This delightful 16th-century Tudor mansion north of London is currently owned by the film and television composer who scored the cult film Dr. Strangelove. Fittingly, the recently-listed £3.995M ($6.366M) ivy-covered estate is incredibly atmospheric, although more in a "Downton Abbey" way than in a "1960s Cold War comedy" way. Built on the foundation of a cloister, this landmarked brick mansion with a tiled roof has all manners of charming ancient details, like a wood-paneled drawing room, a beamed living room with William Morris tile panels, and vintage wallpaper galore. The listing notes that the principal reception room has "glorious southwesterly views over the sunken rose beds, lawns, arbor and gardens beyond," and there is private access to a nature reserve. Clearly a strong buy for anyone seeking status and charm.
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