Tuesday 29th March 2011
The Telegraph has an article about the house in Brampton, Cambridgeshire, to which Sam hoped to retire, as it is up for sale. The article probably doesn’t contain much new to those of you who have been reading the diary, but it’s interesting to see a couple of pictures of the place.
Pepys House is for sale freehold for £450,000. If that sounds low for a four-bedroom, Grade II house, with a large garden within commuting distance of London, there is a slight snag. The property is held by a trust set up by the Pepys Club. The lease, originally for 99 years, does not expire until 2028. While the lease cannot be extended, you may not get vacant possession for 17 years.
You can also view the estate agents’ property listing of the house. It dates back to 1590, and “was almost doubled in size in 1725, extended again in 1927 and now includes 4 bedrooms and 3 receptions.”