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Want Character? What about a Water Tower?

Trawling through the property marketing pages of home sale websites certainly turns up some interesting options for those looking for a character home.

We’ve already flagged up some amazing examples of windmills and gatehouses for those looking for a unique living space – and now we take a look at water towers.

These utilitarian structures come in all shapes and sizes, from the grandiose Victorian versions to the more functional modern building – but all of them offer an opportunity to create a unique, character home.

Water Towers Convert to Character Homes

A quick trawl of the web reveals property marketing materials for two exciting water tower properties – which showcase the spectrum of opportunities on offer out there.

The first is a fully converted Grade II listed Victorian water tower in the village of Cheddleton in Staffordshire, which is on the market for offers in excess of £399,950.

This detached red brick tower now houses a five bedroom, four reception room family home which was lovingly converted by the current owners over four years. The home boasts an amazing eight floors, connected by a whopping 139 stairs, which lead eventually to a top floor lounge offering 360 degree panoramas over the surrounding area.

Property Marketing Firm offers Tower for Development

At the other end of the spectrum is this decommissioned reservoir tower on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. About to go to auction with a guide price of just £20,000, the property marketing literature for this lot state that it is a “rarely available, truly unique property with development potential – subject to consents”.