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I Always Loved This Name

Not many people would buy a house purely for its name, but then Sparrow Hall is not exactly 2a High Street. The name is both quaint and grand, rather like the hall itself - a mix of elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, cutting-edge gadgetry, a designer kitchen, dressing room to die for and lovely old crooked beams.

Julie Stewart-West bought the seven-bedroom, three-bathroom detached mansion, set in one acre in Enfield, North London, with her former husband in 2006.

She was brought up in nearby Winchmore Hill. 'I have loved this house since childhood,' she says. 'We used to come to the Clock House garden nursery close by and I always wanted to live in a house called Sparrow Hall'.

The Mail on Sunday 1/2/2009 (Abbreviated from)

The Road From Swansea to Bermuda

In Bermuda, Catherine Zeta-Jones (the wife of actor Michael Douglas) is often referred to as the Lady of Longlands, as that's the name of the Douglas' two-storey, five-bedroom property. It was built in 1821 and is set on a secluded 2.2 acre plot, with a swimming pool and two cottages on the grounds.

A Place in the Sun Magazine - December 2008

Wish You Were There?

Martin Howard (71) and his wife Annie (70) on how they came to be running Tikli Bottom, a guest house in northern India - 'It is a four-bedroom Lutyens-style guest house 30 miles south of Delhi, which we built in the late Nineties. Tikli is the last sizeable village you pass through on the way, so we are, properly, Tikli Bottom'.

 Saga Magazine October 2008

Potts Picks Up Palace

Singer Paul Potts has spent £450,000 on an art deco mansion - with views of the M4 and a steelworks.

The winner of the hit TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' snapped up the bargain property in his home town yesterday.

The white-walled house, high on a hill above the South Wales steel town of Port Talbot, overlooks the £120,000 terrace home he and wife Julie will be leaving.

The property, in Baglan, was built for a local millionaire bookmaker, who dubbed it Mug's Palace, a joke on the punters who had funded it.

Daily Express 25 September 2008 

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