Yew Tree Cottage, Roade, Northants

Two days ago, I posted some pre-1920 photos of Yew Tree Cottage in Roade, Northamptonshire. This is where Zillah Simpson, a granddaughter of George & Mary Wills resided until her passing in 1920. I was curious about her description of the property and wondered if I could find it online via Google Earth/Google Maps. After much unfruitful searching, I finally did what I should have done to begin with which was to search for “Yew Tree Cottage” in Roade. Lo’ and behold, up pops a sales brochure! See below. To see close ups of the photos, go online to the Horts property company’s listing (obviously, at some point, it may expire).  I think the lovely front dining room painted pale blue must be where Zillah lived during the summer. (From the photos we’ve seen of her, it’s apparent she was confined to a wheelchair; I assume summer was the only time she was able to get out of the house and into the lovely gardens behind the house.) The house today appears to be magnificently restored and maintained. More windows have been added to the exterior. If I had just over a half million dollars sitting about, I’d be tempted to make an offer!

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