Dominic West owns £1m property in English market town known for its 'historic architectural gems'

Dominic West headshot and stock image of Cotswolds

Dominic West and his wife own a home in one of England's most charming regions

Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 30/04/2024

- 16:02

The Bafta-award-winning actor shares his time between London and a quiet English town

Dominic West, widely known as the lead actor in The Wire, was recently nominated for a Golden Globe following his portrayal of a young Prince Charles in The Crown.

The actor's primary residence is understood to be in London’s Shepherd’s Bush area, but he is frequently spotted enjoying a slower pace of life in the Cotswolds.

In fact, Dominic and his wife, the former Vicountess Catherine Fitzgerald, reportedly divide their time between their London abode and countryside home.

Located in Chippenham, their Cotswolds oasis is ideally situated for relaxation and exploration of the surrounding countryside.


The Cotswolds are famed for their idyllic walking trails


The pair reportedly secured their property in the quaint village in 2014 for less than £1million.

Chippenham is a postcard-perfect region that made its wealth from wool during the Medieval period.

Located on the Great West Way, the charming town is still considered one of the region’s crucial market and transport hubs.

The local council claims Chippenham still enjoys a reputation as a flourishing and lively market town with a compact centre and thriving commercial scene.

It writes: “Chippenham has a wealth of beautifully maintained parks, play areas and open spaces, proved by the Green Flag Award in John Coles Park.” adds that the village is “one of Wiltshire’s most dynamic market towns with a population of over 40,000”.

It continues: “The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country’s greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for touring and access to the southern Cotswolds.”

Widely considered the heartland of the UK, the Cotswolds also boasts some of the country’s finest walking trails.

Other A-list celebrities who own homes in the region include Gary Barlow.

The Take That star uses his £2.3million property as a UK base when he’s not in California’s Santa Monica.


Cotswolds stock image

Thousands of visitors flock to the charming area every year


In 2020, the star won permission to demolish part of the five-bedroom property, situated at the heart of Alvescot, in Oxfordshire.

He upgraded his home with a luxury garage and shed for gardening equipment.

The conversion was also planned to include a landscaping programme with ornamental trees, flower beds and brick paving.

Despite paying just over £2million for the property in 2007, it is now estimated to be worth more than £6million.

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