Homes gossip: Rod Stewart, Matt Damon and Robert Plant

An apartment next door to Rod Stewart's Epping Forest home is for sale; Matt Damon has splashed out nearly £10 million on a home in LA; and you can gain the title Baron by buying The Barony of Tulloch
Rod Stewart
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Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster

Da Ya want to live next to Rod?

Rod Stewart will soon be in London promoting a Christmas album and his autobiography — a chance for the Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? singer, who lives mainly in LA, to reacquaint himself with his 180-acre Epping Forest estate.

He and wife Penny Lancaster, right, are likely to appreciate the space at Wood House now the Stewart brood includes sons Aiden, 20 months, and six-year-old Alastair, plus 67-year-old Stewart’s baby granddaughter, Delilah.

If you fancy living next door, a three-bedroom apartment in palatial Hill Hall (below) is to rent through Beresfords for £3,750 a month. Visit homesand

Matt Damon
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Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Manor Bourne

Matt Damon is the proud owner of a glamorous new Pacific Palisades home. The Bourne actor, whose next film, Elysium, is out on March 1, splashed out nearly £10 million on the six-bedroom property which comes with a swimming pool and spa pavilion.

The Zen-inspired retreat also has an office and a large gym so Damon, pictured left with wife Luciana, can sustain his intense fitness regime. Named as one of the best homes in LA, it offers a luxurious environment for the couple and their four young children.

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant
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Robert Plant

A whole lotta love for one farmhouse

With Robert Plant (left) and Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day concert in London cinemas this week, what better time to spend £1.45 million on a five-bedroom period house on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast — with interiors covered with artwork that will remind you of one of the band’s biggest albums?

David Juniper, who designed the Led Zeppelin II album and which featured a Whole Lotta Love, is selling the farmhouse via Chesterton Humberts (

Castle of Tulloch
The Castle of Tulloch

Land a title by buying a Barony

If you think Kate Middleton looks all the better for being re-titled the Duchess of Cambridge, here’s your chance to become a baron.

The Barony of Tulloch, of the Castle of Tulloch (pictured), in the heart of the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness, is for sale through (020 8166 4160) for £150,000.

The Barony, which dates from the 15th century, means you can change your passport and driver’s licence and insist on being referred to as Baron Tulloch or Laird of Tulloch.

Unfortunately, you don’t get the castle but the title does come with an acre of “brownfield” land nearby which could well make the perfect spot to build a baronial hall of your own.

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