AT HOME WITH THE OSBOURNES

Rochdale Observer - - PROPERTY & LIVING -

This Ge­or­gian man­sion has had so many fa­mous own­ers it’s in dan­ger of be­com­ing a celebrity in its own right.

Set in im­mac­u­late grounds and fea­tur­ing a tree­lined drive­way, swim­ming pool and ten­nis court, it has been home to movie heart­throb Dirk Bog­a­rde, song­writer Matt Aitken of Stock, Aitken and Water­man fame and TV chat show host Robert Kil­roy-Silk.

But its most fa­mous res­i­dents have been Ozzy and Sharon Os­bourne, who lived in it dur­ing Ozzy’s well-doc­u­mented bat­tle with al­co­hol dur­ing the late 1980s.

Dur­ing their time there, in 1989, Ozzy was ar­rested at the prop­erty by po­lice for threat­en­ing to kill his wife and sub­se­quently spent time at a nearby re­hab clinic.

The Osbournes even­tu­ally re­solved their mar­i­tal prob­lems, sold Beel House and moved to Los An­ge­les and gained world­wide fame with their TV re­al­ity show The Osbournes.

In her 2006 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Ex­treme, Sharon said of the house: “I de­cided I wanted to go back to Eng­land. By this time we had al­ready sold Beel House. I had enough bad mem­o­ries not to be sorry to see it go.” Beel House is back on the mar­ket. The cur­rent owner is ask­ing £3.95 mil­lion for the prop­erty, which is near Amer­sham in Buck­ing­hamshire.

More in­for­ma­tion from Knight Frank (01494 854579).

Sharon a Ozzy Os

Pictures: Justin Paget

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