Converted 100ft tall Victorian water tower in Suffolk village of Melton going for £900,000

A Victorian water tower which has been converted into a ‘unique’ family home has gone on to the market for £900,000.

The 100ft-tall red brick structure still retains its old water gauge but the red metal water tank on top is no longer in use.

Sitting in the heart of the village of Melton, it provides stunning views of the idyllic Suffolk countryside and the River Deben.

The property, which is eight storeys high including the tank, has a conventionally shaped ground floor and first floor with a 20ft long kitchen.

The 100ft-tall structure towers over neighbouring properties in the rural, picturesque Suffolk village of Melton

The 100ft-tall structure towers over neighbouring properties in the rural, picturesque Suffolk village of Melton 

There's plenty of space for the head chef of the family, with a 20ft-long kitchen and breakfast room on the ground floor

There’s plenty of space for the head chef of the family, with a 20ft-long kitchen and breakfast room on the ground floor

Wooden floors bring a traditional feel to the property's stunning bedrooms, of which there are four across the house

Wooden floors bring a traditional feel to the property’s stunning bedrooms, of which there are four across the house

Take a bath in unique red brick surroundings and peer out into the rolling countryside of the Suffolk village of Melton

Take a bath in unique red brick surroundings and peer out into the rolling countryside of the Suffolk village of Melton

The property offers a number of different rooms, and prospective buyers can relax and unwind in its luxurious lounge area

The property offers a number of different rooms, and prospective buyers can relax and unwind in its luxurious lounge area

The structure in the heart of the village still retains its old water gauge but the red metal water tank on top is no longer in use

The structure in the heart of the village still retains its old water gauge but the red metal water tank on top is no longer in use

A floor plan of the property reveals just how many rooms and facilities are on offer across the home's different floors

A floor plan of the property reveals just how many rooms and facilities are on offer across the home’s different floors

There is also a utility room, an octagonal dining room and two bedrooms, one of them en-suite.

There are bedrooms on the third and fifth floors, with a room currently in use as an office sandwiched in between on the fourth floor.

The old water gauge for the tower remains in the octagonal hallway on the first floor, next to the staircase.

The fifth floor has a loft hatch into the ceiling which provides access to a storage area with a fold down ladder.

A further ladder provides access into the old water tank at the top of the tower.

The property, which towers over others nearby, provides stunning views of the rolling Suffolk countryside

The property, which towers over others nearby, provides stunning views of the rolling Suffolk countryside

Described by estate agents as 'quite literally a cut above the rest', it is available for buyers to purchase for £900,000

Described by estate agents as ‘quite literally a cut above the rest’, it is available for buyers to purchase for £900,000

Red bricks surround the staircase at a truly unique property, located in the heart of the picturesque Suffolk countryside

Red bricks surround the staircase at a truly unique property, located in the heart of the picturesque Suffolk countryside

The cosy living room, located on the ground floor of the £900,000 property, would be perfect for families and friends to gather in

The cosy living room, located on the ground floor of the £900,000 property, would be perfect for families and friends to gather in 

The new buyer will be able to tuck into some delicious homemade food in the property's unusual octagonal dining room

The new buyer will be able to tuck into some delicious homemade food in the property’s unusual octagonal dining room 

The entrance to the tower, which stands at a whopping 100ft tall, looks out onto a plush driveway, where there is plenty of room for parking

The entrance to the tower, which stands at a whopping 100ft tall, looks out onto a plush driveway, where there is plenty of room for parking

The property sits in the heart of the village of Melton and overlooks stunning views of the Suffolk countryside

The property sits in the heart of the village of Melton and overlooks stunning views of the Suffolk countryside

The home is being sold with Fenn Wright estate agents in Woodbridge through property website OnTheMarket

The home is being sold with Fenn Wright estate agents in Woodbridge through property website OnTheMarket

Office space has even been provided within the 100ft tall structure, which is available to buy for less than £1 million

Office space has even been provided within the 100ft tall structure, which is available to buy for less than £1 million

The property has been well renovated despite its history as a water tower to provide an atmosphere suitable for families

The property has been well renovated despite its history as a water tower to provide an atmosphere suitable for families 

Bathrooms can be found on the first and second floors of this unique, luxurious property worth just shy of £1 million

Bathrooms can be found on the first and second floors of this unique, luxurious property worth just shy of £1 million

Look out on your new surroundings, and the picturesque hills of the Suffolk countryside, through the home's tall windows

Look out on your new surroundings, and the picturesque hills of the Suffolk countryside, through the home’s tall windows

The living room can be found on the ground floor and is an ideal place for friends and family members to sit back and relax

The living room can be found on the ground floor and is an ideal place for friends and family members to sit back and relax

Warm yourself up on those cold winter nights in the Suffolk countryside by utilising the property's log burner

Warm yourself up on those cold winter nights in the Suffolk countryside by utilising the property’s log burner

The kitchen space at the £900,000 property in the heart of Melton village provides ample opportunity to get creative

The kitchen space at the £900,000 property in the heart of Melton village provides ample opportunity to get creative

The River Deben runs through the village of Melton in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, where the property sits

The River Deben runs through the village of Melton in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, where the property sits

The old water tower was described as 'a labour of love' for its owner by estate agents, who value the property at £900,000

The old water tower was described as ‘a labour of love’ for its owner by estate agents, who value the property at £900,000

Plenty of light is available in the cosy master bedroom. Three other bedrooms can be found throughout the property

Plenty of light is available in the cosy master bedroom. Three other bedrooms can be found throughout the property

The dining room, which is an unusual octagonal shape, is located on the ground floor of the old Victorian water tower

The dining room, which is an unusual octagonal shape, is located on the ground floor of the old Victorian water tower

Bedrooms like this one are on the first, second and third floor of the property, which is on the market for £900,000

Bedrooms like this one are on the first, second and third floor of the property, which is on the market for £900,000

The home is being sold with Fenn Wright estate agents in Woodbridge through property website OnTheMarket.

Rachel Hamilton, from estate agents Fenn Wright in Woodbridge, said: ‘This is a unique home which is quite literally a cut above the rest.

‘The views out across Suffolk are astonishing and you can enjoy them from the comfort of an extremely well renovated property.

‘This has been a labour of love for its owner and we’re sure any buyer will fall for the Water Tower as soon as they see it.’

Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, said: ‘This is an incredible opportunity to buy a beautifully converted historical building which offers a great family living space.’

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