Georgian mansion where Blither Spirit was filmed for sale

Georgian mansion where Blither Spirit was filmed for sale

May 23, 2020

Grade II listed Georgian mansion used as filming location for 1945 movie Blithe Spirit which was based on Noel Coward’s famous comic play goes on the market for £5.85m

  • The house was designed by 19th-century Robert Lugar, who was known as ‘the county gentleman’s architect’ 
  • The house’s veranda was the filming location for the film adaption of Noel Coward’s famous play, Blithe Spirit
  • The sale includes four cottages placed within the grand, formal gardens that come together to make 40 acres

The stunning Georgian villa, where the film Blithe Spirit was filmed in 1945, is for sale to the public for £5.85million. 

Buckinghamshire’s Denham Mount was listed by Grade II with seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, an impressive drawing room, as well as a reception hall, staircase hall, dining room, sitting room, garden, playroom, kitchen, freezer room and a cellar.

The house was designed by famous 19th-century architect, Robert Lugar, who became known as ‘the county gentleman’s architect’. 

Grade II has listed Buckinghamshire’s Denham Mount (pictured) which was used as the filming location for the 1945 film adaption of Noel Coward’s famous play, Blithe Spirit, which featured Hollywood star, Sir Rex Harrison

Denham Mount’s veranda was the filming location for the film adaption of  Noel Coward’s famous play, Blithe Spirit, which featured Hollywood star, Sir Rex Harrison.

The film is well-known for its technicolour photography and Oscar-winning visual effects while a new movie adaptation with Isla Fisher and Judi Dench is due to come out in September this year. 

The veranda is accessed through French doors that lead into an incredible drawing room with bay windows and a carved open fire place. 

Pictured: One of the seven grand bedrooms. Alterations were made in the late 19th Century to make the bedrooms larger and lighter

Pictured: The house’s impressive drawing room the leads onto the veranda (which was used in the film) with drawing room with bay windows and a carved open fire place

Orangeries (Denham Mount’s pictured) were traditionally used in the 18th and 19th century to grow orange trees in large period homes 

Pictured: The ‘perfectly proportioned’ dining room with a Siena marble fireplace and intricately carved cornice work and views of the garden

Pictured: One of the house’s grand hallways. The house was designed by famous 19th-century architect, Robert Lugar, who became known as ‘the county gentleman’s architect’

Pictured: The study. The house’s listing says: ‘Denham Mount was originally designed for Nathaniel Snell and finished in a colour washed stucco under a hipped Welsh slate roof’

Along with the main house the sale included four cottages placed within the formal gardens that come together to make 40 acres. 

Strutt and Parker list the house as one of ‘architectural and historic importance’ with ‘pleasing retreats’ that offer ‘everything that the mind of taste could require to produce comfort and cheerfulness’.

Location Denham Mount is set in the heart of beautiful mature parkland and overlooking the lake and folly in the distance

The gardens include some fine specimen trees including a Wellingtonia, Red Oak, a Tulip Tree, a Judas Tree and a Pocket Handkerchief Tree

The listing says: ‘Denham Mount was originally designed for Nathaniel Snell and finished in a colour washed stucco under a hipped Welsh slate roof. 

‘Significant alterations were made in the late 19th century and internally the house now combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors.

‘Of particular note is the drawing room, centred on an elegant, carved open fireplace and bay windows with French doors leading onto the veranda.

‘The Veranda where part of the 1945 film, Blithe Spirit, was made provides spectacular views over the gardens and grounds to the lake beyond.’  

Strutt and Parker are selling the property for £5.85million for more see their website.  

Pictured: Floor-plan of the property. Along with the main house the sale included four cottages placed within the formal gardens that come together to make 40 acres

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