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Windmills took wind energy and harnessed it to rotate millstones for crushing and grinding grain. With the advent of electricity, windmills became redundant. As they are unusual and attractive many were put to other uses, thus rescuing a historical part of our heritage which would otherwise have been lost throuigh decay. By converting them to dwellings, some examples of which have the original machinary preserved, unique propertys have been created. As planning departments become more concerned with keeping the structure as intact as possible, modern conversions are generally very sympathetically carried out, with some maintaining the energy creating part of their building to produce their own electricity.

A windmill tower and miller's house
6th of January 2015
windmill tower and miller's house for sale
Caunton Mill, Mill Lane, Caunton, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6AJ
Price £495,000

Caunton Windmill
Set on a 0.6 acre plot on the edge of Caunton village, is Caunton Mill (or Sharp's Mill) an 1820s brick built, Grade II listed mill tower for sale along with a four bedroomed miller's house. The miller's house is a lovely traditional home with integral garage and the large garden has been extensively landscaped and planted with mature shrubs, trees, orchard, kitchen garden. The historic, four storey mill is ideal for redevelopment and has an outdoor panoramic viewing roof, power cabling, and has recently had nine new windows installed. In operation until the mid 20th century, the remains of the machinery went to the nearby working mill at North Leverton but the owners have many archive photos, machinery drawings and a heritage report which are all available to view on site. This well situated property has easy access to A1 and nearby rail links to King's Cross Station. more

A windmill with great potential
10th of March 2014
cottage, shop and windmill for sale
Stow Mill, Paston, Norfolk, NR28 9TG
Price £525,000

Stow Windmill
Stow Mill, a Grade II listed corn mill on the north Norfolk coast, was built in 1827 and produced corn flour until it ceased production in the 1930's. It's for sale along with a three bedroom cottage and a gift shop and has planning consent to link the mill to the shop to create a two bedroom holiday property. This 'landmark' building was bought by the current owners in 1999 who undertook a program of careful renovation and repair in order to open the mill to the public and run it as a tourist attraction with a souvenir / gift shop. The property is set in approx half an acre of land and stands 500 yards from the sea, on the edge of the village of Paston, in an area designated “of extreme natural beauty”. more

A converted windmill with a 360 degree view

17th of December 2012
windmill conversion for sale
The Windmill, Blackthorn Hill, Blackthorn, Oxon, OX25 1TJ
Guide Price £395,000
Blackthorn Windmill
Believed to date from the 18th century, this tower windmill at Old Mill Farm, Blackthorn was once fully clad in tiles and had a copper roof. The copper roof was lost in 1942 for the war effort, and the windmill remained roofless until 1998, when it was sympathetically converted into the two bedroom house it is today. There are many great features including circular rooms, exposed beams and stonework and the flexible accommodation is arranged over five floors. The sitting room on the top floor benefits from wonderful 360 degree panoramic views over the surrounding farmland and outside is a large detached garage and gardens. At present the windmill is small but perfectly formed but as it has planning permission for a ground floor extension (which will provide a generous kitchen / breakfast room), this ever evolving property is set to metamorphosise yet again into a great family home. more

Windy Miller, eat your heart out!
15th August 2011
cornmill with planning permission for sale
Union Mill, Lon Graig, Gaerwen, Isle of Anglesey, LL60 6HT
Price £95,000
Cornmill For Restoration In Anglesey Wales
Union Mill (or Melin Sguthan as it is known in Anglesey) is a Grade II listed cornmill believed to date to the late 18th century. This wind powered corn mill was in operation until as late as 1913 and occupies a commanding position with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Union Mill promises to be an exciting development opportunity as it has the benefit of detailed planning approval together with Listed Building Consent to create a stunning dwelling house. The mill is set on a plot of almost half an acre. Just like Windy Miller, you can live a self sufficient life in a beautiful converted mill - just lay off the "sleep inducing"cider. more

Life can still be good even without
wind in your sails

21st March 2011
mill and granary for sale
The Mill, Caston, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1DF
Guide price £310,000
Mill and Granary For Sale
Here's an opportunity to acquire a piece of UK history in the form of this Grade II* listed mill and granary. Believed to have been constructed in 1864 and in use until around 1940, the Mill is an excellent example of its type and still has the majority of the workings intact. The adjoining former Granary has been converted into a two bedroom / three reception room dwelling. more

Get yourself fit in a five storey converted windmill
9th November 2010
windmill for sale
Stallingborough Windmill, Riby Road, Stallingborough, Grimsby, North East Lincs, DN41
Price £325,000

Stallingborough Windmill For Sale
Stallingborough Windmill is a Grade II listed tower Windmill and is believed to be the only habitable windmill in North East Lincolnshire. Originally built in 1875, it was converted to a unique home in 1968. It is set in over a quarter of an acre of gardens and is surrounded by picturesque countryside - views of which are panoramic from the vantage point of the upper floors of this multi storey windmill (five storeys have already been converted but there are an extra two which could be converted too). With three / four bedrooms and two reception rooms, all this property lacks is a home gym . . . actually, on second thoughts, it doesn't really need one as anyone buying this superb property will soon be as fit as a fiddle with all these stairs. more

You'll be blown away by this converted windmill in Kent
27th August 2010
windmill for sale
Mill Hill, Edenbridge Kent, TN8 5DA
Guide Price £695,000
Edenbridge Windmill For Sale
Located in a Conservation Area close to Edenbridge town centre (an hour's journey from London Bridge or London Victoria by train), this stunning Grade II Listed decommissioned windmill conversion stands proudly in a quarter of an acre of beautiful gardens. The original Wallower, the upright shaft and the iron Great Spur Wheel which drove the millstones are still in place and the spiral staircases, slate floors, exposed brickwork and multi-pane casement windows with louvred shutters and deep sills bear testament to this sympathetically undertaken conversion. And those views from the upper floors! more


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