Follow in the footsteps of a Hollywood legend
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