Mills For Sale
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.
Mills in Portugal
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Mills For Sale
10 bedroom Mill in La Roque sur Ceze, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale with 50000m2 of land - 1,790,000 EUR
Mill in La Roque sur Ceze
800 sqm (8608 sq ft) floor size
Lake, Pond or River
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 ...
Mill in Dax
215 sqm (2313.4 sq ft) floor size
PRICED REDUCED - For sale in Landes, between Dax and Mont de Marsan, 18/19th Century house set in over 2,75 hectares of garden and meadows. The main house offers 12 rooms with a living area of about ...
Mill in Confolens
277 sqm (2980.52 sq ft) floor size
Lake, Pond or River
House nestled in the valley on the banks of the River Goire, which runs through the garden and over a barrage making a lovely waterfall. The closest neighbours are a couple of minutes walk away up the...
Mill in La Souterraine Region
232 sqm (2496.32 sq ft) floor size
Just 10 minutes from La Souterraine, set in the most delightful and tranquil location on the banks of the river Gartempe is this absolutely magnificent fully renovated mill house with over 230m2 of h...
11 bedroom Mill in Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon for sale with 450000m2 of land - 2,725,000 EUR
Mill in Languedoc Roussillon
720 sqm (7747.2 sq ft) floor size
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 Grasse Sainte-Anne, Cote d'Azur French Riviera for sale with 5262m2 of land - 1,800,000 EUR
Mill in Grasse Sainte-Anne
405 sqm (4357.8 sq ft) floor size
Currently a 4 star guest house, this tastefully restored oil mill in only a 20 minute drive from Cannes and has 700 m2 of living space plus 3 outbuildings and sits on 5,000 m2 of land. This unusual ...
Mill in San Donato in Poggio
400 sqm (4304 sq ft) floor size
Restored Mill located in the heart of Chianti near San Donato in Poggio. This historic 17th century mill situated in the heart of the Chianti region offers ensuite accommodation for up to 12 people....
Mill in Pezenas
440 sqm (4734.4 sq ft) floor size
16th Century Water Mill totally renovated, of 450m, with 5 bedrooms, Guest house, large swimming pool, 4.2 hectares of grounds with beautiful trees, stable for horses, 500m2 of ponds, river, very peac...
Mill in Marmande
697 sqm (7499.72 sq ft) floor size
Lake, Pond or River
Great opportunity to purchase a stone built historic water mill and a modern 16 bedroom hotel catering for B&B trade. Historic pre-revolution water mill 16 bedroom 3 star hotel F...
3 bedroom Mill in Fontainebleau Area, Paris-Ile-de-France for sale with 6900m2 of land - 1,484,000 EUR
Mill in Fontainebleau Area
Near Fontainebleau within a characterful village, a lovely water mill comprising two buildings sitting within land of 6900m2. The mill has 5 floors of 120m2 each. The outbuildings comprise an American...
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