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A coastguard tower with great sea views
11th of November 2013
coastguard tower for rent
Dungeness Road, Dungeness, Kent, TN29 9NF
Price £1,450 pcm

Dungeness Coastguard Tower
You don't always have to buy to live in a unique property, and this former Coastguards Tower is a great example as it's available for long term rent. It has to be one of the country's most spectacularly located properties, set right on the shingled foreshore of Dungeness just yards from the sea. The accommodation is arranged over four storeys with a kitchen / day room on the ground floor, an en suite bedroom on the first floor, reception room with balcony on the second floor with stunning views over the English Channel and a further bedroom, also with a balcony at the top. The property is surrounded by a large amount of its own unfenced land and has its own parking area but you can also park right outside if you wish. The only downside is that it has an occupancy restriction meaning it can only be continuously occupied for a maximum of three weeks in any four week period. more

Live in a local landmark
15th of July 2013
converted water tower for sale
The Water Tower, Knoll Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2EJ
Guide price £1,350,000

Water Tower For Sale Godalming
This castellated Grade II listed water tower has been a local landmark since it was built in 1880. It was imaginatively converted to a high specification by the existing owners in the late 1980's who also added a Scandia Hus extension at the same time. Set over four floors the versatile accommodation, includes adaptable semi-open plan reception areas, triple aspect sitting room, family room, a large first floor balcony (accessed from both the sitting and family rooms), dining room, library, two studies, kitchen/breakfast room, a beautifully proportioned principal bedroom suite with "Japanese style" en suite bathroom, two / three further bedrooms and two family shower rooms (one with sauna). 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

Be king of the castle in this castellated mill tower
11th February 2013
tower mill and lodge for sale
Saham Mill, Ovington Road, Saham Toney, Norfolk, IP25
Price £600,000

Tower Mill For Sale
Saham Toney tower mill is a unique and landmark home built in 1828 and located within the village of Saham Toney. Once a six storey 50 ft. brick mill, the mill was converted to a private dwelling in 1948. It has undergone various renovations over the years and now boasts spacious accommodation with three reception rooms, a family kitchen/breakfast room and four bedrooms over the four floors of the mill tower itself, with increasingly far reaching views, as you ascend the tower, and access to the roof from the fourth, top bedroom. In the large gardens are a detached single storey two bedroom cottage and an area of woodland within which is a games room. Living here definitely wouldn't be a grind. more

"Doo" you want to own a dovecote?
21st of January 2013
dovecote for sale
Daldowie Dovecote, Hamilton Road, Mount Vernon, Glasgow, G32 9RD
Guide price £44,000
Dovecote For Sale In Glasgow
Grade A listed Daldowie Dovecote ("Doocot") is all that remains of the Daldowie House estate and dates to c.1650. Once neglected and vandalised, this cylindrical sandstone tower was completely dismantled in 2000 by The Land Trust and relocated one mile to the north. Now fully restored, it sits on a large 1.69 acre plot of land in the residential area of Mount Vernon, a mere six miles from Glasgow city centre. This unique building has a series of flight holes to nesting boxes located below the eaves of its slated bellcast roof. Inside is an internal timber revolving ladder for access to collect pigeons for their meat. There are no details as to whether planning for conversion to residential use would be possible, but if you're partial to unusual property or indeed, pigeon pie, you may be interested to know that this Glasgow landmark goes under the hammer on the 5th of February 2013 with the low guide price of £44,000. more

A 'B' Listed sixteenth century Tower House
12th of November 2012
tower house for sale
Lochhouse Tower, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, DG10
Offers over £225,000
Tower House For Sale
Dating from the mid-16th century, Lochhouse Tower is a category B listed tower house, arranged over four storeys and with six feet thick stone built walls, designed to protect the original occupants from attack during the frequent border skirmishes. The property fell into disrepair over the years but was rescued in the 1980's and restored into a dwelling house. The property is now in need of significant upgrading but offers a unique and rare opportunity for someone to own and live in a ‘Borders’ Tower house, and make their own mark on the history of the building. more

A historic 15th century castle looking to be rescued
29th October 2012
B listed castle for sale
Lordscairnie Castle, Moonzie, Fife, KY15 4NN
Guide Price £220,000
Castle For Sale
If ever a castle was in need of a knight in shining armour coming to the rescue, it's this one. And if said knight is looking for the ultimate in renovation projects then category B listed Lordscairnie Castle would be just perfect. Dating from the late 15th / early 16th century this four storey L-plan tower house has walls that are six feet deep in places. Set in almost 30 acres of land, Lordscairnie Castle has had a colourful history but was abandoned in the mid 17th Century and has since fallen into disrepair. This piece of Scottish history would make a unique home in an unrivalled setting and although restoration wouldn't be cheap, rumour has it that ill-gotten treasure is hidden at the castle which could help significantly with the renovation costs. more

A unique cottage with a vaulted tower
8th October 2012
Cottage with tower for sale
Rogers Rough Road, Kilndown, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17
Offers in the region of £285,000
House With A Tower In Cranbrook For Sale
This unique sandstone built cottage dates back to c.1800 and could come straight from the imagination of a storyteller. Features include a lovely fireplace in the living room and a tower with a vaulted ceiling, within which is a spiral staircase leading to the three upstairs bedrooms. The house is in walk in condition with a new kitchen. Outside is a courtyard garden and a good size lawned area. The location is a dream too as it's in the picturesque village of Kilndown, within the catchment area of the excellent Cranbrook School, and nearby Marden provides mainline rail services into London. more

A water tower in the Outer Hebrides
30th of January 2012
reservoir water tower and plot for sale
Ness Knockaird Reservoir, Knockaird, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XF
Guide price £20,000

Water Tower For Sale On Isle Of Lewis
From experience, the North West of Scotland doesn't generally suffer from a shortage of water, hence it's not a surprise to find that this water tower is up for sale. The only surprise is that it was built in the first place! This truly unique property is going for auction on the 7th of February 2012 for a guide price of just £20,000 - the lot comprises of the reservoir water tower and a rectangular fenced plot extending to 1,628 sq.ft (151.25sq.m approx). The tower is of concrete construction and could be converted to a variety of uses (subject to consents). It is located in a remote and tranquil setting at the northernmost tip of the beautiful Isle of Lewis and benefits from stunning sea views. Lewis is the largest island in the Outer Hebrides and is popular with tourists, who come for the outdoor life, surfing and sea kayaking. Converted, this tower would make a truly unique home or holiday let. more

Proceed direct, you're cleared to land in this converted airfield control tower
19th of December 2011
converted airfield control tower for sale
The Control Tower, Claythmore, Perthshire PH1 1NW
Guide price £1,750,000

Converted Control Tower
Situated on a former training airfield, The Control Tower is an out of the ordinary conversion. What was once an airfield control tower is in the process of being transformed to a stunning four storey contemporary home with open plan living areas, a dramatic sun room with a roof terrace and feature 'glass boxes' in the drawing room and master suite which will provide stunning views over the Perthshire hills. The current spec is of the highest standard with state of the art fixtures but as it is not yet built, the purchaser of this cutting edge property will still have a flexible degree of personal input for the interior finishings. If you think this piece of aviation history is for you, check your flight plan, proceed direct and glide right in. more

A renovated tower with views to the Solway Firth
10th October 2011
tower house with secret staircase for sale
Abbots Tower, New Abbey, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG2
Offers in the region of £625,000
Scottish Rennaissance Tower New Abbey For Sale
Abbots Tower was built by John Broun circa 1580, in all probability using material from the abbey. It was built in the latest French "chateau" style, now known as Scottish Renaissance, with pepperpot turrets and candlesnuffer roofs, crow stepped gables and wide spiral staircases. Restoration began in 1990 and took the best part of twenty years to complete. The accommodation lies over four floors accessible by stone turnpike staircases leading up the tower and a "secret" staircase which leads to the Garret. Abbots Tower sits in approximately three quarters of an acre and includes a modern courtyard with a detached double garage and workshop with a spacious games room above. more

A castellated tower which stands sentry to Balcary Bay
19th September 2011
tower house with sea views for sale
Balcary Tower, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Offers over £750,000
Castellated Tower For Sale
The three storey, Category C listed Balcary Tower is picturesquely sited on a promontory overlooking the Solway Firth and Balcary Bay. It has four bedrooms and a spacious sitting room with a glorious picture window with expansive views across the Firth. The house has many character features both internally and externally and is set in approximately 19 acres (7.9 hectares) of land including a 12 acre paddock and is surrounded by wooded grounds. The Tower further benefits from its shore location as it boasts a sea filled swimming pool, a boat house and stores, a slipway, jetty and salmon netting rights. more

Tower over your neighbours by converting this market town landmark
25th April 2011
unconverted water tower for sale
Water Tower, Off Nightingale Walk, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 2AZ
Offers over £150,000
Unconverted Water Tower For Sale
The Water Tower is an Ormskirk landmark offering a fantastic opportunity for developers and those seeking to create their own individual home. The brick built water tower has an internal area of 175sqm and boasts five storeys with each floor having a ceiling height of around 10 feet (3.05m) and is of particular architectural interest due to its side projectile pipes, arched windows (which allow in lots of natural light) and the large metal water tank still in place on top and could be converted into a fabulous and truly unique place to live. more

Contemporary tower house in Scottish Renaissance style with water gardens
19th January 2011
tower house for sale
Fortesk Tower, Finavon Hill, By Forfar, Angus
Offers over £650,000
Tower House With Water Gardens For Sale
Fortesk Tower is a dramatic contemporary tower house which, despite its appearance, was actually built by the owners in 1995 in a distinctive architectural style typical of the period of James VI of Scotland. Unlike houses of that era, this one is a comfortable six bedroom 21st century family home boasting double glazing, flexible accommodation and separate annexe. It also boasts a dungeonette, four turrets, and a cleverly created and designed water garden, fed by a small burn running through the ponds. A fantastic contemporary family home with all the character and none of the drawbacks of a 17th century property. more

Life's not a bitch in this historical tower house
24th September 2010
tower house for sale
Bitchfield Tower, Belsay, Northumberland, NE20
Guide price £3,900,000
Historical Tower House For Sale
Bitchfield Tower is a highly impressive and unique country house set within stunning Northumbrian countryside. The tower, a fine example of a Northumberland Pele tower, dates back to Medieval times. The property but has since been wonderfully restored with great care to its current excellent condition. With four reception rooms and nine bedrooms, the house is a Cluedo delight. The three bedroom staff flat, one bedroom gatehouse, offices and outbuildings would make this the ultimate in "working from home" properties. The gardens and grounds of six acres include a championship sized all weather tennis court, a croquet lawn, beautiful walks winding through the mature woodland and a well stocked trout lake. more

You'll be blown away by this converted windmill in Kent
27th August 2010
windmill for sale
Mill Hill, Edenbridge Kent, TN8 5DA
Guide Price £695,000
Edenbridge Windmill For Sale
Located in a Conservation Area close to Edenbridge town centre (an hour's journey from London Bridge or London Victoria by train), this stunning Grade II Listed decommissioned windmill conversion stands proudly in a quarter of an acre of beautiful gardens. The original Wallower, the upright shaft and the iron Great Spur Wheel which drove the millstones are still in place and the spiral staircases, slate floors, exposed brickwork and multi-pane casement windows with louvred shutters and deep sills bear testament to this sympathetically undertaken conversion. And those views from the upper floors! more


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