The power of Jeremy Clarkson has no limits (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
Jeremy Clarkson is single-handedly boosting property searches, thanks to his Amazon Prime Video smash hit series Clarkson’s Farm.
The petrol-head’s unlikely venture, swapping his luxurious London lifestyle for rearing sheep, has been a huge smash and been picked up for a season two.
But just weeks after its release, Clarkson’s Farm has sparked a huge surge in interest for homes near his Diddlysquat Farm in the Cotswolds.
According to property listings website Rightmove, Clarkson’s village Chadlington recorded a bigger surge in interest than anywhere else in Britain in June 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020.
Chipping Norton also recorded a 64% increase in sale searches following increasing interest from home movers looking to relocate to countryside towns and villages.
The website’s director of property data Tim Bannister said: ‘With the number of places to discover, and areas of natural beauty to explore in the Cotswolds, it’s easy to see why the show has sparked so much interest in nearby areas.’
The Grand Tour presenter’s popularity hasn’t gone down so well with his neighbours, however.
Huge crowds gathered at his Diddly Squat Farm shop last month, causing extreme congestion on the roads.
‘Officers received reports yesterday in relation to congestion on the roads in Chadlington,’ a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police told Metro.co.uk.
‘Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed,’ they added. ‘Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation.’
Clarkson apologised for the disruption, tweeting: ‘People of Chadlington. I’m truly sorry about the traffic around our farm shop last weekend. We are doing everything we can to improve the situation.’
Clarkson’s Farm is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
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