Who rubs their country neighbours up the wrong way? Who is having trouble offloading their “tart’s boudoir”? The rich and famous have the luxury of owning some of Britain’s most beautiful and historic homes. Scroll through the properties in our gallery of celebrity pads and match the faces with the places. Leave us a comment below if you think you know the answers!
Built in 1974, Cromlix House was a four-star hotel until it closed its doors in February 2012. It has eight luxury suites, three dining rooms and meeting rooms and is set on 36 acres of landscaped grounds that include four fishing lochs and two mineral springs. Probably intended more as an investment than a country home, this property is an ace up which Brit’s sleeve?
“Camp, tacky, like a tart’s boudoir” (according to its owner), this sprawling Georgian-style mansion in Hertfordshire used to be a children’s home. Now it has SAS guards patrolling the perimeter, seven bedrooms, a recording studio,, gym and floodlit tennis courts. Who put it on the market last year for a cool £18 million?
By purchasing the Edwardian “Hole in the Wall” pub in front of his powder-blue home in Richmond-upon-Thames for £1 million in 2009, this celebrity proved he had a taste for the wild life.
Who has too much sense, not enough sensibility? the parish council has registered an objection to an application to erect a 6-foot gate and fence in front of this £2 million, 15th-century home in the beautiful South Downs National Park near Midhurst in West Sussex
Now living in West Hampstead, this national icon grew up in this home in Booton, Norfolk. He kept a picture of the sweeping Edwardian estate, which has seven bedrooms, in his wallet for decades before his family sold it in 2000. It was valued in 2010 at £995,000.
Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three reception rooms and a three-bedroom garden cottage… Old Overtown House has an indisputable stamp of celebrity. The 17-century mansion is in a remote village called Cranham in the Cotswolds and is surrounded by National Trust estate and gorgeous croquet lawns, but who does it belong to?
February 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM Lawrence Hall