Documents lodged with West Oxfordshire District Council in support of a planning application reveal a side to Kate that she has kept well hidden - so far. A little while ago, she applied for permission for internal and external alterations to her £2 million, 10 bedroomed, Grade II listed farmhouse. These include conversion of a stable to a garage, improvements to a barn, and demolition of an open barn. Her farm, down a leafy lane, near the town of Lechlade, also has a sizeable kitchen garden and a collection of animals that might amaze her pals.
Given her record of partying and mayhem, the Cotswold retreat, reveals another, totally unexpected, side of Miss Moss. Pictures supplied as part of the planning application show an idyllic country life. Kate has converted part her garden into traditional vegetable beds with neat rows of produce. Her farmyard boasts laying hens and Gloucester Old Spot pigs.
There are five star hen houses and luxury pig houses and plenty of outdoor room for the animals to roam around. There are orchards and an impressive array of vegetables. Neat paving, rustic fencing and a decorative floral arch complete the setting. Photos of carpet-flowering snowdrops beneath trees, butterflies and other wild life suggest someone devoted to the simple pleasures of a retreat far away from the wilder attractions of the London life.
Kate has recently bought a new home in the capital city - a £7.95 million house once owned by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and later by the writer J.B.Priestley. This will mark a new start for her life with Jamie Hince, guitarist of The Kills, whom she marries this Saturday, and her eight year old daughter Lila from her former relationship with fashion editor Jefferson Hack; but Kate's heart, as we now know, is down on the farm.