Iron Maiden musician Steve Harris has revealed that he’s considering turning his own home in Essex into a ’boutique hotel’ for Iron Maiden fans if he can’t manage to sell it.
The home is where the rockers recorded their 1992 album ‘Fear of the Dark’ and other studio sessions. Guests would be able to stay in the eight-bedroom house and possibly meet Harris himself.
Harris moved to the Bahamas in 2003 and was never absolutely sure that he wanted to sell the property. And after 8 unsuccessful years of trying to sell, this could possibly be the perfect solution.
Parts of the house were constructed in the 15th century, and has a tennis court, a classic British telephone box, a full-size football pitch, a private Horse & Cart bar and more!
Speaking to Bandit Rock, Harris said: “I was moving abroad, and I thought, ‘Well, I don’t know if I’m going to really want to stay abroad.’ So I put it at a silly price, and I thought, ‘If someone wants to pay silly money, they’re welcome to it.’ Then I brought the price down – it’s actually very reasonable now.”
He added: “In an ideal world I’d like to turn it into a boutique hotel. I think Maiden fans would go there. I had a small bar in Portugal, called Eddie’s Bar, which is no longer open. But people used to come from all over the world just to go to that little bar. I think maybe they would go to the house. We recorded some albums there and there’s lots of memorabilia and everything like that. It means I could stay there as well, which would be great. It would be nice.”
We’ll be sure to let you know when you can book yourself in for a stay!
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