AT HOME WITH THE OSBOURNES
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