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On this picture: Harry and Meghan's Cotswold love nest.
First Pics of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Cotswold Retreat
The property formerly an 18 century barn known as Roundhouse, nestles in a valley on the 4000-acre Great Tew Estate, tucked away down a private driveway, off a lightly used lane. Meghan loves the Cotswolds and the house itself is absolutely private. No one can get near it. The fact they have been able to lease it for two years means they can justify doing a lot of work to the place.Fifteen years ago the cowshed was one of a set of decaying farm buildings used for cattle. Now, however, the 18th century buildings have been transformed into a stunning country residence now called Westfield Lodge
Inside, there is a split-level kitchen and sitting area. Next door is a dining room in what used to be stables, and a large barn has been made into a drawing room. The master bedroom is on the barn’s top floor and comes with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room – and a view of the valley below.
The 4,000-acre Oxfordshire estate lies north-east of Chipping Norton and is owned by old Etonian Nicholas Johnston, friend of ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and is at the heart of an area described as ‘Poshfordshire’ a sought-after area of the Cotswolds and home to many a celebrity face, the Estate is also home to Soho Farmhouse the trendy private members’ retreat where Meghan has previously relaxed during visits to the UK before her permanent move here, and even hosted her hen party. The 16th century thatched pub "The Falkland Arms" is a brisk walk across the fields where locals have said Harry and Meghan have been spotted dining in a cosy corner with a detective close by.
Residents said "heavy security measures" had been put in place since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rented the property as a romantic retreat. Security cameras have been installed and motion sensors now line the driveway and officers in combat gear armed with military-styl
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