In 2010, actress Lily Allen bought herself a £3 million home in Cotswold Hills, Old Overturn House, in a bid to stay closer to her father, actor Keith Allen. She moved in along with her boyfriend, Sam Cooper, and soon, home was bubbling with the new energy of her baby girl. The sale was confirmed by the sales agent, Savills.
Location: Old Overturn House, rumored to have been built in the 1600s, is located in the hamlet with the same name, Overturn. It is in a picturesque location on the Cotswold Hills near the village, Cranham, which is 3 miles from Painswick in Gloucestershire, England. The property is about 6 miles away from the M5.
Accommodation: The reason why Lily Allen gave up her wonderful 3-bedroom home in North London for this country retreat is obvious from the beauty and size of its accommodations. The property boasts of 6 excellently furnished bedrooms and five spacious bathrooms to go along. There are also three reception rooms in the Old Overturn House. These are well distributed over the three storeys.
Features: The Old Overturn House is surrounded by the National Trust estate and enjoys an amazing view of the unspoilt and untouched woodlands. It features stunning croquet lawns which the actress can indulge in. The grounds are also home to three cottages which enhance the feel of living amidst nature. There is an incredibly long driveway that leads up to the property and is estimated to be at least a kilometer long! That apart, this piece of rural England also has an outdoor-heated swimming pool, a stable yard and horse paddocks.
Neighborhood: Lily Allen's father, Keith, stays just 10 miles away in Minchinhampton village. The "Queen of the Cotswolds", Painswick is just 3 miles away and it is home to a range of small shops, a selection of restaurants and inns along with doctor's surgery. The market towns of Stroud and Cirencester along with the spa town of Cheltenham are also close by providing many leisure facilities.
Lily owns an orange Lamborghini Gallardo priced at more than $200000. The car is an irresistible mix of awesome performance and stylized appearance. The vehicle is available with two variants: “Coupe Body” and “Spyder convertible”. It’s powered by a V10 5000cc engine delivering 398 lb-ft of torque along with an output of 552 HP. Excellent acceleration allows the car to zoom from 0 to100 km/hour from in less than 4 seconds and runs in a maximum speed of 315 km/hour. Composites have been extensively used in the construction of the vehicle exterior and chassis in order to reduce weight.
Alen loves to drive her $ 200000 metallic silver colored Mercedes-Benz S550 which is powered by a twin-turbo V8 4.6 liter engine delivering 429 HP at a torque of 516 lb-ft. The car utilizes a direct fuel injection system along with a 7-speed automatic transmission system. The S550 offers great fuel efficiency and incorporated superb safety features like an electronic stability program, mbrace telematics, roll-over sensor and tire pressure monitoring system. Great entertainment options like a satellite radio along with a DVD player is also there.
Mini Cooper Convertible
The singer has been frequently photographed with her electric red Mini Cooper Convertible. At the heart of this car is a 1600 cc engine delivering a power output of 122HP and 160NM of torque. The vehicle utilizes a six-speed automatic transmission system. The pickup is not very fast and the car takes almost 13 seconds to touch the speed of 100 km/hour starting from zero. Maximum speed possible is a cool 305 km/hour. The fuel economy is average and ranges from 8 km/liter to 11 km/liter. A good climate control system enhances the enjoyable driving experience.
BMW 3 series Convertible
English pop star Lily Allen drives around in a metallic black BMW 3 series Convertible. The car has been equipped with an electronically adjustable sunroof and is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that delivers 210Nm of torque along with 170HP of output. Acceleration from zero to 100km/hour takes place in 9 seconds and 228 km/hour is the highest speed that can be achieved. The entertainment package of BMW 3 includes an MD player, CD changer, iPod connectivity, USB port, two BMW radios and the 13 speaker HiFi Professional LOGIC7 surround sound system.
French Riviera Vacation
Lily Allen is something like an annual visitor to the French Riviera. The singer has been spotted spending her summer holidays in the region with family and friends often. In 2008, Allen was seen enjoying diving, topless sunbathing and driving around the coast in Benetton head Flavio Briatore's boat. The following year, Allen was spotted enjoying the sun and the waters aboard a yacht with pal Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace.
Location: The Côte d'Azur aka the French Riviera has no official boundary though it is usually considered to extend from Saint Tropez in the southeast corner of France to the Italian border in the east.
Accommodation: The Mediterranean coastline is famed for being the playground of the rich and famous who often prefer to reside in their own yachts while visiting the region though the entire coastline is home to some of the top hotels and resorts in the world as well. High rollers around the world also own their own villas, estates and homes in the French Riviera.
Main Attractions: The French Riviera is home to some of the most glamorous towns, cities and tourist spots in the world including Cannes, Saint Tropez, Monaco and Nice. The ‘Azure Coast’ is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters that attract international celebrities all year round. The entire coastline is studded with top international restaurants, resorts, spas and nightclubs. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the historic and architectural heritage of the region by visiting locations like Le Suquet, the Musee Matisse, the Museum of Asian Art and the Promenade des Anglais. Natural attractions in the region include the Mercantour National Park, the Verdon Gorge, Mont Ventoux and the Luberon Mountain which are excellent for hiking, rock climbing, exploring and camping.
Rupert Sanderson Hydra Custom Made Shoes
Allen was spotted wearing Rupert Sanderson white peep toe pumps for her grand wedding. It boasts of python skin and is dyed with tan to attain the color block effect. The heels measuring at 140mm and a platform of 40mm have been meticulously designed to absorb the shocks of the ground.
Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Pumps
Lily was photographed wearing these designer pumps while shopping. It features superior quality pebbled leather for a comfortable stride with heels measuring 140mm and a 40mm high platform. The round toe boasts of genuine leather lining with leather sole. These made in Italy shoes are available in black and red colors.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2008 Strapless Layered Gown
The performer flaunted her high-end Dolce and Gabbana Layered Gown on the red carpet of GQ Men of the year award function. It is a strapless beige and grey colored voluminous swirled fur-print ball-gown with a pale blue sash and a matching train.
Marc Jacobs 255 Sunglasses
The artist loves donning these designer shades. The stylish quirky sunglasses features a square shape detailed silver paneling over the eyebrows offering a fresh look. It also provides 100% UV protection and is available in a sliver colored frame with black shaded lenses.
Delman Women’s Wimbley shoes
Delman women shoes are the singer's favorite brand. It boasts of soft leather with cushioned insole and comfortable flat heels measured at ¼ inch. The designs are unique in its crisscross quilt style with a beautiful bow detailing on the front panel. The pumps are available in bright red color.