Windmill would make a ‘beautiful home’

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If you have a spare half a million and a desire to live in unique surroundings, look no further than Wynde Milne.

Brian and Sandra Peet have lived in the Kirham windmill for several years, but the building has been on the market on and off for the last decade.

Estate agent Richard Schofield said the round property attracted a lot of interest, but so far had failed to secure a sell.

“It’s probably not what people would expect inside,” he said. “I think it would take someone who is very much into windmills or someone who wants to brave a new challenge to actually live in Winde Milne.”

Richard, who works for Country Lane estate agents which is marketing the windmill for £650,000, said the building was in immaculate condition.

He added: “As soon as you walk in the front entrance, which is not a normal entrance, you are confronted by a huge spiral stair case up to the first floor, which is the living area.

“The windmill boasts fantastic views of the surrounding area.

“The owners still live in it and enjoy being there, but they just want to start another chapter in their lives.”

Although it is a private windmill, Brian and Sandra are keen to help support the local windmills movement.

Shirley Matthews, from the Friends of Little Marton Windmill, said: “Kirkham windmill is in pristine condition all the way up inside and outside.

“Brian and Sandra have really looked after it. It’s an enormous windmill – a wonderful building which will make a beautiful home but you’d have to love windmills to live there.”

Shirley said Brian and Sandra had been a big help to the open windmills.

“All windmill owners are. We all work together to keep our windmills popular.”

Last weekend was a busy for the tourist windmills on the Fylde Coast, which held events to celebrate National Mills Weekend.

Shirley said: “We had so many visitors it was fabulous. We had displays to show children how cereals were made and the bell which drives the machinery.

“We’ve worked really hard to make the mill the best it possibly can be to befit its future.”

The windmill at Little Marton is open on the last Sunday every month from now until the end of summer.