Wednesday, June 19, 2024
HomePropertyIconic windmill from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is for sale...

Iconic windmill from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is for sale for £9million

The iconic windmill that featured in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is up for grabs for an eye-watering £9million.

The windmill was the home of the Potts’ family in the much-loved film, which starred Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes.

The property is called Cobstone Mill and is found in the affluent Buckinghamshire village of Turville, which is 20 minutes from High Wycombe and surrounded by stunning countryside views.

The iconic windmill that featured in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is up for grabs for an eye-watering £9million The iconic windmill that featured in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is up for grabs for an eye-watering £9million

The iconic windmill that featured in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is up for grabs for an eye-watering £9million

Following the film’s success, the property was bought by the actress Hayley Mills and her film director husband Roy Boulting.

Together, they restored the run down property to its former glory. It was then sold on, with future owners including David Brown, the late former owner of Aston Martin.

The windmill was the home of the Potts' family in the much-loved film, which starred Dick Van Dyke The windmill was the home of the Potts' family in the much-loved film, which starred Dick Van Dyke

The windmill was the home of the Potts’ family in the much-loved film, which starred Dick Van Dyke

The property is called Cobstone Mill and is found in the affluent Buckinghamshire village of Turville The property is called Cobstone Mill and is found in the affluent Buckinghamshire village of Turville

The property is called Cobstone Mill and is found in the affluent Buckinghamshire village of Turville

The stunning property has been restored, with the original working mill is still visible inside The stunning property has been restored, with the original working mill is still visible inside

The stunning property has been restored, with the original working mill is still visible inside

The exterior sails of the iconic windmill have been fully restored by the current owners The exterior sails of the iconic windmill have been fully restored by the current owners

The exterior sails of the iconic windmill have been fully restored by the current owners

The Grade II listed windmill’s exterior sails have been fully restored by the current owner in the last 18 months.

The original working mill is still visible inside, alongside a winding staircase leading from the ground floor, where there is the main living room.

The staircase leads to two bedrooms on the first and second floors, with views across the Hambleden Valley.

The windmill boasts far-reaching countryside views across the beautiful Hambleden Valley The windmill boasts far-reaching countryside views across the beautiful Hambleden Valley

The windmill boasts far-reaching countryside views across the beautiful Hambleden Valley 

The windmill has two bedrooms that are on the upper floors, including this one with ceiling beams The windmill has two bedrooms that are on the upper floors, including this one with ceiling beams

The windmill has two bedrooms that are on the upper floors, including this one with ceiling beams

Alongside the windmill, there is a separate main house on the property and almost 37 acres of land, which includes a swimming pool and outbuildings.

The main flint house has a grand double-height drawing room with floor to ceiling doors that open on to a large terrace overlooking the sheltered swimming pool.

The property has six bedrooms in total – including the bedroom in the separate garage annexe – and currently spreads across almost 2,600 square feet. 

Planning consent was granted in 2016 to substantially extend the main house.

Alongside the windmill, there is a separate main house on the property with an outdoor swimming pool Alongside the windmill, there is a separate main house on the property with an outdoor swimming pool

Alongside the windmill, there is a separate main house on the property with an outdoor swimming pool

The main flint house has a grand double-height drawing room with floor to ceiling doors that open on to a large terrace The main flint house has a grand double-height drawing room with floor to ceiling doors that open on to a large terrace

The main flint house has a grand double-height drawing room with floor to ceiling doors that open on to a large terrace

Planning consent was granted in 2016 to substantially extend the main house Planning consent was granted in 2016 to substantially extend the main house

Planning consent was granted in 2016 to substantially extend the main house

The property is around 50 miles from central London and is around five miles from Saunderton and Henley-on Thames train stations.

The average price of a property sold in Henley-on-Thames during the past 12 months is £778,411.

It is more than double the average £353,236 for the country as a whole, according to Zoopla.

The property sits in almost 37 acres of land, which includes a swimming pool and outbuildings The property sits in almost 37 acres of land, which includes a swimming pool and outbuildings

The property sits in almost 37 acres of land, which includes a swimming pool and outbuildings

The main house has a wood and carpeted staircase in the blue hallway leading to the first floor The main house has a wood and carpeted staircase in the blue hallway leading to the first floor

The main house has a wood and carpeted staircase in the blue hallway leading to the first floor

The property has six bedrooms in total and currently spreads across almost 2,600 square feet The property has six bedrooms in total and currently spreads across almost 2,600 square feet

The property has six bedrooms in total and currently spreads across almost 2,600 square feet

The sale of the property is being handled by estate agents Savills and Private View Property.

Stephen Christie-Miller, of Savills, said: ‘From the moment you arrive at Cobstone Mill it becomes immediately clear how special this property is and for many it will be instantly recognisable.

Imagine inviting your friends to come and stay at the best-known windmill in the world

‘From the beautiful architecture of the windmill to the spectacular views down the Hambleden Valley, Cobstone Mill has to be seen to be believed and this is even before you bring into consideration the home’s extensive film history.

‘I am sure that the homes unique heritage combined with today’s offering, in a prime Buckinghamshire location, will appeal to both domestic and international buyers that are looking for the best of the best. 

‘Yes, some homes claim to be iconic, however nothing comes close to Cobstone Mill.’

And Nicholas Brown, of Private View Property, said: ‘I am very fortunate to have acted in the sale and purchase of a great many of the finest homes over the course of 40 years.

‘However, I can safely say that Cobstone Mill is perhaps the very best known of them all. It is a true landmark and the setting and views are without doubt breath-taking.

‘To be able to market this iconic property is a huge privilege and for the next lucky owners, imagine inviting your friends to come and stay at the best-known windmill in the world.’

Best mortgages

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular