Jack Windmill, West Sussex, BN6 9PG.
Jack Windmill (c) 2011 Savills
Grade II-listed windmill that was featured in a Hollywood film starring Michael Caine has gone on the market. The 19th Century Jack Windmill and neighbouring mid-20th Century Mill House near Hassocks, West Sussex.
The 40ft (12m) structure and its sister windmill Jill stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton. In 1973 the pair, know collectively as the Clayton Windmills, featured in the spy thriller The Black Windmill.
5/6 Bedroom House
5 Storey ‘Jack’ Windmill
Granary & Stores
Location: Claytons Windmills are situated on the South Downs, just south of the hamlet of Clayton, between the popular villages of Ditchling and Hassocks. Hassocks/Keymer (about 1.7 miles distant) provides a wide range of village amenities including three banks, a chemist, post office and a mainline railway station. Ditchling (about 2.5 miles distant) is very pretty village and provides a number of independent shops. Mainline rail Services: Hassocks (London Bridge/Victoria timetable journey from 55 mins). Primary, secondary state & private schools. The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed via the A23, and links to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.
Jack Windmill Buildings (c) 2011 Savills
Description: A magnificent windmill, this property presents a buyer with the opportunity to acquire one of Sussex’s most famous landmarks, together with a modern family home and further, historic buildings.
The Mill House was built in 1963 in the modernist style and has been designed to complement the landscape and existing buildings. Characterised by brick, part weather-boarded elevations under a flat roof, the accommodation is arranged over two floors with the reception rooms on the first floor, taking full advantage of the far-reaching views.
The Granary – is a two storey, timber framed property which lies adjacent to the Windmill. Formerly used as a residence, prior to the main house being built, the building was also used during WW1 to construct tail parts for aircraft.
The ground floor of The Granary is open plan, featuring a brick fireplace and a tunnel, from which steps rise to the ground floor of the Windmill and from where there is access to a cellar space underneath the roundhouse. A stable door opens to steps leading down to the attached double garage. The first floor of The Granary is accessed separately from the south-eastern side of the building, and comprises two store rooms/former workshops.
Jack Windmill – is Grade II* listed, is arranged over five floors and with the topmost point understood to extend to over 40ft above the ground. The mill was stripped of machinery when it was retired in the 1900s, though does retain many of the Chapel fittings on the third floor and the circular staging around the first floor, with its fine ornamental cast iron supports.
Duncton Mill Roundhouse – Lying adjacent to Jack and connected via double doors, the roundhouse is the ground floor of the original Duncton Mill and is currently used as a workshop.
Gardens & grounds – Surround the properties and are well established, enclosed by mature trees and shrubs. The property is approached from Mill Lane via a gravelled driveway, which opens to a parking area and to the double garage, with electrically operated up and over door. A path and steps lead up to a paved courtyard, lying in between the house and granary.
Total plot about 1.4 acres
Important Note: Members of the Jill Windmill Society currently have the right to access Jack Windmill for nine days every year.
As of December 2011 still listed on Savills website as for sale….
…. has been since February 2011, so maybe worth a “little negotiation” on the original price sought of £1,450,000. Please let us know how you get on.
Main Contact: Savills, 37-39 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3BN. Tel: 01444 446 000.
Langholm Blue Lamp (c) 2011 Mr Walter Baxter
If your New Year celebration is over indulged, you may end up bed and breakfasting in a building with one of these. Though on a non-voluntary basis. So drink wise ! ! !
Former Police Station & 2 Flats – Langholm, DG13 0AW
Former Langholm Police Station and 2 Flats (c) 2011 Mr Chris Newman
The property is conveniently situated close to the centre of Langholm within easy reach of Carlisle, located some 20 miles south along the A7. Hawick is also within easy reach situated some 23 miles north on the A7 and Dumfries is approximately 38 miles away travelling south along the A7 and A75.
Description: The buildings comprises of the former Langholm Police Station and two residential flats. The property is Category B listed.
A traditional three storey property under a pitched slate roof. The former police station occupies the ground and first floor. Two self contained flats occupy the top floor, with access for both flats from Henry Street. On the ground floor is a reception, disabled wc, main office, smaller office, cupboard, wc, detention room, medical inspection room, two cells with wc’s and a further wc. On the first floor is a bathroom with shower, wc, whb, mess room, kitchen, second bathroom with shower, wc and whb. The fist flat comprises of kitchen, living room, bedroom with stairs leading to two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The second flat comprises of kitchen, living room, bathroom with stairs leading to a bedroom. Both flats benefit from gas central heating.
Offers for police station and two flats inclusive sought at around £220,000.
Please contact: Strategic Property Services, Marchmount House, Marchmount Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 1PY. Tel: 01387 273835.
Stables – Otterham, Camelford, PL32 9SL
Away In A Manger (c) 2011 Mr David Thompson
This posting at Christmas Eve had to include a Stable, if not a Manger. An old stable, more precisely known as Tor Barn, Otterham, Camelford. One of three lots.
Lot 1 – Four bedroom farmhouse for refurbishment/replacement together with a detached stone barn with permission for conversion to an annexe/studio and land totalling 1½ acres. Guide £200,000.
Lot 2 – Byre Cottage, a former cottage with planning permission for the creation of a charming three bedroom house and land totalling ¾ of an acre. Guide £100,000.
Lot 3 – Tor Barn, an imposing principally two storey stone and slated barn with planning permission for conversion to create a four bedroom, three bathroom house with paddocks and land totalling 3½ acres. Guide £150,000.
Location: Hallgarden Farm is beautifully and privately positioned at the end of a 0.7 mile long hardcore entrance drive amid partly timbered, gently undulating countryside.
The main A39 lies around 2½ miles away providing excellent access to the former market town of Camelford, some six miles away and the coastal resort of Bude in the north. The larger town of Launceston is around 12 miles away and provides an excellent range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities as well as the main A30 dual carriageway fast link to Exeter and the M5 motorway.
Services: Mains electricity is available and mains water is available close by. Private drainage systems.
Vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Offers welcome. Contact Seller: David Thompson. Phone: 07825 170596.
The Old Coastguard Station, Derkmore, Dromard, Sligo, Ireland.
Old Coastguard Building (c) 2011 Knight Frank
Built in 1873, The Old Coastguard Station is a world class waterfront period property with dynamic and truly breathtaking views across Sligo bay. It comes with original boathouse and slipway to a small sandy beach.
This entirely unique property has been delightfully refurbished with all internal woodwork in solid light oak now offering bright, comfortable spacious accommodation with outstanding views across the bay to the mountains beyond. It comes with 900ft of waterside frontage including the original boathouse and as slipway leading down to a small sandy beach with two moorings. The main house and watchtower stand as a large classic period stone structure in the centre of a prominent coastal site extending to about 7 acres. The main feature of the front facade is the striking period gothic head windows and front door. To the rear of the house there is a secure and sheltered paved courtyard which houses the original stone well and useful outbuildings which have all been modernised.
Old Coastguard Building (c) 2011 Knight Frank
The area is famous for its intense natural beauty and would make an ideal home for both busy and creative people.
3 Reception rooms
7.00 acres (2.8 hectares) approx.
The Old Coastguard Station is located on the south-western shores of the Ballisadare Bay just as it joins Sligo Bay. The property is about 5 minutes from the village of Beltra, 11 minutes to Ballisadare and 18 minutes to Sligo Town ( A Gateway City). The Sligo Airport at Strandhill is 30 minutes and has daily flights to Dublin. Knock International Airport flies throughout Europe adn it is about 45 minutes drive. Dublin and Belfast are approxmiately 2.5 hours away.
Because the Old Coastguard Station is located in Ireland the price guide is in euros: 2,175,000 which at the exchange rate of 2011/2012 equates to approximately UK£1,820,000. Full details…..
Contact Knight Frank’s agent: Harriet Grant : +353 1 662 3255
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