The country home of the famous diarist is near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, England. It has four bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, main hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, study, kitchen, utility room, and large double garage. The garden is approximately 1.5 acres.
Pepys House is a farmhouse on the edge of the small village of Brampton and was built in the late 16th / early 17th centuries. Pepys lived there when he was not in London, and it is referred to frequently in the diary. He made a memorable visit to the house in 1667 when he searched the garden for the gold sent from London and buried there during the invasion scare of the summer - sieving the soil for his coins 'just as they do for Dyamonds in other parts of the world'. He grew increasingly fond of the place and planned improvements; in moments of depression he cheered himself by the thought of retiring there with his books.
This important historic house is now for sale. It is however leased to the Pepys House Trust until 2027 for a peppercorn rent, meaning that - while it cannot be lived in today - the house represents an excellent long term investment.
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