CILLA’S HOUSE

Cilla Black’s Den­ham home is up for sale

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

CILLA Black’s Den­ham man­sion is up for sale.

Her sons have put it on the mar­ket for around £4.5m – al­most one year af­ter her death.

The in­cred­i­ble seven bed­room home, on Tile­house Lane, in­cludes four bath­rooms, three re­cep­tion rooms, up to six garages, along with a two bed­room de­tached cot­tage where Cilla’s house­keeper Penny Walker is thought to have lived for the past 30 years.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the star saw the em­ployee as ‘part of the fam­ily’ af­ter work­ing for her for more than three decades.

If you can stump up the cash you will also get a snooker room, cov­ered swim­ming pool com­plex, ten­nis court, pad­dock and an en­tire wood­land – a far cry from her hum­ble be­gin­nings above a bar­ber shop in Liver­pool.

Set in 20 acres of land, the sprawl­ing fam­ily home is found close to the golf club and the aero­drome and near to where Paul Daniels lived for a brief pe­riod.

Listed on www. de­mal­let­mor­gan.com with a guide price of £4.35m, and built at the turn of the cen­tury, the se­cluded house is la­belled as ‘ideal for the com­muter’ as it is close to the train sta­tion.

The Blind Date host bought the house in the 1970s as a home for her three sons Robert, 45, Ben, 41, and Jack, 35, and her hus­band Bobby.

The star, who passed away in Au­gust last year at 72, left be­hind a £15.2 mil­lion for­tune. This means that each of the late star’s three chil­dren will re­ceive just over £3mil­lion af­ter pay­ing a £5.95mil­lion in­her­i­tance tax.

But be­cause of this prop­erty, the £2mil­lion Span­ish man­sion and £1.5mil­lion Bar­ba­dos pent­house, the trio are ex­pected to get slightly more as they are not in­cluded as part of her UK es­tate.

Neigh­bours at the time of her death spoke of their shock at the pass­ing of the su­per­star, and de­scribed her as a celebrity who kept her­self to her­self.

A coro­ner ruled her death as ac­ci­den­tal af­ter she suf­fered a head in­jury fall­ing over at her hol­i­day home in Spain.

Her fu­neral was held at St Mary’s Church, Woolton, Liver­pool, where she was laid to rest in a pri­vate cer­e­mony at Aller­ton Cemetery along­side her par­ents .

For sale: Cilla Black’s Den­ham home has been put up for sale

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