The Beckhams are rumoured to be snapping up a £5m barn conversion in the heart of the celebrity studden Cotswolds, where supermodel Kate Moss already has a home.

The family are understood to have fallen in love with a nine bedroom mansion, which has joined up three separate barns to make a giant home with modern glass extensions. It sits in Chipping Norton, close to Soho Farmhouse, where Prince Harry and his new love Meghan Markle were spotted having a romantic getaway.

David and Victoria have been looking since last year for a home in the Cotswolds. It is thought they want to get more involved with rural life, after footballing legend David was spotted on a hunting expedition with his friend, the movie director Guy Ritchie.

According to a source, David has already viewed the conversion and is keen to purchase it. The renovated barn has been refurbished to the tune of £2m. It is three Grade II listed Cotswold stone barns, which have been brought together using blue glass extensions to create a large family home.

Open plan

With high ceilings, the main barn offers open plan living. It sits in two acres of land and comes with its own orchard and croquet lawn. The Beckhams have already spoken about giving their children more space to play football. While work is still continuing, it is also set to have a triple garage, which will be important for car enthusiast David, as well as a number of courtyards and a large water feature.

The Beckhams are no stranger to the British countryside, having previously lived in Rowneybury House, which sat in 17 acres in Hertfordshire. Dubbed Beckingham Palace, they sold that six years ago and moved to a £24m Californian mansion until David retired from football. They came back to Britain two years ago, moving into a £31.5m mansion in west London.