Childhood home of George Orwell for sale in Oxfordshire village
The childhood home of novelist George Orwell is for sale in the peaceful village of Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames.
Tucked away down a quiet country lane, Roselawn boasts leaded windows, glorious high ceilings, cornicing, three well-proportioned reception rooms, four bedrooms and bathrooms, and original oak parquet flooring. The Animal Farm author lived at the property from the age of nine to 12, with reports saying it was here where he fell in love with writing.
There's plenty of room to relax and unwind in the Edwardian home. The spacious double-aspect sitting room, complete with leafy views over the garden, comes complete with a bay window and attractive marble fireplace.
Meanwhile, the fully-fitted kitchen/diner is an excellent example of fine and thoughtful design. Here, new owners will find a range of integrated appliances, utility room complete with a larder, and double doors leading out to the terrace.
The charming, informal gardens are busting with colour. Surrounded by high laurel and conifer hedging, the main lawn is bordered by flowerbeds filled with mature shrubs, plants, hedging, and hydrangeas bearing masses of green and white flowers. The paved terrace — a wonderful spot for summer BBQs — has easy-access steps down to the lawn.
If you're after a rural home surrounded by greenery, then this listing is just for you. Conveniently located, Roselawn is just moments from the local post office, butchers and Lower Shiplake railway station, which has excellent transport links to London Paddington, Reading and Henley.
This property is currently on the market for £1,395,000 with Knight Frank.
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