Nigel Farage’s £500K seaside 'lovenest' is raising eyebrows amongst locals, this is why

The former UKIP and Brexit leader’s choice of location is getting locals talking.

Nigel Farage’s £500,000 seaside property
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Nigel Farage’s £500,000 seaside property

Many political figures have an impressive property portfolio. Rishi Sunak’s four luxury homes, for instance, are worth a total of £14m. It turns out that Nigel Farage is also sitting very comfortably in the property domain with two homes under his belt. It was reported in December 2023 that the former UKIP and Brexit leader had purchased a seaside home for him and his French girlfriend Laure Ferrari to use as a getaway from the hubbub of London.

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As speculation rises over the potential return of Farage to politics, here’s what we know about his beachside lovenest and why locals are not thrilled by his choice of location.

Nigel Farage’s £500,000 lovenest

Farage surprised the nation by appearing on reality TV show I’m a Celeb last year. After spending three eventful weeks in the jungle, Farage had the perfect spot to unwind: his four-bedroom property in Lydd-on-Sea.

The home features two bathrooms, a games room and a beautiful view of the Kent coast. A source told the the Daily Mail that ‘it is a lovely quiet place where he and Laure can stay for a romantic weekend’:

It's some miles from London and is the ideal place for him and Laure to chill out, away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Farage also owns a £4 million Georgian home in west London. While he was in the jungle, his beachside property could be found online as a holiday let.

The choice of location has raised eyebrows

A recent poll, commissioned by Farage’s close ally Aaron Banks, suggested the former UKIP leader would win 37 per cent of the vote in Clacton in Essex, meaning he would take the seat from the Tory incumbent. Talking to the Sunday Times, Farage said:

This poll does make me consider getting back on the pitch far more seriously than ever before.

Farage is known for his controversial views on immigration, and the Daily Mail’s source explained:

While living by the sea is something so appealing, the irony on the exact location of Nigel's house is not lost.

This is because the property is very close to where the RNLI rescue migrant boats on Romney Marsh in Dungeness:

There have been comments made in the area that he can probably see the boats come in from his upstairs window.

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Sources used:

Daily Mail: Nigel Farage splashes out £500,000 on beachside lovenest he will share with his French girlfriend - and it boasts easy access to beach where migrants arrive from France in small boats

Kent Online: Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage buys coastal home in Lydd-on-Sea

Express: Nigel Farage drops strongest hint yet of political comeback after bombshell poll

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