Inside the 'Treasure Island' inspired Warwickshire mansion up for sale for £4m

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The Treasure Island-inspired mansion is up for sale for £4million (RightMove)
The Treasure Island-inspired mansion is up for sale for £4million (RightMove)

A mansion inspired by children's classic Treasure Island is on the market for £4million.

Built as a modern twenty-first century folly, Highfield was commissioned by the late poet Felix Dennis who combined his passion for Treasure Island and his love of tithe barns to create a remarkable aisle barn.

Take a dip in the tropical pool (RightMove)
Take a dip in the tropical pool (RightMove)

In 2006, Dennis wrote a best-seller on how he became a multi-millionaire in How to Get Rich. As well as anecdotes from his life, the book describes his crack cocaine addiction and admission to spending over $100 million on drugs and women. 

He died of throat cancer at his Treasure Island home in 2014, aged 67.

Architect Felix Dennis combined his love of the Robert Louis Stephenson classic with his passion for tithe barns (RightMove)
Architect Felix Dennis combined his love of the Robert Louis Stephenson classic with his passion for tithe barns (RightMove)
Walk the plank in the £4 million mansion (RightMove)
Walk the plank in the £4 million mansion (RightMove)

At the time of construction, Highfield was the biggest barn to be built of green oak for 300 years.

The building, in the Warwickshire village of Dorsington just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, is subdivided into three areas: the main pool area with its aisles and arcades and two additional wings which have been tied into the main building. 

The north wing houses the bedroom, bathroom, changing area, solarium, sauna, steam room and laundry room. The south wing accommodates the kitchen, dining room, study and open gallery. 

The pirate-themed master bedroom (RightMove)
The pirate-themed master bedroom (RightMove)
Even the garden has drawn from the children's classic (RightMove)
Even the garden has drawn from the children's classic (RightMove)

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Advertised on Right Move for £4million - pounds, not pieces of eight - the property totals over 12,000 square foot and is fitted out with unique touches including hand crafted mosaic designs in the pool and a clay mythical dragon, all inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

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