William Shakespeare’s relatives home goes up for sale just outside Birmingham - take a look inside

Shakespeare Hall, a historic Grade II listed building is going up for sale just outside Birmingham

A historic building which was home to the family of William Shakespeare is up for sale.

Shakespeare Hall, in the village of Rowington, in Warwickshire, is being brought to the market for the first time in 36 years. The house was built in the 16th century for the Shakespeare family, who were relatives of William Shakespeare.

The timber framed house is set on a beautiful English country estate in Stratford-upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Warwick. This historic site south of Solihull is also just minutes from the M40, rail connections to London and Birmingham International Airport.

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium at DM & Co. Homes, said: “The house today is a Grade II listed building and has remained in private hands since its construction. The accommodation comprises seven bedrooms and six bathrooms in the main house, with kitchen, reception rooms, gorgeous drawing room and dining room on the ground floor displaying period splendour at its very best.

“But not only will the new owner be the proud owner of Shakespeare Hall, the estate also comes with four cottages and stables, with plenty of paddocks for horses or livestock.”

Kathy believes that Shakespeare Hall’s destiny could contain a number of outcomes. As a grand Tudor manor beloved by an owner devoted to its legacy, or possibly as a boutique hotel for wealthy world travellers who want to experience the full Shakespeare atmosphere before they visit the RSC.

The exact history of the hall is lost in the annals of time, but in 1682 it was certainly occupied by Thomas and Isabelle Shakespeare as one of the front gable clearly shows “1682 TS IS” etched into the building’s fabric and highlighted. The historic hall is now on the market with offers over £4.5 million. Let’s take a look inside the house.