David Beckham gives fans a rare glimpse at family's £6m Cotswolds home as he turns bee keeper

DAVID Beckham has given his fans a rare glimpse at his family's £6million Cotswolds home as he practised his bee keeping.

The former England footballer took to his Instagram grid to show off his Sunday afternoon tending to the family's bee hives.


David, 46, bent down in the grass as he looked after the five white hives in the back garden of their sprawling countryside estate.

"Hi honey, I'm home. I love Spring," he captioned the post, showing him dressed in a white shirt, black trousers and flat cap.

He could be seen kneeling down to check inside the hives, which the family use to make their own honey.

The area is part of the garden on the £6million Cotswolds estate, which David shared with wife Victoria, 47, and their children.

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The Beckhams bought the Grade II listed Chipping Norton gaff in December 2016 for a reported £6.15million.

Since then they have spent their time renovating the pad – adding elements including the bee hives and an outdoor tennis court.

They have built a lake – three quarters the size on a football pitch – with an island, despite the protests of neighbours. 

Some worried the family would be “racing speed boats and shattering the peace” in the sleepy neighbourhood.

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Last year David applied for council permission to build an escape tunnel for the family to safely leave the home in an emergency after Dele Alli was attacked in his home.

They were also given the green light this year to a supersized wine cellar to house 7,000 bottles of plonk. 

To pass the time they have an outdoor pool, a football pitch, a home gym and a tennis court to flex their athletic streaks.

The family had originally built keen tennis player Romeo his own £30k court in 2018, which was then turned into a football pitch.

David even built a viewing platform so friends can cheer from the sidelines during family friendlies. 

The family installed a plunge pool in their garden and last year David invested in an a igloo-style Estonian sauna.

The estate boasts exposed brick walls and wooden floors but is softened by luxurious rugs and velvet curtains. 

The estate is just down the road for celebrity holiday favourite Soho Farmhouse – where the Clooneys, Eddie Redmayne and Daisy Lowe have all stayed. 

Nearby in the Cotswolds, the family can also count Liz Hurley, Kate Moss and Zara and Mike Tindall as neighbours.

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David and Victoria often share pictures of them enjoying the countryside and enjoying peaceful walks with their dogs.

The family have also embraced more rural past times by farming their own veg and even building their own beehive. 

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