Status Quo legend John Coghlan lived in a peaceful English village by stretches of green countryside

John Coghlan and countryside

John Coghlan lives by the British countryside

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 08/02/2024

- 05:00

The Status Quo drummer lived in a peaceful part of the country

John Coghlan found fame as the drummer of Status Quo and was part of the band for nearly 20 years.

More recently, he has enjoyed a quiet life in the British countryside.

John has lived in the leafy village of Shilton in Oxfordshire.

Before this, he lived in Ballasalla, Isle of Man for around 10 years.

Village in Cotswolds

He lives in the Cotswolds


Shilton is part of the Cotswolds which has beautiful cottages and stretches of green open space.

It is the perfect spot for a relaxing walk or tipple in one of its traditional English pubs.

"Shilton is an attractive little village with stone cottages with stone roofs in the Cotswold style," Oxfordshire Villages states.

"In the centre of the village there is a ford across the Shill Brook and the stream forms an attractive rush-lined duck pond.

"An arched stone footbridge crosses the ford and near the pond is an old pump and a well."

Shilton is a two-hour drive from London, allowing residents a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

John's former bandmate Francis Rossi has also opted for a quiet life away from the city.

He bought a property in Surrey in the 1970s that has since soared in value.

Countryside in Cotswolds

Many celebrities choose to live in quiet parts of the UK


The nine-bedroom home was purchased for £50,000 but the musician said it climbed in value to around £2.75million.

It is located in Purley which is a great place to enjoy the British landscapes.

Music star Paul Young owned a home in a historical suburb where house prices average £750,000.

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