Located in a small village in Buckinghamshire County in England, an Elizabethan coaching inn called Shakespeare House has been listed for sale with an asking price of $2.13 million. Dating back to the year 1543, the home took on Shakespeare’s name because he is believed to have penned part of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Reportedly, John Aubrey in his collection of biographies that linked Shakespeare to the inn and it is believed that he drew inspiration for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” while in the small Buckinghamshire County village. According to local lore, Shakespeare appears on the window of the top floor of the Shakespeare House on April 23, which is believed to be the day of both his birth and death.
Nick Underwood currently owns the property and says that the inn had previously been turned into a farmhouse with 150 acres of land. The farm was eventually sold off in pieces and two American families owned it in the 20th century. Nine years ago, Underwood and Roy Elsbury purchased the property and undertook some structural work, however every section was recreated in the original style and form. Due to the fact that the 4,250 square foot inn has retained its original character, the English Heritage organization lists it as a grade II property, which is of more than special interest.
The home features three floors and has a 400 square feet drawing room with a working fireplace and decorated leaded windows. The 250 square feet dining room is also on the ground and has an inglenook fireplace, marble floor and paneled walls decorated in a Chinese blue. Modern appliances have been fitted into a large kitchen.
The property is currently in use as a luxury guesthouse with rooms rented for £99 to £250 a night.
Source: Elite Choice