Take a look inside this converted 200-year-old windmill - on sale for £1.2million

By Jon Ball
Thursday, 25th February 2021, 12:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th February 2021, 12:47 pm
This 200-year-old converted windmill comes with five holiday cottages. (Picture: Shutterstock)
This 200-year-old converted windmill comes with five holiday cottages. (Picture: Shutterstock)

If you are looking for something a bit different to the traditional two-up, two-down, how about a 200-year-old converted windmill, complete with five holiday cottages.

The stunning property - which boasts a total of 13 bedrooms - is now on the market with Reeds Rains.

Reeds Rains said: "We are excited to offer to market this rare opportunity to purchase an amazingly restored windmill.

"Buckton Mill is steeped in more than 200 years' worth of history and used to be a old grain mill."

An annex provides extra living space, with Reeds Rains saying the property "brings old and new architecture harmoniously together creating the most visually exciting property to look at".

An annex provides extra living space. (Picture: Reeds Rains)
Entrance is gained via a door in the atrium that connects the windmill and annex. (Picture: Reeds Rains)

Entrance to the home is gained through a door in the steel-framed atrium which connects the windmill and annex. On the ground floor of the atrium is porcelain wood-effect flooring with a millstone inset into the floor.

Turning left takes you to the light and airy lounge in the annex, while turning right leads to the original windmill, which features the kitchen/dining room on the ground-floor.

The kitchen offers a bespoke, fitted Shaker-style kitchen which runs around the circular wall of the windmill. (Picture: Reeds Rains)
The kitchen boasts a large dining area. (Picture: Reeds Rains)

Reeds Rains says the dining area "offers ample seating for the largest of families".

The first floor of the annex features the main bedroom with a floor-to-ceiling window and vanity area.

The light and airy lounge on the ground floor of the annex. (Picture: Reeds Rains)
The main bedroom offers a wonderful space. (Picture: Reeds Rains)

Two further bedrooms can be found in the windmill itself.

Bedroom two, on the first floor, is "a wonderful double bedroom", while bedroom three is on the second floor - both have walls "following the curve of the windmill".

One of the two bedrooms in the windmill, complete with curved walls. (Picture: Reeds Rains)

A mahogany staircase then leads to the third floor and what Reeds Rains describes as "the most spectacular room in the windmill".

It says: "On reaching the top of the windmill, you walk into a double-glazed cap.

"The summit of the windmill offers far-reaching, spectacular views across three bays of the East Yorkshire coastline, views over open countryside and views over nearby local villages."

Inside the cap of the windmill. (Picture: Reeds Rains)
There are stunning views from the top of the windmill. (Picture: Reeds Rains)

But there is much more than just the windmill to this property.

Reeds Rains says: "Not only is this an opportunity to live in a Grade ll-listed windmill, but also run a business from home.

"Buckton Mill comes complete with five two-bedroom holiday cottages, each with their own unique character."

"Standing adjacent to the old windmill, these former farm buildings have been carefully converted to provide very comfortable holiday cottages."

The property includes five holiday cottages. (Picture: Reeds Rains)