The History of The Windmill
The Windmill itself dates back to the 1820s although there is evidence it could have been built on an earlier version from the 1600s. It has also been used as an exotic bird farm, was the location for breeding the first captive sealion, as well as a riding stables with 25 horse and ponies which closed in the 1990s.
In 2012 we had the opportunity to take The Windmill on from Rowena's parents, and jumped at such a chance. There are always lots of projects, and one particular long-term aim was to convert the stables to holiday lets - before Rowena could move any more horses back in! Considering it took us two years to empty them and another two to get various planning permissions, the process was never going to be swift. As well as limewashing and mortaring The Windmill, repointing the pool and upgrading and modernising the property, in lockdown we finally had the time to devote to the stables and now they are ready!