Elizabeth Hurley has splashed out on a $4.1 million (GBP2.75 million) farmhouse in the British countryside.

AMPNEY KNOWLE in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire boasts eight outbuildings and a tennis court.

The beautiful BEDAZZLED star has been hunting out a country retreat for some time - and was only recently beaten to a Gloucestershire pad by movie pals Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes.

According to reports, Hurley is also keen to add a permanent Hollywood home to her property portfolio - after news she could soon be set to star in a US sitcom.