Windmill Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

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Bedrooms: 3
Patcham Mill: stunning hill top living within this iconic Brighton property, offering panoramic views over the South Downs National Park. Three double bedrooms with unique octagonal reception rooms, spiral staircases, and original top-floor machine room with viewing platform. The property is accessed via private driveway from Windmill Drive, then through electric security gates that lead to the parking area and three garages. Both parking area and driveway are shared with the neighbouring property Mill Cottage.

From the parking area there is gated access to the windmill's walled garden and to the wisteria-covered pathway leading up to the house. The garden is delightfully secluded, with a Monet-style bridge over the shallow pool. The glazed entrance hall allows light to flood into the mill, and leads to the octagonal-shaped living room and circular kitchen/breakfast room, which in turn leads into the conservatory. The ground floor also has a cloakroom with storage cupboard.

A curved, oak staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor reception area which opens out onto a decked balcony overlooking the garden. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, an ensuite bathroom with separate shower and bath, and floor-to-ceiling, south-facing windows that frame the room.

There are two further bedrooms in the mill which are connected by spiral staircases, the upper bedroom having fitted wardrobes.

The topmost room in the mill is the capped machine room, which houses the impressive machinery connected to the sails. From here a door opens onto the fantail platform with magnificent views over the Downs and to the sea.

The property has undergone a recent renovation and is in pristine, newly painted condition. The renovation included complete electrical re-wiring throughout, newly-installed oak doors and windows throughout, and newly installed wooden flooring in the entrance hall, living room and all mill bedrooms. The mill's exterior walls were stripped, water-proofed and repainted. Underfloor heating was installed in the hallway, living-room and conservatory. All other rooms have central heating radiators.

The security system was also upgraded and includes hard-wired smoke detectors throughout and a CCTV system that can be viewed in-house or remotely.


The garden is nicely secluded and provides lawned areas, flower beds, a timber summer house, a number of paved seating areas and a small fish pond. There is also a heated paddling pool with footbridge.


Patcham Mill is located on the northern outskirts of the cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove with immediate access to the A27 and A/M23. Ideally situated for both the surrounding countryside (including the South Downs National Park and Devil's Dyke) and the city centre of one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with its fantastic mix of famed nightlife, award-winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events.

Additional Information

Brighton & Hove City Council Tax Band F

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