A special possibility has arisen to gather eight length homes in Broadway, for an undisclosed sum.
Cheltenham-based industrial property firm, KBW Chartered Surveyors, has delivered to the market the portfolio on behalf of long-standing purchaser and vintage dealing enterprise the HW Keil estate.
Mr HW Keil was born in 1900 and after qualifying as a cabinetmaker at the RSA in London, moved to Broadway to work for furnishings graph firm, Gordon Russell Ltd.
In 1932, at some stage in the Great Depression, Mr. Keil set up his very own company, growing a company of global fame, buying and selling in fantastic English furnishings and antiques from showrooms in London, Bristol, Cheltenham, and Broadway’s Eadburgha House (included in the sale).
HW Keil Ltd became one of England’s biggest vintage companies and is stated to be amongst the first to supply the Cotswolds, and Broadway, in particular, the recognition for high-quality antiques.
The series of Cotswold Stone structures for sale, all constructed circa 1659 – 1857, are separated into two clusters – 5 to the south of the High Street (the ‘Broad Way’ from which the village takes its name) and three to the north.
Mostly Grade II listed, the portfolio is being bought as a single lot and consists of Old School House, Eadburgha House, Old School Cottage, Tudor Cottage, Tudor House, Broad Close, South View House and Yew Tree House.
The majority of the homes will be presented with vacant possession, with South View House and Tudor House concerned with current business tenancies.
Richard Knightley, senior director of KBW, said: “Very rarely does such a piece of prime real estate come to the market and we are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious portfolio sale.
“The Keil name is synonymous with Broadway’s history and the proposed sale will undoubtedly shape the future of Broadway’s High Street when a new owner takes the reins.”
Interested parties are invited to contact KBW for more information about the portfolio and to submit offers.