Britain's oldest working windmill for sale in Surrey:Make your own flour and bake the finest loaves ever in the country's most historic mill

Calling all star bakers: Britain's oldest working windmill - and a tourist attraction in its own right - is for sale, along with a three-bedroom bungalow near Godstone in Surrey.

Growing your own fruit and veg is all very well, but if you truly want to live the good life, how about milling flour in your own windmill?

If you buy this three-bedroom bungalow in Surrey, for sale for £800,000, you will also be the new owner of Britain's oldest working windmill, giving you the chance to make the most artisan bread of all. Alternatively, you could run it as a tourist attraction, as it has been since it stopped being a working mill in 1996.

The Grade I-listed 39ft mill, with sails spanning 60ft driving the millstones, is built around a 1,000-year-old oak post and the mechanism is so finely made that it can be turned by just one person to grind grain. 

Work began on Outwood Windmill, near Godstone in Surrey, in 1665, as the Great Plague of London raged. 

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The windmill was last used as a working mill in 1996, but is ready to be used again

The following year, the owner Thomas Budgen is said to have watched the flames of the Great Fire of London, 25 miles away.

In 1797, another windmill was built alongside it, although it was demolished after collapsing in 1960.

Although the windmill doesn't have accommodation - Jonathan Creek fans, take note - it does have a 1,200 sq ft three-bedroom former stable block with rooms featuring vaulted ceilings, including a triple-aspect living room with French doors to the rear garden.

The house's grounds include a double garage, while the mill has off-road parking for several vehicles, a ticket office, a pond and a children's play area.

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The three-bedroom converted stable block in the grounds offers airy, open-plan living

Outwood is a village in the Surrey weald, three miles from Salfords station where trains to Victoria take as little as 43 minutes.

Outwood Windmill is for sale for £800,000 through Robert Leech & Partners.


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