Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shelled out millions for a nine-bedroom mansion with a three-sided moat in Oxfordshire, according to national reports.

Johnson and his wife Carrie will reportedly live with their two young children at Brightwell Manor in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell after paying £3.8 million for the grade II listed property, national reports suggest.

Metro reported that Mr Johnson and wife Carrie spotted the property online - after it had been on the market for four years – before visiting twice.

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The Times said that Mr Johnson acquired the mansion without a mortgage and negotiated the price down by £200,000 from the £4 million asking price.

The home is located near to Mr Johnson’s former constituency of Henley, although the former Prime Minister has already been re-selected for his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat.

Oxford Mail: Brightwell Manor had been on the market for four years before it was bought by Mr Johnson

It features six reception rooms, five bathrooms, a walled garden, a tennis court and the moat, as well as a one-bedroom 19th century guest cottage in the grounds.

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Since he left No 10 in September 2022, Mr Johnson and his family have lived rent-free at a £20 million townhouse in London's Knightsbridge as well as a Cotswolds cottage provided by wealthy Tory donors.

Mr Johnson has earned nearly £5 million from speeches since he left office.

This includes a £2.5 million advance from the Harry Walker speakers agency, and he also been paid a £510,000 advance for his memoirs.