The quiet UK village where Brian May calls home – average house prices are £900,000


The town is famous for Windlesham Manor, which is currently used as a care home, an Edwardian house that is the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes series.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spent his final 23 years living here with his family. 

He also wrote The Poison Belt at the manor, and one of its passages is said to be based on the view outside the property’s study window.

The War of the Worlds writer H.G. Wells, The Jungle book author Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener and Sir Edward Marshall Hall were all guests at the manor, according to its website.

Crime writer Agatha Christie also lived in the village, and booming-voiced actor Brian Blessed now calls it home.

England footballer and manager Glenn Hoddle, who recently appeared on ITV’s The Masked Singer, is from Windlesham too.



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