5 bedroom house - detached for sale
Burnley Road East, Lancashire, Rossendale BB4
OIRO £ 575,000

Ref No: KE014-LI-SA308


Grade II Listed Former Church

A new and exciting opportunity to purchase a unique piece of property gold.

A unique opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed converted Church, brought to market beautifully renovated by the current owners.




Spread over three floors with exceptional country views on all sides, A stone tower room complete with stone spiral staircases.

Exposed original stone features and pitched pine beams fused with tastefully styled fusion of old and new.

Many impressive original features have been retained throughout providing an ideal setting for sociable living and entertaining guests.

  •          Hand dressed locally reclaimed parquet flooring        
  •          Open plan Lounge /Diner with central fireplace
  •          Spectacular Dining room/ Sitting room with fireplace
  •          Multi- purpose log burner fires throughout
  •          Gymnasium
  •          His and Her study’s
  •          Five double bedrooms
  •          Master Bedroom with access to the dressed stone tower room
  •          Chill out area has heat light and power
  •          Galleried Bell tower and Bridge 
  •          Family sized kitchen with adjacent breakfast area.
  •          Decked elevated area
  •          Panoramic views



An outstanding rural Church converted to an exacting standard, architecturally beautiful and carried out with a ‘no expense spared’ attitude.  Elevated, endless breath-taking countryside views to the front and to the rear of the property which is situated on the outskirts of the quaint village of Waterfoot with it’s range of artisan style shops.

For the commuter, it is approx. 3 miles from the M66 link to Manchester and M65 link to Preston and the north.

For families, it is within the catchment area for the highly regarded Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School, and the village is served by two primary schools, Waterfoot Primary and St Anne's C of E Primary,

The gorgeous, characterful family home with its exposed high line pine pitched roof and heavy beams is beautifully proportioned. Presented to a very high standard and is arranged over 3 floors to include 3 reception rooms, 5 first floor double bedrooms, the master accessing the Tower room which is a fantastic heated space with amazing views. Beautiful joinery and hand dressed stonework complimenting the property's style and charm throughout. Luxurious fitted carpets to first floor.  



Purchased from The Church of England 2005 by the present owners and subsequently restored and converted. Lovely décor & presentation throughout with double glazing - sympathetic to the property's age and charm.

LPG and multi-function burners sustain the property -  Reclaimed local parquet flooring compliment the property's style. 

This conversion was managed by a reputable local firm of architects and we are advised that all requirements of cavity wall insulation and roof have been carried out to a very high standard and documentary evidence is available, along with photographs of the various stages of conversion

 The current owners continue to bestow love and care and update on a regular basis.

The property is being marketed for sale, reluctantly due to unforeseen circumstances.

It is a real and special opportunity to view and purchase something that rarely comes to market in such a wonderful state of renovation.


Approach via the church yard to the entrance, original feature double door with original stain glass above with original flag flooring, built in 1847

Entrance Porch double doors lead into vestibule with parquet flooring leading into hallway.

Hallway Parquet flooring leading into the main house, staircase to first floor. Radiator and wall lights x 2

Guest WC with washbasin and low flush toilet

Music Room Double-glazed window radiator and spot lighting Parquet flooring

His or Her Study feeds. Double glazed window, great light and space, radiator and spot lighting.

Lounge / Sitting / Dining space

Spectacular split open area huge space with views of galleried area and pitch roof.

Huge dividing open fireplace beautifully framed by two church arched windows with bespoke wrought iron fittings and pure silk curtains. Heated by log burner.

Dining space / Breakfast area houses a fantastic contemporary spiral staircase leading up to the first floor and feeds off to the comfortable family kitchen.


Second Sitting Room / Entertaining area / Elevated dining area in an exposed stone archway with carved detail to both sides.  Beautiful series of windows with views over the Rossendale valley. Cosy wall lighting and fireplace with multi fuel log burner and tv point.  This would have been the Knave /altar of the church originally and as such is on a higher level.


Family Kitchen 15’4”x13’11” (4.67m x4.24m)

A warm family friendly kitchen with a range of wall and base units in a light oak and steel effect.  Custom made units. Double stainless-steel sink and drainer. Splash back tiled. Baumatic range style cooker, Beko drinks fridge / Kenwood dishwasher and space for free standing fridge freezer. Central island with seating and storage. The room has lofty ceiling which perpetuates the feeling of light and space throughout this home. Three double glazed arched windows frame the room. Wall space for TV and overhead pan store. Spot lights.


Utility Room 13.5” x6’8” (4.1m x2.03m)

Back door leading out to the elevated decked area. Two Worcester wall mounted boilers. Ample space for all required white goods and American style fridge. Flagged floor


Gymnasium 15’4” x13’7” (4.67m x 4.6m)

Four feature porthole windows to view within and two exterior double-glazed windows.


First floor

Approach via either the main entrance or from the centre of the house via the contemporary spiral staircase

The Bell Tower area 20’11” x 16’8” (6.38m x5.08m)

A galleried space, where the natural archways all come together, leading to:


The Bridge

A modern construction of Perspex glass exposed pitch pine beamed roof, Wall lights guide your way to the five double bedrooms.


The Master Suite 14’10” x13’ 7” (4.52m x 4.14m)

The jewel in the crown with a stone staircase supported by a wrought iron balustrade leading to a private tower room with exposed stone. Two Velux shuttered windows, original inset window, radiator. Door leading out to exterior of the property below and above. Three sets of wall lights.



A tranquil space with natural light flooding through, houses a four piece suite including a roll top white bath taking pride of place. Low level WC. ample dressing area with his and her wash hand basins storage, natural tiled flooring with radiator, two Velux double glazed shuttered windows and spot lighting throughout. Central feature original inset window, walk in power shower. Vertical ladder heated towel rail.


Bedroom Two 16’2” x 9’4” (4.93m x2.84m)

Comfortable double bedroom with en-suite shower room, two Velux shuttered windows, exposed beams offering a lot of character and interest to the room. Radiator and tv point.


Low level WC wash hand basin with splashback tiled area, Velux double glazed window and a walk-in shower, vertical heated towel rail, the area.


Bedroom Three 17’7” x 9’3” (5.36m x 2.82m)

Two Velux shuttered windows, radiator, exposed beams and stone work.


Bedroom Four 15’ 11” x 9’ 5” (4.85m x 2.87m)

Two Velux shuttered windows, radiator and exposed beams and stone work. Run of white fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes.


Bedroom Five 17’7” x 9’ 5” (5.36m x 2.87m)

Two Velux shuttered windows, radiator and exposed beams and stone work.


His or Hers Study 14.9” x 14’8” (4.5m x4.47m)

Access from the first floor, a creative space with eight sets of double glazed windows, an amazing panoramic set of views in all directions. Radiator and carpeted, spot lighting throughout.


Tower Room 14’10” x 14’ 10” (4.52m x 4.52m)

Four large double glazed windows with inspiring country views, Carpeted and spot lights, multipurpose log burner.



Uninterrupted views, an elevated decked area, perfect for barbeque and socialising with exterior lighting.


Parking space for two vehicles.

 No upper chain


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Property Features

Off Street Parking
Central Heating
Built In Wardrobes
Wood Floors
Upgraded Interior
Gazebo And Outdoor Entertaining Area
Stone Tower Room With Countryside View
Open Plan
High Specification
High Ceilings
Spot Lighting
Close To Amenities


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