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  • Unique "Grand Designs" style detached luxury home
  • Converted former water tower
  • Commanding outstanding 360 degree views
  • In Excess of 4,000 sq feet of accomodation
  • Views extending to the coast, Cornwall and Dartmoor
  • Fascinating features and original shaft ladder in situ
  • Just 2.5 miles to nearest beach
  • Main reception room spans entire top floor
  • Four bedrooms & three bath/shower rooms
  • Additional reception room plus study
  • Grounds of 0.6 of an acre
  • Gardens wrap around property and enjoy views
  • Double garage and ample off-road parking
  • Spectacular one of a kind residence


A unique "Grand Designs" water tower conversion, boasting spectacular 360 degree panoramic countryside and coastal views, offering luxurious, high quality accommodation in a private and secluded setting. *Elevated position commanding 360 degree views *One of a kind detached luxury residence *Private and secluded position *"Grand Design" style build completed to exacting standards *Phenomenal far reaching countryside and coastal views *In excess of 4,000 square feet of accommodation arranged over three floors *Main reception room spanning entire top floor *Further reception room *Four bedrooms *Three bath/shower rooms *Study *Wealth of fascinating character features retained *Ample off-road parking *Double garage *Grounds of around 0.6 of an acre enjoying fantastic views *No onward chain *Renewable heating *Available fully furnished Location - This stunning detached property is situated in an elevated position enjoying panoramic 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside including the highest point in Cornwall, Brown Willy Tor (37 miles distant as the crow flies), and also extending to Dartmoor, as well as across Bideford Bay towards Saunton Sands and out to sea. Located within easy reach of the spectacular North Devon coastline which in 2022 was recognised as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR), the first in the UK and only coldwater WSR in the world. The closest beach is at Bucks Mills with other nearby beaches at Westward Ho! and Bude, with Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough, as well as the award winning Woolacombe beach a little further afield. The picturesque historic fishing village of Clovelly is located just two miles away, whilst the village of Hartland is around 4 miles away, which benefits from a thriving community with a superb range of amenities including a medical centre, Post Office, public houses, shops and a primary school, as well as Hartland Quay and Abbey. The Hartland Peninsula is well-known for its stunning unspoilt scenery and spectacular coastline which frequently lends itself to film and TV locations. Also within easy reach are the villages of Bucks Mills, Welcombe and Woolsery, with the latter housing the revered Farmers Arms public house and restaurant, as well as the boutique village shop and Post Office and fish and chip takeaway all making up "The Collective", which has been expertly refurbished to exacting standards in recent times. The port and market town of Bideford is around 9 miles away, whilst the regional centre of Barnstaple is around 18 miles away which offers a comprehensive range of amenities and leisure pursuits, as well as access onto the North Devon A361 link road, which in turn, leads onto the M5 motorway. The property also offers easy access to Cornwall and its spectacular coastline, around 6.5 miles away, with amenities available at the regional town of Bude which is around 16 miles distant. Communications - The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located in Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is around a 90-minute drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Clovelly - 2 miles Hartland - 4 miles Bideford - 9 miles Bude - 16 miles Barnstaple - 18 miles M5/Tiverton Parkway - 52 miles The Property - Jackson-Stops are proud to present this once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a beautifully converted and highly individual former water tower, which now forms a landmark property enjoying spectacular 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside and coastline. This stunning property could provide a multitude of potential uses due to its unique and highly impressive stature, including for use for filming or as an exclusive holiday let. The original water tower is thought to date back to the 1940s and has been sympathetically converted to exacting standards over the past four years, and retains the character and originality of the former building, whilst benefiting from modern day conveniences including underfloor heating via an Air Source Heat Pump and top of the range sanitary and kitchen ware. During the restoration, the property has enjoyed features in national publications such as "Grand Designs Magazine" and "Good Homes Magazine", as well as having a feature episode on "Derelict Rescue" which charted the restoration. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with virtually every room enjoying a view or outlook of some description, with the accommodation comprising in excess of 4,000 square ft. A particular feature of the property is the extraordinary top floor, which comprises an impressive open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with the original feature domed ceiling and an array of windows enjoying the mesmerising views on offer. There are also two bi-folding doors and French doors with Juliet balconies to allow the outside in on warm balmy summer days and the ultimate place to sit and watch the sunset with an uninterrupted front row seat. The original access shaft to the water tower has been retained and runs through the middle of the building with original steel ladder. There is a bespoke dining table that has been created and designed in the centre of the top floor room around the shaft, with clever illumination and glass viewing panels at either end which adds a wonderful historic and interesting focal point to the property. The quality of this remarkable conversion is plain to see and no expense has been spared, with a fabulous fitted kitchen by Wren which has been featured in numerous publications, as well as beautiful high quality bespoke bathroom suites. In total, there are four bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and two reception rooms, as well as a study. The property is equally as impressive externally, with gardens that wrap around the tower providing privacy and seclusion, and enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. There is a superb porcelain tiled terrace with outdoor seating to the rear, with a bespoke table that has been created by upcycling the original front doors of the water tower. The property is approached via an electric gated entrance to a gravelled driveway with ample off-road parking and turning, leading to a detached double garage. Properties of this calibre and unique nature rarely become available, offering tremendous potential for a variety of purposes including as a permanent home or as a second home/holiday let investment, available fully furnished with no ongoing chain, and the agents have no hesitation in recommending an early viewing. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Reception Hall - A large, light and airy reception hall with windows overlooking the driveway. Oak stairs curve and rise to the first floor. There is a range of up and down lighting and original exposed brickwork to the inner circular wall. Porcelain tiled flooring. The original telephone has been retained and provides an interesting feature on the exposed brick wall. Boiler Room - Housing pressurized hot water cylinder and underfloor heating manifolds and the electric cupboard. Study - Porcelain tiled flooring. Window overlooking the garden. Large walk-in storage cupboard. Garden Room/Snug - French doors leading onto the terrace and garden and window overlooking the garden. Porcelain tiled floor. Exposed brickwork. Bedroom 2 - A generously proportioned room with windows overlooking the garden and exposed brickwork to the inner circular wall. En-Suite/Jack & Jill Shower Room - This room forms the inner section of the original water tower shaft with exposed brickwork. The original steel ladder is still in situ and can be viewed within the ceiling, which forms a light well to the top floor and roof. The shower room comprises a range of Rak sanitary ware including a low level WC, wash hand basin and walk-in shower with rainwater style shower. A beautiful curved oak staircase with bespoke curved oak handrail rises to the: First Floor Landing - A light and airy space with porcelain tiled flooring and built-in storage cupboard. Oak stairs rise to the second floor. Window to the side elevation enjoying views over the countryside with the sea in the distance. Utility - With washing machine and tumble dryer and porcelain tiled flooring. Bedroom 3 - Picture window with countryside views towards Bideford Bay and across the sea to Saunton Sands in the distance. Built-in wardrobes and further walk-in storage cupboard. Bedroom 4 - Picture window enjoying panoramic views over the countryside with sea glimpses. Built-in wardrobe. Family Bathroom - A sumptuous bathroom with a floor to ceiling window enjoying panoramic views over the countryside with a gorgeous free standing bath tub situated to make the most of the impressive views on offer. Sanitary ware is by Rak and Victoria + Albert and comprises a low level WC with concealed cistern and walk-in shower with rainwater style shower by Rak, and Victoria + Albert freestanding bath with floor mounted tap and dual vanity wash hand basins. Bedroom 1 - A stunning bedroom suite with two floor to ceiling windows, one being a Juliet balcony, enjoying stunning panoramic views over the countryside and across to the coast. Large walk-in wardrobe with a superb range of built-in storage options. A mirror fronted panel in the dressing room gives access to a service cupboard. En-Suite Bathroom - A spectacular all black en-suite by Lusso Stone sanitary ware and comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, beautiful free standing bath with floor mounted tap, dual vanity wash hand basins, walk-in dual shower with rainwater style showerheads, heated towel rail and two floor to ceiling windows enjoying fantastic panoramic countryside views from the bath tub and shower. Second Floor - Oak curved stairs with bespoke oak curved handrail lead to: Spectacular Open Plan "Live-In" Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room - This phenomenal room is the crowning jewel of this astonishing property, enjoying 360 degree views with jaw dropping vistas enjoyed from every window. The far reaching and ever changing views span for miles over the surrounding rolling countryside to the coastline and sea beyond. There is porcelain tiled flooring throughout and a fabulous original concrete domed ceiling with central circular light well has a range of lighting illuminating the fascinating features and creating a wealth of light, including nine reclaimed 1950s blast proof strip lights that have been meticulously refurbished to now provide superb LED lighting with a twist. Five windows, two bi-folding doors and a pair of French doors with Juliet balconies all provide a wealth of natural light and enjoy magnificent views in every direction. As previously indicated, the original access shaft with steel ladder remains in situ, providing a fabulous centre point for the bespoke dining table with seating for at least 10 people, and the ladder shaft viewing pane cleverly doubles up as a clear glazed lazy Susan. The kitchen is by Wren, and has been featured in numerous publications including on their own website, and comprises an excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink set into silestone work surfaces with four in one tap (boiling/filtered/hot/cold) and a range of high quality integrated AEG appliances including dishwasher, full height fridge and separate freezer, induction hob and three ovens (steam, convection/microwave combi) and a breakfast bar. Outside - Upon approaching The Water Tower, you are immediately struck by the impressive and awe inspiring nature of this one of a kind dwelling. Remote controlled electric gates provide access onto the gravelled driveway, which provides ample off-road parking and turning for several vehicles. There is a detached double garage situated to the left hand side of the driveway, which benefits from two electric roller doors and has power and light connected, a window providing natural light and there is also a useful pedestrian side door. There is a fabulous porcelain paved walkway all the way around the tower, with access onto the gardens that enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The majority of the gardens are laid to level lawn (lawn areas total 1000m2 2 400m2 rear and 1 200m to the front), and enjoy the wonderful, clear views over surrounding countryside. To the rear of the property, there is a large terrace with porcelain slabbing which is a real sun trap, and feels very secluded, sheltered and private. There is a large outdoor table in situ, which has been formed using the original front doors of the water tower which adds a wonderful rustic, artistic flair. Agent's Note: The vendor has approached an exclusive holiday letting company who have indicated that the gross income in the first year of letting could exceed £100,000. Please enquire for further information. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Two Air Source Heat Pumps providing central heating which is underfloor throughout. The property is double glazed. Private drainage (treatment plant). Local Authority - Torridge District Council - 01237 428700. Contents - Available fully furnished - the vendor reserves the right to retain any items of sentimental value. Viewing - Strictly by appointment with sole selling agents, Jackson-Stops on 01271 325 153. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Bude on the A39 passing Bideford and the villages of Ford and Fairy Cross, Horns Cross and Bucks Cross. After leaving the village of Bucks Cross, proceed for around 1.1 mile, passing the Milky Way on your left hand side, where the entrance will be found on the left hand side, opposite a layby. Alternatively, if you are approaching the property from the Bude direction, proceed towards Barnstaple, passing the turning for Hartland, until reaching the roundabout at Clovelly Cross. Continue straight across, and after a short distance, opposite the layby on your left hand side, the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side. What3words: ///seasons.graph.tutorial