Inside James Blunt’s childhood home – an eleven bedroom Norfolk windmill

James Blunt has a hugely successful music career and he rakes in the dough – he didn't grow up too shabbily either.

The High singer's childhood home is a Grade II listed building, Cley Windmill in Norfolk. What's more, it;s sat bang in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes "an internationally renowned bird sanctuary, with more than 300 species living there."

Sir David Attenborough even named Cley Marshes as one of his top ten favourite places to visit.

The 11 bedroom property now works as a boutique hotel and restaurant, having been in James' family for 85 years. This is only its second sale in the past century.


It's thought James drew a good deal of inspiration from "sensational panoramic views over Glaven Valley, the salt and fresh water marshes, Blakeney Harbour and beyond to the sea."

Inside, the property boasts hefty wooden beams from its milling days, as well as bare brick walls, traditional fireplaces and even gargoyles.

Strutt & Parker, the agents behind the sale, recommend that whoever moves in could earn a decent profit from keeping it going as a guest house.



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