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Five-storey 19th-century windmill is converted into home

It’s a long way to bed in this home, with three flights of stairs and one ladder required to make it up to the top.

But the underfloor heating will at least make sure you’ll have warm feet while you’re on your journey – and just wait until you see what the £425,000 four-bedroom converted windmill looks like from the outside.

This unusual Grade II-listed home – located in Louth, Lincolnshire, with impressive views of the local countryside and river – was built in 1847 but has gone through numerous disastrous renovations since it stopped milling flour.

This former windmill in Louth, Lincolnshire, with impressive views of the local countryside and river, was built in 1847

It's a long way to bed in the £425,000 home, with four flights of stairs and one ladder required to make it up to the top

It’s a long way to bed in the £425,000 home, with four flights of stairs and one ladder required to make it up to the top

The bathroom has a standalone bath, sink and toilet on the third floor, while on the ground floor there is a cloakroom toilet

The bathroom has a standalone bath, sink and toilet on the third floor, while on the ground floor there is a cloakroom toilet

The building is full of traditional joinery from big pine beams to wide ceiling boards and traditionally-nailed floorboards

The building is full of traditional joinery from big pine beams to wide ceiling boards and traditionally-nailed floorboards

The extension of the property features a wide galley kitchen in old pine and a spacious living area with log burner

The extension of the property features a wide galley kitchen in old pine and a spacious living area with log burner

However it’s now in excellent condition, with all the floors and domed roof replaced, and it is full of traditional joinery from pine beams to wide ceiling boards – with even the floorboards traditionally nailed in.

The property description from Tepilo estate agents says: ‘In its day the mill would have been the glory of the village being one of very few combination wind and watermills in the whole country.

‘It now boasts a luxury, but very traditional interior that is extremely pleasing to the eye. This property would make a lovely home, or a very lucrative holiday let.

‘With old pictures of the mill, they have managed to keep it as original as deemed possible for a full home conversion, with no expense spared. All the mill tower floors have been replaced and the mill cap has been rebuilt.

Despite the building having plenty of the mod cons, the owners have used old pictures of the mill to keep it looking traditional

The interior of the converted windmill house

Despite the building having plenty of the mod cons, the owners have used old pictures of the mill to keep it looking traditional

The home may be narrow, but a ground floor extension has created a large open space for the lounge

The home may be narrow, but a ground floor extension has created a large open space for the lounge

The estate agent said the windmill was once one of very few combination wind and watermills across the whole country

The estate agent said the windmill was once one of very few combination wind and watermills across the whole country

The converted windmill is now in excellent condition, with all the floors and domed roof replaced

The converted windmill is now in excellent condition, with all the floors and domed roof replaced

‘The extension to the mill tower has been opened up to great effect, creating a wonderful large open space and living area. The extension features a wide galley kitchen in old pine and a spacious living area with log burner.’

The home may be narrow, but a ground floor extension has created a large open space for the lounge and, outside, the front of the house has enough parking space for four cars.

Along with a cosy log burner, this home also comes with a wraparound balcony on the first floor. This balcony was originally used to turn the sails of the mill into the winds.

The historic market town of Louth, located between Grimsby and Lincoln, is the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds and has an average house value of £193,000. The most expensive home on sale in the town is going for £750,000.

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