IF you are going to spend £1 million plus on a home, a former church in Freshwater, looks like manna from heaven.

As you would expect, the former parish church in Hill Lane offers

St Andrew was converted from its former status as a church in 1987 and provides an impressive dwelling, with a range of original features.

The pictures really tell the story but, for the record, these include ornate carved stone arches, stained glass, leaded windows, commemorative plaques detailing its founders, plus parquet flooring across the whole ground floor and beautiful wooden arched double doors, at the front and rear entrances.

The home occupies a substantial plot of two acres, which has been divided into an open paddock, with bordering trees, extensive space for growing children to play in and room for adults to relax too.

This takes the form of a secluded area dedicated to a hot tub, sauna and bar with an elevated viewing deck — somewhere to enjoy the sunshine and take in the superb countryside views.

The double entrance gravelled driveway to St Andrew is accessed by two five-bar gates.

A large porch offers a grand welcome, with arched wooden double doors leading into the entrance hall.

The beautiful original stone pillars, together with the substantial church walls, surround the cleverly divided living space.

The layout includes a well-equipped modern kitchen, a snug seating area, a spacious dining area and a family space.

Completing the ground-floor accommodation are three double bedrooms, a beautifully finished wet room, a separate cloakroom and a stone-flagged vestibule, which could serve as a private office, with its own direct access out of the property and an entrance to the conservatory.

The first floor comprises of four further bedrooms, two of which are large doubles with high ceilings and ample natural light through Velux windows and beautiful arched full-height leaded windows.

There is a spacious room leading off one of the bedrooms, which makes a superb walk-in dressing room.

You will also discover a beautiful, modern family bathroom.

Additional assets are a garage, extensive parking and a cellar.

St Andrew is on the market with Fine and Country Estate Agents, priced £1,100,000. Call 520000 to arrange a viewing.