Grade II listed windmill in Kent for sale at Zoopla for £995,000

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If you’ve always dreamed of living in an unusual property, a Grade II listed windmill in Kent might fit the bill.

It has been converted into a three bedroom house retaining many of its original features.

Not only does it have its own original imagination, but the mill also has a large open gear on the ceiling of one of the bedrooms.

The gear could have been used to help turn the top of the building and turn the sails in the wind.

A Grade II listed windmill in Kent has been converted into a family home and is currently on the market for £995,000

The first floor has a balcony that wraps around the first floor windmill, boasting far reaching views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

The first floor has a balcony that wraps around the first floor windmill, boasting far reaching views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

Although the property has been extensively renovated, it retains many original features, including the original fantasy

Although the property has been extensively renovated, it retains many original features, including the original fantasy

Externally, the property is finished with dark wood panelling, which contrasts with the original lower brick facade.

It is spread over four floors, with a separate kitchen and dining room, as well as a living area on the ground floor. The first bedrooms are also located on this level.

The second bedroom occupies the whole of the first floor which has a balcony which wraps around the entire windmill and offers far reaching views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

The unusual windmill has a large exposed gear (pictured) in the center of the ceiling in one of the double bedrooms

The unusual windmill has a large exposed gear (pictured) in the center of the ceiling in one of the double bedrooms

In the past, a distinctive gear could be used to help turn the top of the building and turn the sails in the wind.

In the past, a distinctive gear could be used to help turn the top of the building and turn the sails in the wind.

Externally, the property is finished with dark wood panelling, which contrasts with the original lower brick facade

Externally, the property is finished with dark wood panelling, which contrasts with the original lower brick facade

The rails are black and match the exposed beams, wooden doors, skirting boards and shelving unit in the bedroom.

The rails are black and match the exposed beams, wooden doors, skirting boards and shelving unit in the bedroom.

The third bedroom is located on the second floor, along with the stairs to the last floor which is currently used as a storage area.

There are exposed beams and two timber-framed windows, complete with monkey-tail handles, on the second floor.

The unusual property makes it difficult to get a mortgage, so you will need to go to a specialist lender (scroll down for more information)

The unusual property makes it difficult to get a mortgage, so you will need to go to a specialist lender (scroll down for more information)

The property is spread over four floors, with a separate kitchen and dining room, as well as a lounge (pictured) on the ground floor.

The property is spread over four floors, with a separate kitchen and dining room, as well as a lounge (pictured) on the ground floor.

The windmill can be found along a path off Bowl Road, close to Charing Village, which has shops, a primary school and a mainline station.

The windmill can be found along a path off Bowl Road, close to Charing Village, which has shops, a primary school and a mainline station.

The estate agent suggests that it is possible to extend the property to include the workshop next to the windmill

The estate agent suggests that it is possible to extend the property to include the workshop next to the windmill

Well-tended grounds surround the property, including a 140-foot-long garden (pictured) as well as a quiet courtyard

Well-tended grounds surround the property, including a 140-foot-long garden (pictured) as well as a quiet courtyard

The property on a third of an acre is currently on the market for £995,000 via the foundation’s estate agents.

The agent suggests that there may be an opportunity to extend the property to the workshop next to the windmill, subject to planning permissions.

There is also a separate double garage and the grounds are well maintained, including a 140 sq ft garden and quiet courtyard.

The windmill can be found along a path off Bowl Road, close to Charing Village, which has shops, a primary school and a mainline station.

The commercial town of Ashford is just nine miles away and offers a high speed rail link to London St Pancras in around 38 minutes.

I want to buy a windmill to live in, can I secure a mortgage?

If you’re looking to buy a windmill, there may be some potential financial issues to consider, especially if you need a mortgage.

This is because windmills are unusual properties and this means that many street lenders are unwilling to provide them with finance.

However, there are alternative lenders who are willing to lend such property.

Jonathan Harris, of Forensic Property Finance, the mortgage broker, explained: “Most premium lenders tend to prefer loans over buildings of standard construction – brick and cement with a tiled roof.

These lenders care about the resale value – whether the property will sell for what the buyer paid for it, and also whether there will be a large enough pool of potential buyers to buy it. They will be guided by the selector’s comments and many of them can be very conservative in their outlook.

If the property is very unusual, such as a windmill or watermill, this means that it will not attract the vast majority of buyers and therefore may be difficult to sell.

However, there are some specialist lenders who will consider loans for such buildings, evaluating them on a case-by-case basis. A mortgage broker is a good place to start, as they will know which lenders are most likely to enjoy such properties, and may end up recommending a lender the buyer has never heard of.

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