Property 4628408

Colne Road, Halstead.

£1,600,000

Property Descriptions

Two Detached Water Towers
Accommodation In Excess of 3500 sq ft
Main Tower With Accommodation over 6 Floors
Annex Accommodation over 2 Floors
Kitchen With Comprehensive Range Of Miele Appliances
Numerous Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Courtyard and Garden
Patio Area With Pizza Oven
Generous Double Oak Garage
Panoramic Rooftop Views
External Mains Fired Gas Lanterns
EPC Band C  
An exceptional example of a pair of converted, red brick, Victorian water towers located in a North Essex town and being within a few miles of a private airfield and approximately 25 minutes of Stansted airport. They are located in their own generous plot which comprises gardens, ample parking and garaging.
The older of the two dates back to the mid 1800s and offers self-contained accommodation over two floors.
The main residence is truly inspiring with stunning features. These range from a 2 storey glazed arch housing the entrance door, to the exceptional brickwork with a range of colours and designs not to mention the panoramic views from the roof terrace.
Over the 6 floors there are 4 bedrooms, numerous bathrooms, 4 living areas and a second "secret" staircase.

As a point of historical interest during the Industrial Revolution the Courtauld family, one of the leading names in British textiles, built a yarn factory in the town, as they needed a larger supply of water for the factory to operate they built the second tower in 1888 with a pipe that ran straight to the factory.  
Main Tower 
 
Ground Floor 
Spacious reception hall with glazed double doors and three further pairs of French doors fitted into each of the arches. There is a cloakroom suite, stairs leading to first floor and hidden spiral staircase leading from the ground up to the fifth floor.  
First Floor 
Gallery balcony overlooking the reception hall, double doors to the exterior balcony, stairs to first floor and access to spiral staircase.  
Second Floor 
Open plan kitchen dining room with granite work surfaces and a comprehensive range of 'Miele' appliances, staircases leading to the third floor. Access to WC.

 
Third Floor 
Two bedrooms, en-suite, family bathroom and staircase leading to the fourth floor.  
Fourth Floor 
Two further bedrooms including the master suite, family bathroom, staircase leading to fifth floor.  
Fifth Floor 
This impressive 10m atrium has a glass roof with fitted blinds making for an excellent entertaining area. There is a staircase which leads to the roof terrace with far its reaching views over the rooftops of the town and rolling countryside.  
Two Staircases 
An interesting feature is the fact there are twin staircases leading from the ground to the top floor. One is a contemporary, open tread staircase which provides easy access to all floors. The other, a spiral staircase originally designed to adhere to building regulations, is hidden from view and is perfect for use by staff or guests wishing to move unseen between floors when entertainment is in full swing.  
Tower Two 
Ground floor

Comprised of an open plan living / kitchen area with kitchenette, doors to the rear and side and staircase to the first floor. There is also a well with a glazed panel which is approximately 300' deep which is fed from the river Colne.

First Floor

The bedroom area still contains some of the original pipework from when it was used to pump water from the well. There are 4 windows and access into the shower room.  
Externally 
The gravelled courtyard is entered via double electric gates with intercom system. The attractive double oak framed garage with twin electrically operated double doors has ample space for two large vehicles. The gardens comprise of a lawn, patio with a pleasant seating area and pizza oven.