Our Property Battle series is back with a bang. So, if you fancy living in a converted waterworks, which one would you choose below…
The two homes we’ve picked for sale are both for sale with a similar price tag of more than £700,000 – one is in Essex, and the other in Oxfordshire.
They are also both semi-detached and are subject to an annual service charge that runs into thousands of pounds a year.
Which one of these converted waterworks for sale would you buy if you had a budget of around £750,000?
The first is in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Worsham and boasts views of the surrounding Cotswolds.
It comes with a price tag of £750,000 and has an eye-watering service charge of £3,616.
The second is in the Essex town of Brentwood and is up for grabs for £725,000. It has an annual service charge of £2,295.16.
Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘Both of these properties have a lot to offer prospective buyers.
‘For buyers looking for a property that provides plenty of talking points, this converted waterworks in the Cotswolds perfectly fits the bill with its incredibly versatile open-plan living space and natural light.
‘For those looking for something similar, but in a location closer to London. This spectacular modern home near Brentwood offers scenic views combined with fantastic transport links to central London via the Elizabeth Line.’
1. Four-bed conversion, Worsham, £750k
This converted waterworks is being sold by Chancellors estate agents and is on the market for £750,000
The converted building has retained the tall ceilings and windows that let light flood in
The building is in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Worsham, and was originally built in 1936
The property is spread across four floors and boasts four generously-sized bedrooms
The property is semi-detached and part of Riverbank Studios, with a service charge of £3,616 a year
This four-bedroom conversion is in a former waterworks in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Worsham, and was originally built in 1936.
It is spread across four floors – with the kitchen and main living room on the top floor – and boasts views of the surrounding Cotswolds.
The property is being sold by Chancellors estate agents and is on the market for £750,000.
The semi-detached is part of Riverbank Studios and is subject to a service charge of £3,616
The current owners explained to the estate why they have loved living at the property and why they are now selling up.
They said: ‘We have loved living in this property for the past eight years, and are reluctantly leaving due to a medical condition which requires single storey living.
‘The countryside location is lovely, and is private without feeling completely isolated, with shops and pubs a walk or a short drive away.
‘Our friends call it the James Bond grand design house, so it would also suit those who want something a bit different and special
‘Our home over the years has offered incredibly versatile living. The new owners could have a couple of living spaces and, or, several work from home spaces, with super-fast wifi.
‘When we travel for work we can do so with complete peace of mind, due to its discreet location in this close-knit community. We love that we can simply lock up and leave.
‘We would say it is a great home for those who love easy living and it is set within extremely well maintained grounds.
‘Our friends call it the James Bond grand design house, so it would also suit those who want something a bit different and special. It will be much missed by us. Once we had seen this place nothing else compared.’
2. Four-bed conversion, Brentwood, £725k
This converted property for sale is in the Essex town of Brentwood and is part of a historic building called Waterworks House
The property is up for grabs for £725,000 and Durden & Hunt estate agents are handling the sale
The pristine interior includes a large open-plan living area with a modern kitchen that boasts a separate island
The semi-detached property has four bedrooms and a private outdoor garden with a lawn
This four-bedroom property is in the Essex town of Brentwood and is part of a historic building now called Waterworks House.
It has an open-plan kitchen and living room, along with a downstairs bedroom and the remaining bedrooms on the first floor.
Outside, it has a good sized garden with a patio area and off road parking.
The property is up for grabs for £725,000 and Durden & Hunt estate agents are handling the sale.
The agent described the property as ‘exceptional’, adding: ‘Waterworks House is a historic building that has been converted into semi-detached homes with original and beautiful features.’
There are decorative arches windows, as well as metal ceiling beams and pillars in the property.
The semi-detached home is freehold and is subject to a service charge of £2,295.16 a year.