Inside 's secret Essex island: A peek at the secluded bolthole rented by ...

It has been reported that has rented an entire island in Essex to record her new album - and a peek inside the idyllic Osea Island shows the hot spot is certainly fit for a superstar.

A source told The Mirror that the songstress, 31, has splashed out on a lavish studio on the island, which is owned by music producer Nigel Frieda. It comes after stunned fans with the news that she had been secretly living in London for a year and said she was enjoying the relative anonymity that came with living in the city.  

Osea Island is favoured by stars, with the website for the location detailing a host of its stunning details including an entire English country village and miles of serene coastline - with the setting perfect for any Anglophile. 

Sensational: It has been reported that Rihanna has rented an entire island in Essex to record her new album - and a peek inside the idyllic Osea Island shows the hot spot is certainly fit for a superstar

Sensational: It has been reported that has rented an entire island in Essex to record her new album - and a peek inside the idyllic Osea Island shows the hot spot is certainly fit for a superstar

News of 's temporary digs comes as a source told the publication: ' has invited family to spend time with her while she works. She's had a few stints in the studio since her last album, but she's been really focused on her makeup, clothing and lines.'

The insider continued: 'But since she moved to London, she has had friends and family staying with her so she can work at her own pace, surrounded by the people she loves.'

The exquisite Osea Island is home to the Miloco Studios, which had been long been used as a private space for musicians to work on their craft, and is its own little haven.

Incredibly, the island can only be reached twice a day for four hours at a time thanks to tidal waves. 

She's one of us! A source told The Mirror that the songstress, 31, has splashed out on a lavish studio on the island, which is owned by music producer Nigel Frieda. It comes after Rihanna stunned fans with the news that she had been secretly living in London for a year and said she was enjoying the relative anonymity that came with living in the city

She's one of us! A source told The Mirror that the songstress, 31, has splashed out on a lavish studio on the island, which is owned by music producer Nigel Frieda. It comes after stunned fans with the news that she had been secretly living in London for a year and said she was enjoying the relative anonymity that came with living in the city

Wow! The insider continued: 'But since she moved to London, she has had friends and family staying with her so she can work at her own pace, surrounded by the people she loves'

Wow! The insider continued: 'But since she moved to London, she has had friends and family staying with her so she can work at her own pace, surrounded by the people she loves'

On the official website for the island, the location is detailed as: 'An idyllic haven of peace and tranquillity basking serenely on the Blackwater Estuary, yet remarkably, little over an

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