Take a look inside James Blunt’s former family home in Norfolk

The quirky Windmill property is up for 'sail'
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  • Fan of James Blunt? You can now own the very house the popstar once called home! The international best-selling singer-songwriter grew up in this quirky windmill.

    The home in question is Cley Windmill in Norfolk. A stunning 11-bedroom property, which currently operates as a boutique hotel.

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    The characterful home is set over five floors, within a Grade II-listed mill.  The unique accommodation has been created around the tower itself.

    To say it’s ‘beautiful’ would be true.

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    The property stopped milling back in 1921. After this time it was converted into a residential property, then to become James Blunt’s childhood home.

    These days it’s run as a guest house and holiday accommodation. And has been since 1983.

    ‘Cley Windmill is nothing if not effortlessly charming and I have no doubt it’s got even more X Factor appeal because of its links to James Blunt,’ says Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside.

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    From the original stone floors to the architectural details above the doors, this home is bursting with historic charm and character in every nook and cranny.

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    Exposed wooden timbers and beams punctuate the interior. Along with industrial-style exposed brick and flint construction. All of these elements add to the character of this period property.

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    This new listing marks the windmills second sale in 100 years, having remained in the same family for 85 years.

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    James Blunt former home

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    The Georgian structure has been extensively renovated over the years. With the white-painted beehive timber cap, wooden sails, fantail and gallery all been lovingly restored to former glory.

    This captivating house is currently on the market with agents Strutt & Parker via Rightmove.

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