Striking water tower in Devon has ‘Grand Designs’ potential

Broadclyst Water Tower, Broadclyst, Devon
-Credit: (Image: @ Right at Home Estate Agents)


A striking and iconic decommissioned water tower in Broadclyst village has been put on the market. Standing on a parcel of land approximately 0.29 acres (0.12 hectares) and accessed via a gated entrance, the tower has views towards open rolling countryside and Broadclyst village. It's understood to have been built in the 1940s to serve the local village and continued to be used up until 2008.

Broadclyst, which is near the National Trust Killerton Estate, offers a full range of local amenities such as a post office/store, church, doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, recreation and sports centre, play park, pub and schools.

Broadclyst Water Tower, Broadclyst, Devon
Broadclyst Water Tower, Broadclyst, Devon -Credit:@ Right at Home Estate Agents

The site is mainly grassed with a number of mature poplar trees on its fringes. The freehold site extends in total to approximately 0.29 acres (0.12 hectares) and is accessed via a right of way (at all times and for all purposes) over a trackway running from the north-eastern corner of the site to the nearest public highway to the east (the B3181).

Tower roof outlook
Tower roof outlook -Credit:@ Right at Home Estate Agents
Countryside views
Countryside views -Credit:@ Right at Home Estate Agents

The water tower enjoys rural views in most directions, over land currently owned by the National Trust. It is of concrete construction and stands at around 16.12m high. It has pedestrian access at its base and a ladder ascending through the main former water tank section and up to the roof. The tank section extends to approximately 225 cubic metres, with an internal diameter of around 9.44m, or thereabouts.

Entrance track
Entrance track -Credit:@ Right at Home Estate Agents
Entrance to water tower
Entrance to water tower -Credit:@ Right at Home Estate Agents

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The property may have potential for alternative uses, subject any necessary consents/approvals from the Local Planning Authority. This potential ‘Grand Designs’ project does not currently have any planning consent, but the current owner has previously submitted a pre-application for the conversion of the building to a dwelling which may be useful to prospective purchasers as a ‘road map’.

With an asking price of offers over £250,000, contact Right At Home Estate Agents on 01392 469333 for more information.