Guide Price £900,000
The Water Tower is a Victorian Grade II Listed former water tower that has been thoughtfully converted into a unique four bedroom detached home offering far reaching views .EPC - Exempt
The Water Tower is a Victorian Grade II Listed former water tower that has been thoughtfully converted into a unique four bedroom detached home offering far reaching views.
About The Property
The property has been lovingly restored and extended over a number of years to create a character home that still retains the old water gauge and offers period features like, high ceilings, exposed brickwork, ornate windows and a blend of engineered oak and reclaimed flooring.
Three of the bedrooms, the family bathroom and the en-suite bathroom serving the master bedroom are situated on the first floor. The rooms within the tower offer flexible accommodation with elevated views that may suit a variety of uses. Arranged over five floors the accommodation comprises, arched topped open fronted porch with double doors opening to the entrance hall, WC, living room providing sitting and television areas, octagonal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and utility room on the ground floor. A bespoke staircase rises to the first floor providing access to three bedrooms (two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom). The master bedroom offers built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with shower and slipper bath. An octagonal inner hallway/lobby offers space for a study area/library featuring the old water gauge and a staircase rising to the second floor. The family bathroom is also located on the first floor and offers dual sinks, a bath and separate shower. An external door at the half landing leads to the lower roof and fire escape.
A further staircase continues to the second floor within the body of the old water tower leading to a diamond shaped bathroom fitted with a roll top claw foot bath and low level WC. The fourth bedroom is located on the third floor and benefits from a built in cupboard. There is a triple aspect room on the fourth floor offering wonderful elevated views currently used as office storage.
A further staircase rises to the fifth floor triple aspect room offering stunning far reaching views that need to be seen to be fully appreciated. Currently used for musical instrument storage. An access hatch within the ceiling with retractable ladder leads to a storage area above and the inside of the water tank.
Outside, the property benefits from off road parking for up to two cars, there is a narrow terrace to the rear of the property and storage area within the fire escape stairwell.
The Water Tower may suit potential purchasers looking for a unique quirky home, a grand design, a lifestyle property or a house offering character and individual styling. Viewing is essential to appreciate this unique home that is within easy reach of Woodbridge and the highly regarded Suffolk Heritage Coastline.
About The Area
Melton Park is a popular development on the edge of Melton village on the
Western side of the River Deben,
approximately 2 miles North East of the Market Town of Woodbridge. From the 8th Century, Melton grew in im-portance as a result of its association with Queen (later Saint) Ethel Dreda (AKA St. Audry) founder of Ely Cathe-dral. St. Audrys golf club lies within Mel-ton Park and Ufford Park Hotel, golf and leisure club is
opposite. Melton Railway Station is
within walking distance.
Woodbridge is a well served Market Town, steeped in history with a fine
selection of shops and restaurants, it has its own theatre, swimming pool,
doctors, dentists and railway station on the Ipswich/Lowestoft/East Suffolk line. Nearby schools include the highly
regarded Abbey (Preparatory School) and Woodbridge School (Senior School), Rectory Garden Montessori School,
Melton Primary School, Melton Under Five's Pre-School and Farlingaye High School. The County Town of Ipswich is ten miles South West of Woodbridge and benefits from a railway station
located on the Great Eastern Main Line
approximately 70 miles North East of London Liverpool Street Station and a journey time of approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.
From the Fine & Country Woodbridge office, continue on Church Street and turn right onto New Street at The Bull Hotel. Continue down New Street and then turn left onto St Johns Hill. At the traffic lights, turn left and continue down the hill until another set of traffic lights adjacent to Melton Primary School. Continue straight on through Melton and follow the road round for approximately 1.7 miles until you reach the entrance to St Audrys Park Road. Keep left to continue on St Audrys Road and turn right onto Clements Road where you will see The Water Tower in front of you. Car parking for up to two cars is just beyond the property by the front door.
Arched topped porch above a pair of hardwood doors flanked by windows opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL 10'11 (max) x 10'4 (max)
Plantation shutters to window, exposed brickwork, engineered oak floor and doors opening to:
WC 6' (max) x 3'1 (max)
An 'L' shaped dual aspect room with two pairs of French doors and two windows fitted with plantation shutters, exposed brickwork, engineered oak flooring and fireplace with log burner style gas fire. The living room has been measured in two sections that are currently used as sitting and television areas:
- TELEVISION AREA 25'4 (max) x 9'6 (max) opening to:
- SITTING AREA 19'9 (max) 9'6 (max) reducing to 8'4 at the chimney breast.
OCTAGONAL DINING ROOM 11'9 (max) x 11'8 (max)
Internal arched topped window, dado rail/shelf with tongue and groove panelling beneath, two arched topped wine bins and engineered oak floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20'9 (max) x 9'4 opening to 9'9 (max)
Two sash windows to the front aspect, fitted kitchen, Rangemaster 110 Leisure dual fuel range style cooker with Rangemaster cooker hood above, double ceramic sink and slate tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM 14'8 (max) x 5'2 (max)
Sash window, internal arched top window, a range of fitted units, exposed brickwork and tiled floor.
A staircase rises to the first floor landing providing access to:
MASTER BEDROOM 22'7 (max) x 9'6 opening to 12'4 (max)
A dual aspect room with sash windows to the front and side, built in wardrobes, exposed brickwork and floorboards and door opening to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 9'5 x 6'9
Sash window, shower cubicle, vanity unit with wash hand basin, close coupled WC and slipper bath.
BEDROOM TWO 15'1 x 9'5
Two sash windows, exposed brick work and floorboards.
BEDROOM THREE - an 'L' shaped twin bedroom 19'10 x 6'5 opening to 9'10 (max)
Two sash windows and exposed floorboards.
AN OCTAGONAL INNER HALLWAY/LOBBY 11'10 x 11'10 (with door to roof at half landing) currently displayed as a Library/Study with double height ceiling, exposed brickwork and floorboards.
FAMILY BATHROOM 15' x 5'3
Crescent topped sash window, dual sinks with storage beneath, close coupled WC, shower cubicle and panel bath.
SECOND FLOOR BATHROOM 11'10 (max) x 6'2 (max)
Arched topped window, low level WC, roll top bath, vanity unit with sink above, exposed brickwork and floorboards.
THIRD FLOOR BEDROOM FOUR 8'10 (max) x 8'2 (max)
A dual aspect bedroom with two arched topped windows, a built in wardrobe, exposed brickwork and floorboards.
FOURTH FLOOR ROOM 12'8 (max) x 6'4 (max)
A splendid triple aspect room offering views across the rooftops of Melton Park with 4 windows, exposed brickwork and floorboards (currently used as office storage).
FIFTH FLOOR BEDROOM/SITTING ROOM 12'8 (max) x 9'8 (max)
An amazing room offering a triple aspect with stunning distant views to the tree lined horizon (see back page). Viewing is essential to fully appreciate what can be seen from this viewpoint. Six arched topped windows, exposed brickwork and floorboards.
A loft hatch in the ceiling provides access to a loft style storage area via a fold down ladder. A further ladder provides access into the old water tank at the top of the water tower.
There is an area laid to granite sets providing off road parking for up to 2 cars enclosed by metal railings to the front boundary. There is an area to the back of the property that is also laid to granite sets with a seating area by the external staircase/fire escape that is enclosed by metal railings and can be accessed via the 2 pairs of French doors from the living room.
We are advised by the vendors that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected.
The property also benefits from the installation of a Residential Sprinkler System and Fire Doors throughout.
Suffolk Coastal District Council Band F: £2,478.55 (2019/20)
- FORMER WATER TOWER CONVERTED INTO A UNIQUE FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED HOME OFFERING FAR REACHING VIEWS
- PERIOD FEATURES - HIGH CEILINGS EXPOSED BRICK WORK
- FLEXIBLE ACCOMODATION
- FOUR/FIVE BEDROOMS
- ARRANGED OVER FIVE FLOORS
- VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATE THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY LOCATED MELTON PARK