Tony Adams life in the small Gloucestershire village he calls home

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Upon the announcement of Tony Adams joining the Strictly Come Dancing line-up, the ex-football legend took to Twitter last month and said: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes. I am absolutely thrilled to be giving it my all on this year’s 20th anniversary of Strictly Come Dancing. I can’t wait to meet my partner – God help her – and start the dancing.”

Tony Adams’s football career has spanned three decades, him having played for both Arsenal and the England national team.

His football playing career has seen him considered one of Arsenal’s best-ever players and a titan of English football, boasting 66 caps for England, 10 major trophy wins and four major tournament wins. He also led England to the 1996 Euros final.

Although Tony tends to post quite frequently on his Instagram account, he rarely shares insight on what his home looks like.

The most recent photo Tony shared of his home was back in December 2020 when he posted a picture of his children at Christmas relaxing in their living room.

The room boasts large windows that were dressed with light green curtains and a Christmas tree was placed in the centre.

In the photo, Tony and two of his children are seated on a large white fabric sofa with the rest of his children standing behind.

Another picture the ex-footballer posted was of his dining room as he captioned the image: “My turn to cook dinner.”

The living room was painted a dark shade of pink and was paired with wooden accents, such as the table and chairs, door frames and cabinets.

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A large dining table set for a meal takes centre stage of the room and open double doors share a glimpse into what appears to be the kitchen. The kitchen looks spacious as it houses a kitchen island and multiple cupboards for storage.

Gloucestershire-based football legend lives in Coates near Cirencester with his wife of 14 years, Poppy Teacher.

He bought the mansion for £2million in 2004 and it is said to be very tasteful rather than your typical footballer pad, according to GloucestershireLive.

His eight-bedroom home is called Dockem House and is set within five and a half acres. 

Guests are greeted in a large reception hall which leads to a drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, conservatory, offices, laundry, cloakroom and cellar. The grounds also house a two-bedroom cottage, workshop, office, garage, stables, paddock and tennis court.

Coates is a village situated in Gloucestershire and is around three miles west of Cirencester. Coates might be small, population around 600, but it has a fascinating history and there is plenty going on.

The village boasts a thriving village hall. Built originally in around 1905 as a Reading Room, its informal role as village hall only began in 1918 at the end of World War I and gained official status as a village hall in 1948. The hall has been exposed to a range of extensions since its original days. The hall offers a variety of regular events and can be booked for private functions.

There is no pub in the centre of Coates but the village club, with bar, provides a welcoming environment for social gatherings on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Coates is home to the source of the river Thames and the start of the 184 mile long Thames Path (a National Trail) which meanders through Kemble, Ewen, Ashton Keynes and Cricklade before heading east to Lechlade, onwards through Oxford and completes its journey at the Thames Barrier near Woolwich, London. 

As the average UK house price sits at just over £300,000, Coates sits at over double the price. According to Rightmove, properties in Coates had an overall average price of £675,000 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Coates during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £900,000. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £450,000.

Overall, sold prices in Coates over the last year were 32 percent up on the previous year and 21 percent down on the 2008 peak of £850,000.

Strictly Come Dancing’s live shows will air on Saturday nights on BBC One.

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