Sting's childhood home goes on sale

It's on the market for £260,000

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

The home of one of Newcastle's most famous sons has hit the market - and it's a steal for fans of The Police.

Sting's teenage home in the North East has gone on the market for £260,000, and it's a must-see for fans of the Englishman in New York.

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The chart-topping bass player and singer - who recently performed at the re-opening of Paris' Bataclan concert venue a year after terrorist atrocities there killed 89 people - initially grew up in Wallsend in North Tyneside.

He moved with his family to Marden Farm Estate in Cullercoats in his mid-teens and deeds show his parents Audrey and Ernest Sumner bought this semi-detached home in Thirlmere Avenue for £4,400 in October 1966, when Sting - or Gordon Sumner as he was known - was 15.

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

Now the house, which Sting lived in until moving to Newcastle residential suburb Heaton with his mates in his 20s, is up for sale.

In Wensley Clarkson's biography about the singer, Sting is said to have preferred his previous home in Wallsend over the Cullercoats house, although he did admit he liked living closer to the sea, reports Chronicle Live.

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

In his teenage years, Sting shared a bedroom with his brother, Phil.

Sting's side of the room was dedicated to Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Motown stars. His brother opted for football posters.

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

Civil servant Sheila McGovern even found an athletics certificate which belonged to Sting when she moved into the home with her husband, Jim.

Sheila said: "Living in Sting's former home has always been quite exciting, over the years we've received a lot of knocks on the door from fans wanting to take their picture outside the front of the property.

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

"Occasionally our local taxi drivers will also pass by to show the property off to their passengers."

The three-bedroom home has a spacious lounge, modern kitchen/diner and a conservatory.

There is a downstairs toilet and a family bathroom upstairs, while the loft room is currently used as a study. Sting's former home benefits from both front and back gardens.

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

The McGoverns are moving as they want to live closer to Tynemouth Golf Club, which Jim has recently joined.

Sheila said: "We are very sad to be leaving such a lovely family home. My husband and I bought the house nearly 30 years ago, when we were a young married couple. It's on a lovely estate near the coast and we just knew it would be the perfect place to raise a family."

You can now live in Sting's childhood home

Helen Whiteley, commercial director at OnTheMarket.com, said: "It's not every day that a house comes to market which has been lived in by a world-renowned figure. This is certainly an exciting opportunity."

Diana Dunbar, sales negotiator from Cooke & Co. estate agents in Whitley Bay, said: "The home has been nicely decorated throughout and the Marden Farm Estate is still very much a sought after location for families in this area of Cullercoats.

"We've already received a lot of interest in the property."

This house is listed for sale at property website OnTheMarket.com via estate agent Cooke & Co – Whitley Bay for a guide price of £260,000.

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