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It appears a tad bare naked today from the outside, but at one time this old thing was a real live functioning windmill:

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Unfortunately, by 1950, this poor windmill had her wings clipped.

The former windmill is located in the small village of Elston, in the Trent Valley of England. It is currently for sale by owner at £650,000.

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The current owners did a stunning rehab of the building and turned it into a charming home with wide-reaching views of the surrounding English countryside.

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Have a look inside…

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In addition to the original windmill tower, there is a single story extension that houses the kitchen, bathroom, hallway and workshop/garage.

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The kitchen is equipped with a Tirola multi-fuel stove for cooking and heating

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Inside the tower section…

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The mill tower itself is an imposing 50ft tall with five floors. The ground floor dining room is 20 feet wide inside and the topmost bedroom has a diameter of 13 feet.

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The sellers have owned the old windmill for the past 28 years.

Back then it was in a really sorry state but we could see it had huge potential. With lots of hard work, laughter and a few tears we transformed the old ‘Black Giant’ (as it’s locally known) into a superb home. We are both truly delighted with the outcome but family commitments make it necessary for us to move.

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The first floor serves well as a private lounge while the remaining three floors are bedrooms. All are linked by a superbly crafted staircase that follows the curvature of the mill wall, from ground floor to the top floor.

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Views of the English countryside from the upper level of the tower…

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One of the three cozy tower bedrooms…

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The tower rooms are intriguing, but the newer cottage-like addition is equally enchanting.

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Although the old “Black Giant” lost her wings long ago, she is still the belle of the village, in my humble opinion.

For more information on this historic windmill-turned house, see here.