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Jamie's £6m Towie mansion! TV chef 'snaps up 16th century six-bed Essex manor with tennis court and fishing lake that was used for reality show finale

By MailOnline Reporter

Published: 22:12 EST, 11 January 2019 | Updated: 07:01 EST, 12 January 2019

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He is reported to have purchased the 16th century mansion for a whopping £6 million. 

And now it has been claimed that Jamie Oliver's period property was used to film TOWIE's series finale.

According to The Sun, the famous chef's, 43, stunning property in Finchingfield,Essex, which boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and stables, was used for series five in 2012. 

With the likes of Gemma Collins, Lauren Goodger and Joey Essex roaming the grounds during the explosive finale.

The stunning Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, has recently been purchased by TV chef Jamie Oliver for a staggering £6 million
The stunning Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, has recently been purchased by TV chef Jamie Oliver for a staggering £6 million

The stunning Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, has recently been purchased by TV chef Jamie Oliver for a staggering £6 million

The multi-million pound country property boasts a swimming pool (circled in red), a tennis court (circled in white) and fishing lakes
The multi-million pound country property boasts a swimming pool (circled in red), a tennis court (circled in white) and fishing lakes

The multi-million pound country property boasts a swimming pool (circled in red), a tennis court (circled in white) and fishing lakes

The TV chef's (pictured with his wife Jools Oliver) new multi-million-pound property dates back to 1570 and is set in 70 acres of parkland
The TV chef's (pictured with his wife Jools Oliver) new multi-million-pound property dates back to 1570 and is set in 70 acres of parkland

The TV chef's (pictured with his wife Jools Oliver) new multi-million-pound property dates back to 1570 and is set in 70 acres of parkland

Exciting: Jamie, his wife Jools, 44, and their five children - Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two, are reportedly set to move into the property next month
Exciting: Jamie, his wife Jools, 44, and their five children - Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two, are reportedly set to move into the property next month

Exciting: Jamie, his wife Jools, 44, and their five children - Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two, are reportedly set to move into the property next month

The country pad  in Essex, which is set in 70 acres of parkland, is also claimed to be the lavish mansion that was used in series five of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE)
The country pad  in Essex, which is set in 70 acres of parkland, is also claimed to be the lavish mansion that was used in series five of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE)

The country pad  in Essex, which is set in 70 acres of parkland, is also claimed to be the lavish mansion that was used in series five of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE)

During the series finale of TOWIE glamorous guests enjoyed the acres of woodland surrounding a country pad that appears to be the property the TV chef has just purchased
During the series finale of TOWIE glamorous guests enjoyed the acres of woodland surrounding a country pad that appears to be the property the TV chef has just purchased

During the series finale of TOWIE glamorous guests enjoyed the acres of woodland surrounding a country pad that appears to be the property the TV chef has just purchased

Guests arrived at Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, during the series finale of the reality show that was filmed in 2012 
Guests arrived at Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, during the series finale of the reality show that was filmed in 2012 

Guests arrived at Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex, during the series finale of the reality show that was filmed in 2012 

Reality stars from The Only Way is Essex were filmed arriving at Spains Hall in Essex during the series finale in 2012

The historic Elizabethan country house is set in 70 acres of parkland and boasts six bedrooms. 

Jamie, his wife Jools, 44, and their five children - Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two, are reportedly set to move into Spains Hall next month.

However, a source told the publication that the famous chef is 'spooked' by strange things going on in the nursery.

They said: 'It’s an amazing place and the whole family fell in love with it at first viewing.

'The only thing Jamie wasn’t so sold on was the top-floor nursery which is said to be haunted, and has put off several perspective buyers.

'There’s a rocking horse there which, legend has it, starts rocking and creaking during the night.'

A source told The Sun that the famous chef is 'spooked' by strange things going on in the nursery at the period property
A source told The Sun that the famous chef is 'spooked' by strange things going on in the nursery at the period property

A source told The Sun that the famous chef is 'spooked' by strange things going on in the nursery at the period property

TOWIE: According to The Sun , the famous chef's, 43, stunning property, which boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and stables, was used for series five in 2012
TOWIE: According to The Sun , the famous chef's, 43, stunning property, which boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and stables, was used for series five in 2012

TOWIE: According to The Sun , the famous chef's, 43, stunning property, which boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and stables, was used for series five in 2012

MailOnline has contacted Jamie's representative for comment. 

It comes after Jamie candidly spoke about the 'worst time of his life' after he was hit by financial struggles in 2017 that saw his restaurant chain Jamie's Italian narrowly avoid bankruptcy, just months before his Barbecoa steakhouses went into administration.  

In an interview with The Sun, the chef, 43, recalled how he was forced to come up with £13million of his own money to save failing chain Jamie's Italian, before it all 'went to sh*t'. 

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