Is this Scotland’s most heavenly home? Former Victorian gothic church on sale for £650k


A STUNNING Victorian church complete with its very own original steeple, tower, stained glass windows and pews is on the market for offers over £650,000.

Church House in Cupar, Fife has been spectacularly converted into a family home after previously serving the local community until the 1980s.

The C-listed property dates back to 1843 and despite a modern conversion into the 21st century, it still includes a multitude of ecclesiastic features.


In a nod to the gothic revival movement, the building boasts numerous stone pillars, archways, vaulted ceilings and hosts of stunning lancet windows.

The house sits within 0.5 acres of garden and includes a master bedroom, four double bedrooms, two attic rooms and a cellar.

Church House was put on the market by estate agents Galbraith yesterday for offers over £650,000.

Galbraith describe the one-of-a-kind property as an “imaginative conversion”.


Their brochure reads: “Church House is a most impressive country property, beautifully and sympathetically converted to provide outstanding, flexible accommodation well suited to modern day family living.

“The building dates from 1843, with later additions, and was the church serving the local community until the 1980’s, at which point the transformation into a superb family home began.

“The house is Category ‘C’ Listed and sits in approximately 0.5 acres of garden ground with the imaginative conversion creating a unique and delightful property with many superb features which could have significant potential for business use such as holiday letting, B & B or similar (subject to consents).


“With a natural split between the front and rear sections of the house, the formal drawing room/dining room to the front is quite superb, retaining many notable ecclesiastical features and with the superb stone carving of particular note.

“To the rear of the ground floor is the lovely kitchen/breakfast room and beautiful family room/study with wood-burning stove and separate open fire – folding doors offer scope to use the family room/study either as one large room or alternatively as two separate rooms.

“The first floor accommodation is accessed by either the main tower staircase or a feature spiral staircase from the main hall area.


“The spacious upstairs sitting room offers excellent flexible living space whilst the adjacent master bedroom benefits from a dressing room with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom.

“Overlooking the main ground floor drawing room is a wonderful galleried reading area and there is also a further separate shower room at this level.

“Above the family room/study, and accessed via a ladder, are two useful attic rooms whilst there are three unique rooms in the tower with the top floor (former belfry) enjoying wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding fields and countryside.”


Church House is located in Scotland’s Bow of Fife in Cupar, Fife.

It sits around 14 miles from the historic university town of Saint Andrews where Prince William and Kate Middleton went to university.