AN IMPRESSIVE house in which J.R.R. Tolkien is said to have written The Hobbit is up for sale.

Number 20 Northmoor Road in North Oxford is now on the market, with a guide price of £4,575,000. 

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Oxford Mail:

All pictures: Breckon & Breckon

The property, marketed by Breckon & Breckon, boasts a blue plaque commemorating the famous author's residency.

Tolkien lived in the house with his family between 1930 and 1947, having lived at number 22 prior to that.

The two-floor family home, which is Grade II listed, spans almost 4,000 sq ft and was built in 1924.

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This includes three reception rooms, a 27ft drawing room, six bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a walk-in larder, spacious kitchen and garden. 

Oxford Mail:

The Oxford Mail reported on the sale of the house back in 2004, when it was priced at £1.5m.

It its marked on Google Maps as a 'historical landmark' and is also thought to be where Tolkien wrote at least some of the Lord of the Rings.

For more details and pictures, see the Oxford Mail's property listing or contact the estate agent on 01865 708626.