Take a look inside this £3m home once owned by author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

A house in the distant looking out over the sea completely on its own surrounded by fields
One of Britain's most celebrated authors home has gone up for sale for the first time in over 60 years (Image credit: Savills)

The former home of the late novelist, John le Carré has gone on the market in Cornwall for £3 million.

Originating from three former fisherman's cottages, Tregiffian Cottage, was purchased by John le Carré in the late 1960s. Over the years, the author — described as the "most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain" by Ian McEwan — renovated it alongside his wife to create a single-family home in which he lived until his death in 2020.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.