Cameron Diaz is considering buying a home in Essex with British boyfriend Paul Sculfor, according to reports.
The actress and her bricklayer-turned-model beau enjoyed a romantic stay at plush British country hotel Babington House last year, while they were in the country visiting Sculfor's family.
And the couple enjoyed their relaxing countryside break so much they have reportedly declared interest in a luxurious $2.2m (€2.4m) mansion in Sculfor's home county of Essex.
A source tells the Mail on Sunday: "Cameron was reading the papers by the fire (at Babington House) and talking about how they needed their own country retreat."
A friend of Sculfor adds: "Paul is keen to have a place in Essex, preferably close to his parents' home in Hornchurch. The couple have already checked out a £2.2m mansion in Basildon."