LORD OF THE THATCH
Once home to Nobel Prize-winning author Sir William Golding , this thatched cottage in Wiltshire is on the market for the very reasonable price tag of £795,000. Sir William, author of Lord of the Flies, lived at Ebble Thatch in Mead End, Bowerchalke, near Salisbury in 1940, before leaving to serve in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He lived there again between 1958 and 1984. In need of renovation, Ebble Thatch is remarkably spacious with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, five reception rooms and a further one-bedroom detached cottage within its grounds.
Estate agent Fred Cook from Strutt & Parker in Salisbury said: ‘The unique heritage associated with this humble cottage with blue plaque status truly sets it apart from the rest.’