A house that used to be owned by Virginia Woolf is being sold by the same estate agents that originally sold it to her.

Charles Wycherley, who runs a family estate agent in Lewes, is conducting the sale of the Round House in Pipe Passage, Lewes, 90 years after novelist Woolf bought it from his great-grandfather, Alfred.

Mr Wycherley, who will be auctioning the house on June 2, expects a lot of attention from fans of the author.

He said: “The whole Virginia Woolf connection is very exciting. We would be disappointed if it did not get a lot of interest from enthusiasts.”

Woolf bought the cottage for £300 in 1919 as a weekend and holiday home before moving to Monk s House at Rodmell.

The guide price is £800,000 and Mr Wycherley said the price reflected the location of the house as well as its history.

The current owner, retired teacher Annie Crowther, is moving to a more easily managed home nearby.

The cottage, which used to be the town windmill, was also owned by John Every, ironmaster of Lewes Phoenix works.