Inside Sarah Harding's former home after swapping London for the countryside
Sarah Harding gave up her lavish life in London and retreated to a new home in the Buckinghamshire countryside where she could revel in the peace and quiet.
The Girls Aloud star, who died on Sunday aged 39, moved out of her flat in Camden, North London and bought an expansive property near Princes Risborough in 2008.
The house was said to have cost around £1 million and featured a country kitchen with an Aga as well as a living room with an open fireplace.
She jokingly nicknamed the house "Casa Del Harding" and is said to have seen the property as her happy place.
A source previously told The Sun : "She knows she's going to miss the buzz of boozing in London but she wants to spend most of her time in the country. Horse riding is her passion."
In 2014, she told the Evening Standard : "When I lived in London there was something going on every night of the week and you never wanted to miss out. I always wanted to be the life and soul.
"That’s not my priority anymore, I’ve got five animals at home. I love animals - I think they are the best therapy ever."
She previously showed off the house in an episode of Celebrity Home Secrets, proudly giving the camera crew a tour of her country pile.
Sarah called the kitchen the "hub of the house" and said it was where she spent most of her time.
She said of her Aga: "It's always warm so it's great in the winter" while she also revealed she loved having a log fire in the living room at Christmas.
The singer kept her BRIT Award in the living room and there was plenty of Girls Aloud memorabilia throughout the house.
She moved out of the house in recent years and was most recently living with her mum.
Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and died over the weekend after fighting the disease for 15 months.
Her mum broke the news in a statement posted on Instagram, which read: "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away.
"Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day.
"She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year.
"It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved.
"I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead.”
Brave Sarah had undergone gruelling treatment to beat the cancer, including a mastectomy and intensive chemotherapy since first being diagnosed in summer 2020.
But in March this year she revealed the devastating news that the cancer had spread to her spine and she knew she was dying.
She told fans Christmas 2020 would probably be her last.
Since her death, the showbiz world has been plunged into mourning and tributes have poured in from her famous friends, fans and her former Girls Aloud bandmates.