The quiet Essex life of TV chef Jamie Oliver and the bizarre mystery of his £6million mansion

Jamie Oliver leads a very quiet life in Essex with his family. Jamie and his wife Jools live in a mansion, known as Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, with their five children Daisy Boo Pamela, Poppy Honey Rosie, Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow and River Rocket.

The family have lived in the Grade I listed mansion since January 2019 and the property is worth £6million. But there’s a rather peculiar mystery surrounding his multi-million pound mansion.

Full of interesting history, Jamie’s mansion dates back to 1570 and its main features were created in 1580 with Dutch gables added in 1637 and a Dutch wing added in the 1890s. house belonged to the same aristocratic family since the 1700s.

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While the most recent works were carried out in 2008 and 2010, there have been almost no visible changes to the facade of the mansion. Covering a total of 70 acres, the estate features a six-bedroom farmhouse, converted stables, a three-bed lodge and a cart shed. The house also has a nursery on the top floor, which is said to have a haunted rocking horse that rocks and squeaks in the night.

Jamie’s wife, Jools, regularly updates her followers with adorable photos of their children, while giving a snippet of their lives. Sharing the interior of their home, his followers can see the family’s bright windows and modern kitchen – perfect for TV chef Jamie.

In addition to creepy rocking horses, the TV chef has his own beehive in his garden, where he gets fresh honey. Sharing videos of his huge garden and beehives, Jamie regularly updates his followers on “bee shenanigans” and honey making.

The mansion has already been embroiled in a 150-year-old treasure mystery, after an incident where looters stole some of the family’s silverware before their getaway car got stuck in the mud. The thieves threw the stolen money into the lake, and it was not found until a century and a half later.

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