Ever since I watched Jonathan Creek as a teenager (and bought myself the dvd box set in last year's January sales) I have always wanted to live in a windmill….

Whilst I know that's probably never going to happen, I have now set my sights on saving up for this whole year and treating myself to a windmill holiday in 2012.… so over the next week or two, I'm going to share with you my favourite windmills on the web.


Situated in an idyllic rural setting, overlooking lavender fields in the foothills of Haute Provence, this delightful 17th century windmill has recently been beautifully restored.

The interior is exquisite; every detail has been carefully thought about. Top quality local materials have been used and there are stone walls and exposed beamed ceilings.

The beautiful swimming pool is shared with tenants in two other apartments in the farmhouse, and with the French owners who occasionally occupy another cottage. There is a boules court and there are bicycles available for hire from the owners. This is a good area for cycling on the quiet country lanes. There is garden furniture for outdoor dining or for relaxing in the sunshine.

The properties are arranged so that you can sit outside without overlooking one another. This is one of our favourite properties: the location is stunning and there are fantastic views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

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