Channel 4 Jamie Oliver Together: Beautiful village where the famous chef lives in a huge £ 6million house with his 5 children
Jamie Oliver and his family stepped up to the plate last summer by swapping London life for a quieter rural lifestyle – and you can see why.
The famous 46-year-old chef lives with his wife Jools and their five children just outside Saffron Walden in the small village of Finchingfield, Cambridgeshire.
His six-bedroom farmhouse with a three-bedroom lodge and converted stables reportedly cost £ 6million when Jamie and the family moved from Hampstead.
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The move to the country came after its restaurant chain Jamie’s Italian entered administration in May last year, leading to around 1,000 layoffs and the closure of dozens of restaurants.
Jamie said last year: “I am deeply saddened by this result and I want to thank all the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade.”
Since the lockdown, the naked chef has been making the most of his new space, even filming portions of his Channel 4 show Keep Cooking and Carry On in his own kitchen.
Entitled Spain House, the property is just steps from where Jamie grew up in Clavering, approximately 20 miles away.
Judging from Jamie’s social media, he seems happy in his new home, often sharing updates with fans about his luxury pad.
It’s certainly not small – the Tudor Mansion sits on a 70-acre estate just outside of Finchingfield, a pretty, leafy village that draws visitors year-round for its charming pond and leafy village.
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Looking like a postcard, it has even been described as ‘England’s most photographed village’ and has won awards for its traditional setting.
It was featured in the Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live guide in 2017, which praised “beautiful thatch in a dream setting.”
The added writers : “This is the stuff of boxes of chocolates: village greenery, duck pond, windmill, Georgian and medieval thatched cottages, church on the hill.
“The Finchingfield Lion makes their own pies, the Three Tuns bake Pickwickian Sunday roasts for around ten dollars, and the Bosworth tearoom is the place for sticky cakes.”
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