Are you Keeping Up Appearances? Unique chance to be Hyacinth Bucket’s ‘neighbour’ as house featured in the popular sitcom is listed for £495,000
- EXCLUSIVE: Four-bed house in Coventry, featured in the 1990s sitcom Keeping Up Appearances
- Today, it comes with a swimming pool and summer house in the garden, and it is on the market for £495k
- It was Emmet and Elizabeth’s house with Hyacinth Bucket – and henpecked husband Richard – living next door
She was television’s favourite social climber in Keeping up Appearances, who insisted that her surname was pronounced ‘Bouquet’.
Now you could live next door to the fictional Hyacinth Bucket, who tried to impress others with her perceived affluence and refinement in the popular 1990s sitcom.
This included her competing with her upper-middle-class neighbours, Elizabeth and brother Emmet.
The real life property where her neighbours lived on the show is on the market for £495,000.
The popular 1990s sitcom Keeping Up Appearances followed Hyacinth Bucket and her henpecked husband Richard as she tried to impress others with her perceived affluence
This property for sale was used as the home of Hyacinth Bucket’s neighbour Elizabeth (with the corner of Hyacinth’s home picture on the left)
TV sitcom gold: Hyacinth’s neighbour Elizabeth Warden is pictured here with her brother Emmet
The exterior of the four-bedroom detached house in Binley Woods in Coventry, Warwickshire, regularly appeared in the sitcom.
Hyacinth’s house was next door and she was frequently seen walking to her neighbour’s property, often with her henpecked husband Richard in tow.
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The actor Clive Swift, who played her husband, died earlier this month, aged 82, following an illness.
Keeping Up Appearances began in 1990, with Swift starring in 42 episodes until 1995.
Hyacinth Bucket’s long-suffering neighbours Elizabeth Warden and her brother Emmet
The house for sale (pictured on the right) is next door to TV’s Hyacinth Bucket’s property (pictured on the left)
The neighbours’ detached property is on the market and comes with a modern interior
The house for sale has a large kitchen with white based units and floor tiles, along with a separate dining area
How it looks today: The lounge has patio doors and attractive wooden floor
Fun in the sun: In the garden, there is a covered swimming and some decking
Annabel Dixon, from property website Zoopla, said: ‘Hyacinth was often name-dropping her sister Violet, who “had a Mercedes, swimming pool, sauna and room for a pony”.
‘So the grande dame would surely approve of this unusual opportunity to snap up the home of her twitchy neighbours, Elizabeth and Emmett.
‘Its features include a landscaped garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and wooden summer house.’
There is a wooden summer house and a patio area to the left of the swimming pool
There is a modern fireplace and television on the wall next to the seating area
There is double glazing thoroughout the property, including in the kitchen and dining area
The Coventry property spans across more than 1,620 square feet. It has a spacious living area with room for a dining room table and a large fitted kitchen.
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.
To the front of property is an extensive gravel driveway leading to a separate garage.
In the garden, there is a sun patio and a heated swimming pool with a hot tub and wooden summer house.
Family home: There are four bedrooms at the property for sale in Coventry, Warwickshire
Stepping stones lead across the generous garden at the rear of the property
There is also a patio area at the rear of the property with a seating area for entertaining
The nearest station is Coventry, which is 4.2 miles away, with local primary schools including Binley Woods.
Nearby secondary schools include Ernesford Grand Community Academy and Riverbank School.
The average price of a property in Coventry is £211,008, according to Zoopla. It compares to £310,757 for the country as a whole.
A piece of sitcom history: Today, the property’s bedrooms have a bright and colourful interior
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