A fresh start for Kirsty Gallacher in a converted Berkshire barn

After a divorce that left her “anxious to the point of PTSD”, the former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has finally found peace in a light-filled barn conversion in the Berkshire countryside. She first saw it on a sunny March day more than 18 months ago, and she fell in love with it immediately.

Kirsty says her barn conversion is her forever home ANDREW HASSON

“I had the same gut feeling I get when I walk into the family home my parents own in the Andalusian countryside near Seville,” she says.

The barn had the same smell: “A little bit new, a little bit woody.” Kirsty married her ex, the former rugby player Paul Sampson, in Spain ten years ago when their boys, Oscar and Jude, were aged three and six months old.

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