Kate Winslet and director boyfriend Sam Mendes are facing a wait of two more years before she can move into her $5 million (GBP3.3 million) country home.

The 27-year-old actress' mansion is plagued with damp and local authorities are concerned that renovation of the listed building may breach rules.

TITANIC star Kate had hoped to be ensconced in the Cotswolds, England pad with boyfriend Mendes by the end of the year (03).

But the council insists the famous duo's plans could mean losing "some historical fabric" of the building.