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This week: converted properties – from a 1930s former water tower in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, to a house in Cheshire that was originally designed as a cheese factory for the Duke of Westminster

Cromwell Tower, Burton Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. A 1930s former water tower that retains its cast-iron central spiral staircase and brass depth gauges. It has a one-bedroom annexe with a separate entrance and a roof terrace with a viewing platform. 6 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, games room, gym, gardens. £1.5m Knight Frank 01789-868487.

Balderton House, Balderton, Chester, Cheshire. A Grade II-listed, 19th-century house situated in the village and surrounded by large gardens. The house was originally designed by the architect John Douglas as a cheese factory for the Duke of Westminster. It has beamed ceilings, wood floors and a living room with French doors leading onto the garden. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, study, cellar, workshop, 1.25 acres. £875,000 Strutt & Parker 01244-354880.

Overshot Mill, Colne Engaine, Colchester. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century former watermill overlooking the mill pond, mill stream and woods beyond. It retains some of its original mill workings, including a pit wheel in the dining room and dell stones in the drawing room. The kitchen floor has an inset glass panel looking on to the mill stream, which flows under the property. 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, study, converted granary, 6.5 acres. £995,000 Savills 01245-293233.

Swilland Mill, Swilland, Ipswich, Suffolk. This former mill building dates from the late 1800s and is currently arranged as two interconnecting properties that have been used for holiday lets with planning permission to be converted into a single property. It has exposed ceiling beams and brickwork and is surrounded by large gardens that include a pond and an outbuilding with a hot tub. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, study. £600,000 Jackson-Stops 01473-218218.

Underwood Street, London N1. This converted Victorian warehouse is situated just off Old Street, within walking distance of Liverpool Street station. It retains its exposed brickwork, original floorboards, Crittal windows and loading-bay doors, and has a 43ft open-plan living area with double doors that open onto a balcony. 3 beds, 2 baths, study, allocated underground parking space. £2.35m Savills 020-7578 6200.

The Old Watermill, Kirkby on Bain, Lincolnshire. A house on the banks of the River Bain with riverside gardens that include an undershot watermill. The house has beamed ceilings, an open-plan living room and a large kitchen with a range. 3 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps. £399,950 Robert Bell & Co 01526-353333.

The Pigeon House, Findon, West Sussex. A converted, 18th-century pigeon tower in the South Downs National Park. A glazed walkway connects the open-plan kitchen and living area to the tower, which has knapped-flint walls and an observation room with views over the grounds, lake and surrounding woodland. 6 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, games room, indoor pool, 3.5 acres £1.7m+ H.J. Burt 01903-879488.

The Water Tower, High Garrett, Essex. This converted water tower was once used to supply water to a World War II prisoner-of-war camp. It has an open-plan ground floor with glazed floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, quartz-tiled floors and a contemporary fireplace. 4 beds, 4 baths, gardens, 1 acre. £1.2m Zoe Napier 01621-840333.

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