bedroom is nothing short but fit for a king. With a king-sized bed replacing the altar accompanied by 8 stained glass windows. It doesn’t offer much in the way of space, as it’s connected to the main dining hall.
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