The charms of the countryside have made such an impression on Gloucestershire farm owner Elizabeth Hurley she insists life in a pastoral setting is 'sexier'.
Topping the list of benefits to country living, according to the model-turned-businesswoman, are the menfolk.
Though happily married to Arun Nayar, the beautiful brunette isn't blind to the charms of rural dwellers apparently.
Among her secret crushes she cites the "builders who did my stable conversion", "the shelf-fillers at my local supermarket", and even her son's riding teacher.
Elizabeth also appreciates her neighbour the Prince of Wales. "I've long been his greatest fan. No one has ever looked better in hunting or polo gear," she enthuses in Tatler.
The 43-year-old - who bought her £2.7 million country estate in 2003 and keeps herds of cows, sheep and pigs – also points out that locals invariably have warm, fluffy rugs in front of their fires.
"No prizes for guessing why they're there," she says