Houses of the rich and famous

From Andy Warhol’s studio in New York’s Upper East Side to the childhood home of Daphne du Maurier in Hampstead Village, London.


Blake's Cottage, Felpham, West Sussex. This Grade II-listed, 17th-century cottage was once the home of William Blake. It is in need of some work and has beamed ceilings, an open fireplace and a room with bi-fold doors leading onto the garden. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps. £545,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01243-786316.


Kettle Lake Ranch, Calgary, Alberta Canada. This estate has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and was once owned by Henry Ford's family. It has wood floors, exposed ceiling beams and stone work, wood-burning stoves, a sun room and a large deck. 3 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, wine cellar, coach house, 242 acres. CAD$28.899m Engel & Vlkers +1 587 387 2228.


Cannon Hall, by Hampstead Heath, London NW3. This Grade II-listed, 18th-century house was the childhood home of Daphne du Maurier. It has wood-panelled rooms, open fireplaces, a stable block and a weatherboarded clock and bell turret. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, library, swimming pool, gardens. £28m Savills 020-7472 5000.

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Dhivach Lodge and Coach House, by Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire. This Grade B-listed former shepherd's bothy was first renovated by John Philip, Queen Victoria's favourite painter and was home to the writer JM Barrie. It has a separate 2-bed coach house converted into a holiday let. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, studio, gardens with waterfall, 9.7 acres. £850,000+ Strutt & Parker 01463-719171.


Digswell Bridge, Digswell, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. A Grade II-listed house set in landscaped riverside grounds, once home to Frank Wells, son of H.G. Wells. It has leaded-light windows, wood-block and tiled floors, inglenook fireplaces and exposed wall and ceiling beams. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, 1.25 acres. £1.35m+ Putterills 01707-393333.


Lexington Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, US. This renovated Carnegie Hill townhouse was the former home and studio of Andy Warhol. It has 10ft-high ceilings, panelled rooms, open fireplaces and wood-block floors. 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, gallery, breakfast kitchen. $8.75m Halstead Property +1 212 381 3278.


Milhanger, Thursley, Surrey. An Arts & Crafts-style mansion once owned by Roger Taylor, drummer in the rock band Queen. It has a swimming pool and a party barn. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, library, 2 kitchens, wine cellar, stores, indoor leisure complex, attached 2-bed cottage, Grade II-listed 4-bed house, stables, tennis court, 74 acres. £7.95m Strutt & Parker 01483-306565.


Wuthering Heights, London SE9. This house stands on a large enclosed plot with electronic gates and backs onto Royal Blackheath Golf Course. It was owned by Kate Bush until 2003. It has large gardens with a summer house. 6 beds, 5 baths, dressing room, 3 recep, glass room. £2.6m Alan de Maid 020-8467 2205.