The zany Wiltshire property has become a fixture on our TV screens, with fans loving the eccentric interiors such as the matching green and white wallpaper, curtains and sofas in the living room. Take a look inside in the video below...
But after 30 years in their countryside abode, Giles and Mary have tired of the lack of transport, the local shops and even their neighbours! In their new book Country Life, Giles explained: "Were I a shrub, I would say I have only tentatively put down roots here in Wiltshire. They are not yet thick or stubborn enough to prevent me from uprooting myself for the final chapter of my life.
"After 30 years, I am now ready to transplant myself again."
Mary agrees that she'd like to relocate, stating: "As a woman who can’t drive, I have been exiled these past three decades to a village without a bus service. It means that, over the years, I’ve missed at least 600 London parties, gallery openings and book launches, to say nothing of memorial services and lectures and art exhibitions.
"I’m certain that a London dwelling would be the best choice for the final decade of life. It’s too much of a nuisance to visit someone who lives in the country, no matter how much you love them. Our friends and family are always in London and would be 20 times more likely to come and see us there."
They concluded "the jury’s out" on whether they'll actually sell their home, but if they did choose to move, it wouldn't be the first time the Channel 4 stars live in the capital. The couple, who got married after meeting aged 21, had been living in Chelsea before purchasing their Wiltshire home and starting a family.
Speaking about leaving London 30 years ago, Mary said: "The decision made financial sense. For the same price as a basement in the outskirts of London, we could have a full cottage with an acre of garden in a beauty spot."
Their desire to move may also be driven by the fact that their seemingly perfect chocolate box cottage is actually in disrepair.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the couple confessed that they have no central heating, paint was peeling from their ceilings, and they even resorted to creating their own double glazing using bubble wrap. They went on to describe parts of the home as "worse than Benefits Street" due to the mould problem.
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