Is this Britain's most unusual commuter home? Swap a London flat for a four-storey windmill, with direct trains to King's Cross

The buyer of this Cambridgeshire windmill will get a unique home in four acres, and it's still a doable commute from the capital...

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A 300-year-old former windmill with a four-acre garden is on the market for £485,000.

For the price of a two-bed flat in Crystal PalaceThe Mill in Walton Highway, near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, dates from the mid-18th century and after additions and alteration in the intervening two and a half centuries, is now a stunning and unusual home.

While the 22ft living room, master bedroom and bathroom are in a conventional single floor extension, things really get interesting inside the windmill's tower.

The 18ft diameter ground-floor kitchen is quirky but fitted with all mod cons, while up the spiral staircase lies the 17ft diameter sitting room-cum-dining area.

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Quirky spaces: the 18ft kitchen has plenty of room for even the most ambitious of chefs

A study on the second floor lets you get away from it all in splendid isolation, while at the top is a cosy 12ft bedroom promising peace and quiet from the outside world.

Each room has several windows with views, while a hatch from the third-floor bedroom emerges on to the tower's flat roof, providing a stunning vista.

The grade II-listed house has grounds of almost four acres, including formal gardens, ornamental pond, fenced paddocks, a soft fruit garden, potting shed, greenhouse and garage.

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Packed with character: the walls of the mill tower make for a beautiful feature

Also in the grounds is a self-contained one-bedroom annexe, complete with living room, kitchen and bathroom, which is currently rented out for £6,300 a year.

A 50ft brick barn, which has consent for conversion into two one-bedroom holiday lets, is available for sale separately.

The Mill is seven miles from Watlington station, from where a direct train service to King's Cross takes about an hour and a half.

The Mill is for sale through William H Brown for £485,000


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