An elegant town house with a history

An impressive Georgian property with striking architecture, intricate plasterwork, stunning gardens and a blue plaque - read more about this fascinating Blandford Forum town house

An elegant town house with a history

Eastway House in the heart of Blandford Forum an exceptionally beautiful house, awarded Grade II* status for its impressive Georgian architecture.  Situated within a short level walk of the market square, the 6-bedroom house has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners and provides a stylish and comfortable home with a wealth of spectacular period features. Typical of the Georgian era, the principal accommodation is generously proportioned with excellent ceiling height and intricate figurative plasterwork dating from the 18th Century.

The drawing room and master bedroom are amongst the rooms enjoying a delightful outlook over the south facing pretty walled garden, where a private terrace leads via formal lawns to a kitchen garden with fruit trees and a Grade II Listed brick summerhouse.

Eastway House is notable for a second reason too. The blue plaque on the gate pillar records that it was built in c1735 for John Ayliffe, an infamous estate agent, fraudster and forger.  Ayliffe was executed in 1759 having been charged with defrauding Henry Fox of land and property with a forged deed.

It’s a brave estate agent to put his neck on the line and undertake the sale of a property with such history, but Neal Wilson of Symonds & Sampson has broad shoulders and a commendable reputation within the profession – you’ll be in safe hands if you call him on 01258 452670 to find out more. 

 

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