With lockdown leading many Brits to search for their dream homes, Rightmove has listed some of its more unusual houses for sale for those looking for something a little different.
Included in the roundup is a windmill complex, a bomb-proof tower, and a 221 ft high Grade-II listed landmark.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “It’s always fascinating when we come across the more unusual buildings on Rightmove, especially ones that are steeped in history or those with award-winning designs that people could use for inspiration in their own homes.”
Here’s a look inside the weird and wonderful properties for sale:
Clayton Windmills, Clayton, West Sussex
Towering over the stunning South Downs countryside in West Sussex is this superbly renovated, Grade II-listed windmill complex.
The property is on the market for a cool £3million, and is comprised of a 19th-century windmill and attached roundhouse, and a converted granary and 20th Century mill house, all in grounds of an acre and a half.
The Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill, are perched high above the village of Clayton, seven miles north of Brighton.
The property includes the site of Duncton Mill, built in 1765, and of which only the roundhouse remains, and Jack Windmill, a five-storey tower mill built in 1866 to replace Duncton.
Positioned beneath the site to the north is Jack’s pair, Jill, which remains a working mill and is open to the public on Sundays for part of the year.
Grain Tower Battery
Up for sale is a 150-year-old bomb-proof fort marooned off the Kent coast, where the Medway and the Thames meet.
On the market for £2 million, Grain Tower Battery can only be accessed by boat or helicopter, or a half-mile walk at low tide.
The unique building, which has an unforgettable address, was built around 1855, and is planted on a spit of land on the Isle of Grain.
The original tower is similar in design to the Martello towers which were first constructed as a defense against Napoleon in the early 19th Century.
Sway Tower, Barrow Lane, Sway
This iconic concrete tower, which measures a dizzying 220 ft high, is a Grade II-listed property that boasts truly unique views of the New Forest.
Sway Tower, also known as Peterson’s Folly, is a remarkable 14-storey building in Hampshire that has been listed for sale for £2.5m.
It’s believed to be the tallest non-reinforced concrete structure in the world, and also comes with a swimming pool and tennis court.
For more information on the properties, visit https://www.rightmove.co.uk/