20/10/2014 05:50 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton, The Duchess Of Cambridge, And Prince William's Anmer Hall Refurbishment Is 'Like A Fancy Farmhouse'

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has kept a pretty low profile following the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince William and Prince George.

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The reason being, she's been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their new 10-bedroom country home, Anmer Hall. Think fabulous interiors, think garden room, think outside pool and tennis courts, think a modest £1.5 million-plus refurbishment.

"It's like a fancy farmhouse. It isn't grandiose. But it's a great, friendly family environment" a source told People magazine.

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There's no doubt that the duchess in well in the process of making Anmer Hall a beautiful home for her family - she's even been spotted at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour and has ordered stunning jade and teal striped material from Mulberry Home.

And as far as the whole "fancy farmhouse" thing goes - this stylish subtlety is so Kate and Wills.

Anmer Hall - Norfolk

While the royal couple still have their permanent digs at Kensington Palace, the house on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk will be their weekend retreat.

Kate is set to spend the rest of her maternity leave tying up all the renovations and while she's had a little help from one of Prince Charles's favourite architects, Charles Morris, and designer Ben Pentreath - this project has been all hers.

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