Home used to film 1974 hit Remember You’re A Womble for sale at £1.4m

Overground, not underground and certainly not free! Four-bed cottage used to film 1974 hit Remember You’re A Womble is for sale at £1.4million

  • Four-bedroom cottage the Bothy in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, has gone on the market for £1.4million
  • The home’s ‘secret’ garden was featured in the music video for The Womble’s Remember You’re A Womble
  • The characters climbed out of the ‘warren’, onto the grass and started playing their instruments
  • The cottage is 1,950sq ft, with a living room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, office and two bathrooms

A cottage that was featured in the music video for The Womble’s Remember You’re A Womble, has gone on the market for £1.4million.

The Bothy in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, was originally built as the gardener’s cottage for a large country house but was extended in the late 1980s to create a family home. 

The owner of the Bothy was friends with the producers of The Wombles and knew that the house would make the perfect location for the Wombles’ Warren.  

The home’s ‘secret’ garden was used in the 1990s to film the pop group’s song, where the characters are seen climbing out of the ‘warren’ – the chalk mine – onto the grass, where they start playing their instruments.

The four bedroom pad is now on the market with estate agents Savills for a cool £1.4million.

A cottage that was featured in the music video for The Womble’s Remember You’re A Womble, has gone on the market for £1.4million

The Wombles were created by Elisabeth Beresford who was inspired in the 1960s to create the pointy-nosed creatures by her daughter

The house itself has 1,950sq ft of accommodation with a living room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, office, four bedrooms and two bathrooms

The Bothy was originally in the grounds of Hazelwood House, now Hunton Park Hotel, before it was rebuilt in 1908 following a devastating fire, and is in a tucked away location down a country lane

The current owners have lived in the secluded home for the last three decades and it is now in need of some updating

 The terrace at the front of the 1,950sq ft house has a slate water feature and steps leading down to the ‘Dell’ – a sunken part of the garden which has been a cricket field, tennis court and football pitch

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    The Bothy was originally in the grounds of Hazelwood House, now Hunton Park Hotel, before it was rebuilt in 1908 following a devastating fire, and is in a tucked away location down a country lane. 

    The current owners have lived in the secluded home for the last three decades and it is now in need of some updating.

    The house is set in an acre of ground behind gates and the original estate boundary wall, so it offers complete privacy and is surrounded by its woodland garden. 

    The local history society discovered a small chalk mine in the grounds in 1969 which had been in use up until the early 1900s. 

    The Wombles were created by Elisabeth Beresford who was inspired in the 1960s to create the pointy-nosed creatures by her daughter. 

    Ms Beresford, who died in 2010 aged 86, was on a Boxing Day walk in Wimbledon Common with her two children when her daughter mispronounced the name, calling it Wombledon Common.  

    The home’s ‘secret’ garden was used in the 1990s to film the pop group’s song, where the characters are seen climbing out of the ‘warren’ – the chalk mine – onto the grass, where they start playing their instruments

     The owner of The Bothy was friends with the producers of The Wombles and knew that the house would make the perfect location for the Wombles’ Warren

    The current owners have lived in the secluded home for the last three decades and it is now in need of some updating

    Sue Trybus, from Savills, said: ‘The Bothy is a truly enchanting property within its own secret garden. It offers complete privacy and seclusion and the house is ideally designed for family life’

    The local history society discovered a small chalk mine in the grounds in 1969 which had been in use up until the early 1900s

    Also within the grounds there is a four-car garage and six-car carport which the owners previously ran a workshop from restoring classic cars

    In 1968 the first Wombles book was published, with characters such as Orinoco, Bungo and Great Uncle Bulgaria, and then The Wombles became household names on UK television from 1973 to 1975. 

    The group enjoyed a resurgence when the TV show was also revived, and re-released the song Remember You’re A Womble. 

    At one point, they were Britain’s biggest pop stars, winning Music Week magazine’s award for the best-selling singles group in 1975.  

    The house itself has 1,950sq ft of accommodation with a living room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, office, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    The terrace at the front of the house has a slate water feature and steps leading down to the ‘Dell’ – a sunken part of the garden which has been a cricket field, tennis court and football pitch.

    The garden also meanders uphill to another hidden area which is mainly lawn with an abundance of trees. 

    Steps off the terrace lead down to the ‘Dell’ – a sunken part of the garden which has been a cricket field, tennis court and football pitch

    The owner of The Bothy was friends with the producers of The Wombles and knew that the house would make the perfect location for the Wombles’ Warren

    The garden also meanders uphill to another hidden area which is mainly lawn with an abundance of trees

    The property was originally built as the gardener’s cottage for a large country house owned by Lord Rokeby, but was extended in the late 1980s to create a comfortable family home

    The home’s ‘secret’ garden was used in the 1990s to film the pop group’s song, where the characters are seen climbing out of the ‘warren’ – the chalk mine – onto the grass, where they start playing their instruments 

    Also within the grounds there is a four-car garage and six-car carport which the owners previously ran a workshop from restoring classic cars. 

    Sue Trybus, from Savills, said: ‘The Bothy is a truly enchanting property within its own secret garden.

    ‘It offers complete privacy and seclusion and the house is ideally designed for family life.

    ‘The property has been in the same family for over three decades, but would now benefit from some updating.

    ‘The new owners will inherit a much-loved family home, as well as the added bonus of the Wombles Warren.’ 

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