David and Victoria Beckham have set their sights on a lavish countryside home, HELLO! has learnt. The nation's favourite power couple could be moving to a Cotswolds barn conversion worth a reported £5million.
David, 41, visited the Grade II-listed property before Christmas and is keen to buy it as a family home. He and Victoria, 42, are said to crave the peace and tranquillity the house can offer and are looking forward to spending quality time there with their children Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11 and five-year-old Harper.
The estate, which has undergone a £2million redevelopment, comprises three barns built from Cotswold stone, linked by glass extensions and surrounded by two acres of land, including an apple orchard.
David visited the Grade II-listed property before Christmas
The main barn has a huge high-ceilinged living room and open-plan kitchen, while the other barns house the bedrooms. There are also plans for a croquet lawn, triple garage, courtyards and a large giant water feature.
The nine-bedroom property sits in the rolling countryside in an area popular with celebrities including Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, Lily Allen, Michael McIntyre, Jeremy Clarkson and former Prime Minister David Cameron, who all call the Cotswolds home.
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle also recently stayed at nearby Soho Farmhouse, a country hotel and members' club popular with the rich and famous.
David, in particular, always looks at home in the country
There have been rumours for some time of David and Victoria's plans to move to the country with their family. Shortly after their wedding in 1991, the couple bought a sprawling house in Hertfordshire – dubbed Beckingham Palace by some – but sold it in 2014.
David, in particular, always looks at home in the country. He is a keen angler and there are plenty of fishing lakes in the Cotswolds area. There are also ample opportunities for David to sample a pint or two. "I love going to pubs in the countryside, or to my local pub, where everyone knows me and I don't get bothered," he has said.
The Beckhams will likely keep their four-storey Holland Park mansion in London, as the children's school and Victoria's fashion empire are based in the city.