Cottage once owned by Enid Blyton up for sale

The thatched cottage that was once owned by popular children's writer Enid Blyton has been put up for auction.
The thatched cottage that was once owned by popular children's writer Enid Blyton has been put up for auction. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ANDREWMILSOM.CO.UK
The house has been described as "a magical 17th century" thatched house in "totally secluded and celebrated gardens".
The house has been described as "a magical 17th century" thatched house in "totally secluded and celebrated gardens".PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ANDREWMILSOM.CO.UK
The four-bedroom house is also said to have "great charm and character".
The four-bedroom house is also said to have "great charm and character".PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ANDREWMILSOM.CO.UK
Blyton lived at the cottage with her first husband, Hugh Alexander Pollock, and their daughters, Gillian and Imogen.
Blyton lived at the cottage with her first husband, Hugh Alexander Pollock, and their daughters, Gillian and Imogen.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ANDREWMILSOM.CO.UK

The former home of popular children's book writer Enid Blyton is on sale for £1.85 million (S$3.9 million).

The cottage named Old Thatch was Blyton's home from 1929 to 1938. She wrote many of her well-loved stories there, including the first books in the Faraway Tree and Wishing Chair series.

The 0.6ha freehold property in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire is described by its agents as "a magical 17th century" thatched house in "totally secluded and celebrated gardens".

The four-bedroom house is also said to have "great charm and character". It was once an inn, The Daily Mail reported.

It features in the book The Mystery Of The Burnt Cottage (1943), and the surrounding area is the setting for her other books, like the Five Find-Outers series.

Blyton lived at the cottage with her first husband, Hugh Alexander Pollock, and their daughters, Gillian and Imogen.

She divorced Pollock in 1942 and a year later married the surgeon Kenneth Darrell Waters.

Blyton's books have sold more than 600 million copies and have been translated into at least 80 languages.