Homes gossip: Taylor Swift; luxurious country properties; JB Gill; a glamorous houseboat

Amira Hashish has all the latest gossip on celebrity moves, including Taylor Swift has bought her fourth home; JLS singer JB Gill is searching for a Scottish mansion; party in Britain's country properties thanks to Prince Harry's former classmate; and a luxurious houseboat is for sale
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Taylor Swift bought her fourth home in cash for £11 million

Taylor Swift's fourth home in New England

Most 23 year-olds are puzzling how they will ever get on to the property ladder. But not Taylor Swift.

The I Knew You Were Trouble singer, who is said to be worth more than £36 million, has just bought home number four, in New England, US. So bulging is her bank balance that she paid for the £11 million property in cash.

Sitting on five acres of land in Newport, Rhode Island, it has eight bedrooms, a pool and fitness studio. Terraces with sea views would be perfect for summer soirées with famous pals including ex-boyfriends Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles.

The star, who was recently the subject of light banter from Barack Obama in his annual White House Correspondents Dinner speech, also owns in Beverly Hills and Nashville.

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Prince Harry's former classmate from Eton has set up a website that lets you party in some of Britain's extravagant homes

Prince Harry's old Eton classmate lets you party in luxurious country properties

If you want a great party pad, ask well-connected young entrepreneur Edmund Cohen. The 28-year-old former classmate of Prince Harry set up in 2009 after struggling to find a venue for his own bash.

But the website, which handpicks large country properties to rent for weekends, has recently added some spectacular new gig venues to its portfolio. It now has 70 lavish celebration properties on its books, including nine National Trust-owned buildings, such as Godolphin House in Cornwall.

Those invited to these beautiful retreats include Prince William, Pippa Middleton, Sienna Miller, Alan Carr and sports stars Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke. Old Etonian Cohen is keen to point out that his business model is aimed at cash-strapped party-throwers looking for luxury on a budget, with deals starting from just £6.50 per person.

“The booking service can be used by anyone, not just the rich and famous,” he stressed.

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JLS singer, JB Gill, is search for a Scottish mansion

JLS singer is looking for a Scottish mansion

Chart-topping boyband JLS recently shocked fans when they announced their imminent split.

But it seems singer JB Gill is already building a new future and aspiring to live like a laird. The Londoner, who grew up in Croydon and lived in
Russell Square when studying at King’s College, has set his heart on the heather-strewn acres of the Highlands, where he is said to be in the process of egotiating a deal on a £1.5 million pile — Drumfork estate in Perthshire.

Built in 1878 by Scottish architect Andrew Heiton, the residence is in 747 acres including woodland and flower gardens. It comes with three cottages in the grounds and there are excellent salmon fishing facilities.

Glamorous boat

London's most glamorous floating home

A modern houseboat at Cheyne Walk Pier is for sale. At £950,000 it offers luxurious interiors and astonishing views of pretty Albert Bridge and the river. View more pictures of this stunning home here.

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