A taste of luxury: Jamie Oliver puts home on the market

Plans to move nearby

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The exterior of the house.

Jamie Oliver has put his townhouse in Primrose Hill, north London on the market, as he prepares to move to nearby Hampstead.

The charming terraced house, on the market for £11,950,000, was originally two neighbouring properties, bought for £7.5 million in the early 2000s.

But the celebrity chef and his wife Jools had them knocked together to create a ten-bedroom, six bathroom home. It now extends to a huge 6,284 square feet - easily big enough for the couple's four children, Poppy, 13, Daisy, 12, Petal, six, and Buddy, five.

It probably won't come as much of a surprise that the property has no fewer than three kitchens - though two of them are pretty small.

The lower ground floor has the main kitchen/breakfast room as well as a small kitchenette, along with two living rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

On the ground floor is a thirty-foot, high-ceilinged living room that leads into a good-sized playroom. There's a breakfast room, kitchen and utility room.

The first floor consists of a huge master suite with views over Primrose Hill Park; there's a large double bedroom, bathroom, two dressing rooms and a study. The rest of the bedrooms and bathrooms are above.

Outside there are front and rear gardens with two courtyards and two patios.

The Olivers were targeted in a burglary last October when electrical items were stolen while they were away. But they were already planning to move, having bought a historic seven-bedroom house around three miles away for £8.95 million.

The Grade II-listed house is near the homes of Kate Moss, George Michael, Chris Evans, David Walliams and Sam Taylor-Wood. It dates back to the 17th century and has panelled room and a stunning original staircase - but needs a lot of work. The couple plan to spend as much as £3 million on ripping out the dated decor, adding another bathroom and changing the layout.

But in the meantime, they'll still have somewhere to call home, as Oliver also owns a manor house near Clavering in his home county of Essex.

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