A recording studio in France which David Bowie claimed was haunted has been put up for sale.

The facilities at Chateau d'Herouville in northern France were used by some of the world's most famous musicians, including Sir Elton John, who named his 1972 album Honky Chateau after the building, and Bowie, who was convinced the mansion was plagued by ghosts.

The chateau has been disused for almost 30 years, due to a planning dispute with local authorities, but it is now up for sale again and realtors hope a new owner could revive the facilities.

The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, the Bee Gees, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac and T Rex have also recorded at the estate, which has a $1.7 million (£1.1 million) price tag.