Benedict Cumberbatch puts his £1m flat up for rent at £3,400-a-month

EXCLUSIVE: Ideal for a Cumberbitch! Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch puts his £1m Hampstead flat up for rent at £3,400-a-month

  • Sherlock star Cumberbatch, 42, recently moved into a sprawling £2.7million five-bedroom Victorian villa in nearby Camden, north London
  • He has put his previous Hampstead home out to let via Amberden Estates, which will be available from November 1
  • The three bedroom property was originally divided into two flats before the actor converted them two years ago
  • Cumberbatch bought the top-floor flat in Hampstead for £475k in 2008 before parting with another £300k for the one-bedroom flat below two years later
  • The renovations were met with some complaints from the star’s well-heeled neighbours

Benedict Cumberbatch has put his £1million Victorian townhouse in one of London’s most exclusive areas up for rent, MailOnline can reveal.

The three-floor, three bedroom home in leafy Hampstead is being let for a hefty £3,358 per calendar month – £775 a week.

The property, which features a roof terrace offering views over the city, was originally divided into two flats before the actor converted them two years ago.

Sherlock and War Horse star Cumberbatch, 42, recently moved into a sprawling £2.7million five-bedroom Victorian villa in nearby Camden, north London, so has put his previous Hampstead home out to let via Amberden Estates. It will available from November 1.

Benedict Cumberbatch has put his £1million Victorian townhouse in one of London’s most exclusive areas up for rent, MailOnline can reveal

Cumberbatch’s three-floor, three bedroom home in leafy Hampstead is being let for a hefty £3,358 per calendar month – £775 a week

The property, which features a roof terrace offering views over the city, was originally divided into two flats before the actor converted them two years ago


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The listing details on Prime Location.com describe the property as: ‘A stunning 3 double bedroom triplex, with wood floors throughout and a fabulous South facing roof terrace.

‘Set over the first, second and third floors of a Victorian house the flat has been refurbished to a very high standard, with beautiful features including original fireplaces, cast iron radiators, custom joinery, roll-top bath and bespoke kitchen.

‘The property is situated in a popular family neighbourhood with a great mix of cafes, gastro-pubs, neighbourhood restaurants, independent shops and Marks & Spencer.’ 

Cumberbatch bought the top-floor flat in Hampstead for £475,000 in 2008 before parting with another £300,000 for the one-bedroom flat below two years later.

He then converted both properties and extended into the loft space, costing another £70,000, with the work being completed in 2016.

Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter (pictured), whom he married in 2015, have two children together

The Sherlock star recently moved into a sprawling £2.7million five-bedroom Victorian villa in nearby Camden, north London, so has put his previous Hampstead home out to let

Prime Location describes the property as: ‘A stunning 3 double bedroom triplex, with wood floors throughout and a fabulous South facing roof terrace’

Cumberbatch bought the top-floor flat with a roof terrace in Hampstead for £475,000 in 2008 before parting with another £300,000 for the one-bedroom flat below two years later

However some local residents felt the property, due to its size following the loft extension, was not in keeping with neighbouring homes and lodged objections with Camden council.

Steve Adams of the local conservation area committee said at the time: ‘The overall effect of the double-dormer totally overpowers the rear-roof pitch in this location…The billy railings add to the excessive disturbance of the terrace within the conservation area.’

Cumberbatch has caused similar planning rows with his new neighbours in Camden, where he now lives with his wife, opera director Sophie Hunter, and their son Christopher.

When he first bought that property in April 2016 he decided again to carry out widespread renovations before moving in.

He then converted both properties and extended into the loft space, costing another £70,000, with the work being completed in 2016 

When he converted his flat, some residents felt the property, due to its size following the loft extension, was not in keeping with neighbouring homes and objected to Camden council

Part of his plans included converting the attic into another bedroom, to build a rear extension and a new balcony and to install a ‘plant room’ complete with a new boiler.

Neighbours complained that the noise coming from the new boiler would shatter their peace and quiet and feared his balcony on the upper ground floor would ‘overlook’ other properties.

Despite the objections, council chiefs gave the plans the go ahead, prompting neighbour to comment: ‘The council seem to think it will all be fine and nobody will be affected, so let’s hope when Mr Cumberbatch eventually moves in all will be well.’

Renting his Hampstead home makes financial sense because selling it would only make him a ‘very small profit margin’ after the cost of the conversion, according to property expert David Jaffe.

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