This House Once Belonged To Former Prime Minister Earl Grey

By Martha Davies

3 weeks ago

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Nothing beats a historic property, and this one boasts a terrific story: it’s the former residence of Charles Grey, the Second Earl Grey – a former British prime minister (and allegedly the namesake of Earl Grey tea, although the jury’s still out on that one.) It’s also believed to have been visited by Queen Elizabeth II. Intrigued? Take a look inside…

22 Cheyne Row: Inside Former Prime Minister Earl Grey’s Home

Standing proudly within a terrace of Grade II* listed Queen Anne houses in Chelsea is this handsome home, which is brimming with history and charm. While one of its earliest residents was Richard Mead, King George II’s physician, it was later inhabited by former Prime Minister Charles Grey, and it’s even thought to have hosted Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the Berry family (of Berry Bros. and Rudd), who owned the property more recently. 

Dining room with terracotta-coloured walls and dark wooden furniture a

The house is certainly fit for a queen (or a political leader): amassing nearly 4,000 square feet of space, it’s complete with two bathrooms, four bedrooms and six incredible reception rooms. There’s a breathtaking drawing room, a cosy sitting room and an elegant dining room, to name a few, and you’ll also spot a lovely courtyard garden at the rear.

Head upstairs to check out the bedrooms, which just might be the star of the show: think statement ceiling wallpaper, plush carpets and a principal suite encompassing both a dressing room and a bathroom. Guests will fall in love – and there’s even a magnificent wine cellar, too (courtesy of the aforementioned Berry family, of course). 

If you’re hunting for something special, this really is a house with a wonderful legacy. And it could be yours, if you’ve got £7.95 million on hand…

22 Cheyne Row is on the market with John D Wood & Co. johndwood.co.uk