Living in a windmill house, now that’s something you can be proud of. We’re not saying it’s the most comfortable or practical structure to call a home but it’s definitely unusual and that makes it special in a lot of ways. The Old Smock Windmill is a structure you can rent occasionally just so you can enjoy its unique charm and then tell everyone all about it.
You can find this unusual retreat in the Kent countryside. It’s an old structure built in the early 1800’s. It’s been recently restored and the project didn’t delete all of its original character. Instead of retained a lot of those features and integrated them into a new design which also has a few modern characteristics. The new design is a mixture of old and new, combining the romantic charm of the original rustic elements with the comfort of modern living.
The four-story tower-like structure rises above the lush green landscape with its white-painted exterior. At the same time, the brick lower section allows it to blend in nicely and to become a part of the surroundings. Enter and be mesmerized. You’ll find the social area on the first floor. It contains the kitchen with its farmhouse-style sink, a round dining table with classical wooden chairs and a comfortable and welcoming lounge space.
The second floor houses the private spaces, more exactly the bedroom and bathroom. The sleeping area is perhaps the most charming space of all, with its romantic decor and classic French allure. Large wooden beams adorn the walls and ceiling and give the bedroom a warm and extremely cozy look and ambiance.
The floors are connected by a wooden staircase which in the bedroom takes a spiraling form. It leads up to the bathroom which is designed and furnished with antique-style pieces. It has underfloor heating which adds a plus of comfort and a glass walk-in shower that brings in a little bit of modern flair. The clawfoot freestanding tub is one of the focal points. Another really interesting piece is the 18th century copper washbasin.