Dawn French gives glimpse inside £2m Cornwall mansion with stunning views

Dawn French has given fans a sneak peek into her lavish £2 million mansion on the Devon and Cornwall border.

The comedian and actress, 65, purchased the new home after selling her beloved Fowey property for £6.6 million in 2021, which was triple what she bought it for in 2006.

Taking to Instagram, the Vicar of Dibley star showed off her new writing room, which featured a huge chandelier, pink walls, and some stunning countryside views.

Dawn captioned the snap: "I made a beautiful room to write in, and now I can't stop looking at the room and the view instead of writing…..#twat @annastandish.interiors."

Fans were quick to comment on the beautiful room, with one writing: "Oh my goodness that’s so beautiful!! Beautiful room for a beautiful writer! Can’t wait to see all the amazing works to come out of there!"

"I can understand why you'd get distracted in there. It's beautiful" commented another, while a third wrote: "I would never leave. Gorgeous room and then that view [heart-eye emoji.]

The stunning new property is a gorgeous Victorian villa in a quiet and secluded village in North Cornwall, which is worlds away from Summer tourist destination of Fowey.

Dawn and her husband Mark Bignell opted to leave the busy town in a bid for more privacy.

Discussing the couple's decision to move, a source told the MailOnline: "Yes, Dawn is selling up, but she's very much staying in Cornwall. She just wanted a change.

"Dawn is low-profile. The fact that Fowey has recently become cool and trendy isn't what she finds appealing per se. It can get very busy now during summer. Dawn will always love Fowey and had 15 wonderful years living there.

"She will miss all the locals who made her feel so welcome."

Dawn sold her Fowey home, the Grade-II listed Point Neptune House, to Professor Sir Christopher Evans OBE, who is worth an estimated £208 million.

She first moved into the historic home in 2006 with then-husband Sir Lenny Henry and their daughter Billie, with Dawn keeping the property following the couple's 2010 divorce.

The property was widely considered one of Fowey's most desirable homes, but is clearly visible in much of the town, which combined with the growing crowds of tourists visiting every summer, ultimately led to Dawn's decision to move from the area.


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