Watch the rockers from your window
A pile to tickle any star’s fancy This is the headline that goes like this
CHILDREN’S author Roger Hargreaves (1935-1988), inset right, who wrote the Little Miss and Mr Men books — including Mr Tickle, far right — must have felt like Mr Jammy to be able to call Sussex House Farm his home.
Previously owned by the late, great British actor Sir John Mills, left, the Grade II*-listed half-timbered house, right, in rolling countryside at Cowden on the Kent/Sussex border, has recently been renovated and is looking for its next lucky owner. It comes with a converted timber barn, three cottages and extensive equestrian and farm buildings. That’s not to mention a pool, a tennis court, about 172 acres of farmland and 19 acres of woodland.
RH & RW Clutton has this gorgeous pile on its books for £5.5 million. OVERLOOKING Abbey Road Studios, a stunning, newly renovated penthouse within a converted Grade II-listed church, below, is for sale.
The home of the Beatles’ famous hits is still regularly used by pop and rock stars including Radiohead, Ellie Goulding and Kylie Minogue, and the buyer of this three-bedroom St John’s Wood flat will have a front-row seat as musicians arrive for recording sessions. The famous zebra crossing from the cover of the Fab Four’s iconic Abbey Road album is also on the doorstep of this development of boutique apartments.
If all that isn’t enough of a draw for Beatles fans, you might just bump into Sir Paul McCartney, who has a home in the neighbourhood.
In keeping with the musical heritage, the modern duplex has integrated speakers throughout. Measuring 1,535sq ft, it is on Savills’ books for £1,895,000.