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Global superstar Adele buys ‘unflashy’ home in the countryside

The down-to-earth singer splashed out £4 million for a country manor tucked away in a sleepy English town just south of London

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Global superstar Adele buys ‘unflashy’ country home

Adele was raised by a single mother in a dingy flat just outside of London. Since then she has experienced astounding success, amassing an £85 million fortune from her three best-selling albums and sell-out tours.

Despite her fame, the singer has not forgotten her humble beginnings, retaining her brash Cockney accent for which she is much-loved.

Adele’s latest property purchase is another reflection of her down-to-earth style. The superstar picked up a country manor for £4 million in the middle-class area of East Grinstead, which lies 43 kilometres south of London.

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“Adele doesn’t want to live with fellow celebrities in Chipping Norton or Primrose Hill,” a source told The Daily Mail. “She has deliberately chosen the least showbiz place she can think of so she can live a normal, unflashy existence.”

The charming eight-bedroom home is thought to date back to the 18th-century and includes rustic exposed beams and a number of open fireplaces. However the biggest drawcard is presumably the 48-acres of secluded, lightly wooded gardens and grounds, which Adele can explore with her four-year-old son, Angelo.

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Another bonus for the extremely private celebrity is that many of her elderly neighbours do not know who she is. “I wouldn’t know Adele if she fell in my pudding,” one told The Daily Mail.

The singer and her family are no doubt enjoying some down-time in their new digs after a whirlwind tour of Australia and New Zealand last month.

Images courtesy of: Savills

This article originally appeared on Homes to Love Australia

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