Scouting for the perfect place to shoot a movie must be the best job in the world. If the lucky spot is picture perfect, it will attract visitors to the area and may provide a boost to the local community.
Scouting for the perfect place to shoot a movie must be the best job in the world. If the lucky spot is picture perfect, it will attract visitors to the area and may provide a boost to the local community. Here are 10 homes for sale in places that have appeared on the big screen or the television, from Bridget Jones’s Baby to Bake Off.
East Garston, Berkshire £545,000
Welford Park is the home of the Great British Bake Off, and has been since the series moved from BBC2 to BBC1. The marquee stands in the grounds for 10 weeks as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry was often spotted in the gardens, deadheading. Just up the road is this Grade II-listed black and white thatched cottage. It has pretty gardens and a Rayburn for perfect scones.
Call Winkworth’s Newbury office on 01635 552552 www.winkworth.co.uk/newbury
West Cliff Road, Bournemouth £474,950
Harry Styles was recently spotted at the window of a steam train at Swanage. He was starring alongside Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh in the forthcoming blockbuster Dunkirk, due for release next summer. With views across the bay to Swanage, this top floor flat on Westcliff has two bedrooms and a spacious reception room.
Call Winkworth’s Westbourne office on 01202 767633 www.winkworth.co.uk/westbourne
Southwark, London SE1 £1.15m
When Eddy and Patsy accidentally tip Kate Moss into the Thames, they have to flee to the French Riviera. Ab Fab – The Movie is in cinemas now. Studio flats in One Blackfriars have been released for sale off-plan if you need an ultra-cool crash pad close to the river in central London.
Call Winkworth’s Kennington office on 020 7587 0600 www.winkworth.co.uk/kennington
Highbury London N5 £599,950
Southwark might be Bridget Jones’s home turf, but in Bridget Jones’s Baby, she’s seen in Highbury, where locals will recognise scenes on Highbury Terrace and in Highbury Fields. This top floor flat is beautifully light and spacious, with two bedrooms. Plenty of room for a new baby! There’s also a loft space and study area.
Call Winkworth’s Highbury office on 020 7989 7000 www.winkworth.co.uk/highbury
Farnham Common, Berkshire £1.75m
David Brent, Life on the Road takes the former boss of the paper firm on tour with his budding band, Foregone Conclusion. The level of success might mean it is unlikely that David Brent would be settling in this six-bedroom house near his stomping ground of Slough. This Edwardian home in half an acre of gardens has spacious living rooms with period features, but thoroughly modern décor.
Call Winkworth’s Beaconsfield office on 01494 677978 www.winkworth.co.uk/beaconsfield
Shepperton, Middlesex £1.65m
Shepperton Studios have a long and proud, action packed history, ranging from The Third Man in 1949 to Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, released in May. This cleverly designed house on stilts by the Thames has its own mooring. There are four bedrooms and a large decked terrace overlooking the river.
Call Winkworth’s Weybridge office on 01932 854400 www.winkworth.co.uk/weybridge
Rotherwick, Hook £3.25m
Blackbushe Airfield in Hampshire has seen many stars of the big screen in its time. Recently, Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman were there, filming the futuristic thriller Criminal, released earlier this year. Just a few miles away, this seven-bedroom country house is for sale. It comes with two paddocks and a pool complex.
Call Winkworth’s Basingstoke office on 01256 811730 www.winkworth.co.uk/basingstoke
Hanover Crescent, Brighton £700,000
New to our screens, ITV’s tense new thriller The Level is set in Brighton and London. Written by the team behind Shetland, it stars Philip Glenister and Karla Crome. The Level is a park in Brighton, and the crew have been spotted filming there and on the seafront. This lovely three-bed flat is moments from the park and within an easy walk of the seafront, The Lanes and the station.
Call Winkworth’s Brighton office on 01273 772175 www.winkworth.co.uk/brighton-hove
Ennismore Mews, Knightsbridge London SW7 £4.25m
Due to go on general release next month, Six Days tells the story of the 1980 siege of the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London. In Ennismore Mews, this beautiful house would make a perfect movie location. It has three bedrooms, opulently decorated, light and spacious living areas. The mews is full of pretty houses full of charm and character.
Call Winkworth’s Knightsbridge office on 020 7589 6616 www.winkworth.co.uk/knightsbridge
Oxford, Oxfordshire £1,250,000
The widely anticipated 'Girl on a Train' starring Emily Blunt, is based on the Paula Hawkins book of the same name. The novel is set on a train journey between Ashbury and Euston that Blunt's character, Rachel, takes daily, passing through Witney, where she used to live. Less than 10 miles away is this attractive detached house. And if you love contemporary spaces, this six-bedroom home with its clean lines and dual-aspect sitting would make a perfect family home. From here, you can easily walk down into the beating, heart of the city, too.
Call Winkworth’s Oxford office on 01856 511 333 www.winkworth.co.uk/oxford