Five bedroom home known as ‘Willy House’ with phallic topiary garden on sale for £1million 

Privates property! Five bedroom home known as ‘Willy House’ with phallic topiary garden that is in Frankie Howerd’s former village goes on sale for £1million

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An ‘X-rated’ home known as ‘Willy House’ in Frankie Howerd’s former village with a series of ‘phallic’ topiary trees in the garden is on sale for £1million.

The property in the tranquil village of Cross, near Axbridge in Somerset, has been turning heads for more than 20 years with its phallus-shaped greenery.

Looming over the Mendip Hills in Bristol, a village where Carry-On star Frankie Howerd once resided, the property is on the market priced at £925,000. 

What an entrance: the 200-year-old topiary trees sit in the front garden of the five-bedroom property in Cross, near Axbridge in Somerset

There are seven topiary trees in the front garden of the property, and schoolchildren in the local area have aptly named the home the 'Willy House'

There are seven topiary trees in the front garden of the property, and schoolchildren in the local area have aptly named the home the ‘Willy House’

The sculpted hedges of the front garden are a 'unique landmark' in the rural community

The sculpted hedges of the front garden are a ‘unique landmark’ in the rural community

The 17th century home boasts four individual double bedrooms and a one-bedroom cottage in the front garden which offers possible income from Airbnb, or could provide home office or studio facilities.

But the centrepieces are the 200-year-old topiary yew trees adorning the landscaped front garden, giving the detached home its nickname, ‘Willy House’.  

The reception hall features a recessed fireplace and cast-iron stove, with a hidden disused staircase behind stripped pine doors.

There are four bedrooms (one pictured) in the main house with one other bedroom in the cottage at the back of the property

There are four bedrooms (one pictured) in the main house with one other bedroom in the cottage at the back of the property

Pictured is one of the four 'reception' rooms, including a sitting room, reception hall and a dining room

Pictured is one of the four ‘reception’ rooms, including a sitting room, reception hall and a dining room

One of the four bathrooms in the main house of the property

One of the four bathrooms in the main house of the property

In the kitchen there is an Aga cooker with granite worksurfaces, which face out into the back garden and looks to the Mendip Hills. 

Peter Knife, who owns the property spanning over 2 acres, previously said he has no idea how the hedges were shaped – but he has had no complaints.

Speaking a few years ago, the grandfather-of-three said: ‘I’ve lived at the house for 20 years with my wife and its always been known as the ‘willy house’ by children who go to a school nearby.

The kitchen, pictured, is hand-built and features solid granite worksurfaces and has a breakfast bar area

The kitchen, pictured, is hand-built and features solid granite worksurfaces and has a breakfast bar area

The windows of the kitchen look out onto the garden of the property and the Mendip Hills

The windows of the kitchen look out onto the garden of the property and the Mendip Hills 

‘It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

‘I’ve also had people walk past my house and ask me how I keep my hedges so well-maintained.

‘I wind them up and tell them I put Viagra in the roots.’

In a listing on their website, estate agents Cooper and Tanner labelled the home as ‘a unique landmark in this rural community’.

Thrown in with the property, which could prove to be good for business, is this a one-bedroom cottage (pictured) that could provide income through sites like Airbnb or act as a work-from-home facility

Thrown in with the property, which could prove to be good for business, is this a one-bedroom cottage (pictured) that could provide income through sites like Airbnb or act as a work-from-home facility

The back garden of the property (pictured), which spans over 2 acres, offers a stable block and tack room as well as adjoining paddocks and an area to keep chickens

The back garden of the property (pictured), which spans over 2 acres, offers a stable block and tack room as well as adjoining paddocks and an area to keep chickens

They added: ‘The stunning 200-year-old topiary yew trees adorning the landscaped front garden, and the elegant pale-yellow façade, belies a welcoming interior with old ‘farmhouse’ warmth and charm, and a plethora of original features.

‘These impressive trees in the landscaped front garden are a unique landmark in this rural community.

‘They create a striking vision and frame the path to the front door. There are lawns either side with well-stocked flower beds and borders. 

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