Ed Sheeran has bought a house near his family home.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker reportedly splashed out £895,000 on the property, which is not far from his parents' abode in Framlingham, the village where he grew up.

A source said: ''Ed has worked hard to get to where he is so he can afford to splash out on a house, and family is really important to him.

''He's always seen Suffolk as the place he'll set up for the rest of his life. He knows music isn't for ever.''

The six-bedroom house in Suffolk, east England was built in 2011 and has three-and-a-half acres of grounds attached to it.

The 23-year-old singer has hired a landscape gardener to create a lake outside, whilst inside the house, there is a wine cellar and a games room.

The main bedroom overlooks the grounds, which is also home to a set of stables and a vegetable patch.

The property's secluded location will give the star plenty of space if he wants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city as well as offering a place for him and his girlfriend, Athina Andrelos, to relax.

The source added to The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''He's fully intending to live in this house for years. It's got everything he needs and is in the middle of nowhere, so will give him a brilliant base to chill with girlfriend Athina away from the madness of touring and recording.

''It's a nice change to see a mega star staying true to their roots.''