A Georgian manor house in Surrey, England, that was home to a slew of noteworthy residents has come onto the market for £5.995 million (US$7.99 million).
Sitting behind double gates with a carriage driveway, the three-story house has three reception rooms, seven bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to the listing with Thomas Shuttleworth of Strutt & Parker.
Dubbed Ivy House, the Grade II-listed property was home to many noteworthy residents over the years, including John French, Earl of Ypres; Lady Laura Frances Ainsworth; Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Effingham; and the late radio and TV scriptwriter Ray Galton, according to the listing.
Galton, who died in 2018 at age 88, was best known for writing sitcoms including “Hancock’s Half Hour,” “Comedy Playhouse” and “Steptoe and Son.” The home is currently owned by his children, according to Strutt & Parker.
The house is practically located within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, a Grade I-listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and one of Henry VIII’s favorite palaces, Mr. Shuttleworth said.
“The house’s enviable location, next to Henry VIII’s favorite palace, is one of the things that sets it apart in today’s market,” Mr. Shuttleworth said in a statement. “Beautifully kept features include the fanlights and fireplaces, cornicing and coving, making Ivy House a truly special property.”
On the grounds, there is a large lawn, walled gardens and a double garage with a studio room above, the listing said.
Surrey is to the Southwest of the Greater London area, and this part “offers the best of town and country, a village atmosphere but incredibly accessible—a combination that is undoubtedly sought after,” Mr. Shuttleworth said.
The property was first listed for £6.85 million last December, and the price was reduced last month.
Article Source: Mansion Global