It was Colonel Mustard in the study with the candlestick! Any enthusiast of the board game Clue will have yelled out a variation of that familiar phrase at least once while solving who murdered Mr. Boddy in his Tudor Mansion. Now hardcore fans can be a part of Clue’s (or Cluedo’s) history as the property which inspired the murder-mystery board game and hosted old Hollywood icons of the golden age is on the market with an asking price starting at £1 million (or $1.38 million), reports Mansion Global.
Nestled in the village of Rottingdean in Brighton, England, the former Tudor Close Hotel was once a popular destination that was regularly frequented by movie stars such as Cary Grant and Bette Davis. (A young Julie Andrews was even rumored to sing there as her parents worked at the hotel!) It was there where Anthony and Elva Pratt—who invented the game, which was originally called Murder in Tudor Close—first hosted murder-mystery parties too.
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The English Tudor-style mansion was originally built in the 1920s as a small development of seven cottages but was then reimagined as the hotel when the properties failed to sell. In the 1950s, the spot was converted into a private residence. According to the listing, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home features many spaces “ideal for entertaining,” including a formal reception room with two fireplaces and a bar, and a formal dining room with a skylight above. Other noteworthy highlights of the 3,000-square-foot spot are the wood-framed telephone booth that’s now a closet, a rustic kitchen, a garden and terrace—and most fittingly, a secret passage.