Suffolk Airbnb rental lets guests sleep in the bed from Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love

The Airbnb rental where guests can sleep in the bed from Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love

  • The bed is located in the Georgian wing of the Old Vicarage in Eye, Suffolk, that is £75 per night on Airbnb 
  • Owner of the Grade II-listed property, writer Ian Kelly, bought the bed after he heard it was up for sale 
  • Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare

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An Airbnb rental is offering movie fans the chance to sleep on the ‘most famous bed in cinematic history’.

Guests at the Old Vicarage in Eye, Suffolk, can rest their heads on the four-poster bed from the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes.

The bed is located in the Georgian wing of the historic property, which is available to rent for £75 per night.

An Airbnb rental is offering movie fans the chance to sleep in the bed used in the film Shakespeare in Love. The rental is located in the town of Eye in Suffolk 

The bed is located in the Georgian wing of the historic property, which is available to rent for £75 per night

The bed is located in the Georgian wing of the historic property, which is available to rent for £75 per night

The four-poster bed in the Oscar-winning film, which features Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, pictured

The four-poster bed in the Oscar-winning film, which features Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, pictured 

The Old Vicarage, a Grade II-listed property, is owned by Ian Kelly and his wife Claire.

Mr Kelly, a writer, bought the bed, which was specially made for the film, after he heard it was up for sale.

Now it is one of the main selling points of the Airbnb rental and the listing states: ‘Sleep in the four-poster from the film Shakespeare in Love in the Georgian wing of a beautiful Old Vicarage at the edge of one of Suffolk’s most picturesque small towns.

‘The guest room features raw 18th-century plaster walls and a new tadelakt wet room fashioned out of a former Georgian dressing room.

Inside the Old Vicarage, which is a Grade II-listed property, owned by writer Ian Kelly and his wife Claire

Inside the Old Vicarage, which is a Grade II-listed property, owned by writer Ian Kelly and his wife Claire

The library inside the Old Vicarage. The property boasts medieval and Georgian furniture

The library inside the Old Vicarage. The property boasts medieval and Georgian furniture

According to the Airbnb listing, the Old Vicarage is 'a unique and historic property, attractively restored, in the shadow of one of East Anglia's iconic churches, a small castle and Elizabethan guildhall'

According to the Airbnb listing, the Old Vicarage is ‘a unique and historic property, attractively restored, in the shadow of one of East Anglia’s iconic churches, a small castle and Elizabethan guildhall’ 

‘There is medieval and Georgian furniture, and arguably the famous bed in cinematic history!

‘It is a unique and historic property, attractively restored, in the shadow of one of East Anglia’s iconic churches, a small castle and Elizabethan guildhall.’

The Old Vicarage is also up for sale for £1.25million. It boasts seven bedrooms, four living rooms and a garden complete with a fruit orchard – but the famous bed is not included.

The film Shakespeare in Love depicts an imaginary love affair between William Shakespeare (Fiennes) and Viola de Lesseps (Paltrow) while he was writing his tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Paltrow won an Oscar for her role in the movie, which also stars Dame Judi Dench, Ben Affleck and Colin Firth.

The entrance that visitors staying at the Old Vicarage can use to get to the Georgian Wing

The entrance that visitors staying at the Old Vicarage can use to get to the Georgian Wing

The Old Vicarage is also up for sale for £1.25million. It boasts seven bedrooms, four living rooms and a garden complete with a fruit orchard - but the famous bed is not included

The Old Vicarage is also up for sale for £1.25million. It boasts seven bedrooms, four living rooms and a garden complete with a fruit orchard – but the famous bed is not included

 


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