The Handbook
The Handbook

Hello, it’s Smee! Why is Peter Pan always flying? Because he neverlands! You, on the other hand, could land yourself a leafy South Kensington house worth £8.5m. Which, in fact, is the former home of Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie and inspired the magical, whimsical miracle that is Peter Pan!

You know that part in Peter Pan where they are all up to no good (so like, the whole movie)? Well it’s apparently inspired by the top floor of the six-bedroomed home, where Wendy and Peter stand before flying off to Neverland.

And, to be perfectly honest, the whole house could be Neverland itself. The high-ceilinged eccentric spot oozes personality, colour and magic. Arranged over four floors you’ll find heaps of period features including ornate cornicing and real wood floors. Plus, the back overlooks the ever so beautiful Hereford Square.

As one of the most prestigious areas to set up shop, South Kensington boasts a rich and exciting history, which now includes a green hat wearing Peter and his fairy pals. Barrie lived in the house in 1890 and originally made Peter Pan a play before it swiftly became a children’s novel. A bohemian theme wraps itself around the house and various period features capture attention, kind of like Jane Eyre met Disney and they bore a house…

Exposed bricks, mint-green walls and a rustic bathroom flood your vision. Partnered with a blush pink bathroom with ceramic embellishments and a charming tub, also pink and very Wendy! The new buyer (a very lucky chap or chappess indeed) will have access to a front and back garden with access to the communal Hereford Square too. Bonus points!

Plus, if you settle into this illustrious property then you’ll be in amongst famed names old and new who’ve frequented the area. Agatha Christie lived at 58 Sheffield Terrace from 1934 to 1941 and Sir Winston Churchill, lived and died at 28 Hyde Park Gate in 1965.

Speaking to Tatler, Consumer Expert at Zoopla said: “If you are looking for a house built on ‘faith, and trust, and pixie dust’ this could be the one for you. Homes with unique history are always bound to generate interest, however this beautiful period home in South Kensington will strike a unique chord with those who are either still young at heart or never grew old.”

Find out more about this dreamy house here…