Lakeside retreat of the stars.

Talk of a revival in the fortunes of prime country houses will be music to the ears of the vendors of idyllic Tickerage Mill near Blackboys, East Sussex, which has been relaunched on the market through the Lewes office of Strutt & Parker (01273 475411). Selling agent Tim Page-Ratcliff quotes a guide price of £2.3m for the enchanting five-bedroom main house with a cottage and 211⁄2 acres of gardens, grounds and woodland; £650,000 for the one-bedroom Tickerage Mill Cottage, the Mill Building (an artist’s studio) and 3.2 acres of gardens and water-meadows; £300,000 for Tickerage Wood, some 50 acres of ancient bluebell woods criss-crossed by bridleways; or £3.25 million for the picturesque small estate as a whole.

The mill has had many illustrious owners, including, in the 1920s, the artist Richard Wyndham and, later, Lord Snowdon’s father, Sir Ronald Armstrong- Jones. In 1961, following her divorce from Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh sought refuge at Tickerage Mill, where she entertained lavishly; guests included Princess Margaret, John Gielgud and Sir Winston Churchill.

The guide price is £2.3 million. For Further information contact Strutt & Parker  on 01273 475411.