Idyllic childhood home of British Fifties matinée idol Dirk Bogarde is for sale in East Sussex

Fifties screen idol Dirk Bogarde was so fond of his childhood East Sussex house, he named his memoir after it.

Amid poppy fields in East Sussex, a Grade II-listed house that was once home to British Fifties matinée idol Dirk Bogarde is for sale.

The late actor, who went on to star in films including The Servant (1963) and Death in Venice (1971), lived in the flint cottage in his youth.

He always had fond memories of his childhood home, calling his memoir Great Meadow after the view from its windows.


There are four bedrooms and a study as well as a patio and a mature garden in half an acre.

In a secluded spot, it’s a five-minute walk from Alfriston Village which is home to pretty, historic buildings including the Clergy House, the first property bought by The National Trust.

The nearby station has a direct link to London Victoria, making it ideal for commuters seeking a country escape.

The house is on Rager & Roberts’s books for £1.1 million.


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