A WINDMILL that featured within the hit movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has appeared in the marketplace for a whopping £9m.
Cobstone Mill in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire featured within the 1968 film as the house of Caractacus Potts – performed by Hollywood legend Dick van Dyke – who turns an outdated automotive right into a flying machine.
Nonetheless, the mill was given a brand new lease of life following its transient stint in stardom, later being bought by English actress Hayley Mills, who refurbished it with husband Roy Boulting.
Along with its film fame, the windmill – which is believed to have been used to grind cereal up till 1973 – boasts 36.7 acres of land, a fundamental home with a drawing room, a swimming pool and extra.
The massive Grade II constructing, painted in a glossy black and white, sits atop a small grassy hill and towers over the neighbouring home.
The inside of the windmill withholds a classic look, with neat however rusted cogwheels sat on the centre of the bottom flooring, a sworn statement to its lengthy historical past.
Nonetheless, potential consumers merely have to look as much as spot the intricate workspace of Caractacus, because the construction’s partitions could be seen layered with lovely oak wooden and an unique windmill grinder.
To the surface of the windmill are freshly coated wind sails while on the foot of the hill lies a small brick shed, which continues the classic aesthetic.
In the principle home, there’s a superbly spacious drawing room, stuffed with ethereal home windows, picket structural beams and a patio main out to a big pool.
A hearth could be seen dealing with the cream-coloured furnishings, while a vaulted ceiling is the principle characteristic above eye degree.
The open-planned area additionally has a eating space, the place heat chandeliers grasp above a small picket eating desk.
Regardless of its carved oak furnishings, the home has a contemporary look to it, with navy blue partitions and contemporary flowers on every desk.
One bed room could be seen decked out with fluffy white carpet and a white double mattress. A secure door could be seen appearing as a window to the massive personal backyard.
In the meantime, a desk could be seen neatly tucked into the nook of the room, giving a serene view of the property’s exterior.
The hallway completely matches the drawing room’s oceanic partitions as a winding staircase leads potential consumers as much as the grandeur of grasp bedrooms.
An extra bed room reveals the constructions of the home, with beige wooden beams holing up the room because it seems over onto the windmill.
A big toilet additionally options, with an enormous porcelain bathtub and a bathe fitted into the nook, with a gold door to shut the 2 off from each other.
The property was not too long ago listed by estates brokers Savills and is listed with a information worth of £9m, having final been bought within the Nineteen Eighties.
Savills described the property as: “This historic and picturesque property affords a novel alternative to personal a chunk of British heritage, with its wealthy historical past and in a shocking location.
“The realm has superb leisure amenities, with a choice of golf programs, together with the Oxfordshire Golf and Nation Membership, Waterstock Golf Course and Thame.
“Horse racing could be loved at Newbury, Ascot and Windsor, with Cheltenham additionally being inside straightforward attain. There may be additionally an area community of walks and rides with close by footpaths and bridleways throughout the encompassing Chiltern Hills.
There are nice leisure facilities in Henley-on-Thames together with entry to the River Thames for boating, the River and Rowing Museum, theatre and cinema.”
Savills has been approached for remark.