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David and Victoria Beckham searching for a country home

David and Victoria Beckham searching for a country home

David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly searching for a £6 million country home.

The couple have recently finished renovations on their central London property but fashion designer Victoria is keen for the family to have a base away from the bustling city.

So after being inspired by TV show 'Downton Abbey', she is looking for a sprawling estate that boats stables, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a design studio and a pond where soccer legend David can fish.

A source said: "Victoria has stepped up her search in recent weeks and wants to get a move on. She wants her own version of Downton Abbey - something very classic as opposed to their place in London which is very modern."

The couple - who have four children, Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old Harper, together - are said to be looking in or around the Cotswolds, south central England.

Friends say they are keen to buy a country home as Victoria thinks it will help improve family life.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Victoria is desperate to find a new place in the country. She and David have struggled to make time for each other of late due to their hectic work schedules. But moving back to the country is a big step for them and a new phase in their relationship."

David and Victoria previously had a huge country mansion in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, which they sold in 2012.

They also have a home in Los Angeles, where they spend most of the children's school holidays.

Last week, removal vans were spotted outside their London property, sparking speculation they could be saying goodbye to the British capital.