Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt finally buy chateau in France
The couple have been long rumoured to have been looking at properties in the area and are said to have reviewed around 100 possibilities before settling on the a £35million chateau on the French Riveria.
A source close to the deal told the Daily Mail: “It’s a place called Chateau Miraval which is in a tiny village called Brignol in the Var, not far from Aix en Provence.
“Just the driveway up to the Chateau is three miles long. There’s a lake and a swimming pool and fountains and fields with ponies in and it’s surrounded by a huge forest so no-one will be able to take pictures of them or the kids.
“They’re both thrilled as they’ve been hunting for a place on the Riviera for over a year and it’s exactly what they want.
“Last year Brad and Angelina took a helicopter along the Riviera and they were literally landing in people’s gardens of houses that they liked and were running in to ask if their properties were for sale.
“And they found this one the same way a few weeks ago, and told the owner to name his price and although it’s a huge sum of money they were happy to pay it as it’s just what they had in mind.
“They’ll be moving in roughly three months and living there full-time.
The property will certainly give the family room to grow - the main house is said to have 25 bedrooms while the entire estate stretches to 1000 acres, including a vineyard and a terrace growing 13 varieties of olives.
The family are currently based in the area, at Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s luxury villa, awaiting the birth of twins later this summer.