Eight of the best converted properties for sale now

From a penthouse and studios in a former aircraft factory in London to a converted Victorian granary in Norfolk, eight of the best historical working spaces transformed into homes

Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon.

Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon. A spacious apartment in a Grade I-listed property built between 1825 and 1831 to store the Royal Navy’s food, drink and supplies. The property has exposed stone walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. 2 beds, bath, recep/kitchen, parking. £600,000 Knight Frank 01392 423111.

Acomb Mill, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland.

Acomb Mill, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland.

Acomb Mill, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland. A Grade II-listed former watermill, rebuilt in the 17th century and renovated in the 1990s. It has stone walls and beamed ceilings, and 3.7 acres of private grounds. 4 beds (2 ensuite), bath, 3 receps, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room. £1.75m Finest Properties 01434 622234.

Wotton Works, Cricklewood, London NW2.

Wotton Works, Cricklewood, London NW2.

Wotton Works, Cricklewood, London NW2. This property is a former aircraft factory – now comprising three commercial studio spaces and a penthouse – where much of the original building materials were reused. It has a gated entrance and landscaped courtyard, plus Crittal windows and infrared heating. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, study, kitchen, pantry, utility, library, terrace, parking. £6.5m Savills 020 7472 5000.

The Tent House, Shad Thames, London SE1.

The Tent House, Shad Thames, London SE1.

The Tent House, Shad Thames, London SE1. A freehold Victorian warehouse conversion with private roof terrace and west-facing views towards The Shard. There is a large reception area with a vaulted beamed ceiling, wooden floors, exposed brickwork and a top floor Juliet balcony. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 studies/beds 4 & 5, open-plan kitchen/living area, garage. £2.85m Cluttons 020 7407 3669.

Castle Mill, Dorking, Surrey.

Castle Mill, Dorking, Surrey. A Grade II-listed restored watermill overlooking the River Mole in the North Downs, surrounded by gardens and with a raised terrace overlooking the mill wheel and race. The building, believed to date from the 17th century, is now updated for modern living but retains beamed ceilings, wooden floors and the original mill workings. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, double garage. £2m Hamptons 01306 580164.

The Granary, The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

The Granary, The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

The Granary, The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. A duplex penthouse apartment within a converted Victorian granary, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has large windows overlooking Wells harbour. 2 beds, bath, recep, kitchen/living area. £895,000 Bedfords 01328 730500.

Moat Mill, Mayfield, East Sussex.

Moat Mill, Mayfield, East Sussex.

Moat Mill, Mayfield, East Sussex. A restored Grade II-listed former watermill, with the potential to restore the mill for hydroelectric power generation. There is exposed brickwork, wooden floors and the original workings, with wood burning stoves and views over landscaped gardens. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, large hall, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, separate stable/tack room and office building. 5.59 acres. £1.65m Hamptons 01892 516611.

Narrow Street, Wapping, London E14.

Narrow Street, Wapping, London E14.

Narrow Street, Wapping, London E14. A Grade II-listed converted warehouse at St Dunstan’s Wharf, dating from 1878, with 3,300 sq ft spread over three floors and a large integral garage. It is a short walk from Canary Wharf and has good transport links to the City. The Thames Path is also easily accessible. There are wooden floors, large skylights on the top floor and a spacious living room. 3 beds, 2 baths, entrance hall, recep, kitchen/dining room. £1,999,995 Dexters 020 7650 5350. 

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