For the benefit of those few not in the know, it was at this address that Conan Doyle wrote about one-third of all the Sherlock Holmes stories and where he infamously "killed" Holmes in The Final Problem in December 1893. Supposedly after this people took to wearing black armbands although that is disputed.
The house originally failed to make its auction price and then it was announced that an application had been made to allow the house to be designated for multiple occupancy. I can only presume that this application has been granted and this has helped the house to sell. This is only speculation though.
Prior to it going on the market it had been empty and before that it had been a hostel so it is unlikely that the request for multiple occupancy ran into any real problems. Time will tell what the house's future is but any hopes of a Conan Doyle related use seem unlikely in the extreme.
For more information on Arthur Conan Doyle and his time at Undershaw please refer to my book, An Entirely New Country which is available through all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Classic Specialities, and in all electronic formats including iTunes, Kobo, Nook and Kindle .
The Norwood Author is available from all good bookstores, in many formats worldwide including Waterstones UK, Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble, Amazon Kindle, iBooks for the iPad/iPhone, Kobo Books, Nook.
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