Saturday, July 22, 2006

Heather buys £550,000 home near Sir Paul

Heather Mills McCartney has bought a £550,000 home to share with baby Beatrice just a 15-minute drive from her estranged husband's estate, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The five-bedroom converted barn has been visited by Sir Paul McCartney as they plan their future apart.

It was previously thought that Heather, 38, intended to stay at a house in the grounds of his home while the couple's divorce was finalised.

But Land Registry documents show she bought the property without a mortgage on May 26 this year - just nine days after their split was revealed.

Heather and Sir Paul have recently been spotted several times separately visiting the barn which stretches along a leafy lane and comes with a small plot of land to the front and rear. It also has a large unfinished wooden annexe that could be a play area or office space.

Last night a neighbour said: "I am a huge Beatles fan and so are my children so it was quite surreal to see Paul McCartney and Heather coming and going."

Heather is already the owner of a £2million seafront home in Hove, East Sussex, which was bought in her name in 2001, two years after the couple's six-year love affair began. Her burgeoning property portfolio is a far cry from the modest home she had in Basingstoke, Hampshire, before she met Sir Paul.

But the landmine campaigner has some way to go to match her estranged husband's seven homes which are believed to be worth in the region of £32million.

Heather appears to be planning to use the new house as the base for three new companies she has set up in the past month with her sister, Fiona. The first company is called Dissoi Logoi. The words refer to the ancient rhetorical practice of arguing both sides of an issue.

The second company's name, Raspberry Fields Productions, appears to be a variation of The Beatles' classic Strawberry Fields Forever.

And the final company - set up just last week - is bizarrely named Beauty And The Baby. Two other companies, I Do Care and You Care - both believed to be linked with Heather's charitable activities - are registered to a rented property in Stockbridge, Hampshire. A spokesman refused to comment on the purpose of the businesses.

Since the announcement of their separation on May 17, Heather has been living at her home in Hove.


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