Situated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch with magnificent views of the surrounding area, the Water Tower for sale is an impressive Grade II listed building. Originally constructed in 1853/54 as a water tower to serve the town, it has since been converted into a stunning three-storey residence that offers modern and luxurious living space. The tower is of yellow brick construction in English bond with stone dressings and has been extended on the southern and western elevations, including a full-height curved glazing to the living-dining-kitchen and second bedroom.
The Water Tower for sale is located within walking distance of the town’s shops, pubs, and restaurants on Market Street and the Bath Grounds park. The property also provides access to public footpaths leading to National Forest woodland, about ¾ mile to the west. Moreover, the location is ideal for access to major lines of communication, including the A42/M42, A50, and M1, which provide easy access to regional centres such as Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham. East Midlands Parkway and Tamworth are the nearest mainline railway stations that provide excellent services to London St Pancras and Euston respectively.
Water Tower For Sale
The Water Tower for sale offers a mix of original architecture and contemporary extensions, making it a unique property. The accommodation is spread over three floors, with a Dijon brushed limestone floor in the reception hall that leads to the upper floors via an oak and steel-spine staircase with a glazed balustrade, retaining as a feature the original cast iron pipework used to drain the water tank when the building was in operation.
The living-dining-kitchen is a dramatic space that features a wonderful mix of architectural features, including exposed original brickwork and stonework contrasting with high-gloss units and a full-height curved glazed wall providing views to the south. The kitchen area includes a range of fitted units with quartz work surfaces and integrated appliances and the space benefits from underfloor heating and air conditioning. The living-dining-kitchen has access to the expansive patio area, where residents can enjoy the outdoor scenery.
The Water Tower comprises three bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite on the second floor that has a full-height ceiling with exposed cast beams and three arrow slit windows with dressed stone surrounds that offer great views. The cantilevered oak staircase with glazed balustrade leads to a mezzanine bathroom area, which includes a double-ended bath with a freestanding mixer tap, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, and enclosed WC. The Tower’s former tank is accessible via a folding loft access ladder, providing a useful storage area that might have the potential for other uses such as a gym or studio space, subject to necessary consent/compliance with building regulations.
Outside, the Water Tower is approached via automated wrought iron gates leading to a shared entrance driveway, and a further gateway leads to the private, gravelled driveway, which provides parking for the property. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a combination of mature hedging and walls on the boundaries, and there are additional rights to park beside the shared entrance driveway.
The Water Tower has two Mitsubishi air conditioning systems that provide controlled cooling and heating to the living-dining-kitchen and second bedroom, with 3D i-sensors that direct the air towards or away from the occupants of the room. There is also a Vent Axia mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery (MVHR) system that takes air expelled from the kitchen area and bathrooms and heats the incoming air, which is circulated within the building.
The Water Tower now sold is a beautifully converted Grade II listed building that provides modern and luxurious living space. The tower’s unique architecture and stunning location make it an ideal property for those seeking an exceptional residence with fantastic views over Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the surrounding countryside.