Inside Strictly star Caroline Quentin’s amazing country garden with huge swimming lake, allotment and stunning views | The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing star and actress Caroline Quentin has made fans green with envy after showing them her incredible garden.

The 62-year-old star usually spends her time tending to her huge vegetable patches at her family's farmhouse and collecting eye-catching crockery.

The Men Behaving Badly actress lives in picturesque Devon, with 35 acres of sprawling outdoor space where she enjoys growing her own produce.

Caroline has her own greenhouse in the garden as well as bustling vegetable patches where she even grows pumpkins.

Taking to her Instagram page, the star proudly posed with her large achievement, writing in the caption: "Grown this .. going to deal with today … turn it into a coach …or a pie."

Some of her kitchen area is visible in the background, with dark green wooden furnishing adorned with multi-coloured crockery.


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She has dark wooden flooring throughout the space, and archway detailing adds a quirky and open feel to the room.

Caroline often shows off her array of mugs and brightly-coloured decor on her social media page, jubilantly sharing a close-up snap of that section of her home after she painted the kitchen's wooden wall with a chic black stain.

The panels looked incredible with the glossy coat, and it made the cups hanging from hooks installed into the wall even more eye-catching.

In addition to the crockery, Caroline has a conveniently-placed coffee machine, as well as a bright red wall clock with a white face.

On top of the cabinet is a huge line of cook books, organised neatly and in a visually appealing way.

Across from the statement piece, which has turquoise blue cabinets beneath it, is a simple wooden table with eye-catching tartan chairs.

Showing off her harvest of tomatoes and peppers, Caroline also put on display her cottage-look shuttered windows along one wall of her kitchen.

A large fruit bowl full of lemons and limes is also on display, as well as a white cabinet with glass doors, low-hanging lamps over her dining table, and a quaint teapot.

Fresh flowers decorate the inside of her home, brightening up the rustic feel.

The flowers appear to change with the seasons, with her bright pink bouquet replaced with a deep orange and red selection as it turned to autumn.

And Caroline's love of nature is reflected outdoors too, with the creative actress showing off her thrifting skills after turning an old steel dog bath into an eye-catching planter.

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Caroline filled the tub with pretty flowers, brightening up the area alongside her low brick wall.

Her pet cat Ruben also enjoys the outdoor space, snapped soaking up the sun from her greenhouse with glee.

The TV favourite has plenty of space outside and is surrounded with shrubs and greenery, setting up a gazebo tent in her large garden for a socially-distanced birthday party earlier this year.

Caroline lives with her husband Sam Farmer, who she married in 2006, and they have several pets together – including another cat and two dogs.

They are also mum and dad to 23-year-old Emily and 19-year-old William, who are thought to still live at home.

In 2011, the star opened up about how much she loves living in the countryside, saying at the time: "My links, heart and family are with this part of the world. We moved on an absolute whim.

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"I was living in Suffolk at the time and my husband turned to me and said, 'If I don’t see a hill soon, I'm going to absolutely go out of my mind.' I said, 'OK, we'd better move.' We are now in our eighth year and I'm not going anywhere else.

"I've found it a very non-intrusive and accepting place. I've made so many friends. The people are very easy going and non-judgemental, which I think is extraordinary."

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