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Friday, 30 March, 2001, 17:57 GMT 18:57 UK
The Good Life house for sale
Good Life house
A bee colony is included in the price of TV house
The self-sufficient home featured in the 1970s sitcom The Good Life has been put up for sale.

The four bedroom detached house is on the market for 570,000, complete with vegetable patch and bee colony.

The characters of Tom and Barbara Good, played by Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal, supposedly resided in Surbiton but in fact the house is in Northwood, Middlesex.

Barbara and Tom
Barbara and Tom got back to nature

The pair gave up their middle-class comforts to live off the land, much to the amusement and horror of their neighbours.

Only the outside of the house was ever used on screen as inside scenes were filmed on a studio set.

Character

Shots of fictional neighbours Margot and Jerry Leadbetter, played by Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith, were not filmed in the same road.

Nicholas Hill of estate agents Peter Robson described the property as a "fine character house".

He said: "It has a garden over 100 feet in length and which is wider than many homes in the area, giving plenty of room to grow things.

"It would be ideal for someone with green fingers.

"This is a first-rate area where property prices have always been strong.

"It has a touch of fame because of The Good Life, but even without this it would be a very good buy."

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