‘Queen of Romance’ Dame Barbara Cartland’s former home for sale ahead of blue plaque installation

The ex-home of “The Queen of Romance”, Dame Barbara Cartland, is up for sale at?1,000,000. Cartland’s son Ian McCorquodale wrote about the house in a 2018 letter. “Indeed, I do recall the very happy times that we spent as a Family at River Cottage and how disappointed we were to leave our beautiful home. My mother loved Great Barford as much as I did. The 18th-century thatched cottage is Grade II listed. The property covers 3017 sq. ft. It includes the riverside cottage, private docking, and a self-contained annexe. This annex has three additional bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, and living room. Lane & HolmesThe cottage has four bedrooms, two reception areas, two bathrooms, a snug, and a small conservatory. The cottage is decorated with “certain nods” to the ‘Queen of Romance everywhere. It is decorated with “certain nods to the ‘Queen of Romance’ everywhere.” Lane & HolmesCartland’s Mayfair townhouse, which has been listed since 2020, is also up for sale. It was built in 1902 and covers 8,513 square feet.