The Windmill From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Is Up For Sale

By Martha Davies

10 months ago

This world-famous windmill could be yours


There are quirky homes, and then there are quirky homes which are also renowned filming locations. Cobstone Mill ticks both boxes – and it’s just hit the market. Here’s everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind property.    

The Windmill From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Is Up For Sale

Aerial view of Cobstone Mill, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Image credit: Ed Kingsford Photography

If you’ve (understandably) never considered living in a windmill, you might want to make an exception for Cobstone Mill in Buckinghamshire, which is the beloved backdrop of the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It sits in a gorgeous estate spanning almost 37 acres, overlooking the village of Turville – itself a filming location in The Vicar of Dibley.

The property was bought and restored in 1971 by actress Hayley Mills and her husband Roy Boulting, a film director. Subsequent owners included David Brown of Aston Martin, who sold Cobstone Mill to the current owner in the 1980s.

Cobstone Mill with main brick-and-flint house and swimming pool beside

Image credit: Ed Kingsford Photography

The windmill actually serves as a two-bedroom guest house, with the all-important mill workings on full display. Ascending the winding staircase to the top floor, you can take in glorious views of the Hambleden Valley. 

View across the valleys from Cobstone M|ill

Image credit: Ed Kingsford Photography

Meanwhile, the main house provides three bedrooms, a large kitchen and a double-height drawing room leading onto a vast terrace with a swimming pool below. The estate also encompasses formal gardens, paddocks and a variety of outbuildings including a double garage with a bedroom, shower room and kitchenette.

Sitting room with vaulted, beamed ceiling and doors opening onto a terrace

Image credit: Ed Kingsford Photography

Sound exciting? This picture-perfect property offers countryside charm with a generous dollop of movie magic – all for the rather impressive price of £9 million. 

Available through Savills and Private View Property.