IRON MAIDEN‘s bass player Steve Harris is selling his plush 11-bed mansion – which comes complete with a full-sized football pitch, its own pub and an ornate swimming pool, as reported by dailymail.co.uk.
Steve, who has owned Sheering Hall – set in nine acres of grounds in Sheering, Essex – since the 1980’s, has put it on the market for £4.95m.
The 58-year-old, considered one of the best heavy metal bassists in the world and who was scouted by West Ham when he was a youngster, is a keen footballer and even has his own team, the Maidonians.
The Grade II-listed house has its own recording studio, tennis court, arcade area and gym as well as a ‘pub’ called the Horse and Cart.
The pub, installed by the bassist, comes complete with ales on tap as well as a vast selection of spirits, pool table and bar stools.
Estate agents Dreampad boast that the plush home is a ‘substantial Grade II listed building’ with 11,000 sq ft of floorspace and a full-sized 11-a-side football pitch – with home and away dressing rooms – in its grounds.
It states: ‘There has been a house on the site since the Domesday Book and parts of the house date back to 1427. Nestled amid rolling farmland this nine acre estate is approached by a pretty private lane.’
The property boasts a wealth of period wood panelling and exposed original beams and flooring, various outbuildings to include a 3 bed coach house and 2 bed apartment and a wealth of leisure facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and 11-a-side football pitch, with home and away dressing rooms.
The blurb states the the pub even has a range of ales on tap, adding: ‘Through a further hallway is access to your own private and fully equipped pub the ‘Horse and Cart’ complete with ale on tap. From the second hallway, further leisure amenities extend to an impressive media room again with a high ornately decorated ceiling, an office and editing studio.
A second staircase leads to the bespoke indoor heated swimming pool with raised gym area, two separate recreational areas, changing room, separate kitchen and impressive split level galleried studio.’
‘From the entrance hall the main wood panelled staircase leads up to the first floor with the principal bedroom, dressing room & en suite bathroom, there are nine further bedrooms, a family bathroom and three shower rooms as well as staff accommodation consisting of bedroom, shower room, sitting room and kitchen which can also be accessed by the second staircase.’
It adds: ‘Approached via a pretty country lane and accessed via a private gated entrance into a sweeping gravel driveway with large parking area, Sheering Hall is a substantial Grade II listed house of historical importance with some 11,000 sq. ft. full of character and period features throughout.
‘The property offers a fantastic variety of facilities for entertaining on a grand scale and has secondary glazing throughout.
Surrounding the original medieval entrance hall with its exposed beams and open fireplace are the three main reception rooms.
The sitting room and drawing room both benefit from fine detail and character with floor to ceiling oak panelled walls and high ceilings with gilded ornate cornicing.’
The property, which was first put on the market for £7m in 2012, even has a red BT phone box on its driveway.
Local David Harding said: “Steve’s not around here so much these days as he’s always abroad – he’s been here a long while and it will be sad to see him finally go. Whoever buys this place needs to enjoy football, tennis and swimming – and spending every night in their own pub. What more could anyone want?
He had it on the market for £7m a couple of years ago, but obviously wants rid of it and has put the price down a couple of million. I can’t afford it though, sadly.”
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