Steve Coogan to buy £2.45 million home

The Argus: Steve Coogan to buy £2.45 million home Steve Coogan to buy £2.45 million home

Alan Partridge creator Steve Coogan is understood to be buying a historic Sussex home.

The star is said have bought Ovingdean Grange, Ovingdean, which had been on the market for £2.45 million.

The Grade II listed home, dating from the 16th Century, was immortalised in the W Harrison Ainswor th novel Ovingdean Grange in 1849.

According to legend, King Charles II reportedly stayed there for 24 hours while fleeing to France – hiding in the chimney breast from his Parliamentary pursuers during the English Civil War. The house has a billiard room, study and a home cinema, as well as three en-suite bedrooms and three without bathrooms. Its garden covers two-thirds of an acre.

Father Martin Morgan broke the news of Mr Coogan’s arrival to his cong regation at St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean, on Sunday.

Members of an Ovingdean dramatic g roup had mentioned to him that they had been invited for drinks with Mr Coogan at the house after their open-air play at The Green this month.

The production, based on the novel Ovingdean Grange, is taking place on July 9 and July 10.

Staff at Ovingdean Village Stores said they are used to famous customers.

The village is home to Julie Cowell, mother of television impresario Simon.

One worker said: “It does cause a bit of excitement.

They get on well with everyone.”

James Willings, who lived at a house opposite Ovingdean Grange until moving away recently, said: “It would be fit for a millionaire.”

Estate agent Strutt and Parker, of High Street, Lewes, confirmed a sale was taking place but said it had not been completed yet.

A spokeswoman for Mr Coogan’s publicist, Freud Communications, declined to comment on the sale, describing it as a “private matter”.

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12:15pm Sat 2 Jul 11

Helena Hancart says...

A spokeswoman for Mr Coogan’s publicist, Freud Communications, declined to comment on the sale, describing it as a “private matter”

...Yes... So what does the Argus do about this 'Private Matter?' Why! Print a Photograph together with the Address of his new home. Brilliant piece of reporting there Ben, and top class Editorial oversight on this piece... err MSspellchecker..
A spokeswoman for Mr Coogan’s publicist, Freud Communications, declined to comment on the sale, describing it as a “private matter” ...Yes... So what does the Argus do about this 'Private Matter?' Why! Print a Photograph together with the Address of his new home. Brilliant piece of reporting there Ben, and top class Editorial oversight on this piece... err MSspellchecker.. Helena Hancart

1:11pm Sat 2 Jul 11

Poccypoc says...

How come I didn't get this attention when I bought the most expensive property in my road, according to a house prices website(?!)
How come I didn't get this attention when I bought the most expensive property in my road, according to a house prices website(?!) Poccypoc

3:34pm Sat 2 Jul 11

monty sidewinder says...

I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out!
I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out! monty sidewinder

3:43pm Sat 2 Jul 11

Helena Hancart says...

It is true that the standard of reporting and the lack of Editorial control are laughably poor, however, it is what makes these comments sections, and indeed the whole website, worth visiting. This paper is to Journalism what Sussex Police are to Crime Fighting hahaha
It is true that the standard of reporting and the lack of Editorial control are laughably poor, however, it is what makes these comments sections, and indeed the whole website, worth visiting. This paper is to Journalism what Sussex Police are to Crime Fighting hahaha Helena Hancart

4:51pm Sat 2 Jul 11

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

monty sidewinder wrote:
I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out!
Not sure about this, shurely there is an a missing from the church 'conga'...what fun!...aha
[quote][p][bold]monty sidewinder[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out![/p][/quote]Not sure about this, shurely there is an a missing from the church 'conga'...what fun!...aha ShorehamBeachcomber

11:21am Sun 3 Jul 11

Poccypoc says...

Helena, "editorial" should have a lower case "e." d-_-b
Helena, "editorial" should have a lower case "e." d-_-b Poccypoc

4:24pm Sun 3 Jul 11

Dezire says...

Charles once stayed there. How interesting and ironic!
Charles once stayed there. How interesting and ironic! Dezire

5:37pm Sun 3 Jul 11

sdhgfhfuyt says...

Helena Hancart wrote:
It is true that the standard of reporting and the lack of Editorial control are laughably poor, however, it is what makes these comments sections, and indeed the whole website, worth visiting. This paper is to Journalism what Sussex Police are to Crime Fighting hahaha
Give him a break, it was released at 10am on the day after payday, he must have been out drinking all night....
[quote][p][bold]Helena Hancart[/bold] wrote: It is true that the standard of reporting and the lack of Editorial control are laughably poor, however, it is what makes these comments sections, and indeed the whole website, worth visiting. This paper is to Journalism what Sussex Police are to Crime Fighting hahaha[/p][/quote]Give him a break, it was released at 10am on the day after payday, he must have been out drinking all night.... sdhgfhfuyt

8:07am Mon 4 Jul 11

micky adams says...

Monkey Tennis!
Monkey Tennis! micky adams

9:22am Mon 4 Jul 11

BlackRocker says...

monty sidewinder wrote:
I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out!
"C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out!"

I think you mean "you're".

To use another metaphor: "People in glass houses . . ."
[quote][p][bold]monty sidewinder[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't worry about his privacy, this article is so badly written or copied and pasted that no one will understand it anyway! Seems the Argus cannot make the letter g' join onto any other word or even write the word 'the' correctly. And that goes for almost every story lately! C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out![/p][/quote]"C'mon Argus, your like a sitting duck, sort your game out!" I think you mean "you're". To use another metaphor: "People in glass houses . . ." BlackRocker

11:46am Mon 4 Jul 11

Helena Hancart says...

Poccypoc wrote:
Helena, "editorial" should have a lower case "e." d-_-b
Thank you for the insightful, and for the first time from you in quite a considerable period, intelligent comment.

Just a small point to consider, in future, you may wish to place the full stop where it should have been, outside of the quotation marks.

s-_t
[quote][p][bold]Poccypoc[/bold] wrote: Helena, "editorial" should have a lower case "e." d-_-b[/p][/quote]Thank you for the insightful, and for the first time from you in quite a considerable period, intelligent comment. Just a small point to consider, in future, you may wish to place the full stop where it should have been, outside of the quotation marks. s-_t Helena Hancart

12:12pm Mon 4 Jul 11

PorkBoat says...

Hmmm, thats nice...
Hmmm, thats nice... PorkBoat

1:18pm Mon 4 Jul 11

Gazza says...

Seems a lot of dosh for an old house ‘when Stephen could have purchase a large modern 16 bedroom lady Boy gaff with garage and Jacuzzi in Bangkok

I suggest Stephen checks the chimneybreast just encase there’s some politician trying to flee the country to France due to fiddling there expenses.

I’ve just lost my house due to the double dip chocolate chip’ but I wish Stephen and his family many happy times in there new Home

Yours Faithfully
Twizzley Dizzley
Seems a lot of dosh for an old house ‘when Stephen could have purchase a large modern 16 bedroom lady Boy gaff with garage and Jacuzzi in Bangkok I suggest Stephen checks the chimneybreast just encase there’s some politician trying to flee the country to France due to fiddling there expenses. I’ve just lost my house due to the double dip chocolate chip’ but I wish Stephen and his family many happy times in there new Home Yours Faithfully Twizzley Dizzley Gazza

2:27pm Mon 4 Jul 11

BlackRocker says...

Gazza wrote:
Seems a lot of dosh for an old house ‘when Stephen could have purchase a large modern 16 bedroom lady Boy gaff with garage and Jacuzzi in Bangkok

I suggest Stephen checks the chimneybreast just encase there’s some politician trying to flee the country to France due to fiddling there expenses.

I’ve just lost my house due to the double dip chocolate chip’ but I wish Stephen and his family many happy times in there new Home

Yours Faithfully
Twizzley Dizzley
Love the random capitalization and somewhat odd use of English in your highly satirical post. Just so you know next time:

encase, incase vb (tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case encasement , incasement n

in case: If it happens that; if.

there (âr) adv. 1. At or in that place

their determiner 1. of, belonging to, or associated in some way with them
[quote][p][bold]Gazza[/bold] wrote: Seems a lot of dosh for an old house ‘when Stephen could have purchase a large modern 16 bedroom lady Boy gaff with garage and Jacuzzi in Bangkok I suggest Stephen checks the chimneybreast just encase there’s some politician trying to flee the country to France due to fiddling there expenses. I’ve just lost my house due to the double dip chocolate chip’ but I wish Stephen and his family many happy times in there new Home Yours Faithfully Twizzley Dizzley[/p][/quote]Love the random capitalization and somewhat odd use of English in your highly satirical post. Just so you know next time: encase, incase [ɪnˈkeɪs] vb (tr) to place or enclose in or as if in a case encasement , incasement n in case: If it happens that; if. there (âr) adv. 1. At or in that place their [ðɛə] determiner 1. of, belonging to, or associated in some way with them BlackRocker

2:34pm Mon 4 Jul 11

timm says...

The most speculative article ever. "Understood, said, according to legend, reportedly." After the speculation, we are told that the local vicar has "announced" Steve`s arrival. Then we get an ad for a local drama "g roup". Christ on a bike.
The most speculative article ever. "Understood, said, according to legend, reportedly." After the speculation, we are told that the local vicar has "announced" Steve`s arrival. Then we get an ad for a local drama "g roup". Christ on a bike. timm

3:50pm Mon 4 Jul 11

pun master says...

Aha!
Aha! pun master

4:29pm Mon 4 Jul 11

Yes i'm right says...

Well it's obvious someone isn't letting the recession affect him!!
Well it's obvious someone isn't letting the recession affect him!! Yes i'm right

8:58pm Mon 4 Jul 11

itllbechaosatfalmer says...

If it was on the market for £2.45m I guess he must of offered £2.44m?
If it was on the market for £2.45m I guess he must of offered £2.44m? itllbechaosatfalmer

6:23am Tue 5 Jul 11

Yes i'm right says...

itllbechaosatfalmer wrote:
If it was on the market for £2.45m I guess he must of offered £2.44m?
Then it must be a bargain!
[quote][p][bold]itllbechaosatfalmer[/bold] wrote: If it was on the market for £2.45m I guess he must of offered £2.44m?[/p][/quote]Then it must be a bargain! Yes i'm right

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