Middle-earth comes to Merseyside!
It’s not quite Rivendell, but you could find your own slice of Middle-earth luxury in Liverpool with this 27 room Victorian property in a much sought-after sea view location, overlooking Crosby Beach in Waterloo that’s up for sale in with Century 21 Liverpool South for £1,750,000.
If you’ve watched Tolkien, the biopic about the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit author released earlier in May 2019, you might recogniseparts of the house. Beach Lawn was used as the set for the Edgbaston boarding house in which Tolkien meets his wife. It’s not the first time the house has featured on the big – and small – screen! Fans of period drama can spot the house in the recent Island at War (2004 ITV mini-series) and The Forsyte Saga (2002 ITV drama).
This impressive, one of a kind Grade II listed building boasts many original features including a magnificent dome, a galleried oak staircase and original fireplaces. These incredible features were constructed by the renowned architect Mr James Francis Doyle for James Barrow, one of the Victorian merchant princes. Other buildings by Mr Doyle in Liverpool include the Royal Insurance Building and the White Star Building.
This spacious property also lies within easy reach of a range of local shops in Waterloo and Crosby Village. It is only a 15-minute drive to motorway links, and 5 miles from Liverpool City Centre. It further benefits from falling within the catchment area of a selection of excellent local primary and secondary schools, both state and public.
Century 21 Liverpool South, director, Dan Pennington comments: “I am very excited to be offering such a prestigious, rare property. This kind of house doesn’t come to the market often and both the architecture and features of the property are stunning. When you step inside it’s like being on set of a period drama – it’s simply breathtaking. I can’t wait to watch the new Tolkien film to try and spot areas of the house and grounds used in the production.
“What’s more amazing is that this has been a family home for the last 20 years, and it feels like it too. The property is so well kept, and despite the size, it has a warm family feeling. It’s a must see for anyone looking for this kind of period property.”