Here are two houses film buffs should recognise.

Each of these picture perfect places was centre stage in movies which have become part of cinema history. Look at them. Do they ring any bells? Can you name the films?

Give up?

The smaller of the two is Sleepy Cottage in the village of Turville. The other is Denham Mount, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion in Denham with 40 acres, coach house, four cottages, tennis court and stable block included in the price. Read on.

Both the cottage in the Hambleden Valley and the country estate in Denham are on the market this week.

The real life story of Sleepy Cottage

Most famous for: Being used as the home of John Thaw’s title character in the film Goodnight Mister Tom.

Background: It is one of the enviable cottages dating from the 16th century in the village that is the go-to location for film-makers looking for an idyllic English setting not too far from London.

Chitty Chitty Bang was shot here so were episodes of the Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders. In the Vicar of Dibley TV series it’s the cottage next to the vicar’s house.

The name stems from one of the real life inhabitants in the 19th century.

Ellen Sadler, a farmworkers’ daughter, became known as The Sleeping Girl of Turville after she fell asleep in 1871 at the age of 11 and didn’t wake up for nine years.

Not even a visit from the Prince of Wales roused her from her slumbers. The future king (Edward VII) gave her a shake but she remained unstirred. The case stumped medical science the world over.

Ellen finally woke up shortly after her mother’s death in 1880. She went on to marry and have five children.

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By then she was a tourist attraction, earning lots of money for her family and the village.

Today Sleepy Cottage has three bedrooms (one en suite), sitting room with wood burner in the fireplace, separate dining room overlooking the village green, kitchen with walk-in pantry, bathroom and separate shower room, patio garden with a greenhouse, car port, off road parking.

There have been no known recurrences of owners nodding off for long enough to cause concern.

Guide price: £795,000. The house is for sale through Savills.

The real life story of Denham Mount

Most famous for: The garden and veranda of this Grade II listed Georgian mansion at Denham were the setting for the opening shots of the 1945 screen adaption of Noel Coward’s famous play Blithe Spirit starring Margaret Rutherford as the eccentric medium Madame Arcati.

The actress and her husband actor Stringer Davis lived in Chalfont St Peter.

Background: The film was a huge hit. The scenes on the veranda at Denham Mount were central to the plot.

The mansion was built in the early 1880s by Robert Lugar “a seriously minded young man” who went on to gain a reputation as “the country gentleman’s architect.”

In 1811 he noted: “This pleasing retreat offers everything the mind of taste could require to produce comfort and cheerfulness.”

Within the grounds are a Victorian ice house, coach house, four cottages, stable block an all-weather tennis court, glass house with grapevine, and a stable block.

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The main house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms including two suites on the first floor, two more bedrooms plus bathroom and kitchen in the staff quarters on the second floor and four principal reception rooms not counting the more recently built morning room and 50 ft garden room on the ground floor.

Guide price: When Denham Mount first came on the market this time last year the guide price was £6.5m. Now it’s £5.85m. The agent is Strutt & Parker.