Unusual converted properties for sale
From a 1920s former water tower in a park on an archipelago with views across Stockholm, to a Grade II-listed converted windmill in Ashford, Kent, eight of the best unusual converted properties for sale now.
Bowl Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. A Grade II-listed converted windmill in an elevated position on the outskirts of a village with a roof terrace overlooking the North Downs. It retains its original mill wheel and has beamed ceilings. 4 beds, bath, recep, kitchen, 0.3 acres. £945,000 Andrew & Co via OnTheMarket 01233-526831.
The Vaxholm Water Tower, Stockholm, Sweden. A converted water tower built in 1923 in a park on an archipelago with views across Stockholm. It comes with a sauna on the top floor and a connecting unit with a garage and a self-contained flat. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, kitchen. £1.669m Christie’s International Real Estate +467 061 79606.
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, French Riviera. A converted 1930s water-treatment station in an elevated setting with views across the bay of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. It has contemporary interiors with high ceilings and modern fixtures and fittings, but retains its iron ceiling beams and original machinery. 5 beds, 5 baths, large recep, machinery hall, kitchen, terraces, parking, pool, gardens, 0.38 acres. £6.8m Savills +33 (0)4 93 76 80 80.
The Water Tower, Moorhaven, Devon. A converted, eight-storey water tower with commanding views over open countryside, an observatory with 360-degree views of Dartmoor and a sitting room with French doors leading onto a south-facing balcony. It has exposed stone walls, a stone staircase and wood floors. 2 beds, bath, breakfast kitchen, recep hall, recep, cinema room. £420,000 Luscombe Maye 01364-646170.
The Old Mill, Thurlaston, Rugby, Warwickshire. This Grade II-listed mill ceased working as a mill in 1910 and has been converted into a family home with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside and Draycote Water. The property retains its exposed beams with the original mill workings on all floors and there is an outside seating area with a veranda on the upper ground floor. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, study, basement, gardens. £550,000 Fine & Country 01788-820062.
Weldon Mill, Weldon Bridge, Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland. A converted mill on the banks of the River Coquet. It retains its exposed beams and working watermill cogs and has an indoor pool. 5 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, tennis court, gardens, paddocks, 9 acres. £1.3m Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.
Lockerley Mill and Mill Farm House, Lockerley, Hampshire. A Grade-II listed, 18th-century mill house with an adjoining Victorian house that has been divided into a two-bedroom and a four-bedroom flat in a waterside setting beside a mill pond. The mill house retains its original mill wheel and has beamed ceilings, wood floors, an inglenook fireplace, 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps. 2-bed barn, 1-bed cottage, summer house, 3.7 acres. £2.5m Jackson-Stops 01962-844299.
Corn Mill Farm, Lower Kilcott, Gloucestershire. A small estate in a secluded Cotswold valley with a 17th-century converted corn mill and a one-bedroom coach house. The mill has flagstone floors, open fireplaces, exposed brick walls, leaded-light windows and beamed ceilings. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed garden annexe, leisure complex with indoor pool and gym, outbuildings, orchard, paddock, 200 metres of Kilcott brook and millpond, 107 acres. £5m+ Knight Frank 01285-882001.