Victorian church with a 100ft spire goes up for sale as a stunning family home

Marvel at the sight of All Saints, a Victorian church that’s been converted into a gorgeous family home, complete with a 100ft tall spire

All Saints Church can be seen for miles around in the village of Haywood in South Yorkshire, and before it was turned into a house, it hosted a congregation more than 100 strong.

Now, it’s up for sale with a guide price of £600,000, marketed by Simon Blyth Estate Agents, Kirkburton, via OnTheMarket.

The Grade II-listed property was bought by its current owners, Grady Holmes and his partner Arabella Rosevear-Holmes, ten years ago.

They did the hard work of giving the church a much-needed upgrade, adding in modern essentials while retaining its best Victorian features.

The couple have taken the church, which was originally built in 1875 by Truro Cathedral architect John Loughborough Pearson, and made it into a stunning home where any family would love to live.

They added a bespoke oak door at the entrance and a new biomass heating system, but kept the belltower, which is accessible via a pitch pine ladder and offers stunning views out over the countryside.


The land to the north of the house was bought and turned into a large private garden, and there’s a patio to the south that adjoins the graveyard.

Arabella, 44, who works in sales, said: ‘The main object in doing all the work was to make it a nice cosy living space and no expense has been spared.

‘It’s a good balance of new, modern living and the beautiful architecture that has been here since 1875.



‘You can be as cosy as you want to but it’s also a great social space because it’s so open.’

Construction project manager Grady, 46, said: ‘It’s been fantastic to live here and as soon as I walked in I loved it.

‘It hadn’t been lived in for a while when we bought it and it did actually smell like a church.



‘It’s taken a while to do up but it’s been a labour of love really.’

After 10 years in the property the couple are looking to move on along with their two young children.

They’re offering up the three-bedroom property for offers above £600,000.

On the ground floor the house boasts a sun room, family room, a play room or third bedroom, bathroom, an open-plan dining room/kitchen, priest entrance and a dressing room and en-suite to bedroom one, which is accessed via a staircase to the first floor.


The first floor includes bedroom two and an upper gallery lounge area.

Go up a spiral staircase in bedroom two and you’ll find a dreamy home office space in the bell tower.

Throughout the property you’ll spot plenty of Victorian features, including lancet windows and a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden tresses.



Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, said: ‘We see a lot of church conversions at OnTheMarket but this one really stands out.

‘The vendors have done an amazing job turning an old classic into a modern masterpiece which retains the best of its original features.

‘I’m sure the next owner will want to make their mark on the property and it will be fascinating to see how this lovely building continues to evolve.’

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