Wow! This spectacular converted church has the makings for the most amazing holiday, set in an elevated position with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside and a glimpse of the sea. The large lawned grounds are the perfect place for younger members of the family to play with the added security of a separate gated area for dogs, the whole family will be happy!
The conversion has retained lots of original features including beautiful stained glass windows, which flood the ground floor with natural light, carved stone arches and grand arched doorways. There is a large private driveway with ample parking for up to six cars. This unique property is the ideal holiday destination for families or a group of friends at any time of year.
The huge open plan living/dining-room is quite spectacular with a lovingly restored parquet floor and grand central dining-table, fit for a banquet. The cosy soft seating area is surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows and has the added benefit of a wood-burning stove to give year-round warmth.
What better way to end a day out and about on the Island than to sink into the large relaxing sofa and enjoy a glass of wine. Or perhaps gather friends around the pulpit bar for evening aperitifs? A piano awaits should you feel like an evening singalong, the perfect place to gather all the family. The modern bespoke kitchen complements the opulent ground floor and is very well-equipped for creating culinary delights.
Three of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor and the remaining three are on the first floor. The ground floor has a convenient washroom and there is also a lovely en suite wet-room which can be accessed from the main bedroom and also from the hall. Two of the bedrooms on the first floor are vast and have stunning vaulted ceilings which add to the character of the building. There is a shower-room and bathroom on the first floor so plenty to go round. A reduced occupancy rate can be offered for smaller parties of up to six guests with use of the ground floor rooms only.
The large south-facing gardens are to the rear of the property and afford the most wonderful views over surrounding countryside. You can relax in the garden and enjoy seating in the secure dog area and there is also decking in the lower section of the garden with additional tables and chairs where you can sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet with uninterrupted countryside views.
There is also the added luxury of a sauna in the garden, the ideal place to escape to. The beach is never far away on the Isle of Wight and both Colwell Bay and Totland Bay are a short drive away. Both bays have a restaurant to try, The Hut at Colwell Bay is a favourite and booking is advised.
Yarmouth the nearest town is close by and very conveniently situated for the ferry terminal. With bustling harbour, fabulous eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants it is a great place to spend some holiday time. Yarmouth pier is the longest timber pier open to the public in England, the perfect place for a stroll, ice cream in hand, to watch the yachts on the Solent. The River Yar meets the sea here and there are some lovely walks along the riverside to the neighbouring town of Freshwater. It’s the ideal place to spot wildlife.
Freshwater Bay is another idyllic bay, perfect for kayaking and swimming, just take a look at our live webcam overlooking the bay. A visit to the Island wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see the iconic Needles, either a short drive away or perhaps a walk from Freshwater over Tennyson Downs. However you plan to spend your holiday time, St Andrews is a place you will want to return to year after year.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, dishwasher and piano
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed from hallway)
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with super-king double bed (6') and single bed (3')
Bedroom 5 with single bed (3')
Bedroom 6 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, hand-shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note the stairs to the first floor are steep; there's a slight head restriction above the bath on the first floor;.take care in the garden as the ground is uneven. Children are to be supervised at all times in the sauna. Please note the hot tub and outside shower are not for guests use. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 6 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
St Andrews definitely has the wow factor, being converted into a home in the 19th Century, the doors are now open to welcome people on their Island holidays.
The modern style kitchen adapts well with the historic building.
Welcome to St Andrews, a large converted church sleeping 12.
The main bedroom on the first floor. The large windows and original features showcase this spacious room brimming with charm.
Enjoy the use of the sauna situated in the garden, a perfect place to relax after a long day exploring.
Original features give the property a unique style and feel.
Dine around the grand dining-table situated in the open plan living-room with dining and kitchen areas.
A quiet spot to write your postcards home!
Enjoy the use of the piano especially for music lovers!
The layout of this property is one of the many benefits, offering plenty of space for the whole family to spread out but also spend that quality time together.
St Andrews welcomes your furry friends to join on your Classic holiday!
There is a fenced off garden leading out from the rear of the building, ideal for the dogs to stay in view!
The kitchen has plenty of space for you to cook up a family favourite.
St Andrews is a perfect place to host all the family.
The open plan living-room with dining and kitchen areas flood with light from the stained glass windows.
The lovely first bedroom on the ground floor...
...offering an en suite wet-room which can also be accessed from the hallway.
The second bedroom on the ground floor overlooks the front of the building.
The comfortable third bedroom on the ground floor.
There is a WC and wash-basin on the ground floor.
The stunning wooden double doors lead you to the front and rear of St Andrews.
Please note the staircase is steep.
The fourth bedroom on the first floor...
...boasts impressive features and space...
...also offering a single bed which can be accessed through a second door although sharing the same room space. Please note there're no blinds in the first floor bedroom skylights.
The family bathroom on the first floor with a jet feature designed for relaxation whilst bathing! Please note there is a slight head restriction above the bath.
The shower-room located on the first floor.
The fifth bedroom on the first floor with single bed.
The impressive sixth bedroom with fine exposed beams and an incredible amount of space.
Cosy up with a good book.
Take a seat and have your morning coffee outside with the Island's sun shining down.
Treasure your special memories!
There is private parking on the driveway for up to six cars.
You are surrounded by wonderful views overlooking the countyside as well as being a real sun-trap in those summer months.
Countryside views from the rear doorstep.
A decked area provides seating for you to enjoy a glass of your favourite drink while admiring the views and horses in the surrounding fields.
Yarmouth town is a short drive away offering a range of shops, pubs, cafes and walking trails.
Capture those special moments to keep with you for memories to look back on.
Compton Bay is well known for its surfing waves.
Spend a day on the beach at Compton Bay, a dog-friendly beach on one side only.
Tapnell Farm is a fun filled day for all the family!
St Catherine’s lighthouse.