5 of the best Scottish church conversions for sale

Often converted into homes, restaurants, theatres and bars, Scotland's churches have an interesting life after worship.

Whether they're bought for development or renovated to their original glory, here are five churches currently on the market, which have caught our eye.

Picture: London Road, Edinburgh Church for sale, Church of Scotland

Offering a business or rental opportunity at offers around £590,000, this beautiful landmark church and hall occupies a prominent corner location in the east of Edinburgh. This historic building dates back to the late 19th century and is of gothic design with adjoining Tudor style hall and offices.

The property offers generous accommodation, split over three levels. The Sanctuary is spacious and airy with a balcony on three sides. There is a bright meeting hall which has potential to be used for a variety of purposes. There are also a number of ancillary rooms on the ground floor including offices, kitchen, WCs and store rooms.

Above the hall are rooms at one time used as a caretakers flat and more recently as an office. At basement level three cellar rooms provide storage and housing for the gas boilers.

Picture: Tarff Church, s1homes.com

This church, which dates back over 100 years, was converted into a home in 1997. Now a two story dwelling, the church sits in an elevated position, which gives views across the surrounding Galloway countryside.

With offers around £350,000, the property will give new owners a rare chance at living within a historical and unique home, which still retains many original features.

Tarff Church, believed to date back to 1845, was the Parish church for the quaint village of Twynholm, not far from Kirkcudbright.

It is located close to the Old Mill Burn and surrounded by fields and woodland. The exterior of the building is still completely intact, with the arch windows and bell tower still on show.

The home consists of five bedrooms, a family bathroom, entrance vestibule with arch shaped windows, an entrance hall, open-plan living area with original arch shaped windows and maple flooring, dining room, kitchen and utility room.

Picture: Church House, Savills

This 5-bedroom home has been skillfully restored to an extremely high standard, which reflects its asking price of offers over £695,000.

Church House has been sympathetically renovated to provide excellent accommodation, which is ideally suited to modern day family living or could be turned into a self-catering holiday home.

The conversion has ensured that the ecclesiastical character of the building has been retained, creating an original and stylish home without taking away any of the history or features.

The property dates back to 1843 and operated as a church up until the 1980s before being turned into a family home. It is category C Listed and sits in approximately 0.5 acres of secluded gardens.

Picture: The Kirkhouse, Miller Stewart

The Kirkhouse, which was built around 1850, has been converted into a large and quirky family home and is welcoming offers around £375,000. Set over over four levels and with some windows retaining the original stained glass, this former church is a unique home full of character.

The uppermost room was the old bell tower; although the spire has since been removed. On the first floor there are two excellent double bedrooms with great views, and a large family bathroom. A balcony/gallery with spiral staircase continues down to the Grand Room and to the lower levels.

The ground level has been turned into a manageable open space , with office, music area, dining area, lounge and snug area. In the lounge there is a large remote controlled dropped down cinema screen - perfect for weekend film nights. Foodies will be glad to know that there is a spacious kitchen and wine cellar off the Grand Room.

Within the Grand Room, down a few stairs there is an additional large seating area with fantastic wood-burning stove. The spiral staircase continues down to the lower levels, two further double bedrooms, bathroom, laundry room, boiler room, two other useful internal rooms, Basement/storage area and workshop with access to the garden and grounds.

Picture: Church House 2, Zoopla

This historic mid-19th century former church has been converted into a modern home, which is set out over three floors. The original features and character of the building, such as exposed original trusses, beams and stained glass windows, have been retained during the renovation. The home benefits from an idyllic location on a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Canonbie.

With offers around £445,000, Church House 2 is the second modern conversion of a mid-19th century former church by the developer.

As well as period features, the property benefits from mod cons and and high quality finishings, which include a wood burning stove, low energy LED lighting and built in WiFi.

Features that enhance the period nature of the property include a modern yet classic fitted kitchen with shaker style units and bespoke oak worktops, a heritage steel bath in the en-suite bathroom and stairs with bespoke oak balusters.