Jeudi 2 Avril, 2020

‘James Bond’ villa in St Mary goes on market for £3.6 million

Strangeways, as the villa is named, is on the historic estate of GoldenEye, a parcel of 15 acres of Fleming bought in 1946 on the island's north shore. 

Strangeways, as the villa is named, is on the historic estate of GoldenEye, a parcel of 15 acres of Fleming bought in 1946 on the island's north shore. 

A stunning villa situated on the grounds of Ian Fleming's estate in Oracabessa Bay, St Mary, where he wrote the first James Bond novel has been placed on the market by Coldwell Banker Jamaica Realty.

The quarter-acre property has emerged on the market for £3.6million (US$4.75 million).

Strangeways, as the villa is named, is on the historic estate of GoldenEye. GoldeEye is a 15-acre parcel of land on the north coast that Fleming bought in 1946.

The Strangeways compound sits on top of a cliff, with views of the Caribbean Sea.

Real estate agent at Coldwell, Sandy Tatham is quoted as saying that it was at this villa Fleming wrote his first James Bond novel - Casino Royale, which was published in 1952.

Located on the Strangeways property is a main two-storey house, with a master bedroom and bathroom as well as a spacious living room on the ground floor.  

Two additional cottages on the quarter-acre property each have a bedroom and bathroom, in addition to an outdoor bathtub. Another building on the compound houses the kitchen, with stone walkways connecting the cottages and villa. 

The villa has direct access to a nearby lagoon. The property also features tropical gardens and a private patio.

Fleming used Strangeways as writing base, for swimming in the ocean, and sunbathing in the garden.

The British author named the entire estate 'GoldenEye' after Operation Goldeneye - an Allied plan during World War Two. His three-bedroom home on the estate is now part of the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort. 
 

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