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Agatha Christie's Grade II listed Winterbrook House is for sale for £2.75m

The much-loved former home of crime writer Agatha Christie has gone on the market for £2.75million. 

Winterbrook House in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, was the home of wordsmith Christie and her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan for more than 40 years.

The beautiful, Grade-II listed property was the birthplace of her acclaimed British murder mysteries Death on the Nile, The Body in the Library and Miss Marple favourite 4.50 from Paddington.    

And the five-bedroom house would be a dream home for anyone looking to follow in the legendary author's footsteps - as it comes complete with the library Christie penned many of her novels within. 

Christie bought the Queen Anne property in 1934 after she spotted an advertisement for Winterbrook in a local newspaper. She went to view the home with her second husband Mallowan, and immediately signed on the dotted line.

The couple lived at the 18th century home, said to be the model for Miss Marple's Danemead Cottage, until Christie died inside the property in 1976. She is buried in the nearby St Mary's churchyard in Cholsey.

Winterbrook House in Wallingford, Oxfordshire (above), was the home of wordsmith Agatha Christie and her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan for more than 40 years

The beautiful, Grade-II listed property was the birthplace of her acclaimed British murder mysteries Death on the Nile, The Body in the Library and Miss Marple favourite 4.50 from Paddington. Pictured: A sitting room inside the home

Christie bought the Queen Anne property in 1934 after she spotted an advertisement for Winterbrook in a local newspaper. Pictured: One of three bathrooms

Christie, who was known locally as Mrs Mallowan, wrote in her autobiography that she and Max were very happy at Winterbrook

Pictured: Christie seen with her second husband Max Mallowan, who she shared Winterbrook with until her death in 1976

Christie, who was known locally as Mrs Mallowan, wrote in her autobiography that she and Max were very happy at Winterbrook, and there is an English Heritage blue plaque near the door to commemorate her residence.   

The home was purchased by solicitor Gregor Kleinknecht and his family 20 years ago, who weren't aware of the connection to Christie when they bought it. The family are now looking to downsize. 

Winterbrook has more than 4,000 sq ft of living space with a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, drawing room, library, study, five bedrooms, including the master which has an en suite bathroom and a dressing room, and two more bathrooms.

There is also an attached one bedroom cottage, which can be accessed externally or from the main house, a detached bothy with a stable and room above and a triple bay car port. 

The couple lived at the 18th century home, said to be the model for Miss Marple's Danemead Cottage, until Christie died inside the property in 1976. She is buried in the nearby St Mary's churchyard in Cholsey. Pictured: A sitting room

The property has five bedrooms (one seen above) alongside another in a cottage nestled in the grounds of Winterbrook

Winterbrook has more than 4,000 sq ft of living space with a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, drawing room, library, study, five bedrooms, including the master which has an en suite bathroom and a dressing room, and two more bathrooms

The Grade-II listed home is nestled within five acres of garden which neighbours the River Thames, with the possibility of installing a pontoon mooring subject to planning

Features inside the impressive property include stone fireplaces (left) and arched entryways (right) to spacious rooms

It is nestled within five acres of garden which neighbours the River Thames, with the possibility of installing a pontoon mooring subject to planning.   

The property is now on the market with Savills for £2.75million.

Estate agent Stephen Christie-Miller said: 'It's a beautiful setting. The land goes down to the river and you could put a mooring in if you want, subject to planning consent, it's got quite a bit of frontage.

'It feels like a country house but you can walk to Waitrose in ten minutes and have access to all that Wallingford has to offer.

The extensive gardens of the property have neatly trimmed hedgerows and neighbour the River Thames

There is an English Heritage blue plaque near the door to Winterbrook to commemorate Christie's residence

There is an attached one bedroom cottage, which can be accessed externally or from the main house, a detached bothy with a stable and room above and a triple bay car port

Estate agent Stephen Christie-Miller said: 'It's a beautiful setting. The land goes down to the river and you could put a mooring in if you want, subject to planning consent, it's got quite a bit of frontage'

'I think the fact someone like Agatha Christie lived there gives the house the feeling of history. She wrote some of her major works there and lived there until she died and is buried locally so she clearly loved it there.

'It is a really good family house that really has everything.

'We've only just launched it and already our phones haven't stopped.

'Georgian architecture is very sought after and that combined with the historic element is pretty compulsive.' 

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