A medieval home with an extraordinary history has been put back on the market after being lovingly renovated and could be yours for just £1.3 million.
The roots of Dame Annis house, which now stands at Burgh Heath Road in Epsom, dates back to the 15th century when it was originally a grade II listed farm in Fyfield, Essex called Dame Anna’s.
In 1920 its owner was Dr Culmer, a horseracing fan who had dreamt of moving to Epsom but could not find a property to match the charm of his 15th century farmhouse.
So he came up with the idea of simply moving his farmhouse to Epsom.
The building was dismantled and rebuilt brick by brick taking three years to create a magnificent family home complete with secret cupboards concealed in the panelling and Dame Anna’s head carved above the fireplace.
However the move from Essex to Epsom crippled Dr Culmer financially and he was forced to sell-up.
The building was later commandeered during the Second World War by the war office to house one of their members near to London.
On VE Day in 1945, Dame Annis was bought by Mr Gwynne, who later became a director of Woolworth's who used to house to store treasured antiques he collected after he retired.
When he died in 2005 the house was full of priceless antiques which fetched £12 million at auction.
Now over 500 years old the historic property, which is spread over three floors with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms, has been revamped with many of the original medieval features still intact, including and oak framed inglenook fireplace, oak doors with wooden latches, flagstone floors and dark wood beams.
Restored by Millgate Homes, the property has been put back on the market offering someone the chance to own a slice of history.
For more information call 01372 745292 to visit Dame Annis House or the show home, call Michael Everett on 01372 724477, or visit millgatehomes.co.uk