There’s something so enchanting about a windmill. These towering historic buildings are much-loved local landmarks across Britain, and can often be spotted from miles away.
Many of these former working mills have been converted into incredible homes, with dramatic circular living spaces stretching across several floors — and the views just get better as you climb closer to the top.
Fancy living in one of these magnificent towers? Take a look at five of our favourite windmill conversions currently for sale.
Tainters Hill, Coventry
This striking home started life as a windmill in the mid-18th century, and was later converted into a water tower. Now, the historic property has been transformed into a modern home, with four bedrooms, a study, and a circular kitchen. There’s also a fifth-floor balcony with panoramic views over the market town of Kenilworth and Warwickshire.
This former flour mill literally towers over the Welsh market town of Holywell. It has been converted into an incredible four-bedroom home set across five floors, with a loft room and mezzanine floor at the top. Outside, the original grinding stone sits beside an ornamental pond in tribute to its glory days as a working flour mill.
Buyers will find a surprise waiting in the garden of this spacious four-bedroom cottage: a tower windmill topped with crenellations, dating back to the 1800s. The windmill has been converted and could be used as extra living space, or a luxury guesthouse. The roof terrace offers lovely views over the gardens, grounds and beyond.
Pilling Windmill (also known as ‘The Old Mill’ and ‘Damside Mill’) was first constructed in 1808. By 1975, the mill was renovated for residential use and is still in use as a private home today, with living space set across five levels, and a sail room at the top. Standing at over 73ft-high, the towering home has a wrap-around balcony offering spectacular views of the Lake District and the Pennines.
Frampton Cotterell, Bristol
This home in Frampton Cotterell is one that gets plenty of attention from people passing by. It’s a combination of two separate properties: a historic mill conversion and chimney stack adjoins a modern building which provides extra living space. On the ground floor of the former windmill, there’s potential to create an additional bedroom, or a home office, and there are three further bedrooms on the upper floors.