03 Oct John Lennon’s Spectacular Former Mansion in Weybridge on the Market for £9m
It seems as though, wherever The Beatles went, landmarks popped up to follow them. All across the UK, their legacy has gained permanence through sights that have become unmistakably synonymous with the well-loved English band. Strawberry Field; Cavern Club; Abbey Road – the list goes on and on. Now, one of the legendary sites is up for sale and available to all (as long as you have £9 million of course).
John Lennon’s former Kenwood mansion in the affluent area of St George’s Hill in Surrey is currently on the market for sale. John originally splashed out £20,000 for the stunning property in 1964 for himself, his first wife Cynthia and their son Julian, before selling it for £40,000 after Cynthia and John divorced in 1968.
This isn’t the first time the property has made an appearance on the market. It was on the market in 2014 for just over £13 million. However, at the time it failed to sell, and was taken back down shortly after.
The mansion is situated in roughly 1.50 acres of land, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens and views of Surrey Hills that would make any nature-lover swoon. It contains 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 6 reception rooms, along with a cinema and swimming pool complex (heated pool, sauna, shower and changing facilities).
Built in 1913, the property has kept much of its period charm though renovations add a modern touch and the luxury finishes certainly make it worth the price tag. As does the size of the house; 12,000sq-ft makes it 12 times larger than the average UK property.
Some notable features of the property include a vaulted staircase leading to the cinema and sauna, a free-standing bath, a large central island and granite worktops in the kitchen/breakfast room and split level terraces in the garden.
Lennon wrote many of The Beatles’ hit songs whilst living at Kenwood, including ‘I am the Walrus’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘I Feel Fine’, and much of the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper album. The property was bought as The Beatles’ fame sky-rocketed.
Though Lennon is also reported to have been very welcoming to fans at his home, leaving the gates of Kenwood open allowing admirers to come right to the door.
Please find below 2 other luxury Surrey properties on the market by Barton Wyatt.
Bruton Park, Spring Woods, Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water
An imposing architectural masterpiece, with magnificent detail in it’s limestone elevations. Beautifully situated within the Wentworth Estate in the quietest and most tranquil of locations, over 3.5 acres of sweeping lawns down to the river Bourne.
Chestnut Avenue, Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water
Greenside is an exceptional and unique residence overlooking the 17th Green of the world famous west course at Wentworth.
The accommodation is arranged over mezzanine levels and totals approximately 8,000 square feet to include a magnificent indoor swimming pool complex with sauna and Jacuzzi in the lower ground floor with doors onto the lower ground courtyard. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from the library and terrace on the first floor to the 17th Green and Fairway.
For more information on the rental homes in Virginia Water and surrounding areas of Surrey, please contact the experts at Barton Wyatt on 01344 843 000 or visit www.bartonwyatt.co.uk.