Tony Blair’s Durham ex-constituency house on sale for £300,000


Tony Blair’s former constituency house where the Labour Prime Minister entertained George Bush has gone up for sale for less than £300,000. 

During his time at Myrobella House in Trimdon Colliery, County Durham, with his family, where average house prices are just £40,000, the former PM and Sedgefield MP hosted international statesman and world leaders.

Ex-US President George Bush visited the property back in 2003, landing his two Sikorsky Black Stallion helicopters in a nearby field.

The American leader famously enjoyed fish and chips at the Dun Cow pub in Sedgefield, County Durham. 

Tony Blair’s former four-bedroom home, Myrobella House in Trimdon Colliery, County Durham, pictured from the outside, which has been put up for sale for just under £300,000, at £299,950, with Pattinson Estate agents

The tiled kitchen, which has a blue AGA and wooden surface tops, combined with an alcove cooking area. Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair sold the property for £275,000 in 2010 - £240,000 more than he paid for it in 1983

The tiled kitchen, which has a blue AGA and wooden surface tops, combined with an alcove cooking area. Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair sold the property for £275,000 in 2010 – £240,000 more than he paid for it in 1983

One of the four bedrooms, decorated with a blue carpeted floor alongside wooden cupboards and two chests of drawers. During his time at Myrobella House, Blair hosted international statesmen and world leaders

One of the four bedrooms, decorated with a blue carpeted floor alongside wooden cupboards and two chests of drawers. During his time at Myrobella House, Blair hosted international statesmen and world leaders 

The reception room on the ground floor of the home, featuring a wooden desk. An advert for the property says it has 'an abundance of charming original period features including seven cast iron fireplaces'

The reception room on the ground floor of the home, featuring a wooden desk. An advert for the property says it has ‘an abundance of charming original period features including seven cast iron fireplaces’

Former US President George Bush, right, stands outside Myrobella House with Blair, right, in County Durham in November 2003. Bush travelled to the ex-Prime Minister's constituency to meet the locals and conduct a private meeting

Former US President George Bush, right, stands outside Myrobella House with Blair, right, in County Durham in November 2003. Bush travelled to the ex-Prime Minister’s constituency to meet the locals and conduct a private meeting

And from 2007, the four-bedroom property, which had been a pit manager’s house, served as a base for the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.

Tony Blair sold the property for £275,000 in 2010 – £240,000 more than he paid for it in 1983.

But it is now back on the market for just under £300,000, at £299,950 with Pattinson Estate Agents.

It’s a far cry from the former Labour PM’s current London home on Connaught Square – a five-storey grade II listed town house, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park.

The dining area with a fireplace, pictured sitting below a mantelpiece. American leader Bush famously enjoyed fish and chips at the nearby Dun Cow pub in Sedgefield, County Durham, while he visited the property in 2003

The dining area with a fireplace, pictured sitting below a mantelpiece. American leader Bush famously enjoyed fish and chips at the nearby Dun Cow pub in Sedgefield, County Durham, while he visited the property in 2003

The property's garden, with a shed pictured towards the back of the grounds and allotments to the side. The house had been a pit manager's house served as a base for the Tony Blair Sports Foundation

The property’s garden, with a shed pictured towards the back of the grounds and allotments to the side. The house had been a pit manager’s house served as a base for the Tony Blair Sports Foundation

The entrance to the property, with the staircase pictured ahead. The ground floor includes an entrance vestibule, inner hallway, five reception rooms, fitted kitchen diner, larder and laundry rooms and a shower room

The entrance to the property, with the staircase pictured ahead. The ground floor includes an entrance vestibule, inner hallway, five reception rooms, fitted kitchen diner, larder and laundry rooms and a shower room

One of the four bedrooms, with a single bed seen to the side and wooden floorboards. The detached home, which was built in 1898, has the potential to be a five-bedroom property, with the additional room being on the ground floor

One of the four bedrooms, with a single bed seen to the side and wooden floorboards. The detached home, which was built in 1898, has the potential to be a five-bedroom property, with the additional room being on the ground floor

The Blair’s are said to have a property empire worth £35m, which includes a country pile in Wooton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, valued at around £10million.

Their old house in Trimdon Colliery is described as a ‘unique period property built in 1898’.

The advert states: ‘The property has an abundance of charming original period features including seven cast iron fireplaces.

‘Situated within easy reach of local amenities and road links yet with lovely countryside views which give the property a rural feel, achieving the best of both worlds.

A view from one of the ground floor rooms, looking out into the garden. Blair sold the property in 2010 and currently lives in his London home on Connaught Square - a five-storey grade II listed town house, a stone's throw from Hyde Park

A view from one of the ground floor rooms, looking out into the garden. Blair sold the property in 2010 and currently lives in his London home on Connaught Square – a five-storey grade II listed town house, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park

One of the property's bathrooms, with patterned tiling and a bath tub. The home is advertised as being ideal for 'anyone looking for a "self-contained" area', with access to a downstairs shower room and kitchen

One of the property’s bathrooms, with patterned tiling and a bath tub. The home is advertised as being ideal for ‘anyone looking for a “self-contained” area’, with access to a downstairs shower room and kitchen

One of the four bedrooms, with a grey carpeted floor and a window providing a view to the greenery outside. The bedrooms, which the advert states are 'generously proportioned' are located on the first floor with a family bathroom

One of the four bedrooms, with a grey carpeted floor and a window providing a view to the greenery outside. The bedrooms, which the advert states are ‘generously proportioned’ are located on the first floor with a family bathroom

One of the property's bathrooms, decorated with patterned wallpaper and tiling. The advert says: 'Situated within easy reach of local amenities and road links yet with lovely countryside views which give the property a rural feel'

One of the property’s bathrooms, decorated with patterned wallpaper and tiling. The advert says: ‘Situated within easy reach of local amenities and road links yet with lovely countryside views which give the property a rural feel’

‘Internally there is an entrance vestibule, inner hallway, five reception rooms, fitted kitchen diner and integral appliances with larder and laundry rooms off, rear lobby and shower room to the ground floor.

‘To the first floor are four generously proportioned bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally there are private gardens and courtyard offering ample parking which leads to a good sized double garage.

‘This property would be ideal for anyone looking for a ‘self contained’ living area; as the fifth bedroom on the ground floor offers its own reception room and has easy access to the downstairs shower room and kitchen.’

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