George Orwell’s favourite pub is now a house that is for sale for £1m
George Orwell’s favorite pub is now a Grade II listed family home in Hertfordshire with four beds – and it’s up for sale for £1million
- The Grade II listed building in Hertfordshire was once George Orwell’s favorite pub
- Converted house with original features including an inglenook fireplace
- Four-bedroom property is up for grabs for bids in excess of £1million
A Grade II listed building that was once George’s Orwell’s favorite pub is up for grabs at £1million.
The detached house in Wallington is close to the writer’s former home in the same Hertfordshire village where he lived in the 1930s.
It means he only had a short walk down a road to enjoy his local watering hole.
Once George’s Orwell’s favorite pub, this Grade II listed property is now a family home for sale for bids in excess of £1million
The house has many original features including a fireplace and exposed beams on the walls
The former cafe is now a comfortable four bedroom family home set in three quarters of an acre of land.
It has many original features including a fireplace and exposed wooden beams on the walls in the living room.
The house has a kitchen with a rural look, which is equipped with a quarry tiled floor and a wood stove.
George Orwell’s village inspiration
The novelist George Orwell lived in Wallington
The novelist George Orwell lived in the village of Wallington in Hertfordshire for four years between 1936 and 1940.
Besides 1984, he is perhaps best known for writing Animal Farm.
Orwell’s time in the village is said to have been a source of inspiration when writing Animal Farm.
The town in the novel is called ‘Willingdon’, a clear nod to the village of the same name in Hertfordshire.
In addition, both the farm in the novel and the farm in real life are referred to as ‘Manor Farm’.
Orwell and his first wife Eileen were married in 1936 at the village’s St Mary’s Church.
There is also a basement which was once the beer cellar when the property was a pub, and is now a comfortable office.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, with the master bedroom having its own en-suite bathroom and a dressing room with built-in wardrobes.
The former cafe is now a comfortable four bedroom family home set in three quarters of an acre of land
Outside there is a patio for summer barbecues and a summer house overlooking a lawn
Take a dip: The outdoor pool is heated but currently protected by a cover
Outside there is a large lawn and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
There is a patio for summer barbecues and a summer house, as well as ample parking for guests.
And there’s a large barn at the entrance to the property, providing a dark backdrop to the bright red old-fashioned telephone box on the public sidewalk.
The property is in the village of Wallington in Hertfordshire, which has a strong community spirit
The house has a kitchen with a rural look, which is equipped with a quarry tiled floor
This double bedroom has hardwood floors and three windows that flood the space with light
The property has plenty of outdoor space to entertain family and friends during the summer
There is also a shed at the entrance to the property, providing additional storage space
The property is up for sale for bids in excess of £1 million and By Design estate agents are arranging the sale.
It read, “This is a home that offers plenty of living space and a safe environment for your family to grow.
‘Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of North Hertfordshire, but close to great road and rail links and ideal for those traveling north and south.
‘For those who enjoy walking, or perhaps have dogs, there is an abundance of beautiful walks right on the doorstep.’
The sale of the historic building is handled by brokers called By Design
This bedroom has built-in wardrobes running the length of an entire wall in the property
There is a basement which was once the beer cellar when the property was a pub, and is now a comfortable office
Wallington has a strong village community with regular social events in the village hall and an annual family feast in the grounds of the historic church.
It is less than 1.5 miles from a graded ‘good’ primary school and 3 miles from the esteemed Knights Templar School.
The average price of a property sold in Wallington in the last 12 months is £540,000.
It’s significantly more than the average retail price of £355,125 for the country as a whole, according to Zoopla.