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This is what to expect inside Harry and Meghan’s lush little hideaway. Picture: Stephen Pond/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Talk about lush.
This is the first picture of Meghan and Harry’s country hideaway — a £2.5 million (AU$4.5mil) Cotswold farmhouse retreat.
They regard it as more of a home-away-from-home than Harry’s Nottingham Cottage bachelor pad in Kensington Palace.
And they have hosted a number of A-list pals including George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian plus Priyanka Chopra and her hubby Nick Jonas.
Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland has also visited the Grade II-listed country retreat, set in four acres of rolling Oxfordshire hills.
This exclusive first picture of Prince Harry and Meghan's £2.5 million Cotswold farmhouse is where they spend much of their time.Source:The Sun
The home has a value of almost AU$4.5 million Picture: Splash News/Media ModeSource:Media Mode
Their home is an 18th Century listed farmhouse. Picture: Splash News/Media ModeSource:Media Mode
A friend said: “It’s a fabulous place with stunning views and extraordinarily private.
“It’s set in a small bowl of beautiful countryside so is not overlooked in any way.
“Meghan adores the area. She and Harry love walking the dogs there, and they can entertain their friends in complete solitude.”
The farmhouse, which dates from the 18th century, has four bedrooms with one converted to a dressing room.
Details of the $4.5mil property.Source:The Sun
An attached converted barn includes an “upper kitchen” and “lower kitchen” plus a sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Inside the home of Meghan and Harry. Picture: Splash News/Media ModeSource:Media Mode
Inside one of the living rooms of the home. Picture: Splash News/Media ModeSource:Media Mode
There is a large dining room plus an outdoor seating area with patio heaters.
And the house comes with a two-bedroom cottage for guests or staff.
According to a source, Harry and Meghan will often take friends to the $4.5 million home. Picture: Phil Walter/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started renting the property early last year on a two-year lease and moved in before their May wedding.
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, will keep it for the time being even when they move from Kensington Palace to Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage — a switch revealed by The Sun last year.
Meghan is currently overseeing renovation work on the Windsor home and they hope to move in before the birth of their first baby, believed to be due in late March or early April.
The picture shows the farmhouse after renovation work was completed in 2011 and was published on a freely-accessible and public document.
Kensington Palace declined to comment tonight.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.