Clear to land! Former aircraft control tower in Somerset has been converted into a home with a lookout and is up for grabs for the first time in 40 years
- A converted aircraft control tower is for sale for the first times in almost 40 years
- Property in the Somerset village of Templecombe has a lockout on the roof
- House sits on a large plot of land and includes several useful outbuildings
A former aircraft control tower with its own lookout on the roof and has been converted into a family home is for sale for the first time in almost 40 years.
The unusual looking house sits on 4.75 acres of land in the Somerset village of Templecombe – 10 miles from celebrity favourite, Bruton.
The property is next to Henstridge Airfield in the trading estate on the Dorset and Somerset border, with easy access to the A30, which is only 700 metres away.
This converted aircraft control tower is on the market for the first times in almost 40 years
The extensive property sits on a large plot of land that includes several unusual outbuildings
The house has a ground floor two bedroom flat of more than 900 square feet. There is also a first floor maisonette covering nearly 2,000 square feet.
The maisonette has five bedrooms as well as the lookout, which would have looked over the original airfield.
The entire property requires updating and has had the same owners since the 1980s. It is on the market for £895,000.
The house sits on a large plot that includes several outbuildings that could be suitable for a range of uses other than the current workshops, subject to obtaining any necessary consents.
The land also includes a lawn area extending across around an acre, and is currently used as a garden.
There is a long drive that leads to the property, which is called Tower House, and there is parking for several cars.
There is a long drive that leads to the house, which is called Tower House, and there is parking for several cars
The outbuildings could be suitable for a range of uses other than the current workshops, subject to obtaining any necessary consents
The property is currently on the market with Woolley & Wallis estate agents.
In its marketing literature, the agent explained: ‘The whole site offers a variety of options for a change of use and may well, due to the proximity to other commercial enterprises, suit changing the whole site to a commercial use.’
The kitchen has a cottage feel with white wall and base cabinets and a small central island
The house has a ground floor two bedroom flat of more than 900 square feet and a first floor maisonette covering nearly 2,000 square feet
The property is currently on the market for £895,000 and Woolley & Wallis estate agents are handling the sale
The village of Templecombe is five miles south of Wincanton and 10 miles from fashionable Bruton.
Bruton has been dubbed Somerset’s ‘Notting Hill’ as Sarah Beeny and George Osbourne have homes in the trendy town.
The average price of a property sold in Templecombe in the past 12 months is £276,910.
It compares to £355,449 for the country as a whole, according to property website Zoopla.
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