This former hops kiln was once a major part of producing local beers - and you could now live inside it.

The Kilns, in Runfold, were first built in the 1800s, and were a base for drying out hops flowers, which were then cooled and transported to breweries, where they were key ingredients for beer production.

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The dining area, with French doors. (Hamptons)

The Kilns were converted into five properties in the 1990s, with the fifth now being on the market.

On the ground floor, there is a kitchen and breakfast room with an Aga cooker, a vaulted dining room, a drawing room, a family room, a study, a utility area and a cloakroom.

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There are multiple reception spaces in the property, including a drawing room and a study. (Hamptons)

Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a private staircase to a second floor studio.

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There are period features such as exposed beams throughout. (Hamptons)

Outside, there is a single garage and a car port, while to the rear there are gardens with a sun terrace and views over the water meadows.

The property is being sold by Hamptons for a guide price of £1,200,000.

The agent commented: “The Kilns were converted in the early 1990's by local award winning developer Arcadia offering superb and interesting homes in this convenient and attractive location.

“No 5 The Kilns is one of five properties which is the major portion of a Grade II listed Hop Kiln conversion offering almost 4000 square feet of accommodation over three floors.

“The space offers flexibility and versatility ideal for a growing family. There is room for further enlargement if needed.

“In all an interesting hop kiln conversion with excellent living spaces, quite unique and some dramatic rooms.”