The Barnham Windmill and Sails House


Since the early 18th century, the windmill at Barnham has been a well-known landmark.

The Grade II listed windmill and associated outbuildings have recently been restored and converted into a most attractive mews style development of several stylish homes, two of which have just come onto the market with Henry Adams.

The windmill itself has been imaginatively transformed to create a contemporary open plan interior with a large living room.

This opens to the attached conventional two storey building which has a generous kitchen and dining area on the ground floor.

From the living room in the mill, an open wooden stairway winds around the circular walls to the fabulous master bedroom where massive wooden beams still support much of the original machinery including the interlocking cog wheels which drove the mill wheel, all to the most stunning effect.

From here, as the building narrows, the now deeply carpeted stairway follows the curve of the wall upwards to a gorgeous bathroom and then on to the ‘lookout’ on the top floor where light pours in from a quirky window at the top of the mill and further machinery parts can still be seen.

As well as the lovely master bedroom within the mill, on the first floor of the attached building there are two further bedrooms, a study and a fine modern bathroom.

The other property for sale on the site is Sails House, a slightly more conventional attached home, but equally comfortable and well designed.

This has a generous entrance hall leading through to the living room, which has a stable door to the south facing enclosed courtyard, and on to a fine modern kitchen extending to a large dining/family room.

Upstairs there are four generous sized bedrooms, a dressing room, and two bathrooms (one en-suite).

There are no gardens with either of these properties, but Sails House has a very private paved area, and each property has two parking spaces.

The Barnham Windmill is on the market for £575,000 and Sails House at £450,000.

For further details or to arrange a viewing please call the Henry Adams Chichester office on 01243 533377 or email