The Sherlock star's wife Sophie Hunter is set to give birth this summer (15) and they have now bought their first marital home, a four-storey pad in north London, not far from Cumberbatch's old property.

The couple is working on fixing up the place so it will be ready for its new addition.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Sophie wanted a break from the past and a fresh start with their new arrival which meant a new home... They're planning to modernise the house throughout but it has great space and potential in which to bring up a family."

Cumberbatch and Hunter wed on Valentine's Day (14Feb15), weeks after confirming their baby news.