Outwood Windmill, Outwood Common., RH1 5PP
LOCATION Outwood is a lovely village in the Surrey Weald, with a great community spirit and a large number of activities and events held annually. Notably Outwood Cricket Club is extremely well regarded, with newly built club house and is in a beautiful woodland setting on Outwood Common. Whilst the new Lloyd Hall, which opened earlier this year, must now be one of the finest village halls in the country.
Outwood Windmill stands prominent in the middle of the common, surrounded by beautiful National Trust countryside. The village is surrounded by protected National Trust woodland and countryside with numerous walks and bridleways. Local shopping parade at Smallfield is a little over a mile away as is Salfords station with commuter services to Redhill, Croydon and London. Gatwick airport is about 6 miles to the south, whilst junction 6 of the M25 is a similar distance to the north.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This former stable block has been lovingly refurbished to a high standard to include three bedrooms and spacious open plan living accommodation. The grounds include England’s oldest working postmill, built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen, which has until recently been open to the public. There is a business opportunity to rekindle and enhance this Cottage Industry, potentially incorporating a tea room which is understood to be supported by the Local Authority, along with tours of the windmill.
The bright and airy converted stable block was refurbished in 2006. The ‘L’ shaped entrance hall gives access to the rest of the accommodation. To one side is the large open plan kitchen/dining/living area and to the other the three bedrooms and bathrooms.
The kitchen is fitted with an ‘L’ shaped range of wall and base units, tiled splash back, integrated oven and electric hob with an extractor fan over and a one and half enamel sink and drainer. There is ample space for all other appliances and the possibility to extend the kitchen units if required. The wood effect flooring continues from here throughout the property complimenting the wooden double glazed windows and natural wooden cottage doors. The spacious triple aspect sitting room with an impressive vaulted ceiling has French windows leading out to the rear garden and a stable door to the front, a wide opening offers access to the dual aspect dining room, also benefiting from double doors to the garden. A utility room is plumbed in for a washing machine and downstairs cloakroom has a w.c. and wash hand basin.
There are three bedrooms to the other end of the house, all with pretty, vaulted ceilings. The first double bedroom has views to the garden and a large built in wardrobe. The second room is a good size single room also benefitting from a large built in cupboard. This room has an open fireplace and original exposed beams beneath the vaulted ceiling. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and w.c., lit with natural light from the Velux window above. The master bedroom has a stable door out to the grounds and exposed beams beneath the vaulted ceiling. The en-suite to this room has a shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin.
Due to the expectations of plenty of visitors there is an externally accessed w.c. suitable for disabled visitors, offering wheelchair access and a shower.
OUTSIDE The grounds to the three bedroom property include the magnificent ‘Outwood Windmill’, offering the opportunity for enthusiasts to be part of the impressive, well documented history dating back 350 years. The oldest working windmill in England, this majestic building shows off her intricate workings beautifully and with a little knowledge one would be able to make one’s own flour.
The grounds also include a three sided, barn style, double garage with separate power and water supply, off road parking for a number of vehicles, a ticket office, a large pond and children’s play area.
THE BEST BITS: The grounds of the windmill are set up perfectly to accommodate visitors to enjoy the aspects of this historic landmark. An enchanting venue for weddings and school visits, coupled with the possibility of a tea room, there are plenty of opportunities to be explored.
* Three bedroom single story accommodation
* Grade I listed 1665 Windmill
* Heart of Outwood Village
* Steeped in history
* Business opportunity
* Barn style outbuilding
* Surrounded by National Trust land
* 2408 Sq ft
* Max broadband speed 76 Mbps
* Council Tax band E