An historic 17th century home, believed to have once been owned by one of the Earl of Warwick, has gone on the market for £1.75 million. The Grade II listed five-bedroomed house was one of many properties in Warwick’s Mill Street thought to be owned by the Greville family – fourth creation Earls – before being sold in the mid 20th century.
The building, which dates back to the reign of Charles I, even comes with its own ballroom and orangery. It is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious homes in Warwick, neighbouring the town’s medieval castle, which was developed from a wooden fort originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, just two years after the Battle of Hastings.
Steeped in history, the house features open fireplaces, a period staircase and the aforementioned and impressive ballroom, which over the centuries hosted many of the town’s most affluent residents at elaborate social gatherings. Coventry and Warwickshire estate agents Loveitts, who have been instructed in the sale of the house, say they are delighted to bring such a special property to market.
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Loveitts director Paul Barnes said: “This is a rare opportunity to own a remarkable property stepped in English history. It is a home is full of opulence and character, featuring a wealth of period features which transport you back to the splendour of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”
With a stunning orangery kitchen and breakfast room, the property also includes a master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, as well as a drawing room and two family rooms. The four-storey property has a wealth of period features including leaded and sash windows, parquet flooring, exposed beams, a cellar, picture rails and a superb first floor bathroom.
The house also includes a rear, walled garden featuring reclaimed York stone terrace and lawn, with a path that leads to a gateway which opens to the parking area and double garage.
Mr Barnes added: “Not only is this a magnificent property, but it benefits from a majestic location on Mill Street, which is arguably one of the finest backdrops in the town with stunning views of Warwick Castle.”
For several hundred years Mill Street was the principal road to Warwick Castle and, remarkably, escaped the Great Fire of 1694 which eradicated much of the town’s heritage. Located on the cobbled historic, no-through road of Mill Street, the property, situated at number 11, is just 250 yards from the castle.
In the sales particulars Loveitts also say it is close to Leamington, Warwick railway station, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Airport.