Properties near famed cultural hotspots

From an apartment next to London’s Royal Albert Hall to a house in the Hollywood Hills, close to the Hollywood Bowl.

Albert Hall Mansions, London SW7
Albert Hall Mansions, London SW7. An apartment in a mansion block next to Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. It has wood floors, floor-to-ceiling French doors and a balcony. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, share of freehold. £3.75m Faron Sutaria 020-7590 0300.
Arreton Manor, Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight
Arreton Manor, Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight. A Grade II-listed manor set in landscaped gardens half a mile from the site of the Bestival music festival. It has flagstone and woodblock floors, beamed ceilings and open fireplaces. 8 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, studio annexe, 1-bed annexe, 4.5 acres. £2.5m Biles & Co 01983-872335.
Baxter House, Wangford, Beccles, Suffolk
Baxter House, Wangford, Beccles, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed house two miles from Henham Park, site of Latitude music festival. It is set in the conservation area of the village and has open fireplaces with timber surrounds and a garden with a gate onto adjoining allotments. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, cellar. £350,000 Durrants 01502-723292.
Beacon House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Beacon House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. A Grade II-listed house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1908. The property is close to Knebworth House, site of the Knebworth rock festival. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, kitchen with Aga, garden, summer house, pool, vegetable garden, 1.2 acres. £1.395m Putterills 01483-817007.
Brookside Cottage, Hankerton, Wiltshire
Brookside Cottage, Hankerton, Wiltshire. This renovated, detached Cotswold stone house has recently been extended. It is situated two miles from the site of the Womad music festival. It has exposed ceiling beams and a fireplace with wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study, conservatory, 0.6 acres. £650,000 Knight Frank 01285-659771.
Hercules Drive, Hollywood Hills, California, US
Hercules Drive, Hollywood Hills, California, US. A renovated mid-century house close to the Hollywood Bowl designed by Hal Levitt, legendary architect to the stars, including Debbie Reynolds and Steven Spielberg. The open-plan, glass-walled living area opens onto the patio and swimming pool. 3 beds, 4 baths, large terrace, garden, 0.2 acres. £1.94m The Altman Brothers +1 310 691 5946.
Pitney House, Pitney, Langport, Somerset
Pitney House, Pitney, Langport, Somerset. A Grade II-listed Regency house close to the site of the Glastonbury festival. It has a separate lodge and outbuildings. 8 beds, 5 baths, 4 receps, music room, indoor pool, 2 walled gardens, tennis court, woods, 4-bed lodge, 32 acres. Sold in four lots. £2.95m Jackson-Stops & Staff 01935-810141.
The Croft, Lewes, East Sussex
The Croft, Lewes, East Sussex. A renovated Grade II-listed Victorian mansion in an elevated position in Lewes, four miles from the Glyndebourne opera house. It has open fireplaces and an elaborate verandah. 9 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, study, conservatory, office, indoor pool, gardens, 0.5 acres. £3m Savills 01444-446000.


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