Cottage From The Wartime Drama, Goodnight Mister Tom, For Sale
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Cottage From The Wartime Drama, Goodnight Mister Tom, For Sale

Jul 05, 2023

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Sleepy Cottage also made an appearance in The Vicar of Dibley. Take a look inside...

The characterful chocolate box cottage that was used as Tom's house in the famous wartime drama, Goodnight Mister Tom, is for sale in Turville, Buckinghamshire for £795,000.

Sleepy Cottage is a pretty property with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms and beautiful gardens. Fully carpeted, with fresh white walls throughout, the property doesn't need much renovation.

The home was John Thaw's character in Goodnight Mister Tom, where nine-year-old William went to stay during the war. Used for both interior and exterior shots, fans of the 1998 film are certain to recognise some famous features. Sleepy Cottage has also made an appearance in the much-loved BBC sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley, too (the famous Dibley church is situated next door).

You'll discover a wealth of period features including a brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings with exposed original timber beams, cottage-style windows and wooden doors. The cottage might be completely bare inside, but this gives new homeowners the chance to put their own stamp on it.

Outside, you'll discover a private paved patio garden with a greenhouse, plus a carport and a small lawn area.

"A truly magical cottage in the centre of the village of Turville, used for the filming of Goodnight Mister Tom, with other popular TV shows and films made nearby," Charlie Chavasse, property agent at Savills says.

Sleepy Cottage is located in the sought-after Chiltern village of Turville, which is famous for its appearance in numerous films and TV programmes including the Vicar of Dibley, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Midsomer Murders. As well as traditional country pubs, there are plenty of walking routes, beech woodland areas and bridleways nearby.

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Boasting a protective waterproof backing, this traditional wool picnic rug is an essential for every garden party. It also comes with two handles, making it easy for rolling up and carrying home.

Rise & Fall doesn't let us down with its high quality pieces at very pleasing prices and this lovely merino wool picnic blanket is a case-in-point. The tartan finish is cosy, classic and stylish and there are four corner peg holes to prevent annoying flapping. It has a water-resistant backing, so you'll be prepared for muddy grounds and the beach alike.

How cute is this picnic blanket from Oliver Bonas? We love the kitsch strawberry print design that calls for drinks on the lawn at Wimbledon, plus it comes with a handy waterproof backing to protect it from the predictable spring drizzle.

This stylish palm leaf patterned rug has a waterproof backing so you can lay it on the ground without worrying about the weather. When you're not using it for picnicking, it rolls up neatly and can be easily transported thanks to the built-in shoulder strap too.

This lovely number from Dunelm comes in a beautiful teal hue and fun polka dot design. At just £12, it's a super affordable option that will help to spruce up your next picnic spread.

This lightweight seashell-themed picnic blanket is perfect for beach days, picnics in the park and summer BBQs. Fitted with a removable carrier and straps, its water resistant PEVA backing means you'll be protected from the wet ground during any unexpected spring showers too.

Floral lovers, this picnic rug is for you! The bright daisy print and punchy yellow base makes this rug a super fitting choice for summer days. And when it's time to pack away, the blanket folds up small enough to pop into your handbag.

Take your picnic game to the next level with La Redoute's gorgeous outdoor throw that is finished with a chic tasselled edge. It's great for sunbathing on seaside trips, but can easily double as a picnic rug too.

Fans of Sophie Allport's fun prints will love the brand's updated collection, featuring a fruity berry print that promises to add flair to your next picnic setting. We'd pair ours with the brands strawberry print bowls and cups.

Made from 100% wool, this dusky pink picnic blanket from Wolf and Badger is a luxurious option for families or a group enjoying a day in the garden, at the beach or on an alfresco adventure. We love the pretty tasselled edge detailing, too.

This patterned picnic blanket from Mountain Warehouse is the perfect piece of kit to take camping or hiking. It's lightweight, so is easy to carry around and folds up compactly.

Crafted from 100% cotton, this beautiful picnic blanket from Liberty showcases the brand's classic floral print with aplomb. It can be popped into the washing machine between uses and looks gorgeous with a colourful spread. We'd opt for cutlery and plates that are just as bright to complete the look.

This pretty picnic blanket from ProCook is perfect for a day out. It features a classic blue and white stripe design, with waterproof backing and a useful carry handle to help you transport it from home to park.

Made from recycled wool, this picnic blanket is a great sustainable option. It's in a gorgeous herringbone check design and comes in a nice range of colours.

Experts in tea time treats and alfresco dining, Fortnum & Mason knows how to make a quality picnic blanket. This one, in the luxury department store's light blue colourway is crafted from pure new wool. It has leather handles for easy carrying too.

A neutral picnic blanket that folds down neatly, this one is ideal if you're short on space at home. It's made for two so is perfect for intimate outdoor alfrescos, while its carry strap is great for transporting.

With its lovely bees-print design, this picnic blanket is great for summer weather. It features a sturdy woven cotton handle so you can easily roll it away and transport it to your favourite sunspot.

Lightweight, waterproof and washable, this cool picnic blanket features a map of the Chilterns. It's the ideal rug for people who like to walk and is light, compact and folds away into its own stuff sack.

Designed by Decathlon's team of campers, this picnic blanket comfortably insulates you from the ground when you're picnicking. It was made as a durable and compact rug, with a water-repellent coating that protects you from damp ground.

Want a cheap picnic blanket? This one is simple in design but is ideal for something affordable that does the job. It has waterproof backing, feels comfortable to sit on, and there's a handy strap for rolling it up and carrying from home to the park.

Heading to the beach? This beautiful bee-print picnic blanket is perfect for trips to the seaside. It has water-resistant backing and faux leather straps for carrying it around. The unique print and purse-friendly materials makes it one worth packing for days out.

This extra large picnic blankets is roomy enough for up to eight people to enjoy. There's waterproof and sandproof backing, a comfy fleece surface and the 200cm x 200cm picnic rug folds up compact and is easy to transport to any beach or park.

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