Ever fancied living in a windmill?
ON THE MARKET
Address: The Black Windmill, Millers Court, Borstal Hill, Whitstable Price: £1.295m Agent: Kent Estate Agencies This landmark windmill has peered out across the sea at Whitstable for 200 years.
The grade II listed black weatherboarded smock mill was built in 1814, with the rest of the house added around 100 years later.
The five/six bedroom home, the Black Windmill at Millers Court, Borstal Hill, has seen service as a restaurant and a bed and breakfast hotel and is priced at £1.295m with Kent Estate Agencies.
A wide timber front door leads into the main part of the house, which has a 23ft kitchen/breakfast room with terracotta tiled floor and chimney breast. There is a dining/ sitting room, a utility room, boot room and downstairs cloakroom. A studio room could make an additional bedroom.
The five bedrooms are on the first and second floor of the main house, with three bathrooms.
Heading back to the front hall, a door leads into an octagonal reception room within the original windmill, which has beams and a staircase leading to the windmill’s first floor.
Here there is a sitting room, complete with original flour bagging equipment. This room has extensive coastal views and the original ladder leads to the four upper levels of the windmill.
The recently refurbished property offers substantial accommodation for a large family, two families, or could revert to commercial use, subject to permission.
The Black Windmill stands on a large plot with landscaped gardens. There is a separate garage and parking for a number of vehicles.