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Brighton Journal | 23rd January 2020

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Daydreamers Delight: Your Very Own Windmill!

Daydreamers Delight: Your Very Own Windmill!
Hannah Midgley

Those of you wishing to take a wander through rose-tinted visions of Christmas-future, and to tease yourself with fanciful daydreams of living in an ex-windmill, are in luck. A property has recently become available on the outskirts of Brighton and Hove, in the lovely Patcham.

A life in Patcham Mill is one of stunning hill top living within this iconic Brighton property, which offers panoramic views over the South Downs National Park. Three double bedrooms with unique octagonal reception rooms, spiral staircases, and original top-floor machine room with viewing platform. The property is accessed via private driveway from Windmill Drive, then through electric security gates that lead to the parking area and three garages. Both parking area and driveway are shared with the neighbouring property Mill Cottage.



With features including a curved oak staircase, a ‘Monet-style’ bridge over a shallow pool, a glazed entrance which lets dappled light through into the old mill, and the antique machine room which still operates the sails of the windmill, this property is packed full of charm, and is prime daydream material.

The property has undergone a recent renovation and is in pristine, newly painted condition. The renovation included complete electrical re-wiring throughout, newly-installed oak doors and windows throughout, and newly installed wooden flooring in the entrance hall, living room and all mill bedrooms.




The mill’s exterior walls were stripped, water-proofed and repainted. Underfloor heating was installed in the hallway, living-room and conservatory. All other rooms have central heating radiators.

There is but one hitch in the tale, for this 3 bedroom property the lucky owner would be set back a whopping £1,380,000! So unfortunately it’s destined to remain very much material for daydreams for most, but it might just be worth getting a lottery ticket this week, you know… just in case….

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