January 14, 2010

 

By Cheryl Markoksy

 

Countrylife.co.uk – A beautiful property in Eccleston Square in London once lived in by Churchill and his family has come onto the market

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At a time when MPs expenses were less under scrutiny, Winston Churchill and his family lived in a smart terraced house in London’s Eccleston Square for four years – a blue plaque hangs to commemorate his sojourn.

 

After being up for sale at £4.75 million with no takers, the house is now being offered for rental and is available to let at £3,000 a week through Ayrton Wylie (www.ayrtonwylie.com 020 7730 4628).

 

Churchill moved to Eccleston Square in 1908, a year after marrying Clementine Hozier. His first two children were born here – Diana in 1909 and Randolph in 1911.

During Churchill’s time at the stunning house, built in 1835 by Thomas Cubitt, he was promoted to a number of senior positions in and out of the Cabinet. During this time he assisted in drafting the new social welfare system, the protection of workers’ rights and the introduction of the first minimum wage.

 

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