Stacey Solomon 'emotional' as she relocates family to impressive country home

Amy Johnson
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Watch: Stacey Solomon shows followers around her new home

Stacey Solomon has opened up on feeling "emotional" after moving house with her family.

The mother-of-three has relocated to a plush new home in Essex with fiancé Joe Swash, their son Rex, one, and her two sons from previous relationships, Zachary, 13, and Leighton, eight.

On Monday, the 31-year-old shared a picture to Instagram of her family outside their new home as she explained how "grateful" and "lucky" they felt to own their new pad, which has been affectionately dubbed "Pickle Cottage" after her nickname for her children.

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"We can not even describe how strange it feels that this is home," she wrote. "Never in a million years did we ever think this would be. We feel so lucky and are so grateful to have found this hidden treasure closer to our family and further out.

"We can’t wait to fill it with love and give it our everything. To raise our family here. And to just start a fresh. I’m very emotional for some reason. It still hasn’t sunk in and doesn’t quite feel real.

"Thank you for all of your supportive, kind, loving messages. We love you to the moon and back and I can’t wait to show you around... 🖤 Here’s to the next chapter in pickle cottage 🖤."

The expansive garden contains a swimming pool. (Stacey Solomon/Instagram)
The expansive garden contains a swimming pool. (Stacey Solomon/Instagram)

The former X Factor contestant has been showing her followers around her dazzling new home which comes with a mini replica Wendy house, sunny conservatory, and swimming pool.

Sharing glimpses of the huge garden to Instagram, she described it as the "most beautiful garden I've ever seen" and said she and Swash "can't believe" it's theirs.

However she described the pool, which is currently drained and covered, as her "worst nightmare" as it currently does not have a safety barrier.

Stacey Solomon's new home has a replica Wendy House. (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
Stacey Solomon's new home has a replica Wendy House. (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

Her boys were taken with the Wendy House, which is designed like a mini-version of the main house, as Solomon showed them investigating the inside.

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Solomon also posted a look at the interior of the property by showing followers a sun-drenched conservatory and asked for advice on whether it should be a playroom or a snug.

Stacey Solomon asked followers for their advice on what to do with their conservatory. (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
Stacey Solomon asked followers for their advice on what to do with their conservatory. (Instagram/Stacey Solomon)

In one story, Solomon said the property cost the same price as their old house.

The Sun has reported the home came with a price tag of £1.2million and comes with a library and 2.5 acres of land.

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