In the sleepy Surrey village of Shamley Green, the former family home of British billionaire and Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson has come to the market.
Known as Tanyard Farm, the red-brick manor house listed last week with a £4 million (US$5.2 million) price tag.
Mr. Branson ’s parents, Edward and Evette , acquired the home in 1963 from a viscountess, according to property records, which don’t indicate how much the Branson family paid for the home or when they parted with it.
“This house is full of history, character, warmth and charm,” said Jason Corbett , director of country sales and lettings at U.K. Sotheby’s International Realty, the agency handling the sale.
It’s also full of opportunity, Mr. Corbett said in a statement.
“Currently, with tall, beamed ceilings and a warren of characterful rooms, they could work equally well opened up to create larger spaces. The potential to create further accommodation or leisure facilities in the garden is a real possibility, making this a home with little comparison,” he added.
Tucked away behind gates, the four-bedroom home sits on roughly 1.4 acres, according to the listing. Along with beamed ceilings galore, the home has leaded windows, stately fireplaces and a spiral staircase. There’s also a bespoke kitchen, a conservatory, a study and a formal dining room.
Outside, the garden features several patios and seating areas.
Tanyard Farm has proved newsworthy in the past, beyond its connection to Mr. Branson, 70.
In 2010, it made headlines when the local council demolished a so-called “Granny Annex” on the property built by the current owner , a local bar owner who could not be reached for comment for this story. Officials had reportedly stated the structure had been built larger than what had been approved.
This article first appeared on Mansion Global .