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Iron Maiden's Steve Harris wants to turn UK home into a boutique hotel for fans

'Arry has revealed a plan to turn his house into a dream escape for Maiden aficionados!

The eight-bedroom Sheering Hall mansion in Essex was originally put on the market for £6.75 million back in 2012. However after five years and numerous price drops, Steve's now come up with an alternative plan for the property.

Fresh from meeting Metallica, 'Arry discussed how he rarely he visits the house with Swedish radio station Bandit Rock: "I'm hardly ever there, I'm actually trying to sell it, so if anyone wants to buy it... it's a good chance to get an advert in for that!" he joked.

The 9-acre property is certainly not short of a plush room or two; check out the video below!


He went on to reveal that if he's unable to sell the place for his revised price then he's got an incredible back-up plan.

"In an ideal world, I'd like to turn it into a boutique hotel, and I think Maiden fans would go there."

"I mean, I had a small bar in Portugal — called Eddie's Bar — which is no longer open; it closed a few years ago. But people used to come from all over the world just to go to that little bar, and I think maybe they would go to the house."

Explaining why he thinks the idea's a goer, Steve elaborated, "We recorded some albums there, too, in the studio — 'Fear Of The Dark' we recorded there and a few others — and there's lots of memorabilia there and everything like that. So… I don't know. That would be a nice plan. A boutique hotel… It means I could still stay there as well, which would be great! It'd be an ideal world for me, really. Yeah, it'd be nice."

Iron Maiden's classic, 'Fear Of The Dark' - recorded at Steve's house


Elsewhere in the interview Harris, who currently lives in the Bahamas, spoke about the reason he's spent the last ten years living in the British crown colony, "I always wanted to really, 'cause we made albums in the early '80s at Compass Point studios — we made three albums there; we did 'Piece Of Mind', 'Powerslave' and 'Somewhere In Time' there. And then going back only a few years, we also did 'The Final Frontier' there."

"I got to fifty. I was running around on a football pitch. I was freezing my nuts off. It was wet, rainy, and I thought, 'You know what? I've had enough of this. I think I've done fifty years of my time in England with all this bad weather. I'm out of here.'

Asked what he misses most about England, Steve joked " The weather of course!" before revealing he actually still spends quite a lot of time in Blighty due to touring and family commitments.

Metal gods Iron Maiden recently finished their Book of Souls World Tour but have promised 'some surprises' for 2018.

Watch Steve chatting to us about life on the road, backstage at Ramblin' Man Fair 2017:


Watch: When we went on Iron Maiden's Bus of Souls


Gallery: Iron Maiden's Book of Souls Tour touches down in the UK

Gallery: Eddie The Head, Through The Years

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