For Your Eyes Only:the Vermont ranch where Ian Fleming penned James Bond classics is for sale - for a cool £3m

The six-bedroom Vermont ranch is where Fleming wrote For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.

Everyone has heard of Bond author Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye home in Jamaica but Black Hole Hollow Farm in New England has an equal claim to 007 heritage.

With a £3.05 million price tag through Christie’s International Real Estate, the six-bedroom Vermont ranch is where Fleming wrote For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger — starring Sean Connery as Bond — and Diamonds Are Forever, and sits beside an 18th-century colonial farmhouse.

The author was a friend of the estate’s owners, A&P supermarket heiress Josephine Huntington Hartford Bryce and her husband Ivar, an ex-British intelligence officer who was at Eton with Fleming.

Fellow guests at Fleming’s “summer home” included Princess Margaret and Jackie Kennedy.


The 948-acre estate has English-style gardens and 33 miles of bridleways.



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