Open plan living space  | Church House, Johnshaven
Glass balcony bedroom upper floor | Church House, Johnshaven
  • Cottage
  • Johnshaven
  • UK30209

Church House


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

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Pub within 1 mile

A stunning church conversion with a stylish, elegant interior. This gorgeous apartment is all about the light with a fantastic window stretching over both floors.

First Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Smart Sky TV with Netflix.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second Floor:
Bedroom: Galleried with double bed, seating and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children.

Ideal for a romantic retreat, this beautiful duplex penthouse is positioned within the ancient fishing village of Johnshaven on the north east coast of Scotland. Church House, renovated in 2020, is a beautifully appointed duplex penthouse apartment in a 200-year-old church. The first thing you will see on entering is the spectacular floor to ceiling church window, which streams in natural light and showcases this fabulous property at its best. The views over the rooftops towards the picturesque harbour and seafront are spectacular.

Church House offers tastefully styled accommodation and a unique travel experience for the discerning tourist. Access is gained to the apartment via the staircase as you enter the church front door. The apartment has a spacious open-plan living room/kitchen. Make the most of this bright open space, the interiors have been designed to the highest standard. The breakfast bar can seat four people, while the kitchen is well-equipped and offers the very best in modern appliances. As you walk through the hallway to climb the staircase, you can glimpse more of those fantastic ocean views through a smaller, arched window. Upstairs, you will find the church’s original exposed beams adding character and charm to the glass-fronted mezzanine bedroom, which has a double bed and a private en-suite shower room. Again the floor to ceiling giant arched window dominates the room offering unbelievable light. Relax on the chaise lounge with a good book and a glass of wine when you return from an adventurous day spent exploring all that the coast has to offer and take in your delightful surroundings.

From its enviable location, just 400 yards from the coast, the property allows you to explore the whole of this fantastic region. Church House is surrounded by some of the world’s most famous golf courses, with so many interesting towns and villages to discover including Montrose and Arbroath to the south and Stonehaven to the north. You will also find some of the most famous castles in Scotland on your doorstep; Dunnottar Castle, Glamis Castle, Edzell Castle and Brechin Castle, to name but a few. Travel further afield to the bustling city of Aberdeen and enjoy its shopping, parks and fascinating history, and it’s only a 30-minute drive away. For walkers and adventurists, Church House is situated at the gateway of the Cairngorms National Park, one of the most beautiful places Scotland has to offer, and culture and heritage are here in abundance.

Church House is a great place to base yourself and offers, amongst other things, access to astounding coastal walks, railway access to all of Scotland’s major cities from Montrose station, 8 miles away, Carnoustie Championship Golf Course, 28 miles, The Royal and Ancient St Andrews course, 55 miles, Trump International Links course, 44 miles, and Cairngorms National Park, 49 miles, which is the gateway to the Highlands and Royal Deeside. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 300 yards, pub 400 yards.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021


All Ensuite

Coastal within 1 mile

Customers' Choice

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Fishing nearby

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi


Open Plan

Pub within 1 mile

Quirky - Church or Chapel

Satellite TV

Sea View

Shower Cubicle

Unique Cottages

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 15 reviews


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  • Lincolnshire


out of 10

Just the luxurious rest we needed!

18 Jul 2022


  • Telford

  • Couple


out of 10

Lovely holiday accommodation - could not fault. Johnshaven is a beautiful fishing village with a lovely pub serving excellent food. The Lobster shop sells fresh seafood every day. You can watch the fishing boats bringing in the daily catch. Lots of lovely beaches and walks to explore in the local area. A beautiful apartment with lots to do locally or just sit back and relax

29 Jun 2022


  • Glasgow

  • Couple


out of 10

Unique property. Great views. Nice place to explore.

13 Jun 2022

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