Rowan Atkinson owns £5m home in English village with 'remarkable beauty and character'

Rowan Atkinson Chiltern Hills

Rowan Atkinson's property cost £5million

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 30/11/2023

- 05:07

Actor Rowan Atkinson built a multi-million pound home in a beautiful part of the UK

Rowan Atkinson is an actor best known for his role as Mr Bean and starring in feature films such as the Christmas classic Love Actually.

He recently moved into property in Ipsden in Oxfordshire.

The 68-year-old bought the 1930s property Handsmooth House and the 16 acres of land it was on for £2.5million.

Rather than living in the house, however, he used the space to build a three-storey glass house.

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The village is not far from London


The house has a modern design and spans a huge 8,000 sq ft.

The property is thought to have cost around £5million to build and he reportedly moved in last year, after first purchasing the land in 2006.

The house includes a tennis court and has a unique design, including a flat roof.

Rowan is thought to have lived in the area for many years and it is a leafy part of the UK.

Ipsden is found in the Chiltern Hills and around 1.5 hours in the car from London.

The Chiltern Hills is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and a great place to enjoy a relaxing walk.

"Quintessential English countryside, an impressive selection of pubs and restaurants and historic market towns, the Chilterns AONB has it all," its website states.

"The Chilterns AONB is a landscape of remarkable beauty and character that possesses unique geological, ecological and cultural heritage features."

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He lives near Chiltern Hills


Rowan is one of many celebrities who live in the area and singer Shakin' Stevens also resides near the Chilterns.

The popular performer has lived in Marlow for more than 20 years.

Sir Michael Caine has also set up camp in peaceful areas not far from London.

The actor lived in a £3.5million home in a UK village with "stunning landscapes".

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