A west Suffolk Victorian cottage with its own restored windmill has be put on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years. 

Situated withing the rural village, Bardwell Cottage and Windmill near Bury St Edmunds has been owned by the Wheeler family since 1987 and is described as "a wonderful prospect for new ownership, with versatile opportunities in both retail and residential use".

The cottage is arranged over two floors and would benefit from updating in various areas. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The kitchen has base and eye level storage untisThe kitchen has base and eye level storage untis (Image: Bedfords)

East Anglian Daily Times: The cottage has four bedroomsThe cottage has four bedrooms (Image: Bedfords)

Accommodation is comprised of a sitting room, dining room, a large kitchen and breakfast room and a ground floor shower room. 

There are four bedrooms on the first floor which overlook the gardens and mill. 

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The windmill dates back to 1823 and has been restored from damage caused by a storm in 1987. 

It is now a fully working mill and all the flour milling machinery has been overhauled and replaced with French Burr stones. 

The North Stones can be turned by wind while the South Stones are turned by electric motor. 

Adjoining the property is a brick and flint retail space which is currently being used as an outlet for Wooster's Bakery, which would like to continue leasing the unit.

East Anglian Daily Times: Inside the windmillInside the windmill (Image: Bedfords)

East Anglian Daily Times: The windmill is a fully working millThe windmill is a fully working mill (Image: Bedfords)

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The grounds of the property extend to around 0.35 acres, with a parking area leading to an enclosed garden with a variety of mature trees and shrubs giving the area some privacy. 

The village of Bardwell is situated in the northwest of Suffolk and is about a 20 minute drive away from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds.

Amenities include a pub, active sports and social club with cricket and football teams, the Grumpy Goat bar, a restaurant, and the village school. 

Estate agent Bedfords has listed the property in the village of Bardwell at a guide price of £650,000.