Inside Jacob Rees-Mogg's former family home as it goes on sale for £2.75m
The house where Jacob Rees-Mogg lived for 20 years is up for sale.
The former home of the Conservative MP is located in the village of Hinton Blewett in Somerset, and has gone on the market for £2.75m.
The Rees-Mogg family moved into the eight-bedroom property in 1978, when he was eight or nine years old, before going on to live there for two decades.
Later, the Grade II-listed building was rented out to Irish pop band The Corrs for a year.
Located near Bath and Bristol, the property has been renovated over the years. The L-shaped swimming pool is 7 metres long and and includes an electric retractable cover, toilets, changing rooms, Wi-fi speakers and even a mirrored ceiling.
The Georgian period house has six bathrooms, five reception rooms and two kitchens.
It contains another two-bedroom luxury apartment that is self-contained within the former coach house.
Outside the house there is a walled courtyard and a large walled garden.
Rees-Mogg's father, Lord William Rees-Mogg, wrote a letter in 1998 about the historical significance of the property.
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He wrote: “The living at Hinton Blewett belonged in the Middle Ages to the abbey at Bristol which, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, was turned into the cathedral.
“Although the garden walls of the rectory have been rebuilt, they seem originally to have been medieval.
“You will find that we repeated a gothic arch which had been built into a part of the wall which was falling down.
“In a previous owners' time, a medieval gold coin was found in a flower bed.
“I think there is a medieval priests' house built somewhere inside the building and contained in the present dining room.”
Named the Old Rectory, the home was more recently owned by businessman Tom Alexander, the former chief executive of the Orange and T-Mobile phone networks.
He spent 20 years there, and at one stage rented the property to The Corrs for a year.
The current owner, who has been there since 2015, said: "It was the massive, beautiful Georgian windows that I first fell in love with, but this property has so many incredible features it was hard to take it all in.
“The Georgian grandeur is evident in the seven original fireplaces, high ceilings, sweeping staircases and panelling in the dining room, the oldest part of the house."