Hollywood actress’s Blackboys home for sale


The home of Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh, who starred in Gone with the Wind, has been put on the market for £3.5m.

Tickerage Mill in Blackboys is believed to date from the 17th century and is Grade II listed.

It is thought the property was originally an iron mill.

Savills of Haywards Heath is managing the sale.

On its website it said Vivien Leigh purchased the building in 1961 after her divorce from Laurence Olivier.

It is thought she entertained a number of guests at the property including Princess Margaret, Gielgud, John Merivale, Churchill and Robert Helpman.

There is a marble fireplace in one of the bedroom’s which was shipped back from Venice by Vivien.

The house has also attracted a number of other famous owners.

This includes artist Richard Wyndham, Sir Ronald Armstrong Jones who was Lord Snowdon’s father and Kenneth Letts, the manufacturer of Letts Diaries

The £3.5m package boasts the house, a cottage and a 48.3 acre woodland, but they can be purchased separately.

The house boasts an entrance and dining halls, kitchen, study area, and five bedrooms.

There is also a mill pond, gardens and woodland.

Vivien died in 1967 at 53-years-old.

She died after contracting tuberculosis when she fell ill while rehearsing for a play in the West End.

For more information about the property or to contact Savills visit the website at http://www.savills.co.uk/