Agatha Christie’s house for sale in Oxfordshire

The vast area covers about two hectares and descends to the Thames

What happened? The house on the banks of the Thames, where the famous writer Agatha Christie lived, appeared on the market for $ 3.8 million, according to Mansion Global. According to a press release from the real estate agency Savills, the detective novelist lived at Winterbrook’s home in Oxfordshire for over 40 years, from 1934 until her death in 1976.

Quote. According to Stephen Christie-Miller, head of sales for Savills Henley, the five-bedroom home offers an opportunity for someone to own a slice of literary history. Christie “wrote several of her bestsellers in this house, and Winterbrook himself is considered a model for Daynemead – the home of Miss Marple in the village of St. Mary Mead.”

Context. The sellers of the house, Gregor Kleinknecht and Karen Holterman, had owned it for 20 years and did not know who it belonged to before entering. The couple bought the house in 2002 for $ 1.7 million.

House. The three-storey mansion has retained many old elements that give it its specific character and charm. It has high ceilings and large sash windows. In addition to five bedrooms, the building has a study, a library and a living room, as well as a kitchen with a pantry and a breakfast room. The master bedroom has a dressing room and a shower room overlooking the garden. There is also a one-bedroom guest cottage adjacent to the main house.