A stunning 19th-century windmill is up for sale with a price tag of £1.25 million.

The historic building, in Windmill Drive in Patcham, Brighton, was built in 1885 and is believed to be the last brick-built windmill in Sussex – perhaps even in England.

The landmark was turned into a home in 1964, but all of the original machinery still remains. Two of the staircases are believed to have originated from St Paul’s Cathedral.

Estate agents Hamptons describe the Grade II listed building as “pristine” with “panoramic views over the South Downs”.

The mill, formerly known as Waterhall Mill, was used as a lookout post for the home guard during the Second World War.

In 1990, it was struck by lightning during a snowstorm.

The Argus: A bedroom beneath the mill system which has been retainedResidents may recognise the windmill as the same one that is illustrated on Patcham Junior School’s logo.

It boasts a double-aspect sitting room, a circular kitchen and breakfast room with bespoke cupboards and a conservatory, a vaulted master bedroom with en suite, a family bathroom and two more bedrooms connected by spiral staircases.

A spokesman for Hamptons said: “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

“Patcham Mill is located on the northern outskirts of the cosmopolitan city of Brighton with immediate access to the A27 and the A23.

The Argus: One of the bedrooms“It is 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.”

The original top-floor machine room has been maintained and is decked out with an impressive viewing platform which offers “magnificent views over the Downs and to the sea.”

According to the land registry, the mill was last sold in January 2014 for £975,000.

The walled garden is “delightfully secluded” say the estates agents” and has a Monet-style bridge over its clear, shallow paddling pool.  

The paddling pool is heated and the garden also has paved seating areas and a small fish pond.