Splashing out! David Cameron wants to spend £50,000 on a 46-foot outdoor swimming pool at his £1.5million Cotswolds home – to go with his £25,000 luxury shepherd’s hut
- Former PM submitted plans to West Oxfordshire District Council for the pool
- Flood officials need more details about how it will drain before approving plans
- Would be latest luxury addition to his garden as already has a shepherd’s hut
Former Prime Minister David Cameron wants to add an outdoor swimming pool to his £1.5million family home in the Cotswolds.
The 53-year-old has applied for planning permission for the 14×4 metre outdoor pool, which plans suggest would be heated.
If approved, it would be the latest luxury addition to the ex-PM’s Cotswold home.
He caused a stir in 2017 when he installed a shepherd’s hut in the garden – a plush upgrade on a garden shed.
Former PM David Cameron has submitted plans to the council to build an outdoor swimming pool at his home, where he installed a luxury shepherd’s hut in 2017 (pictured)
Plans submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council suggest he hopes to heat the outdoor pool if it is installed at his £1.5million Cotswold’s bolthole
With sheep’s-wool insulation and mod cons including dimmer light and classic Bakelite switches, the hand-crafted outbuilding has pride of place in the back garden of Mr Cameron’s Oxfordshire home.
Mr Cameron has a wood-burning stove in the hut, which would make it a great place to warm up after a dip in the outdoor pool.
West Oxfordshire District Council has not yet approved the plans, The Sun reports.
Flood risk officials are said to want more details on how the pool will be drained before the plans can progress.
The shepherd’s hut Mr Cameron has in his garden is on black metal wheels, so could be moved alongside the pool to act as a pool house if plans to build it are approved.
He is so fond of his £25,000 luxury bolthole he installed a second one in his family’s holiday home in Cornwall after the first one sparked a family fall out.
The rural home in Oxfordshire is where the former PM hunkered down to write his memoirs, which were published in September last year
The Council has not yet approved the plans for the heated outdoor pool at their family bolthole, as flood officials need more details on how it will drain
He said back in 2017: ‘There’s been a bit of a fight already – my children want to use it as a wendy house.
‘I want to use it as a book-writing room and my son wants it as an alternative bedroom.’
The posh shed is where Mr Cameron hunkererd down to write his memoirs, For The Record, which were published in September last year.
The huts are made by Paul Bennett of Red Sky Shepherd’s Huts.
Prices start from £20,000 and rise to £25,000 before optional extras such as stoves, kitchenettes, bathrooms and French doors are added.