TikTok Is In Love With a Northern Ireland Church That’s Been Converted Into a Cozy Cottage Home

published Feb 27, 2023
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As if living in a charming cottage in Northern Ireland isn’t dreamy-sounding enough, imagine settling down in a charming cottage that was once a church built back in the early 1760s. One family is living that life in Forkhill Parish Church, and images from inside the converted home have gone viral on TikTok because, as it turns out, “charming” doesn’t even begin to cover how perfect this property is.

Shared by the Irish Coast & Country TikTok account (@irishcoastandcountry), the four-bedroom, two-bath home features a lot of original details from its life as a church including stained glass and leaded windows, gothic-style archways and doors, a even the original pulpit remains in tact. The original 18th-century church bell is also still in working order.

And actually, this dream life can be yours — the current owners of Forhill Parish Church recently listed the property for sale.

Though the church was decomissioned and transitioned into a private dwelling in the early 1990s, the home was further lovingly restored and updated in 2021, according to the Belfast Telegraph. It now features all the comforts of home including a cozy living room, an open floorplan kitchen, and a small eating area next to the back staircase. 

“So how many of us are trying to figure out our move to Ireland now?” one commenter wrote on the Irish Coast & Country post. “Oh man, this is my dream house,” another added.

If you’re itching to make church living your reality, you can scoop it up for just £275,000 (about. $331,225). It’s being listed by Savills and probably won’t last long with so many eyes ogling it.

And if you need a roommate, keep the rest of us in mind.