Property for those who live outside the box
Unique Property Blog

If you have a unique property for sale, that you would like us to consider for inclusion in the Unique Property Blog, please e-mail with details and an image:

Other conversions

A former mill with listed buildings
16th of September 2013
former mill for sale
Hewsons Lane, Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5BL
Starting bid £140,000

Barton Mill For Sale
The former corn mill on Hewson's Lane was built around 1813 for Cook and Sutton and this eight storey tower, attached listed cottage and ancillary buildings offers a unique opportunity to acquire a potential development site in an increasingly popular residential area of Barton upon Humber. There is a design concept in place for a courtyard development of eight houses, but at present there is no planning permission as there are many options with this site. Purchasers will be responsible for obtaining the necessary consent suited to their needs.The site is accessed off Hewsons Lane which in turn leads to Waterside Road opposite the supermarket and close to the Humber Bridge viewing area. more

A former water pumping station on the Cambridgeshire fens
9th of September 2013
former pumping station for sale
Waterfront Lodge, 167 South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 0RZ
Price £150,000

Former Pumping Station For Conversion in Wisbech
Waterfront Lodge, built in 1948, was used until 2002 as a water pumping station, housing engines that were used to drain the fen. Now no longer in use, this individual property currently has full planning permission for conversion into a four storey dwelling with four bedrooms. To the front there is a large front garden and the rear garden is formed by part of the waterway including bridge over the waterway with a further 15 feet of bank either side past the bridge. Services are already on site and this unique building is ideally located on the outskirts of Wisbech within easily commutable reach of Peterborough and beyond. A great opportunity for an individual home with a great view. more

A conversion you can bank on
19th of August 2013
former bank for sale
Yr Hen Banc, Fronwnion Street, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4SE
Price £210,000

Converted Bank In Trawsfynydd For Sale
Yr Hen Banc (or The Old Bank) is as the name suggests, a former bank having, until recently, been the local HSBC bank. It is situated close to the centre of the village of Trawsfynydd in the Snowdonia National Park, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. This single storey, stone built building is well constructed and has a slate roof. Inside, it has spacious rooms, high ceilings and characterful panelling on many of the walls. The well arranged accommodation includes a living room with wood burning stove, a modern fitted breakfasting kitchen, dining room and three bedrooms with en suite facilities. more

A converted boathouse on the Holy Loch
12th of August 2013
boathouse conversion for sale
The Boathouse, Shore Road, Strone, Argyll, PA23 8BD
Offers in excess of £245,000

Converted Boathouse In Strone For Sale
Built in 1885-1886, 'The Boathouse' was part of the Dunselma estate owned by James Coats, a wealthy 19th century industrialist who was an avid yachtsman and was president of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club. This C-listed building boasts quality nautical-themed stonework with crow-stepped gables and has fantastic views of Loch Long, the Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde. Set in three quarters of an acre of fully enclosed land, it has been converted to create a beautiful and unique three bedroom detached property boasting many of the original features and would be ideal as a family, retirement or holiday home. more

A former service station with plans for the future
8th July 2013
former service station for sale
Skiddaw Service Station, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QH
Offers over £395,000

Former Service Station For Conversion in Bassenthwaite
If you're looking for a great live / work opportunity, then this attractive former service station could be just the ticket. It's located in a rural location below Skiddaw Mountain within the scenic Lake District National Park and currently has a commercial use, benefitting as it does from being in a prominent trading position on the A591. Situated just six miles from the popular tourist area of Keswick, this unusual building, which was entirely refurbished in late 2010 / early 2011, also has residential planning consent for the addition of a two storey, four bedroom dwelling as well as extension of the retail area. The flexible layout means it would be suitable for a wide range of uses; commercial, retail, studio or redevelopment subject to planning. more

A martello tower with unrivalled views of the English Channel
10th June 2013
martello tower for sale
The Warren, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone, CT19
Guide price £500,000

Martello Tower Folkestone
Martello towers were built during the Napoleonic Wars (between 1804 and 1812) as coastal defences against threat of foreign invasion and of the 103 towers built, only 45 remain, many of which are in ruins. This Grade II listed Martello Tower, located in Folkestone, is one of the few that have been converted with the majority of renovation work completed giving the new purchasers the opportunity to finish the internal renovation to their own style and specification. The three bedroom property is arranged over four floors and on the top floor there's an open plan lounge area with panoramic 360 degree views across the English Channel (France is visible in clear weather). It is set in a good sized plot which boasts an underground garage / workshop which could have a number of uses. All in all, a unique building, a unique opportunity and a unique location. more

A former coastguard look out tower with a great sea view
3rd of June 2013
former coastguard tower for sale
Tower Cottage, Carsethorn, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8DS
Guide price £150,000
Former Coastguard Look Out Tower
Tower Cottage has had an interesting historical past. Built in the late 19th century, it was once a coastguard watch tower, designed to have an eagle eye view of the coastline in order to monitor smuggling activities but has now been converted to create a comfortable three bedroom house with spectacular views eastward of the Solway Estuary to the Lake District mountains and westward views towards Criffel. This charming sea side house would be a great bolt hole as it has a small, very manageable garden and is located in a beautiful, rural area just a few miles south of Dumfries. more

A hot property in the centre of Cheltenham
18th March 2013
fire station for sale
The Old Fire Station And Engine House, St James' Square, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50
Offers over £550,000

Fire Station Cheltenham
Here's an opportunity to snap up a piece of Cheltenham's history as the Old Fire Station and Engine House, a building of local architectural importance, is up for sale. Built in 1906, the buildings were in use until 1959 and have had a variety of uses since, including as a health club, a coffee bar and as an antiques showroom. There is currently planning permission for use as a restaurant but there are many other options for re-development, including residential, subject to planning permission. The property comprises of two, three storey buildings - the Fire Station and the Engine House which are connected by a central glass atrium which gives a flood of natural light to the premises. There's over 400sqm of floor space and situated as it is just a short walk from the centre of Cheltenham, this property is certain to attract interest. more

This ugly duckling has turned into a swan
7th of January 2013
former water treatment plant for sale
The Lime Works, Faversham Rd, Norton, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0SE
Guide price £2,950,000

Water Works Conversion
When you think about water treatment plants, you don't think of beauty, and yet this stunning and highly original Grade II listed conversion actually started its life as a water softening facility. Now a spacious and contemporary home, The Lime Works has been sympathetically converted with an emphasis on attention to detail and specification. The accommodation is
arranged over four floors connected by spiral staircases and the rooms are light and spacious. In all the property has five reception rooms and six bedrooms including a sumptuous master suite which occupies the entire top floor. There are two roof terraces from which to enjoy the far reaching views, one of which accommodates the pool. The Lime Works is set in eight acres of land and is a wounderful example of what an unprepossessing building can become. more

An arresting looking former court house and police station
22nd of October 2012
former court house and police station for sale
The Old Court House, West Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5AF
Guide price £204,950

Court House For Conversion Rhayader
The Old Court House is an attractive Grade II listed property located close to the centre of the popular market town of Rhayader. Originally the local police station and court room, it offers versatile space and boasts some great original features. It's had a variety of uses over the years, most recently as an antiques centre and at present the court house part of the building is a large, double height and open plan space with extensive windows on two elevations. Planning consent was granted in May 2012 for change of use to residential. The rest of the property has already been converted to residential accommodation comprising of a sitting room, kitchen, laundry room, wc, two bedrooms, bathroom and a workshop. There are also two former police cells which could make great in law accommodation. more

Pump up the style in this unusual conversion
10th September 2012
pump house conversion for sale
The Pump House, Harrington, Near Beckbury, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9DR
Offers in region of £545,000
Pump House Conversion
The Pump House, formerly the property of Severn Trent and the Pumping Station for the village of Harrington, has recently been converted to a superb five bedroom residence, set over three floors. The development has been sympathetically carried out with much of the original charm and feel of the original building being retained and the spacious reception rooms and replacement arched double glazed windows provide an exceptionally light and airy feel to the property. Within the large gardens is a detached garage block with a double bay garage with a storage area to one side together with an adjoining workshop. All in all this is a unique country residence in an idyllic situation. more

Welcome to the madhouse!
19th March 2012
converted lunatic asylum - development
Cotton Lane, Dartford, Kent, DA2
Prices from £199,995 (two bed) - £389,950 (four bed)
Converted Lunatic Asylum
Is your house just like a madhouse? Well, it literally could be as "The Residence" near Dartford offers buyers the opportunity to purchase residences in a converted Victorian Asylum.  Originally built in 1862 the buildings lay empty after the hospital closed in 2005, until being purchased by the P J Livesey Group for redevelopment into an impressive selection of converted mews houses. Despite being located just minutes from the madness of Dartford Crossing and M25, the Ebbsfleet International Railway station, Bluewater Shopping centre and Dartford Town Centre, the houses are located in an oasis of tranquility and are beautifully appointed with private rear gardens. more

You'll hope to be remanded in this former court house
9th of January 2012
converted court house for sale
The Old Police House Mulberry Green, Harlow, CM17
Price £695,000

Converted Court House Harlow
The Old Police House was built in 1852 by wealthy local dignitary (Mr. Perry Watlington of nearby Moor Hall), one of his many gestures of generosity to the community of 'Harlow'. Formerly the local Police Station, police house and Court House, this building is classic Victorian architecture at its best and is set on the edge of the Old Harlow's conservation area and the picturesque Mulberry Green. It was converted into a private family home, probably in the early part of the twentieth century, and is now a comfortable and stylish five bedroom house although its former life is still in 'evidence' and can be 'witnessed' in the courtroom (the drawing room) and cell! And it won't just be fleeing criminals that will appreciate the good road, rail and air links nearby! more

First class accommodation that's right on track
11th April 2011
converted railway station for sale
Station House, Station Rd, Moulton, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 6QE
Price £499,995

Moulton Converted Railway Station For Sale
Moulton Station is an imposing former Station House and Railway Station which formed part of the Midland and Great Northern Railway (often referred to as the 'Muddle and go Nowhere line'). The current vendors of the property purchased it from the Railway Company and personally carried out and oversaw the renovation, restoration and conversion into a fine dwelling house with four bedrooms, three reception rooms, a double garage and a unique and useful 'Travellers Rest' original building which serves as a garden room / games room. Station House is set in superb gardens of approximately 0.73 acres and is situated within the highly sought after conservation village of Moulton. This is a first class opportunity to buy a property that's right on track! more


Unique properties for sale

Barn conversions
Cave houses
Church conversions
Colonial style houses

Country houses
Earth sheltered houses
Eco-friendly properties
Equestrian properties
Gin Gan houses
Gothic style houses
Homes with a claim to fame
Islands for sale
Lighthouse conversion
Listed properties
Lodge houses
Manor houses
Mansion houses
Medieval houses
Mediterranean style
Military buildings
Mill houses
Modernist houses
New build houses
Nuclear bunkers
Oast houses
Other conversions
Railway stations
Renovation required
Riverview properties
School conversions
Seaview properties
Thatched houses
Toll houses
Tower house
Water Tower

Unique properties for sale


Police House Conversions Converted Courthouse Converted Pump House - Unique Property Blog 2011 - 2015 all rights reserved