£3M asking price for property owned by friend of Ian Fleming

Any James Bond fan with a spare £3 million might want to take a look at Black Hole Farm in Vermont.

The estate was owned by the wife of Ian Fleming’s friend, Ivar Bryce. The pair met as children and became lifelong friends.

Fleming visited Black Hole Farm on numerous occasions and used it as the basis of the property featured in the short story For Your Eyes Only.

Source: Home and Property

Note the article linked above contains a number of errors, including mis-spelling the author’s name and insisting he wrote a number of Bond books there; he did not, although he may have made notes. The article also confuses the books and films.

I think it was here that he encountered the “Studillac”, a Studebaker with Cadillac engine, Felix Leiter’s car in Diamonds Are Forever.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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