We’ve seen it all—converted barns, warehouses, storage lockers, tree houses, and all kinds of tiny homes, but this repurposed windmill might be the most rustic retreat of them all.
Located in rural England, this windmill still bears its original technology and boasts a giant spur wheel and sack hoist that lingers above the immaculately designed space. Rustic, vintage finishings and exposed beams offer cottage-country style amidst surroundings packaged for the perfect sunny getaway.
Whether you’re sunbathing, golfing, or taking in the nearby beaches, this Airbnb listing is sure to be a unique experience.
Made of red brick and white weather-board, this four-storey tower stands out against the landscape. The 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom "Old Smock Mill" is surrounded by gardens and is just a short distance to quaint towns, a multitude of golf courses, and popular nearby beach destinations.
Each room has been designed to keep the original rustic touches by utilizing vintage accessories or adorning the mill walls with old equipment. Here, the main floor living room and kitchen area combine exposed original beams and aged leather furniture with modern, stainless steel appliances, and flowers picked straight from the garden.
Large windows, vintage mirrors, and minimalist shelving let the natural materials and wood speak for themselves in this fully stocked kitchen. A four-piece dining set in the elongated room provides ample space for a cozy meal.
In this windmill, attention to detail is evident as most small appliances and accessories have been updated but maintain their original, vintage feel throughout the home. This kitchen sink has a Farmhouse basin and old-style taps mounted on a piece of reclaimed wood.
A double-ended bathroom features tall ceilings with gorgeous exposed beams. A claw-foot tub sits under a wide window, while a huge shower area features glass walls and heated floors.
A unique, transparent spiral staircase keeps the bedroom open and directs the eye to the original spur wheel, hidden in the centre of the ceiling among exposed beams. The large room features a king-sized bed, a large window, and neutral, light-coloured textiles.
Also part of the spacious bedroom, this dressing area features seating space and displays clothes on a unique pulley system. Vintage and rustic finishes continue throughout the space with the addition of a copper basin sink and taps.
The entire windmill is surrounded by a 2.5-metre-wide oak balcony that wraps around the exterior. Multiple cushions and teak furniture—including an outdoor dining set and loungers—can be used to soak up some rays during your stay at this unique, countryside getaway that is just an hour away from London's Heathrow Airport.