We do all love a windmill, so how much fun will it be to own one of these handsome structures? Here we have a unique and exciting opportunity to acquire one of Whitstable’s most iconic buildings.
The Black Windmill is a Grade II Listed property dating from about 1815 and enjoys an elevated position as all windmills do, from where it commands unrivalled panoramic views across the town, Whitstable bay and the sea beyond.The main house was built circa 1928 and together with the original Windmill provides 3643 sq ft (338 sq m) of well-presented and versatile rooms which retain a wealth of original features.
Inside you have a generous reception hall, three reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, two studies, a second kitchen/utility room, garden room with WC, shower and sink, five bedrooms (four doubles) two bathrooms and two further washrooms.
The beautifully tended mature gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property surrounding the house on three sides, including a secluded natural stone terrace to the rear of the building. Within the gardens there is also a vegetable plot and access to a useful undercroft storage area within the base of the Windmill. There is a large garage with an integral workshop and it’s own driveway, providing off road parking. In addition, there is a gated driveway with generous parking and access to Bayview Road.
The Black Windmill, although currently arranged as an exceptional family home has been used in the past as a restaurant and bed and breakfast, and permission was previously granted for change of use (in part) for a health spa and two separate residential dwellings. As such, the building has much scope for a variety of uses.
Miller’s Court is a much sought-after location enjoying an eminent position and is close to the popular seaside town of Whitstable, the beach and harbour; mainstream supermarkets as well as a Marks and Spencer! Duncan Down nature reserve is within a short distance. Whitstable itself is a charming town by the sea with its working harbour and colourful streets of fisherman’s cottages. The High Street and Harbour Street have a diverse range of boutique shops, café bars and highly regarded restaurants specialising in local seafood.