They say that every property has a story, though this one might be hard to beat. This stunning Lancashire windmill, which sits in Dowbridge, was built for a whopping… £13.
Impressed? The property is currently available for £595,000!
Originally constructed in 1337, the mill was rebuilt in 1343 for £13, which today would be around £10,590. Afterwards the building underwent a number of changes, repairs and additions, until being replaced with today’s mill in 1812. Despite how good the property looks now, nobody called it home until 1973.
"One of the finest properties in the area, this really is an unmissable opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented 5 bedroom detached residence, set on a large plot and offering elevated stunning rural views," said estates agency Mi-Home.
"`Wynde Milne`, is the iconic Windmill located in Dowbridge, Kirkham; this property offers potential buyers the opportunity to purchase their own piece of local `history`."
One of the most striking features of the windmill, beyond its beautiful creamy white exterior, is the wraparound wrought iron balcony on the first floor. From here residents can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Inside on the first floor we find generously sized living and dining rooms, with windows placed all around to make the most of the property’s surroundings and fill the structure with natural light.
The kitchen is well equipped with a five burner range, and also features a smaller eating area that would be great for entertaining guests, as the nearby wine rack might suggest!
The main bedrooms can be found on the ground floor. Within the base of the mill building are two semi-circular shaped bedrooms, a quirky feature resulting from the unique dimensions of the property. The mill is connected to another bedroom, as well as a utility room and private study.
There is a further bedroom on the first floor. This room, one of the property’s two ensuite bedrooms, leads back onto its own private balcony, offering its own gorgeous views
The entirety of the second floor belongs to the master bedroom. This generously sized room also features its own ensuite bathroom.
For commuters, the property is generously stocked. The main drive leads to a large double garage, while another single garage can be reached further on. The nearby Kirkham & Wesham station still offers quick hops to Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.
The Windmill is currently on sale with Mi-Home.
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