Fly to work from your garden:converted £1.1m grade II-listed Essex windmill home comes with its own helipad

Tired of taking the train? The buyer of this converted windmill can avoid the crowds and take their helicopter to work...

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If you want a country home and the option of not taking the train to work, you might be taken by this five-bedroom Essex house with its own helipad.

The Windmill is made up of a contemporary family house linked by a glass walkway to a five-storey, converted Grade II-listed tower mill. It is on the market for a guide price of £1.1 million.

The tower has been painstakingly renovated, maintaining its original character, and has one circular room per floor – a dining room, games room, gym, wine store and dome at the top with stunning views across the countryside. 

The bedrooms are in the new section of the home, along with a large living room, three bathrooms (two of which are en-suite) and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. Impressive vaulted ceilings soar to the first floor, while key features include underfloor heating, large corner-set sliding patio doors and high-spec fittings.

The Windmill sits in an acre of secluded grounds with a private drive, gravelled parking area and detached single garage. The garden is mostly laid to lawn and has two paved terraces, one of which is regularly used as a helipad.

Planning permission to build further ground and first floor accommodation has already been sold.

This one-off luxury gem is found in the hamlet of Gainsford End, south east of Toppesfield.

The nearby towns of Sudbury and Halstead have a more extensive range of shops, while commuters can reach London Liverpool Street in an hour direct from Audley End and Braintree, with Witham, Stansted and Colchester also within easy reach.

The Windmill is for sale through Carter Jonas


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