Grade II listed converted former Windmill with far reaching views, versatile accommodation and integral double garage/workshop with potential (STPP & LBC).
The Smock Tower Mill is a fascinating example of a former windmill - unusually one of two mills in the same village. Understood to have last been in working order in the 1920s, the listing description suggests that it dates from the early 19th century with vertical timber framed and weather-boarded elevations on a brick plinth all beneath a domed metal cap (which has been replaced in more recent years).
Having undergone a considerable restoration and conversion programme, the property now has three lozenge shaped weather-boarded and tiled octagonal pods with glazed links which connect them to the original structure.
Listed Grade II as being of historical and architectural interest, the sails have been replaced (but are not now operational although they can still be turned annually as required) and the fantail is accessible from the upper floor.
The accommodation - including the pods - is principally on the ground floor and one of the large cog wheels has been cut in two to create the semi-circular steps to the front door. The reception/dining hall is a spectacular space with stairs to the first floor reception room/bedroom 3 with substantial exposed ceiling timbers, wooden flooring and step ladder access to the upper floor mezzanine study/studio. Here there are four small windows and a loft trap to an upper area in turn providing access to the platform (and panoramic views).
To the right of the reception hall is the kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of cupboards and drawers, fitted dishwasher, space for a fridge/freezer and range style cooker and door to the rear garden.
Beyond is the sitting room which overlooks the larger part of the garden with two sets of French doors, and triple aspect windows. The left hand pod comprises a utility room with plumbing for washing machine, cloakroom and door to the double garage/workshop with storage loft over.
To the rear of the hall are two bedrooms - the larger having a walk-in wardrobe with French doors to the garden and a family bathroom with an oval bath and separate shower.
Outside, there is an in-and-out drive and grassed area to the front with some hedging along the front boundary. To the rear is a delightful courtyard garden with a paved terrace, gravel and ornamental planting. The majority of the garden is to the far side mainly laid to lawn with, we understand, a wild flower area. Within the garden is a Summer House and a hot tub (near the bedroom wing).
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This is a unique example of a converted and extended windmill with surprisingly versatile accommodation including a garage/workshop, most of which is on the ground floor. The mill itself has two upper floors with amazing distant views from the uppermost studio/study. Convenient for Cambridge, Newmarket and London.Lucy Banks