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Property Porn

Take a tour of Cate Blanchett's new £3 million mansion in the English countryside

It is VERY nice.

AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS CATE Blanchett has bought a £3 million (€3.9 million) mansion in East Sussex, England.

The two-time Oscar winner, who was also recently nominated for her role in Carol, has bought a Victorian country home, Highwell House, in Rotherfield, Crowborough, according to The Sunday Times.

She is expected to live there with her playwright husband Andrew Upton and four children, Dashiell John, Roman Robert, Ignatius Martin and adopted daughter Edith Vivian Patricia.

The home was built in the 19th century and sits on 13 acres of land in the English countryside, featuring seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms.

The purchase of the historic manor follows the recent sale of her Sydney home which was sold for $20 million (€18.3 million). The Hunters Hill residence, where she lived with her family since 2005, spanned 3,642 square metres with five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Here’s a closer look at the mansion.

Highwell House sits in the English countryside in Crowborough, East Sussex.


It was recently purchased by Blanchett for £3m (€3.9 million), who secured the historic property this month.


The 19th century home underwent an extensive renovation at the hands of interior designer Paula Barnes and her husband, Matthew.


The residence was formerly home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Doctor Who’s Tom Baker.


According to Country Life, it was originally built in 1890 and known as Higher Steep.


The historic mansion is located not far from other A-list celebrities such as Kate Winslet who lives in West Wittering, and Heather Mills in Robertsbridge.


Blanchett is expected to live there with her husband and four children following the recent sale of their Sydney home.


- Olivia Chang, Business Insider Australia

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