The conversion appeal: Top 5 properties
This allowed property owners such as farmers, councils and office landlords to seek consent to convert their assets and change their use.
Converted homes hold a unique charm and the idea of living in something that was previously something else appeals to many people. Converted buildings we see come to market include barns, clock towers, water mills and warehouses as well as pubs and churches. These buildings are really exciting to live in as they are just so distinctive. As you travel around the towns and villages of Essex and Suffolk you will find lots of examples of them around.
Below, we take a peek at the top 5 on the market with Fenn Wright today.
For some time there has been a trend toward a reliable contemporary home that has the character and style of a period gem. This is something that can absolutely be achieved with a converted building. Rather than forgetting its origins, people can really accentuate a buildings character, working with original features to blend in the modern way of life. Original features can include industrial cues, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, larger rooms, ornate fireplaces and windows which come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
We are a big fan of converted properties at Fenn Wright and we’ve picked out some of our best conversions for sale across Essex and Suffolk – including a barn and a pub that each have conversion potential that is yet to be realised.
1. Barn conversion – Cold Norton, Essex
5 bedroom barn conversion with a heated swimming pool and detached workshop.
2. Clock tower conversion – Chelmsford, Essex
Beautifully decorated throughout with an exceptional attention to detail.
3. Potential barn conversion – Rayon, Suffolk
A cottage with a barn in the grounds, ripe for renovation.
Plus a kennel business too if you fancy working from home.
4. A pub for conversion – Ipswich, Suffolk
The Crown, formerly a pub in Elizabethan styling with potential for three apartments and five new builds.
5. A cart lodge conversion – Coggeshall, Essex
A beautiful 17th century building.