Tony Blair’s former home heads to auction for £35,000 less than he sold it for in 2010
Myrobella House in Trimdon Colliery, County Durham was Tony Blair’s constituency home between 1983 and 2007. It subsequently became the base of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation and was sold in 2010 for £275,000. It is now, once again, on the market but it is very much bucking the national trend and now has an auction guide of just £240,000.
Built in 1898, Blair bought the 4-bedroomed house for £30,000 in 1983 (the equivalent of £95,000 today) and hosted visits from world leaders including President George W. Bush in 2003. Bush landed in a Sikorsky Black Stallion helicopter in a nearby field and later enjoyed fish and chips at The Dun Cow pub in Sedgefield.
Launched on the market through Robinsons in February at a price of £285,000 but now offered for £45,000 less, Tony and Cherie Blair are probably not the vendors’ favourite people. If they sell for the guide price quoted, they’ll make a £35,000 loss.
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