Fol­low in the foot­steps of a Hol­ly­wood leg­end

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

BRACKENWOOD in soughtafter Iver Heath, home of Pinewood Stu­dios, is set in grounds of ap­prox­i­mately 3.5 acres. Be­lieved to have been built in 1913 by Bavar­ian builders, the prop­erty was later the home of le­gendary ac­tor Rex Har­ri­son of and

fame. This beau­ti­ful coun­try home fea­tures in a book writ­ten by Lilli Palmer, one of Mr Har­ri­son’s wives. Ms Palmer is pic­tured out­side the house with one of the rhodo­den­drons in view, which is cred­ited for sav­ing their son’s life, shield­ing the house from a bomb ex­plo­sion dur­ing the Sec­ond World War!

The prop­erty was at the time oc­cu­pied by Mr Har­ri­son and Miss Palmer, along with a num­ber of staff in­clud­ing chauf­feur, gar­den­ers, cook, maids and nanny.

Through­out the prop­erty, there is a tremen­dous feel of his­tory, aided by the pres­ence of a ser­vants’ bell sys­tem in all rooms, di­rected to the kitchen and in­stalled by Baugham & Co of Read­ing, prob­a­bly at the time the house was built.

The house of­fers won­der­ful ac­com­mo­da­tion through­out and is ac­cessed through the re­cep­tion hall with its wel­com­ing fire­place and beau­ti­ful stair­case lead­ing to the first floor.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion in­cludes three re­cep­tion rooms, stun­ning conservatory over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful gar­dens, kitchen/break­fast room plus boot room, pantry and util­ity room on the ground floor.

Mov­ing to the first floor, the prop­erty is split into two wings. For­mally the nurs­ery wing, there are two bed­rooms and a sep­a­rate bath­room.The main wing fea­tures the mas­ter bed­room with en-suite bath­room and dress­ing room, plus two fur­ther bed­rooms.

The bed­rooms on this wing fea­ture won­der­ful bar­rel ceil­ings and the prop­erty to the most part has leaded light win­dows.

Within the grounds is a de­tached cot­tage with fit­ted kitchen, liv­ing room, dou­ble bed­room and bath­room. Plus there is a lawn ten­nis court with an im­pres­sive pavil­ion with gym, be­lieved to have been built in 1913 by Bavar­ian builders. kitchen and chang­ing rooms.

Brackenwood is ac­cessed via elec­tron­i­cally op­er­ated Vic­to­rian wrought-iron gates lead­ing to a shin­gle pri­vate drive­way.The prop­erty is not vis­i­ble from the road but once the end of the drive­way is reached, you are greeted by a spec­tac­u­lar view of this stun­ning prop­erty whilst pass­ing through the ma­ture grounds.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this prop­erty, guide price £2,500,000, please call Hil­ton King and Locke on 01753 480060.

IN­TER­EST­ING HIS­TORY: Brackenwood, for­mer home of Bri­tish ac­tor Rex Har­ri­son (pic­tured be­low), is

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