David Beckham reportedly bough his £27 million country estate in the Cotswolds because the local inn is called The Golden Ball.
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The 40-year-old retired footballer – who is nicknamed ‘Goldenballs’ by those close to him – is believed to have been won over by the name of the boozer, which is a few minutes walk away from the Grade II-listed Abbotswood Estate, near Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire, England.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ”When David saw the pub that was the icing on the cake.” The country manor boasts an incredible 10 bedrooms and a massive 774 acres for his fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham and their four children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 10, and Harper, four, to play to their heart’s content.
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The property, which also has 11 separate cottages within it’s grounds, is the most expensive home on offer in Britain. The pair, who have an estimated fortune of £210 million and used to own a countryside mansion, famously dubbed Beckingham Palace, in Hertfordshire, first sparked speculation they were house-hunting after posing for photos with fans while visiting nearby Nailsworth last month.