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House that once belonged to Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers goes on the market for £3.5million

A house that once belonged to the author of Mary Poppins for more than 15 years has gone on the market for £3.5million. 

Pamela Lyndon Travers lived and worked in the Grade II listed home in London's upmarket Chelsea area between 1946 and 1962.

The five bedroom property even has a blue plaque, added in 2018, to mark it as the one-time home of the much-loved children's author, who wrote the classic children's books featuring the magical English nanny.

After leaving her Smith Street home in 1962, Ms Travers moved a stone's throw away to nearby Shawfield Street - which went on the market last year priced at £4.4million. 

As well five bedrooms, the 18th century home features a large private garden, with lots of character throughout the house, such as a fireplace in the lounge and a vaulted entrance between two of the rooms.

A house that once belonged to the author of Mary Poppins Pamela Lyndon Travers for more than 15 years has gone on the market for £3.5million

The five bedroom property has a blue plaque, added in 2018, to mark it as the one-time home of the much-loved children's author, who wrote the classic children's books featuring the magical English nanny

The famous Australian-English writer lived in the Grade II listed home in London's upmarket Chelsea area between 1946 and 1962. Pictured: The living room of the house

As well five bedrooms, the 18th century home features a large private garden, with lots of character throughout the house such as a fireplace in the lounge and a vaulted entrance between two of the rooms 

The quirky house has all the usual amenities with a kitchen featuring a large island unit in the middle of the room with an inbuilt hob installed 

Located in the affluent Chelsea area, which is highly sought-after, the property is currently being sold at £3.5million. Pictured: One of the living room areas of the house 

Pamela Lyndon Travers (pictured left) was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Australia in 1899 to an English father and Australian mother. Julie Andrews (pictured right) played the role of Mary Poppins in the Disney film

The quirky house has all the usual amenities with a kitchen featuring a large island unit in the middle of the room.

Located in the affluent Chelsea area, in which property is highly sought-after, the house is currently being sold at £3.5million.

It is also just a stone's throw from King's Road, known for its designer shops and luxurious restaurants, as well as cute cafés and high street shops.

Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, who are selling the property, said: 'A classic enjoyed for generations, Mary Poppins has long captured the imagination of children across the world. 

The house is just a stone's throw from King's Road, known for its designer shops and luxurious restaurants, as well as cute cafés and high street shops. Pictured: The living area of the property

Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, who are selling the property, said: 'A classic enjoyed for generations, Mary Poppins has long captured the imagination of children across the world.' Pictured: One of the bathrooms of the property

Mr Parker added: 'For fans of the film, stage show and books, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious home with true literary history.' Pictured: One of the five bedrooms

The house features a dark green coloured dinning room, which is currently decked out with old-style furniture and paintings 

The house in the affluent Chelsea's Smith Street, near to the King's Road, features five bedroom areas, including this one (pictured) 

The property also features a private garden at the back of the property in Smith Street, Chelsea, where P.L. Travers lived for more than 15 years

The Australian-born author whose magical English nanny inspired many generations 

Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Australia in 1899 to an English father and Australian mother.

The blue plaque on P.L. Travers' Smith Street home

After boarding at a school in Sydney during the First World War, and later touring Australia and New Zealand with Allan Wilkie's Shakespearean Company, she moved to England, aged 25, in 1924.

She changed her name 'Pamela Lyndon Travers', often abbreviated to P.L Travers, to act and dance on stage.

In 1931, Ms Travers moved from London to Sussex with friend Madge Burnand. While living in Sussex, in 1933, and while recovering from pleurisy, she started writing the children's book Mary Poppins - a character she had first featured in a short story in 1926.

The book, published in 1934, was an instant hit. Seven sequels followed, the last in 1988. Aged 38, Travers set out on her own. During the Second World War she worked for the British Ministry of Information.

After the war, in 1946, she moved into her home in Smith Street, before purchasing the Shawfield Street house in 1962.

The purchase took place two years before the hit musical film adaptation 'Mary Poppins' was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1964.

The British-Australian novelist would go on to write three more books there and lived out the rest of her life in the home before passing away in 1996 at the age of 96.

'For fans of the film, stage show and books, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious home with true literary history. 

'Located on one of Chelsea's most exclusive streets and just moments from Kings Road, this not-to-be-missed family home is practically perfect in every way.'

Ms Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Australia in 1899 to an English father and Australian mother.

After boarding at a school in Sydney during the First World War, and touring Australia and New Zealand with Allan Wilkie's Shakespearean Company, she moved to England, aged 25, in 1924.

She changed her name 'Pamela Lyndon Travers', often abbreviated to P.L Travers, to act and dance on stage.

In 1931, Ms Travers moved from London to Sussex with friend Madge Burnand. While living in Sussex, in 1933, and while recovering from pleurisy, she started writing the children's book Mary Poppins - a character she had first featured in a short story in 1926.

The book, published in 1934, was an instant hit. Seven sequels followed, the last in 1988. Aged 38, Travers set out on her own. During the Second World War she worked for the British Ministry of Information.

After the war, in 1946, she moved into her home in Smith Street, before purchasing the Shawfield Streethouse in 1962.

The purchase took place two years before the hit musical film adaptation 'Mary Poppins' was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1964.

The British-Australian novelist would go on to write three more books there and lived out the rest of her life in the home before passing away in 1996 at the age of 96.

The home appeared in 2013's 'Saving Mr. Banks' which starred Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as film producer Walt Disney and centred on the original 'Marry Poppins' film creation.

Disney first adapted the character in the 1964 with Julie Andrews in the eponymous role singing songs such as the now classic 'A Spoonful of Sugar' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'.

In the film it was revealed that Mary Poppins, a symbol of the quintessential English nanny, is based off Travers' experiences growing up with an alcoholic father in the Queensland outback.

Though she never fully accepted the way the Disney film version portrayed her character of Mary Poppins, the film made her a millionaire.

At the time of her death in 1996, the value of Ms Travers' estate was probated in September 1996 at more than £2million.

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