A CELEBRITY couple have moved out of their West Sussex home and put it up for sale.

Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox have put their secluded country retreat near Midhurst on the market at £825,000 after deciding to give up on life in the country to move back to London with their two sons Winston and Eugene.

The pair married near their idyllic country cottage on New Year’s Eve 2007 at St Mary’s church in Easebourne.

The couple initially threw themselves into country life buying a horse called Chutney, two pigs named Boris and Barack, and three chickens.

But they have since sold the horse, re-homed the pigs and given the chickens to their local pub.

In 2011 Mr Fox, 36, said he loved their “boringly normal life” and said he never liked London. But Miss Piper, 32, has told how she began to grow tired of rural life.

And they have moved back to their four bedroom home in North London after she is reported in the national papers to have become bored.

She told the Daily Mail she went “a bit Sylvia Plath down there, staring at the condensation on the window and wondering where it comes from”.

Their property, near Midhurst, is expected to sell for £100,000 more than it was purchased by the pair seven years ago.

Estate agent Gascoigne Pees, which is under instruction to sell Chestnut Cottage, in Easebourne Street, Upper Easebourne, calls the four to five bedroom home an “attractive and appealing property”.

It is described as a sympathetically restored property, retaining character features including fireplaces, exposed beams and small paned windows.

There are two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite, a cloakroom, a drawing room, a sitting and dining room, a kitchen and breakfast room, and parking.

The agent’s brochure also boasts that the area has a good selection of schools and leisure activities.

The actress is best known as companion Rose in BBC’s Dr Who, and Belle in ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl but she became famous as a teenage pop star.

She is currently starring in the play Great Britain at the National Theatre in London.

For more details visit www.gpees.co.uk