The Sussex home once owned by the Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh has gone on the market for £3,5 million ($4,8 million). In 1961, the famous actress bought Tickerage Mill, for £20,000. She used it to get away from London, spending hours in the garden and receiving many famous guests including former husband Laurence Olivier, Princess Margaret, John Gielgud, John Merivale and Winston Churchill. After she died of tuberculosis in 1967, her ashes were scattered on the estate’s pond. The estate contains a five-bedroom mill house (which dates to the early 17th century and has not been a working mill for many years) and a separate two-bedroom cottage.
The estate attached to the Grade II listed mansion includes an ancient bluebell wood, which estate agents say could be sold separately. The main house is set in more than 21 acres of land and also contains a dining hall, sitting room, drawing room and family room. There is also a cloakroom, a boot room and a cellar. A marble fireplace in the house’s master bedroom is one of the mementos of Leigh time there, and she had it shipped over from Venice.
The main house is valued at £2,4 million ($3,3 million ) on its own, and £3,5 million ($4,8 million) with the additional cottage and woodland.