HOUSE hunters have a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a truly unique property in Hampshire.

This iconic Grade II listed New Forest landmark is up for sale, but anyone who want to purchase this property will have to be okay with heights and have a spare £2.75 million in the bank.

The distinctive four-bed home comes with a 218ft Victorian folly that spreads over 14 floors and has 330 steps to the top.

It is believed to be the tallest non-reinforced concrete structure in the world and provides breath-taking panoramic views of the new forest.

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The property comprises of 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, 3 receptions, a 60ft indoor pool and a tennis court.

It even benefits from a ‘passive’ rental income of around £35,000 a year from two mobile operators and the emergency services, who use three of the rooms.

Landowner Andrew Peterson built the original structure in the early 1880s after returning from India and drawing up plans to create a centrepiece for his Hampshire estate.

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The retired judge was determined to prove concrete’s versatility as a building material and was also anxious to provide work for unemployed locals.

Its current owners converted the tower into living accommodation in the early 1990s and operated it as a hotel and a small restaurant.

The property description notes that it is currently utilised as a part time bed and breakfast, but with ‘more renovating and marketing’ it could become a ‘thriving business’.

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The cupola at the top of the folly offers stunning panoramic views across to the Solent, the Isle of Wight and the rest of The New Forest National Park and is the main attraction.

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To find out more about the house visit the listing on Rightmove here or call St Quintin Property Group on 03339 873396.