Dating back to 1730, the Grade-II listed house in Hampstead Heath comes with a billiards room for the lords/lads, indoor pool and servant quarters (OK, fine, staff cottage). Set over three floors, Cannon Place sits on just over half an acre, and you enter the property through a grand hall, leading six bedrooms above. It was the childhood home of author Daphne du Maurier, while Laurence Olivier got dark and brooding there for movie thriller Bunny Lake Is Missing. Here’s hoping that for the asking price of £28m, some of those inspiring creative juices come for free.

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