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£1.35m property with outdoor ‘helter-skelter’ staircase on a converted water tower is now on sale


Rapunzel, do your thing (Picture: Rightmove/Triangle News)

Fancy living your best fairytale fantasy?

This could be the property you’ve been waiting for.

For £1.35million, you could snap up a Grade II Listed  converted water tower with a helter-skelter-esque staircase fit for a fairytale.

Designed by the man behind Wembley’s old Twin Towers, the 1930s property has four levels with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the observatory.

Only one of the bedrooms is in the tower, with a kitchen family room and storage, and you access it via the spiralling staircase around the outside of the tower.

The other three bedrooms and another kitchen are in a timber-clad cottage next to the tower.

The property includes over three acres of land (Picture: rightmove.co.uk)

The property is located a mile and a half away from historic market town Steyning, which is near the South Downs in West Sussex.

It’s situated in a secluded, peaceful area, with a garden and over three acres to its name.

The home is being sold by RH&RW Clutton Country Property via Rightmove.

Idyllic (Picture: Rightmove.co.uk)

The kitchen/family room is on the ground floor of the tower, and on first floor, you’ll find the bedroom.

The second floor is ‘a void’ where the water used to be stored, and the third floor has an octagonal observatory with large casement windows offering 360-degree views of the greenery surrounding the property.

The nearby single-story cottage has another living room, kitchen, bathroom and three more bedrooms.

We wouldn’t mind being locked away in this tower to be fair (Picture: Rightmove.co.uk)

The Rightmove listing reads: ‘The Water Tower is an enchanting and totally unique Grade II listed property located in a stunning, peaceful, rural setting close to the South Downs.

‘This very unusual and striking octagonal tower was designed by Maxwell Ayrton, the architect who designed the original Twin Towers at Wembley Stadium.

‘And is constructed of reinforced concrete with an external “helter-skelter” staircase and a polygonal roof.

‘It was constructed as an ornamental folly/water tower, with an observatory, in about 1930 for Sir Arthur Howard as part of the Wappingthorn Estate.’

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