7 of Britain’s best property conversions

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Character properties, especially period property conversions, are always popular with potential buyers.

Here we have compiled what we think are Britain’s best property conversions…

With an increasing number of factories, chapels and barns becoming disused, it seems the appeal of undertaking a conversion project is strong.

It seems there are some fantastic property conversions currently available on the market – so, here’s our run down of our favourites:

Chapel conversion:

Roman Hall, a former chapel that dates back to 1835, was converted by its current owners just five years ago.

The property offers fantastic combination of period features and modern decor, retaining a range of original features, including vaulted ceilings, feature fireplaces, wooden flooring and stained glass windows.

Roman Hall can be found on the outskirts of the hamlet of Henshaw in Northumerland and is on the market with a guide price of £325,000.


Barn conversion:

Barn conversions are highly sought-after properties, and this impressive four-bedroom conversion in Kencot, Oxfordshire will not disappoint.

Set in beautiful, mature part-walled gardens, Dovecote Barn dates back to the 19th century and was converted in the 1990s. The property’s living area boasts a particularly impressive stone fireplace with wood-burning stove and the property is tastefully decorated throughout to accommodate modern living.

Dovecote Barn is on the market with a guide price of £745,000.


Light house conversion:

Barn and chapel conversions are fairly familiar sites these days, but this next converted property is a little more unusual…

The Old Light House in Dale, Pemborkeshire, is a stunning light house conversion with stunning views of the Irish sea, four/five bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and attached 3 bedroom annexe.

The property is currently used as a holiday property, but would equally make a fantastic family home as the conversion has been carried out to a very high standard, including solid oak flooring, a feature fireplace, welsh slate and underfloor heating.

The Old Light House is on the market for offers in the region of £975,000.


School house conversion:

This beautiful school house conversion dates back to 1839. The school was closed in 1946 and the building served as the village hall and post office before later being converted into a family.

Another property that successfully combines period features with modern amenities, the old school house is situated in the North Yorkshire village of Skeeby and is on the market with a guide price of £495,000.


Factory conversion:

One of the more pricey conversions currently on the market, this 3,000 sq. ft penthouse apartment sits within a converted warehouse in the heart of the Shoreditch ‘Triangle’.

Retaining some original features, along with high-end, modern facilities, this apartment is a fantastic example of a well-executed property conversion. The apartment offers a secure entrance, direct lift access, secure underground parking and private roof terrace, and is currently on the market for £3,000,000.


Former police station:

This impressive home began life in 1816 as Tewkesbury’s correctional house before being remodelled as a police station in 1854 and later converted to a residential dwelling in the 1970s.

Retaining many original features that tell the story of the property’s history, including some original doors, the substantial grade II listed property offers well laid out accommodation perfect for family life.

The first floor offers a large master suite with sitting room/dressing room, walk in wardrobe and ensuite, two further bedrooms and large family bathroom. The second floor, which was converted in 2012, offers a further three bedrooms, sitting room and ensuite shower room.

The Cotswold conversion is currently on the market with a guide price of £575,000.


Castellated tower:

This unique property conversion situated at the heart of the Cotswolds, combines modern architectural design with a historic Grade II listed castellated tower.

The award-winning former hunting lodge is set in just over 4 acres and features a detached coach house. Price is available on application.


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This content was written by Quick Move Now
Published on 7th December 2015
Last updated on 6th August 2018


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