Stacey's mum's house from the hit TV comedy Gavin & Stacey is on the market for the tidy sum of £125,000. Competition for the property is stiff. But will the new owners be able to put up with the hordes of visiting fans?
Glenda Kenyon must be one of the most popular women in Barry. She has welcomed over 13,000 visitors into her home since 2010.
And it’s not because she makes the best cup of tea in South Wales. It’s because her humble terrace house was one of the key filming locations for the hit TV comedy series, Gavin & Stacey.
The two-bedroom property was used as the home of Stacey’s mum, Gwen, and is on the market for £125,000 (a figure Stacey’s best friend Nessa might describe as ‘tidy’).
Fans are queuing up to become the proud owners of this piece of television history. In fact, the house is in such high demand that Burnett Davies, the estate agents overseeing the sale, are insisting on sealed bids.
Whoever the new owner is, they’d better be prepared for the constant ringing of the doorbell.
Ms Kenyon, 61, told the Daily Mail: ‘When they asked to use my house for filming, I agreed but I had no idea it would become such a popular TV show. I’ve had 13,000 people come here and I’ve never turned anyone away.
‘I am sure the new owners will be as welcoming as I’ve been – let’s face it, whoever buys my house is going to be a Gavin & Stacey fan.’
The house comes with sea views and is one of the key stops on the Gavin & Stacey tour, which ferries fans around in the actual bus featured in the show – though sadly without moustachioed coach driver Dave at the wheel.
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Across the street is the fictional home of Uncle Bryn (played by Rob Brydon), while feisty pensioner Doris (played by the late Margaret John) could often be seen draping herself in the doorway of the house next-door.
However, the property’s future owners may be pleased to hear that the actual next-door neighbours are not as brazenly flirtatious as Doris.
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