If you have ever dreamt of owning your own converted church, it might pay to look towards South Australia’s country locations to snag a heavenly bargain.
Alawoona, St Kitts and Worrolong are just a handful of locations that offer affordable, converted churches – plus the opportunity to make a unique, country lifestyle change.
Elders Real Estate Barossa selling agent David Cook said there were quite a few buyers actively seeking out churches.
Currently selling a property in St Kitts, at 53 Tableland Rd, Mr Cook said the former church and school had even attracted interest from interstate buyers.
“We’ve had about 15 groups through so far,” he said.
“We’ve had buyers from Tasmania and Western Australia, as well as Adelaide.”
The property has an advertised price guide of $350,000 and will go to auction on November 21 at 6pm.
Mr Cook said he anticipated an exciting auction, as the property offered a fantastic lifestyle change to buyers.
“If you’re keen entertainers or have extended family, there’s plenty of room,” he said.
“There’s also quite a bit of furniture included in the sale, including the wooden alter and the church pews.”
Originally converted about 30 years ago, the circa-1904 church has since been lovingly modernised by the current vendors.
“It’s got every modern convenience and it’s very peaceful and quiet, it’s a nice part of St Kitts,” Mr Cook said.
“When you’re home there’s no neighbours in the immediate vicinity and it’s not far to go into town to get whatever you need.
“Not a lot of homes come to the market in St Kitts because there’s not a lot of homes, it’s quite a popular area.”
Ray White Berri selling agent Karen Nash said there was definitely a growing interest from buyers.
“It depends where they’re situated, but there’s an interest out there for sure,” she said.
Ms Nash, who is selling a converted church at 42 High St, Alawoona, said it would likely attract someone artistic, similar to the current owner.
“The vendor is a bit of a collector, it has got a lot of interesting items,” she said.
“I think it will attract someone that’s an artist or wants a holiday retreat, someone wanting a quieter pace of life.”
Advertised with a price guide of $199,000, Ms Nash said the property offered an affordable lifestyle change – ideal for buyers that don’t want neighbours.
“It’s about 20 minutes from your nearest town, the area is very relaxed and quiet” Ms Nash said.
“The church itself is quite large, some of these country churches can be tiny, but this one has a lovely feel to it.”
Here’s three more of SA’s best country churches
3 bed, 2 bath, 8 car
Price guide: $290,000
Land size: 2529sqm
4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car
Price guide: $288,000
Land size: 0.91ha
2 bed, 2 bath, 5 car
Price guide: $565,000
Land size: 0.45ha