Inside where Peter Pan was born & Oscar-nominated film set
Tue 01 Oct 2019
Film fanatics may recognise this property from Mike Leigh’s 2014 film Mr Turner, when it was used as Romantic landscape painter JMW Turner’s Chelsea home.
The four-bedroom house, set in more than two acres with a heated swimming pool and space for an entire fleet of cars, dates back to around 1770.
The Grade II-listed house has been lovingly restored by the current owner with great care and attention to detail and retains a wealth of character with high ceilings, renovated wood floors, open fireplaces and panelling.
Up for sale for £1.675 million, the characterful Hampermill house forms part of the original Hamper Mill and Cottages and also boasts some interesting Victorian additions.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “This place really is quite something and as soon as you walk through the front door you’re hit with its charm and character. It would seem the world of TV and cinema have been left just as impressed as I have, as the property has been featured in Holby City and Midsomer Murders as well as the Oscar nominated Mr. Turner.”
This property is listed for sale with Savills.
Take a closer look at the property below:
The house which inspired children’s classic Peter Pan
Fans of one of the best-loved children’s stories have this property to thank for their treasured tale becoming a reality.
Novelist J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, lived at this South Kensington address in 1890 and used the top floor balcony as inspiration for writing the iconic story about the mischievous boy who never grows up.
The property is steeped in grandeur, boasting gran stone mullion windows, which is almost unheard of in central London.
The house retains the majority of its period features, including ornate cornicing and original solid wood flooring throughout.
The gorgeous six-bedroom home is on the market for £8.5 million and is arranged over four floors. It benefits from both a front and rear garden, looking out onto the communal garden of Hereford Square.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “This magnificent family home is draped in history and we have it to thank for one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time. Looking around the property, it’s easy to see where the inspiration for Peter Pan came from; it’s quite surreal. I love that London boasts so many of these hidden gems, there are homes with so many interesting stories to tell all over the city.”
This property is listed for sale with Pastor Real Estate.