Townhouse that once belonged to Michael Aldridge on sale for £2.7m

Townhouse that once belonged to Michael Aldridge on sale for £2.7m

November 15, 2019

Georgian townhouse that once belonged to Last of the Summer Wine actor Michael Aldridge and boasts views of Greenwich Park hits the market for £2.7million

  • Michael Aldridge spent his final years at Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Greenwich, south east London
  • The five bedroom home, set over four floors, was built in the 18th century and offers views of Greenwich Park 
  • Current owners have lived in the property since 2013 and have put it up for sale with Hamptons International

The former home of beloved comedy actor Michael Aldridge has been put on the market for £2.7million. 

Aldridge, who starred in the popular BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, spent his final years at the Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Greenwich, south east London.

The five bedroom home, which is set over four floors, was built in the early 18th century and offers views of Greenwich Park.

Comedy actor Michael Aldridge, who starred in the popular BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, spent his final years at the Grade II listed Georgian townhouse (pictured) in Greenwich, south east London

The property was built in the early 18th century and has recently gone on the market for a guide price of £2.7million. Pictured: One of the two living rooms

It retains many of its original features including fireplaces, exposed wooden floorboards and sash windows.

The ground floor features a library, dining room, kitchen and conservatory which leads out onto a walled rear garden.

The lower ground floor has a further two living rooms, a shower room and a storage room that can be used as a wine cellar.

The ground floor features a library, dining room and a kitchen (pictured) and the property retains many of its original features including fireplaces, exposed wooden floorboards and sash windows

The conservatory (pictured) leads out onto a walled rear garden. It is currently used by the current owners, who have lived there since 2013, as a playroom

The house, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Greenwich Market, is being sold with estate agent Hamptons International. Pictured: The dining room

The five bedrooms are on the upper floors and there is a first floor reception room featuring a wood burning stove and a bay window.

The house, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Greenwich Market, is being sold with estate agent Hamptons International.

Its present owners have lived there since 2013.

The property is set over four floors and all five of the bedrooms are on the upper floors. Pictured: The extensive staircase lined with blue, patterned carpet and fitted with a rope banister  

The house also boasts a recently refurbished bathroom (pictured) on the upper floors that includes a full suite of a built-in basin, toilet and large bathtub with shower

The period features are continued throughout the house too as the master bedroom (pictured) enjoys exposed wooden floor boards and a corner fireplace

A Hamptons International spokesperson said: ‘This stunning Grade II-Listed, double-fronted Georgian townhouse is situated in a prominent position on Greenwich’s most sought after road offering beautiful views across the herb gardens of Greenwich Park.

‘It was also the home of English actor Michael Aldridge who famously played Seymour in Last of The Summer Wine.’

Aldridge also played the elderly professor Digory Kirke in the 1988 TV adaptation of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ before taking to the stage.

There is a cosy walled garden to the back of the property (pictured) which offers plenty of space for both plant cultivation as well as for relaxing 

Aldridge, who stepped down from the Last of the Summer Vine to nurse his ill wife Kirsteen, died aged 73 in January 1994 and the property (pictured) was sold shortly after

A spokesperson for Hamptons International estate agents said that the ‘townhouse is situated in a prominent position on Greenwich’s most sought after road offering beautiful views across the herb gardens of Greenwich Park’

Last of the Summer Wine, set in and around the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, ran from 1973 to 2010 with a staggering 295 episodes filmed.

It attracted audiences of 20 million at its peak who tuned in to follow the escapades of the show’s ‘young at heart’ protagonists. 

But Aldridge stepped down from Last of the Summer Vine to nurse his ill wife Kirsteen. 

He later died aged 73 in January 1994. 

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