Grade II-listed farmhouse owned by founder of the police Sir Robert Peel is for sale for £1.5million
Quite an arresting property! Grade II-listed farmhouse owned by founder of the police Sir Robert Peel is for sale for £1.5million
- Tamhorn Park Farmhouse in Fisherwick, Staffordshire, boasts impressive five bedrooms and four bathrooms
- The sprawling family home was purchased in 1827 by former two-time British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel
- The property has now been put on the market with estate agent Fine & Country for £1.5million
A Grade II-listed farmhouse, which was owned by founder of the police Sir Robert Peel, has been put on the marker for £1.5million.
Tamhorn Park Farmhouse in Fisherwick, Staffordshire, boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen, family room, snooker room, breakfast area, dining room, drawing room and a cellar.
The sprawling family home, which was owned by the former two-time British Prime Minister, also has two outbuildings – a detached double garage and a craft house.
The property is currently on the market with Fine & Country for £1.5million.
Tamhorn Park Farmhouse (pictured) in Fisherwick, Staffordshire, which was owned by founder of the police Sir Robert Peel, has been put on the marker for £1.5million
The property boasts five bedrooms (pictured), four bathrooms, a kitchen, family room, snooker room, breakfast area, dining room, drawing room and a cellar
The Grade-II listed property has a spacious rustic country kitchen (pictured) that comes fitted with top-of-the range modern appliances
Tamhorn Park Farmhouse also offers a separate snooker room (pictured) that offers an abundance of natural character with its natural oak beams
Tamhorn Park Farmhouse was purchased by Peel in 1827 who used the house as a hunting lodge.
Sir Robert helped establish the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829 and his involvement in modern policing can be seen in the common police nicknames ‘Bobbies’ and ‘Peelers’.
He later served as Prime Minister twice between 1834 to 1835 and 1841 to 1846.
The politician passed several significant legislative acts in his second term as Prime Minister including the Mines Act of 1842 – which banned the employment of children and women working underground.
The living room (pictured) in this country home offers a soothing colour scheme and a metal woodburner as the focal point of the space
The property is currently on the market with Fine & Country for £1.5million and boasts five spacious and airy bedrooms (pictured)
One of the farmhouse’s five bedrooms (pictured) which boasts a rustic green colour scheme comes with its own ensuite bathroom complete with shower
The large family bathroom (pictured) has a built-in bath and shower cubicle with beautifully tiled surrounds and patterened flooring
‘Tamhorn Park Farmhouse, or Tammers, as it is affectionately known, is a stunning representation of Georgian architecture lovingly resurrected to splendour by the current owners,’ the listing on Fine & Country states.
‘Perfectly positioned to enjoy the beautiful surrounding Staffordshire countryside yet just two miles from Tamworth and five miles from Lichfield cathedral city.
‘This elegant yet cosy family home cleverly combines a wealth of architectural history with the luxury and lifestyle of contemporary living to create a fabulous place to entertain or simply relax in front of a fire and enjoy the wonderful garden views through the tall sash windows.’
The farmhouse is perfectly positioned to enjoy the beautiful surrounding Staffordshire countryside yet just two miles from Tamworth and five miles from Lichfield cathedral city
The property has recently been renovated to include a relaxing open-plan living and dining area (pictured) which is known as the Old Bakery
The Tamhorn Park Farmhouse, which was purchased by Peel in 1827, also offers a study area (pictured) with views over the sprawling estate
The large kitchen (pictured), which has its own built-in breakfast bar, is currently fitted with a striking bright red cooking AGA at one end of the room
Who was Sir Robert Peel?
Sir Robert Peel (pictured) was born in Lancashire in 1788 to a wealthy cotton manufacturer
Sir Robert Peel was born in Lancashire in 1788 to a wealthy cotton manufacturer.
He was educated at Harrow and at Oxford before a parliamentary seat was found for him in 1809 largely due to his father’s money.
Peel received appointment as undersecretary for war and colonies in 1810.
And just two years later he accepted the difficult post of chief secretary for Ireland where he forged a reputation for being a skilled and incorruptible administrator.
Peel then entered the Cabinet as Home Secretary in 1822 where he reformed and liberalised the criminal law and created the modern police force.
He addressed long-standing demands in Parliament for a radical reform of the criminal laws.
Between 1825 and 1830 he effected its fundamental consolidation and reform, covering three-quarters of all criminal offences.
Rising crime statistics convinced him that legal reform should be accompanied by improved methods of crime prevention.
In 1829 he carried through the Metropolitan Police Act, which set up the first disciplined police force for the Greater London area.
As a result of Peel’s efforts, the London police force became known as Bobby’s boys and later simply as bobbies.
In 1834 he became Prime Minister and issued the Tamworth Manifesto (December 1834) which laid down the principles upon which the modern British Conservative Party is based.