Did 50 year old movie star Johnny Depp and his rather gorgeous and preposterously younger lady friend/fiancée—that would be Texas-bred up and coming actress Amber Heard—snatch up the 850-plus acre Hadspen House Estate in the U.K.’s scenic Somerset area?
He may have, according to various U.K. property gossips, but, then again, the buyer of the elegant and pastoral, 17th-century Georgian country manse could be an unnamed South African businessman who reportedly toured the property on the hunt for a large estate he can turn into a newer version of the illustrious, members only Babington House.
Digital marketing materials provided to Your Mama by Our Man in London shows the hulking, nearly 16,000 square foot main house has a handful of grand-scale reception rooms for impressing guests, family quarters that include a oak-paneled bi-level family room, a thoroughly modernized eat-in kitchen plus a kitchen-sized butler’s pantry and a separate summer kitchen, extensive cellar storage, 13 mostly en-suite bedrooms spread throughout the second and third floors, a total of 12 full and 3 half bathrooms, and more fireplaces that Your Mama can count.
The estate includes: numerous additional residential structures that combined offer up 24 bedrooms; a walled garden and swimming pool; formal gardens with reflecting pool and lake; vast park lands with mature woods and arable pastures; and a tenanted dairy farm with associated farmhouse and buildings.
Mister Depp’s other known homes include (but are not likely limited to) a large estate and several of the surrounding houses perched just above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and Little Halls Pond Cay, a largely undeveloped private island in the Caribbean.
*For the record, Your Mama is highly skeptical of this rumor. We can’t even remember how many times in the past unsubstantiated and in the end untrue scuttlebutt has made its way down the celebrity gossip grapevine that Mister Depp is buying a landed gentry-style estate in the U.K.
sources: Western Gazette via Daily Mail
listing photos and floor plan: Knight Frank and Symonds & Sampson