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Beatles producer’s home for sale

A large period property in north London has come onto the market. Jeff Jarratt, recording engineer and producer who has worked with the Beatles and Pink Floyd as well as Michael Crawford and Jane MacDonald, is selling his family home of 25 years because he and his wife want to retire to Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

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The house, which is called Forestdene, has six bedrooms and four reception rooms, and still retains several 20’s and 30’s features including the servants’ bells in the kitchen, original serving hatch, lovely old fireplaces in all the reception rooms and three of the bedrooms and solid oak floors on the ground floor.

Jarratt started his career in 1966 at EMI’s infamous Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded so much of their music and in fact still has a mixing desk in his music studio from there. In the living room is a grand piano and in the dining room, a working inglenook fireplace.

The garden at the rear of the house abuts Old Fold Manor’s golf course and from the front of the property there are views over Hadley Common. The house is within walking distance of Barnet and 35 minutes from London by train. It is on the market for £2.3 million. For further information, telephone Savills on + 44 (0)20 8447 4402 or visit

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