This property is perfect for Jonathan Creek or anyone hoping to make some dough after going on the market for £900,000 – Britain’s oldest working WINDMILL.
The 350-year-old Outwood Mill – the oldest working mill in the UK – is in the grounds of a three-bed country home.
The stunning Grade I-listed mill, which dates back to the time of the Great Fire of London, is set in the grounds of the house, in the Surrey village of Outwood.
Standing 39ft high, with sails measuring 60ft across, the ancient mill can still be operated by one person thanks to the remarkable craftsmanship that went into building it.
The mill and home is now on the market for £899,999 from Howard Cundey estate agents in Bletchingley, Surrey.
Spokesman Brett Chenery said: “The phrase gets banded around a lot, but this is genuinely a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a true slice of British history.
“Outwood Mill is one of the area’s most famous landmarks, now protected by a Grade I listing, and a fascinating piece of local history.
“It is not a dwelling, so technically it is Britain’s biggest garden ornament as well. Owning Britain’s oldest working windmill is definitely better than a garden gnome.”
Work to build the windmill began in 1665 on behalf of miller Thomas Budgen, and its current owners used to run educational tours for schoolchildren and history buffs.
Brett added: “It would make a fantastic venue for weddings and antique fairs, and it’s definitely a good talking point.
“Keen bakers could even grind their own flour to make their own unique bread.”
Along with the mill, the sale includes a three-bedroom detached bungalow-style home offering “spacious, open-plan living and a luxury fitted kitchen”.