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From the top of your converted windmill enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of rolling hills, green valleys and glistening blue water; immerse yourself in the romance of an old stone watermill laden with history and charm; wander through ancient olive groves before returning to your 200 year old olive oil mill for a swim in your own private swimming pool; mostly located in remote and country locations and beautifully renovated to offer fabulous living space, there are mills for sale throughout Europe particularly in England, Scotland, France, Spain and Portugal all presenting an ideal investment opportunity for investors wanting something that little bit different.

Mills for sale in Scotland and England are typically either former watermills or windmills. Watermills tend to be large and spacious building, which have been sympathetically restored to keep original features such as stone fireplaces and wooden beams and floors. Picturesque gardens, deep mill ponds and bubbling streams all provide idyllic backdrops to these iconic buildings which, with their working water wheels and machinery, offer a tantalising glimpse into their working past. Windmills offer an equally romantic alternative, often hidden away outside small villages where the only noises are the chiming church bells and the sound of sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields. Living space in a windmill is always interesting and normally involves a good number of stairs! The kitchen is normally on the ground floor with living space on the first floor and then bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper levels with the most romantic bedroom on the top floor enjoying wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Prices for high quality renovated mills remain competitive with the larger properties starting at 500,000 or more depending on the location.

In France there is a healthy supply of mills for sale and, similar to the UK, the type of accomodation offered by the two different types of mill differs greatly. Often, old watermills provide the grander and more spacious accommodation but these mills can vary greatly from tiny, unassuming buildings to huge properties of which the watermill is just a part. Many are extremely picturesque, but others can be more industrial in nature, and so need a healthy dose of vision and design flair to transform them into comfortable and desirable homes. Watermills are impossibly romantic places, and if the property includes a real mill stream still rushing through, the sound of the water becomes an evocative accompaniment to everyday life. Large watermill properties can also be divided into several apartments, which is ideal for those investors wanting to buy properties to rent out as holiday homes. Windmills too have their own certain characteristics, and are defined by their shape which begins with a roundish, wide base narrowing to a small space at the top. The views from the top are often spectacular, and offer perfect compensation for the climb and cramped conditions in the uppermost rooms!

Mills in France

Unconverted mills for sale in France are not plentiful and will normally require considerable work and even those in a state of complete disrepair can command prices of around 250,000 Euros. Prices for converted mills begin at upwards of 300,000 or 400,000 Euros, depending on the size and location of the property and the quality of the conversion with the larger and more luxurious properties easily commanding prices in excess of 1m Euros.

Spanish Mills For Sale

In Spain mills for sale are either former olive oil mills or watermills with many dating from the 18th Century. Surrounded by ancient olive groves and often located within national parks or nature reserves, these old olive oil mills are wonderfully large buildings offering fabulously luxurious accommodation with grand reception rooms, spacious bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms, fully equipped farmhouse kitchens and private swimming pools. Many will also still have their original features such as wooden beams, olive press, granite wheels and large storage pots. These larger properties can fetch upwards of 1m Euros and some can also be split into apartments so presenting an ideal investment opportunity. There is also a good supply of smaller mills in need of renovating which can be cheaper with prices starting at around 150,000 Euros.

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5 bedroom Mill in Tours Area, Centre for sale with 35000m2 of land - 649,000 EUR

5 bedroom Mill in Tours Area, Centre for sale  with 35000m2 of land
Reference 171186
Mill in Tours Area
2 bathrooms

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Equestrian Facilities
Lake, Pond or River

Description
This lovely property originating from a former 17th century water mill is located on the edge of a village and provides a lovely relaxed setting alongside a small river in which to sit back and enj...

3 bedroom Mill in Cadouin, Aquitaine for sale with 36000m2 of land - 400,000 EUR

3 bedroom Mill in Cadouin, Aquitaine for sale  with 36000m2 of land
Reference 165493
Mill in Cadouin

Description
The gorgeous and tranquil setting for this pretty, 3-bedroom, mill is stunning. Set in 36,000 m2 of land on either side of a quiet lane, the mill comprises an elegant drawing room, a fully-equipped ki...

11 bedroom Mill in Uzs, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale with 450000m2 of land - 2,725,000 EUR

11 bedroom Mill in Uzs, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale  with 450000m2 of land
Reference 156939
Mill in Uzs
9 bathrooms

720 sqm (7747.2 sq ft) floor size
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Delightful 13th Century former water mill, totally renovated, with 584m2 of living space, 11 bedrooms, 9 bath/shower rooms, infinity swimming pool, stream, 4.5 hectares of grounds, walking distance in...

10 bedroom Mill in La Roque-sur-Cze, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale with 50000m2 of land - 1,790,000 EUR

10 bedroom Mill in La Roque-sur-Cze, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale  with 50000m2 of land
Reference 168214
Mill in La Roque-sur-Cze

800 sqm (8608 sq ft) floor size
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Lake, Pond or River

Description
Very nice estate in Provencal Gard, located between Avignon and Uzes. This beautiful estate consists of a completely restored 17th Century mill and 4 beautiful houses, totalling over 800m2 of living ...

10 bedroom Mill in Saintes Area, Poitou-Charentes for sale with 8000m2 of land - 1,450,000 EUR

10 bedroom Mill in Saintes Area, Poitou-Charentes for sale  with 8000m2 of land
Reference 156521
Mill in Saintes Area
10 bathrooms

Swimming Pool

Description
• Beautifully restored watermill in 2 acres of secluded gardens • 10 spacious bedrooms • 10 luxury bathrooms • Large heated salt water swimming pool + cabana •...

3 bedroom Mill in Civitella Paganico, Tuscany for sale with 15000m2 of land - 1,200,000 EUR

3 bedroom Mill in Civitella Paganico, Tuscany for sale  with 15000m2 of land
Reference 152866
Mill in Civitella Paganico
2 bathrooms

350 sqm (3766 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
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Panoramically located and finely restored former mill, with approx. 300m2 of living area. The property has been stylishly restored to the highest level with all modern amenities and comprises: 3 ver...

6 bedroom Mill in Honfleur, Lower Normandy for sale - 1,100,000 EUR

6 bedroom Mill in Honfleur, Lower Normandy for sale
Reference 121588
Mill in Honfleur
6 bathrooms

Description
This delightful19th Century watermill is set in grounds of 3400m2 and built of warm red brick. There is 550m2 of habitable living space within this historic mill and also offers an additional 350m2 ...

6 bedroom Mill in Ceret, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale with 5452m2 of land - 965,000 EUR

6 bedroom Mill in Ceret, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale  with 5452m2 of land
Reference 165315
Mill in Ceret

425 sqm (4573 sq ft) floor size
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An unusual refurbished stone mill with gothic shaped windows, spacious, 425 m2 living area, 6 bedrooms, large south facing terrace first floor with mountain views, pool, outbuildings, 5400 m2 of land ...

4 bedroom Mill in Volterra, Tuscany for sale with 18720m2 of land - 850,000 EUR

4 bedroom Mill in Volterra, Tuscany for sale  with 18720m2 of land
Reference 136099
Mill in Volterra

280 sqm (3012.8 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool

Description
PRICE REDUCED - In Volterra commune, about 6 km from the centre of the Etruscan city, a mill completely renovated with original materials. The property is situated only 1 hour drive from the Inte...

7 bedroom Mill in Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale - 840,000 EUR

7 bedroom Mill in Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale
Reference 123055
Mill in Languedoc Roussillon

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At the foot of a Cathar castle and walking distance from the centre of the village, a lovely watermill with 5 bedrooms. it also comes with an independent 2 bedroomed house fully renovated. There ...



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