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Iconic property on the market after famous owner’s brush with coronavirus!


ONE of Warrington’s most iconic properties is on the market with its famous owner on the move after surviving a brush with coronavirus!

After 20 “very happy years” in Lymm, Peter Corbett aka Matthew Corbett of “Sooty and Sweep” fame, is moving to be near his children who all live on the south coast.
Talking about his move Peter, who has become a well known face around the village, often joining in the fun at community events, said: “I had a brush with the Coronavirus but after 10 days in Warrington General I have emerged at least alive, although breathing is still difficult and I still feel very weak.
“However we are looking forward to the big move down to Horsham, Sussex and of course this means the most iconic building in Lymm is up for sale!”

The iconic Grade II listed building dates back to 1733 and is on the market with Gascoigne Hallam with an asking price of £750,000.
Listed on Rightmove the four-bedroom semi is described as a “stunning canalside residence located in the heart of Lymm village”.
It is also described as an ‘iconic landmark and the most photographed and picturesque property in Lymm.”

ED’s note: I caught up with with Matthew Corbett in December 2012 when he was performing a one man show at Lymm Festival spanning 25 years of “having a hand up a bear’s bum!” when he recounted various tales about his father Harry Corbett and his own career with hand puppet Sooty. The interview has been viewed more than 43,000 times – and growing!

Peter performing alongside Simon Plumb at the Lymm Panto

The picture postcard property pictured by Rightmove


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