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Top 5 Celebrity Country Getaways

By Guest Author | December 8, 2011

Do you yearn for a home in the country? Pine to be amongst the pine trees? Well, you’re definitely not the only one – many celebrities have been snapping up homes in the country or choosing quiet country dwellings as their permanent residence to get away from all the hubbub of the city. Obviously, celebs have the dosh to splash out on an amazing residence – so if you fancy a nosy at some of the most stunning, jaw-dropping celebrity country getaways, keep reading!

Roman AbramovichRoman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea football club owner and Russian oil tycoon has numerous houses, and this West Sussex pile is one of the biggest – with a massive 300 acre plot, Fyning Hill has a number of buildings, including a large 1920s mansion, a second house, six cottages, and a whole flat for the staff as well as four guest rooms.

The estate is also full of leisure activities too that you’d usually have to leave the house for, including a humongous 50ft outdoor swimming pool, a clay pigeon shooting range, a rifle range, an equestrian centre, a tennis court, a trout lake, a go-kart track, formal gardens and three polo grounds. It’s also really pretty too – imagine waking up to 300 acres of countryside every morning!

Claudia SchifferClaudia Schiffer

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has chosen Stanningfield, Suffolk as the location of her country getaway – and boy, what a getaway it is! A huge country pile which is actually a proper bona fide country hall, named Coldham Hall, Schiffer lives here with husband Matthew Vaughn. Fun fact: Claudia called an exorcist in 2003 to rid the house of a ghost!

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift

Popstar and country music sweetheart Taylor Swift sure knows how to invest her money – in real estate. She’s reported to have bought a home for herself in Nashville, Tennessee as well as a home in Los Angeles for herself because she spends at least half of her time over on the west coast.

Her country pad in Tennessee is a real stunner, with lovely views on all sides, a massive kitchen diner, floor to ceiling windows, and some stunningly beautiful bedrooms. Our favourite part of her house is definitely the huge outdoor swimming pool – oh, to have warm weather all year round!

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

Celebs all seem to adore having bags and bags of space, don’t they? Oprah is no exception – this is her Santa Barbara country getaway and the estate covers more than 42 acres, with the house covering a massive 23,000 feet.

There are six bedrooms and a rather massive 14 bathrooms, as well as a lake, ten fireplaces and a home cinema. Just look at the gardens! What a place to wake up in!

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

Are you looking for absolute seclusion? George Clooney’s lake-side Italian villa on Lake Como is about as secluded as you can get – it’s on a lake!

The villa is thought to have an outdoor theatre, a garage and a massive swimming pool, and George can count Donatella Versace as one of his neighbours. Fun fact: George shot some scenes from Oceans 12 in the villa.

This post was written by Laura Young, who is a celebrity addict and writes for Liberty Games who with their range of cheap pool tables can spice up your own home!

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