Tony Blair’s former County Durham home on sale for almost £300,000

A four-bedroom detached property in County Durham that was once the constituency home of former UK prime minister Tony Blair is on the market, open to offers around the £299,950 ($387,844) mark.

According to Chronicle Live, Blair moved in with his wife when he was elected MP for Sedgefield in 1983, purchasing it for approximately £30,000. They sold the house in 2009 for an around £300,000.

Myrobella House. Photo: Pattinson Estate Agents

The home was the beginning of a property empire that Blair has put together in the years since. In 2016, it was reported that his portfolio of properties was worth £27m in the years since he left office in 2007.

The home, which is advertised on the website of Wright Homes and Pattinson Estate Agents, states that "Myrobella House has found fame as the home of a former British Prime Minister and was visited by President George W Bush in 2003 as well as playing host to the Presidents of France and Ireland."

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The Victorian townhouse is described as having four large bedrooms, a kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a laundry room, a formal dining room, a lounge and three reception rooms.

It has been suggested that the house was given its name in reference to the Mirabelle plum trees that grew in the garden.

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It is said to retain its original architectural and decorative features, including seven operational cast iron fireplaces, decorative woodwork on the doors and windows, ornate plaster mouldings, stained glass and patterned glazed internal doors.

Outside of London, the Blairs also own homes in Manchester, Buckinghamshire, and Stockport, as per the 2016 report. It also stated that the three oldest Blair children are said to own at least one central London home each, all within walking distance to one of their parents' houses on Connaught Street, which the ex-Prime Minister bought upon leaving office, said to be valued at over £8.5m.

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Former prime minister Tony Blair during a speech to mark the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Labour party, in the Great Hall at King's College, London.
Former prime minister Tony Blair, arrives for the funeral of Frank Dobson at St Pancras Church in London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair on stage during the Final Say rally at the Mermaid Theatre, London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair in Downing Street arriving for the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London.
File photo dated 02/09/19 of former prime minister Tony Blair, who has said Tory and Labour MPs would both face a "big risk" by fighting a general election on the issue of Brexit.
Former prime minister Tony Blair, during a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Lord Ashdown at Westminster Abbey in London.
Former prime minister Tony Blair gives a speech at the Institute for Government in central London where he will call for Labour to oppose any move by Boris Johnson to hold an emergency general election until Brexit has been resolved.
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks alongside former prime ministers David Cameron, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown and former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg during a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of former Cabinet Secretary Lord Heywood at Westminster Abbey in London.
Former prime minister Tony Blair with Prime Minister Theresa May as they leave following a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of former Cabinet Secretary Lord Heywood at Westminster Abbey in London.
Former prime minister Tony Blair makes a speech on Brexit at the British Academy in London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during the remembrance service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War.
Lisbon, 07/11/2018 - Web Summit 2018 was held at the Altice Arena in Lisbon from 5 to 8 November. Tony Blair (Filipe Amorim / Global Imagens)
Former prime minister Tony Blair speaking at the launch of the Resolution Foundation's annual Living Standards Audit in central London.
Former prime minister Tony Blair arrives to give a speech on poverty and inequality at the launch of the Resolution Foundation's annual Living Standards Audit in central London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair talking about the Good Friday Agreement in London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair in conversation with Professor Anand Menon during the Changing Europe conference on Brexit in central London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking during the Changing Europe conference on Brexit in central London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie walk through Downing Street on their way to the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London.
Tony Blair addresses a conference on Brexit in the Druids Glen Hotel, Wicklow, Ireland.
Tony Blair at a Brexit meeting in Wicklow, Ireland.
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair addressing the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2017. (Photo by Michael Brochstein) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair holds a press conference at Admiralty House, London, where responding to the Chilcot report he said: "I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know or can believe."
Former prime minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie arrive at St Paul's Cathedral in London for a national service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
Former prime ministers Sir John Major (left) and Tony Blair walk across the Peace Bridge in Londonderry following a Remain campaign event at the University of Ulster in Londonderry.
Former prime minister Tony Blair during a Remain campaign event at the University of Ulster in Londonderry.
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