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 

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 

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