Channel 4 Jamie Oliver Together: Beautiful village where famous chef lives in massive £6m house with his 5 kids


Jamie Oliver and his family upped sticks last summer swapping London life for a quieter rural lifestyle – and you can see why.

The 46-year-old celebrity chef is living with his wife Jools and their five children just outside Saffron Walden in the tiny village of Finchingfield, Cambridgeshire.

His six-bedroom farmhouse with a three-bedroom lodge and converted stables reportedly cost £6 million when Jamie and the family moved in from Hampstead.

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The move to the country came after his restaurant chain Jamie’s Italian went into administration in May last year, resulting in around 1,000 redundancies and dozens of restaurants being closed.

Jamie said last year: “I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade.”

Jamie’s Tudor mansion is called Spain House

Since lockdown, the Naked Chef has been making the most of his new space even filming parts of his Channel 4 show Keep Cooking and Carry On in his own kitchen.

Titled Spain House, the property is only a stone’s throw from where Jamie grew up in Clavering, which is around 20 miles away.

Judging by Jamie’s social media, he seems happy in his new home, often sharing updates with fans from his luxury pad.

It’s certainly not small – the Tudor mansion is on a 70-acre estate just outside Finchingfield, a cute leafy village that attracts visitors all year round for its delightful pond and village green.

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Looking like something off a postcard, it has even been described as the ‘most photographed village in England’ and has won awards for its traditional setting.

It was featured in the Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live guide in 2017, which praised the “gorgeous thatches in a dreamy setting”.

The writers added : “It’s the stuff of chocolate boxes: village green, duck pond, windmill, Georgian and medieval cottages, church on the hill.

“The Finchingfield Lion makes its own pies, the Three Tuns dishes up Pickwickian Sunday roasts for a tenner and Bosworth’s tearoom is the spot for sticky cakes.”

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