Our oc­ca­sional col­umn in which Ross Clark helps a time-pressed celebrity find the house of their dreams. This week: Si­enna Miller

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Si­enna Miller wants us to know she isn’t re­ally a celebrity. “I hate that word,” she said re­cently. “I feel I am un­will­ingly part of a big celebrity cul­ture that I have ab­so­lutely no re­spect for.” In fact, she has been try­ing so hard to avoid the celebrity cul­ture that she has been driven to sign a deal pro­mot­ing Tod’s, the Ital­ian shoes-to­hand­bags fash­ion com­pany, and put her name to the fash­ion­able cause of global warm­ing. “I’m a big sup­porter of car­bon neu­tral,” she told re­porters when pro­mot­ing her cause. “It’s time to make some real changes. The small­est things such as hav­ing a shower in­stead of a bath and switch­ing off your mo­bile phone charger can make a real dif­fer­ence and save a ton-load of car­bon.” One change that Miller is mak­ing is mov­ing home from her Maryle­bone flat. She doesn’t like any­one know­ing where she lives: her friend Otis Ferry was re­cently cleared of crim­i­nal dam­age af­ter re­mov­ing the keys from a pho­tog­ra­pher’s car try­ing to pre­vent the pa­parazzi fol­low­ing her home and find­ing out where she lived.

But she is re­ported to be look­ing for a coun­try prop­erty in that well­known celebrity-free zone, the Cotswolds. To save her wear­ing down the heels of her Tod’s shoes, we have de­cided to do a bit of leg­work for her and find her dream eco-home in Glouces­ter­shire.

Wil­low­brook House, Turkdean

Five bed­rooms, 8.75 acres. £2.75 mil­lion. Hamp­tons: 01993 824546 How Si­enna would love this house, with a large party/ cin­ema room in which to en­ter­tain all her non-celebrity friends. Un­for­tu­nately, she can’t have it. With its four­door Aga and 4,700 square feet of ram­bling space, it has achieved an en­ergy rat­ing of just 19 out of 120. Never mind: there are still plenty of other prop­er­ties in the Cotswolds which will help Si­enna save her ton of car­bon.

Whit­more House, Chastleton Court, Bourton-on-the­Wa­ter

Four bed­rooms. £335,000 Sav­ills: 01865 269010 This brand new house cer­tainly ticks all Si­enna’s boxes. Any eco-war­rior would be pleased with its en­ergy ef­fi­ciency. The main bed­room has a su­per lit­tle en­suite bath­room with shower, so no need for a bath. And as part of a smart, friendly lit­tle de­vel­op­ment, Si­enna won’t be made to feel like a celebrity.

Tre­goney, Guit­ing Power

One bed­room. £225,000 Hay­man-Joyce: 01608 651188 Si­enna could cer­tainly slash her car­bon emis­sions with this bi­jou cot­tage. It is heated by an open fire which she can fuel with lovely, lo­cal, car­bon­neu­tral wood. With a post of­fice and vil­lage stores on the doorstep, Si­enna will be able to do all her shop­ping in the vil­lage and sell her car. And hav­ing just the one bed­room will make it that much more tricky for fu­ture boyfriends to do a Jude Law with the nanny.

Change afoot: Si­enna Miller

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