Reese Witherspoon has bought a third home in Los Angeles.

The 'Mud' actress - who recently pled ''no contest'' to charges for disorderly conduct, after confronting a police officer who had arrested her husband Jim Toth on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta, Georgia - has purchased a new 3,053 square foot property in the plush Brentwood Circle area for $3 million.

The blonde beauty has now spent $11 million on properties on the same stretch of road after splashing out on the ranch-style home, according to gossip website RadarOnline.com.

The listing agent described her new home, which includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as a ''warm and inviting... enchanted cottage.''

Reese bought her first property in the area in 2003, while still married to Ryan Phillippe, and picked up a second home in the neighbourhood in 2009 following their divorce in 2007.

The 37-year-old star - who has a 13-year-old daughter Ava and nine-year-old son Deacon with her ex-husband, as well as an eight-month-old son Tennessee with Jim - recently slashed the price of her luxurious rural retreat in Ojai, California.

She dropped the asking price for the seven-acre ranch for the second time to $7.25 million after originally putting it on the market for $10 million in October.

Reese first reduced the price to $8.9 million in November but was forced to lower it again after failing to attract a buyer.