Seven stunning houses where stars used to live
Just like the rest of us, celebrities have to live somewhere, and eventually they'll want to move on and sell their home.
Often, agents are reluctant to publicise the fact that a star has lived in a particular property, worried it will just bring out the gawpers. However, sometimes they make a feature of the fact; and sometimes it's possible to put two and two together and work it out.
We look at seven houses where celebrities once lived.
Radlett, Hertfordshire: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
After moving in with boyfriend Liam Payne, former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl has a house to spare - so she's letting out her Hertfordshire pad. With a baby on the way, the couple have decided that Liam's Surrey mansion is a more practical home for the time being. But this six-bedroom mansion is bound to be perfect for somebody, with its stunning brick-and-glass construction and eco-friendly design. It has every luxury, from a heated swimming pool to a cinema room, and it seems that Cheryl isn't quite ready to let go: it's up for rent, at a whacking £18,746 per month.
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Coughton, Warwickshire: Robbie Savage
There's plenty of space to kick a football here - 1.4 acres, to be precise - and this house was once home to football pundit and former Wales international Robbie Savage. The Grade II listed Georgian house has five reception rooms, five bedrooms and a lovely farmhouse kitchen with exposed brickwork and loads of beams. However, the bright decor might be a bit too much for some. Outside, there's a converted barn with extra accommodation and parking. Milford House is on the market with Fine & Country with an asking price of £1.75 million.
East Grinstead, West Sussex: Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise hasn't had much luck selling the West Sussex mansion he bought for a little over £3 million in 2006: it's been on the market for over a year. It's a modern home on a private estate, with six bedrooms and every luxury, from a heated outdoor swimming pool to a dance studio and billiards room. There's even a massive bath on a black marble pedestal in the master bedroom. It's on the market through agent Savills; and, given the house's failure to sell so far, it might just be worth trying to haggle down the £4.95 million price.
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: Zara and Mike Tindall
This glorious Regency villa was once home to Zara and Mike Tindall, who lived there in the early years of their marriage before selling it in 2013. The couple then moved to nearby Gatcombe Park, where Zara's horses were stabled. The house, while stunning, is relatively low-key, with restrained colour schemes and a simple white kitchen. It's on the market with Knight Frank, with an asking price of £1.7 million - £500,000 more than the Tindalls sold it for.
Hampstead Village, London NW3 - Jamie Oliver
It should come as no surprise that this house has a gorgeous kitchen - it's owned by chef Jamie Oliver, who put it on the market late last year. The lovely eighteenth-century home has an equally lovely location, in Old Hampstead, and has stunning views south across London. There's a large conservatory, four large bedrooms and an outside terrace which wraps around the house, as well as a small garden. It's on the market with Benham & Reeves for £3.25 million.
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Weybridge, Surrey - John Lennon
Just imagine being able to live in the house that was once John Lennon's home, and where he wrote some of his best-known songs. Well, if you've a few million to spare, you can - by snapping up this six-bedroom mock Tudor mansion, which was home to the Beatle from 1964 to 1968. It's got extravagant gardens and an indoor swimming pool complex, and a terrace with lovely views. The interiors are rather more restrained than the outside might suggest. But it'll cost you a whacking £8.95 million through agent Knight Frank.
Knightsbridge, London - George Harrison and Ringo Starr
If Lennon isn't your favourite Beatle, you might prefer to follow in the footsteps of George Harrison and Ringo Starr and rent this three-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge. The block looks pretty grim from the outside, but inside things are rather smarter. There's a good-sized living room and a spacious balcony, and the flat comes with underground parking. It's up for rent through agent John D Wood & Co.
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