AN ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ converted church tower which has been used as a luxurious holiday retreat is for sale in Dorset.

Grade II listed property The Tower in East Stoke, Wareham, is on the market for £850,000.

Alison Owens, head of sales for DOMVS in Wareham which is marketing The Tower, said: "This converted church in East Stoke is a rare gem in the property market.

“Its historical significance coupled with modern amenities make it an attractive option for buyers looking for a turnkey home or holiday lettings investment.”

The property is part of the original church which was built in 1829 on the River Frome.

The Tower has undergone a transformation into a ‘spacious and inviting retreat’.

It boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan layout and an additional galleried area.

It also has original features such as stained-glass windows and soaring ceilings with contemporary comforts.

Alison added: “The potential for substantial income generation is undeniable, given the property's charm and desirable location.

“Whether used as a private sanctuary or an income-generating asset, the home embodies the essence of luxury living amidst Dorset's idyllic landscapes."

DOMVS said the current owners have only been letting the property out during a restricted summer season period generating around £30k a year.