Beautiful, luxuriously appointed one-of-a-kind converted Anglican church in Sandford, Victoria, Australia. This high specification 2 bedroom home, huge 2nd bedroom now used as a sewing room. (can easily be converted to add a 3 bedroom), through living/dining/kitchen area, master bedroom with en suite and walk in robe, 1 further bedroom (huge) also a office/study area, further bathroom, Laundry and WC.

Photographs do not do this property justice, when you walk into this home the "WOW" factor just hits you as this home has it in so many ways.


The former St. Mary's Church was built in the 1887, with an extension added in 1914, the first service was held on January 8th 1888 for the Church of England. It was built from local hand made bricks. And lies East / West. It sits on 3 2/3rds acres of land fenced into two sections of one two acre paddock with a dam. All new fencing

The Old Church House is located on the outskirts of Sandford, Victoria, Australia. A rural church on a main road. The town of Casterton is only 5 Kilometers away. Casterton has 2 primary schools, Secondary college, modern hospital, all major banks, a variety of shops, active social and seniors clubs and a friendly country community. The city of Hamilton is 63 Kilometers away in one direction (east) the city of Mount Gambier is 64 kilometers in the opposite direction (south/west) and Penola, the Coonawarra wine area is just 54 kilometers away (west), Portland is 100 Kilometers (South) away also. Its location and access to these major cities makes it an ideal country retreat.

The Church House has 141.8m² (92.4m² Ground Floor and 49.4m² First Floor) of internal floor space, and is laid out in an open-plan living arrangement. The study/office area is where the alter was, just behind the kitchen wall, which can easily become a 4th bedroom. The master bedroom with en suite bathroom is on the mezzanine floor, as the 2 further bedrooms are. There is also an additional bathroom with shower, bath and washbasin on the ground floor.

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Photo's of how I found Her.

Photos taken during the renovation/conversion.
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Photo's of the Stained Glass.

The Studio/Gallery.


Entrance porch - Floor space 1.8m X 1.8m with mosaic compass on the floor, Wide arched original doors into the main room with privacy wall.

Living area - 5.4m X 12.25m (floor to internal roof apex approx. 3.9m). With polished Solid Baultic Pine floorboards.

Study area/bedroom 4 - 2.5m X 3.6m with Solid Baultic Pine polished floorboards.

Dining area - Shared floor space with living area due to open plan.

Kitchen area - Shared floor space with living area due to open plan. Black granite worktops, double stainless steel sink, stainless steel splashback panel, built-in stainless steel oven, 1000mm stainless steel range hood.

Bathroom (ground floor) - 2.5m X 2.4m Tiled throught, huge 1200mm X 900mm shower cubicle, Large deep bath, vanity unit. Electric exhaust fan and heating.

Staircase - Solid Oak treads, carpeted with painted oak handrails and posts.

Master bedroom with en suite and walk in robe - 3.61m X 3.9m. Carpeted floor.

En suite bathroom - 1.8m X 2.3m Tiled sunken floor, 900mm X 900mm shower cubicle, vanity unit, w/c and Electric exhaust fan.

Walk in Robe - 1.8m X 1.61m Carpeted floor with built in storage.


  • Slit System reverse cycle airconditioning.
  • Septic treatment sewage and waste water system.
  • Fully insulated (with 55mm foil faced insulation R-value 1.3) colourbond roof.
  • New colourbond roof and guttering
  • Polished original floors on the ground floor (Baultic Pine).
  • Leadlight glass windows and Tiffany lighting throughout.
  • Ample electrical power points throughout
  • Occupancy certificated issued on 7th December 2009.
  • Mains water (town supply)
  • All new boundry fencing and gates.
  • Neighbours on one side only (over the main road), paddocks on all other sides.
  • 3 2/3 acres of newely fenced land divided into 2 areas, 2 2/3 acres in the main paddock and 1 acre around house.
  • Large dam with bridge over it. Fenced off from main paddock.
  • New large colourbond powered shed (6m X 12m) (electric roller doors)

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