Buy stunning views and your own water tower at Broadclyst for under £40,000

A landmark building in Broadclyst with a bird’s eye view of the countryside has gone on the market with plenty of potential for a Grand Designs project.

The disused water tower, with a panoramic view of Broadclyst and beyond, has an auction guide price of £39,950 for those keen to splash out and own the distinctive building.

The water tower, thought to have been built in the 1940s to serve the village, was used until 2008, but now vendor South West Water has put the site up for sale.

Agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt (GTH) describe the unique property as being in ‘a fabulous location’ overlooking National Trust land.

The disused water tower, set within 0.29 acres, could have potential for alternative uses subject to planning consent from East Devon District Council.

Graeme Biffen, GTH partner, said: “The sale of the now disused Broadclyst water tower affords an excellent and rare opportunity to acquire this striking and iconic structure.”


The disused water tower has panoramic views of the countryside.
Photo: Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The tower is a concrete construction standing around 16.12m high.

There is pedestrian access at the base of the tower and a ladder runs up through what was the main water tank, and onto the roof.

The freehold site is mainly grassed, with some mature poplar trees, and surrounded by fencing with a secure gated access.

It can be reached by a right of way over a trackway running from one corner of the site to the B3181 public highway.

Agents GTH said vendors South West Water will fully decommission the pipework within the boundaries of the property within six months of completion of the sale.

The online auction for the Broadclyst water tower closes at 12noon on Friday, December 13.


The building has an auction guide price of £39,950.
Photo: Greenslade Taylor Hunt.


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