For Sale: Mr Blobby’s cottage! Pink ‘Dingley Dell’ home that inspired Noel Edmonds’ hit TV show on the market for £500k

September 26, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

The country home believed to have inspired the hit TV series Noel’s House Party is up for sale – in Mr Blobby pink.

Dingley Dell, which became synonymous with Noel Edmonds when he presented the flagship Radio 1 show until April 1978, is on the market for £495,000.

Edmonds would telephone unsuspecting members of the public during his radio show pretending to be an awkward official live from Perkins Grange in Dingley Dell.

TV star Noel Edmonds' former home in rural Preston St Mary near Lavenham in Suffolk, which has gone on the market for £500k

TV star Noel Edmonds’ former home in rural Preston St Mary near Lavenham in Suffolk, which has gone on the market for £500k

The pink cottage inspired the hit show featuring Mr Blobby called Noel's House Party

The pink cottage inspired the hit show featuring Mr Blobby called Noel’s House Party

The bright pink thatched cottage, is also believed to have given Edmonds ideas for his hit TV series, Noel’s House Party.

The “chocolate box” cottage in rural Preston St Mary near sought-after Lavenham, Suffolk, boasts four bedrooms, a drawing room and 1.47 acres of land.

The timber-framed, two-storey cottage, which is being marketed by Befords Estate Agents, is set back from the road and has traditional cottage gardens with a large orchard and stream.

A man who knows the property well, but did not want to be named, confirmed that fortunately Edmonds’ House Party sidekick Mr Blobby never visited his country home so it has remained well-presented.

The inside of 'Dingley Dell', which became synonymous with Noel Edmonds when he presented the flagship Radio 1 show until April 1978

The inside of ‘Dingley Dell’, which became synonymous with Noel Edmonds when he presented the flagship Radio 1 show until April 1978

The timber-framed two-storey cottage is an idyllic country retreat

The timber-framed two-storey cottage is an idyllic country retreat

He said: “Thankfully Mr Blobby never set foot over the threshold so there’s definitely no Blobby damage. But it does come in Blobby pink.”

Residents living in the nearby village of Lavenham remember the DJ’s time living in his Suffolk retreat.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “We used to see him in the Swann in Lavenham. I think he drank in there quite often.

“I think Dingley Dell was his Suffolk hide-away. He was fun-loving, I know some people saw him racing go-karts up and down the driveway.”

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