Victorian water tower conversion in Melton Park, Suffolk
A unique and characterful Grade II listed former water tower, converted to a four bedroom dwelling with many original features. Located in the Suffolk village of Melton, it benefits from far reaching views and is within commuting distance of London
This Victorian Grade II Listed former Water Tower, situated within Melton Park, has been converted into a unique four bedroom detached home offering far reaching views.
The property has been lovingly restored and extended 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.
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.
Arranged over five floors the accommodation comprises:
• Arched topped open fronted porch with double doors opening to the entrance hall
• Entrance hall (10'11" x 10'4" (max))
• Cloakroom (6' x 3'1" (max))
• Living room - An 'L' shaped dual aspect room with two pairs of French doors and two windows, 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 (19'9" x 9'6" (max) reducing to 8'4" at the chimney breast) and television area (25'4" x 9'6" (max))
• Octagonal dining room (11'9" x 11'8" (max))
• Kitchen / breakfast room (20'9" x 9'4" opening to 9'9" (max))
• Utility room (14'8" x 5'2" (max))
A bespoke staircase rises to the first floor providing access to three bedrooms (two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom).
• Master bedroom (22'7" x 9'6" opening to 12'4") with built in cupboards
• En-suite bathroom (9'5" x 6'9") with shower and slipper bath
• Bedroom two (15'1" x 9'5")
• Bedroom three (19'10" x 6'5" opening to 9'10" (max)) an 'L' shaped twin bedroom
• An octagonal inner lobby (11'10" x 11'10") with double height ceiling, exposed brickwork and floorboards 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
SECOND - FIFTH FLOORS
• On the second floor of the water tower is an octagonal 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 an office and 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 as a music / storage room. An access hatch within the ceiling with retractable ladder leads to a storage area above and the inside of the water tank.
The property benefits from off road parking for up to two cars. There is a narrow terrace to the rear of the property.
There is a storage area within the fire escape stairwell.
This unique home is within easy reach of Woodbridge and the highly regarded Suffolk Heritage Coastline.
Melton Park is set within approximately 50 acres of parkland, bluebell woods and its own golf course, on the edge of Melton village near the River Deben, adjoining the Market Town of Woodbridge. From the 8th Century, Melton grew in importance as a result of its association with Queen (later Saint) Ethel Dreda (AKA St. Audry) founder of Ely Cathedral. St. Audrys golf club lies within Melton 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.