Celebrity couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have decided to raise their child in an idyllic country retreat in Britain.

The SYLVIA actress, who will give birth in her adopted home of London, and her Coldplay frontman husband have settled on a $900 (GBP500)-a-week picturesque thatched-two-bedroom cottage in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, south England.

A resident of the secluded country village says, "Chris and Gwyneth are completely taken with Great Tew.

"Chris said he was a country boy at heart and had to bring Gwyneth to see the house because he liked it so much."

The couple currently live in Gwyneth's luxury flat in the swanky Belgravia area of London.

28/03/2004 10:35