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Cottage in the grounds of Lord Byron’s home up for grabs for £500,000

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A Grade II listed cottage in the grounds of Lord Byron’s ancestral home is for sale for £500,000.

The three-bedroom cottage has its own tower and is part of a larger property that is set in the sprawling grounds of Newstead Abbey, in Nottinghamshire.

Newstead Abbey was once home to the famous poet, who became an overnight star due to his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and is famous for also writing the long narrative poem Don Juan.

The cottage for sale is called The Archway, and forms the front end of the property – pictured – that includes the arch and tower.

This Grade II listed cottage for sale (pictured) is in the grounds of Lord Byron's ancestral home in Nottinghamshire

This Grade II listed cottage for sale (pictured) is in the grounds of Lord Byron’s ancestral home in Nottinghamshire

The stunning property for sale on the Newstead Abbey Park estate is called The Archway and is on the market for £500,000

The stunning property for sale on the Newstead Abbey Park estate is called The Archway and is on the market for £500,000

George Gordon Byron was 10 years old when he inherited the title of 6th Baron Byron, and Newstead Abbey, in 1798.

He went on to become known – along with Keats and Shelley – as one of Britain’s great romantic poets.

The lothario poet – who was famously called ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ – is said to have loved the halls and grounds at Newstead, which had been given to his family by Henry VIII.

The poet moved into the abbey properly when he was 20 and lived there on and off until 1814. Since 1931, the estate has been owned by Nottingham City Council, which opened the house and grounds to the public.

A slice of country life: The Archway overlooks Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, where Lord Byron once lived

A slice of country life: The Archway overlooks Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, where Lord Byron once lived

Inside the cottage: There are modern touches, including a solid oak fitted kitchen with granite worktops and a utility room

Inside the cottage: There are modern touches, including a solid oak fitted kitchen with granite worktops and a utility room

The cottage is entered via an unusual semi-circular kitchen, which comes with a stone flooring and steps

The cottage is entered via an unusual semi-circular kitchen, which comes with a stone flooring and steps 

Part of a larger property: The cottage is entered via a courtyard that has an off-road parking space and a log store

Part of a larger property: The cottage is entered via a courtyard that has an off-road parking space and a log store

The property for sale is called The Archway and is at the end of a mile-long driveway.

The cottage has a solid oak fitted kitchen with granite worktops and a utility room. The spacious living room has a central stone fireplace with a log-burning stove.

There is a master bedroom with an en-suite on the first floor, along with a dressing room. The watch tower can be accessed via the master bathroom or via an entrance in the courtyard.

On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms and a Jack & Jill shower room suite.

The property fronts onto a courtyard with one off-road parking space and a log store. The cottage itself is Grade II listed, while the Abbey is Grade I listed.

Keeping warm: The welcoming  living room has a central stone fireplace with a log-burning stove and a staircase

Keeping warm: The welcoming  living room has a central stone fireplace with a log-burning stove and a staircase 

Features include decorative large windows that overlook the extensive grounds and provide plenty of light inside

Features include decorative large windows that overlook the extensive grounds and provide plenty of light inside

On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms with a Jack & Jill shower room suite, and a light colour scheme

On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms with a Jack & Jill shower room suite, and a light colour scheme

Historic ni=eighbours: The three-bedroom cottage is part of a larger building and has its own watch tower (pictured)

Historic neighbours: The three-bedroom cottage is part of a larger building and has its own watch tower (pictured)

Matt Copley, of estate agents HoldenCopley – which is handling the sale – said: ‘We are extremely privileged to be handling the sale of The Archway at Newstead Abbey Park.

‘The Abbey was home to Lord Byron in the 18th century who commissioned the work to develop the Archway and neighbouring properties.

‘Enjoying some stunning views of the Grade I listed Abbey, surrounded by 300 acres of parkland along with some stunning featured gardens including a Japanese oasis garden and some trail walks, The Archway would make a fantastic home.’

It is around six miles from Nottingham City Centre.

LORD BYRON: THE POET

Pictured: George Gordon Byron

Pictured: George Gordon Byron

George Gordon Byron was born on January 22, 1788. 

He was 10 years old when he inherited the title the 6th Baron Byron, and Newstead Abbey. 

He went on to become known – along with Keats and Shelley – as one of Britain’s great romantic poets.

Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan, and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

Some of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also become popular. 

The lothario poet – who was famously called ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ – is said to have loved the halls and grounds at Newstead, which had been given to his family by Henry VIII.

The poet moved into the abbey properly when he was 20 and lived there on and off until 1814. 

Since 1931, the estate has been owned by Nottingham City Council, which opened the house and grounds to the public. 

On display are personal items, such as furniture, letters, manuscripts and portraits, plus his gilt wood bed, pistol and the desk at which he wrote much of his finest work. 

Byron sold the Abbey in 1818 to Thomas Wildmam in whose hands it remained until 1861 when purchased by William Frederick Webb, an African explorer. 

Lord Byron is said to have loved the halls and grounds at Newstead Abbey (pictured)

Lord Byron is said to have loved the halls and grounds at Newstead Abbey (pictured)

Since 1931, Newstead Abbey has been owned by Nottingham City Council, which opened it to the public

Since 1931, Newstead Abbey has been owned by Nottingham City Council, which opened it to the public

The watch tower is not included on this floorplan and can be accessed behind a secret mirror in the master bathroom or via an entrance in the courtyard

The watch tower is not included on this floorplan and can be accessed behind a secret mirror in the master bathroom or via an entrance in the courtyard

The  Archway: The three-bedroom cottage is today a comfortable family home with plenty of bright living space

The  Archway: The three-bedroom cottage is today a comfortable family home with plenty of bright living space

Past times: Original features in the historic cottage include impressive thick walls and elaborate stone archway doors

Past times: Original features in the historic cottage include impressive thick walls and elaborate stone archway doors

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Homes near Elizabeth Line see asking prices double in a decade

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Asking prices for properties for sale near stations on London‘s new Elizabeth Line have more than doubled in a decade, new research has revealed.

Many areas near stations on the capital’s new high-speed line were previously less well connected to key commuter hubs, such as Liverpool Street or Paddington stations.

But they have seen a surge in property asking prices amid new interest from homebuyers and tenants due to the better transport links that the Elizabeth Line provides.

REVEALED: The asking price hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

REVEALED: The asking price hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

Elizabeth Line hotspots: This two-bed flat in London's Windmill lane is o.2 miles from Maryland station and is for sale for £395,000 via Filtons estate agents

Elizabeth Line hotspots: This two-bed flat in London’s Windmill lane is o.2 miles from Maryland station and is for sale for £395,000 via Filtons estate agents

The new figures from Rightmove revealed the extent to which asking prices have risen in local areas around Maryland, Abbey Wood and Stratford stations.

Maryland Station in Newham, which provides an additional option for those commuting near well-connected Stratford, has seen the biggest jump in asking prices.

They have more than doubled compared to ten years ago, rising 108 per cent from £233,480 to £486,235.

This compares to the London average increase over the past ten years of 55 per cent.

About half a mile from Abbey Wood station is this two-bed flat for sale for £235,000 via Your Move estate agents

About half a mile from Abbey Wood station is this two-bed flat for sale for £235,000 via Your Move estate agents

Rightmove has identified the asking price hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

Rightmove has identified the asking price hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

Meanwhile, Rightmove revealed that total buyer demand has risen the most in western areas, while prices and competition has risen most in eastern areas.

Twyford, at the end of the western section of the line and the next stop along from Reading, has seen the biggest jump in the number of buyers contracting estate agents.

Numbers have more than tripled compared to 10 years ago, up 245 per cent.

Those looking to buy near Abbey Wood station, at the end of the South East section of the line, face the stiffest competition from other buyers.

Competition in that area has soared more than nine times and is up 869 per cent.

Rightmove has identified buyer demand hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

Rightmove has identified buyer demand hotspots around the new Elizabeth Line stations

The increase in buyer competition compared to ten years ago around the new Elizabeth Line has been revealed

The increase in buyer competition compared to ten years ago around the new Elizabeth Line has been revealed

Near Custom House station: This two-bed house is for rent for £1,700 a month via Outlook lettings agents

Near Custom House station: This two-bed house is for rent for £1,700 a month via Outlook lettings agents

The rental hotspots along the new Elizabeth Line station have been revealed

The rental hotspots along the new Elizabeth Line station have been revealed

It is a similar story along the Elizabeth line for tenants as many look to balance their commute into London with where they can afford to rent.

Average rents in London have reached a new record of £2,195 a month, up 14 per cent compared to this time last year.

Southall has seen the biggest increase in the number of tenants contacting letting agents compared to ten years ago, more than quadrupling, up 372 per cent.

However, asking rents near Southall station are lower than nearby Hanwell or Ealing.

Asking rents have increased the most in western stations Slough, up 44 per cent, and Burnham, up 43 per cent, while those looking to rent near Custom House station face the most competition from other tenants.

Slough is among the asking rent hotspots along the new Elizabeth Line stations, with the average asking rent up 44 per cent during the past ten years

Slough is among the asking rent hotspots along the new Elizabeth Line stations, with the average asking rent up 44 per cent during the past ten years

One of the new stations built for the Elizabeth Line - Custom House - has seen competition increase 3270 per cent compared to ten years ago

One of the new stations built for the Elizabeth Line – Custom House – has seen competition increase 3270 per cent compared to ten years ago

Custom House, one of the new stations built for the Elizabeth Line and benefitting from significantly lower travel times into Central London, has seen competition increase by a staggering 33 times, up 3270 per cent compared to ten years ago.

Tim Bannister, of Rightmove, said: ‘As the Elizabeth Line opens, it does so with a backdrop of record rents in London, a rising cost of living and a shortage of available homes.

‘Areas further out from central London that have lower asking prices or rents, but are now more easily commutable will be attractive to new buyers and tenants in search of somewhere affordable to live near the capital.

‘Not only this, but new working from home patterns since the pandemic started two years ago will have many people weighing up whether they are prepared to commute from further away if they need to do so less often.’

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National Maternity Hospital decision is a welcome sign of the Government’s backbone

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The Government’s decision to proceed with the building of the new National Maternity Hospital is a welcome sign that the Taoiseach and his Ministers are willing to face up to the Opposition, the social media mob and assorted objectors on an issue of major national importance.

One of the weaknesses of the Coalition since it took office in June 2020 has been a tendency to run scared in the face of contrived outrage, usually fomented by a combination of Opposition politicians and vested interests, often mistakenly portrayed as representing public opinion.

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URW rolls out Westfield brand to three new destinations

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) unveiled plans to rebrand three flagship centres, rolling out the Westfield brand to Parquesur in Madrid, Taby Centrum in Stockholm, and Galeria Mokotow in Warsaw this fall. The rebranding continues the expansion of the Westfield brand in Europe as the company drives new revenues through media advertising and brand experiences, turning its huge footfall of 550 million visits across its European assets into a qualified audience, while also leveraging the Westfield brand’s significant value to retailers, who see over 20%2 higher sales at URW’s centres even when compared to other A-category malls.

 

The flagship destinations share a number of characteristics in addition to being among the most important retail centres in their respective markets: they are set in excellent locations with unrivalled transport options, have distinctive architectural and design features and a best-in-class approach in terms of customer experience, community engagement, and sustainability practices. To celebrate the launch of the Westfield brand at these assets, each destination will host festive consumer events which will be announced later this year.

 

Caroline Puechoultres, Chief Customer Officer of URW, said: “The rebranding of these centres continues our strategy to expand Westfield to Flagship European destinations in the wealthiest cities and catchment areas. The significant opportunity afforded to both retailers and brands by this increasingly digitally linked network of destinations is unparalleled – through Westfield our partners can reach tens of millions of European consumers, driving new possibilities in advertising, brand marketing and retail.”

 

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