Gordon Ramsay shows off his new swimming pool at £4m Cornish home

Gordon Ramsay shows off his incredible new swimming pool as renovations continue at his £4.4 million Cornish home… after facing backlash from locals for demolishing the original clifftop property

  • The chef, 53, took to Instagram to share a snap of the lavish new pool with a transparent wall in his garden, as he held his adorable son Oscar
  • Gordon has been in the midst of huge renovations on his Cornish home, after demolishing five bedroom property that had been there to build two new homes
  • He bought the house for £4.4 million in 2015 and infuriated locals by demolishing the original 1920s house that had been there
  • Gordon spent much of lockdown at his second home in Cornwall with wife Tana and their five children

Gordon Ramsay has shared a glimpse of his incredible new swimming pool at his £4.4 million holiday home in Cornwall.

The TV chef, 53, took to Instagram to share a snap of the pool with a transparent wall, while holding his son Oscar, 15 months, after demolishing the original five-bedroom mansion on the site to build two new properties there. 

Gordon has faced complaints from locals for demolishing his 1920’s clifftop home to build two new homes, with neighbours accusing him of bringing ‘Legoland to Cornwall.’

Wow! Gordon Ramsay has shared a glimpse of his incredible new swimming pool at his £4 million holiday home in Cornwall while holding his son Oscar, 15 months, in an Instagram snap

Posting the snap, Gordon penned the caption: ‘Off for an evening walk with @oscarjramsay.’ 

One of the swimming pool’s unique selling points comes from its transparent wall overlooking the stunning Celtic sea.

In a snap of Gordon’s sprawling new Cornish property, which underwent renovations earlier this year, the pool can be seen in the centre of the outside area. 

Grand: The TV chef shared a snap of the lavish new pool with a transparent wall, which is in the new Cornish home he’s been building (pictured) after demolishing the original five-bedroom property

Gordon has faced backlash from locals for demolishing the original five-bedroom property that had been on the site in Rock, Cornwall, which he bought for £4.4 million in 2015. 

At the time, it was the second most expensive sale ever recorded in Cornwall and infuriated local residents.

The TV chef, originally from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, was granted planning permission by Cornwall Council to replace the 1920s property with a main house and a smaller second property, known as ‘The Garden House’.

Nearly 20 people wrote to Cornwall Council to complain that the Garden House, about 25 metres from the shore, would spoil the designated area of outstanding natural beauty and damage other residents’ view.

Drama: Gordon has faced backlash from locals after opting to demolish the original 1920s property in favour of building two new homes (building work pictured) in the lavish town of Rock in Cornwall, which has been nicknamed ‘Kensington-On-Sea’

Splashing out: The TV chef, originally from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, was granted planning permission by Cornwall Council to replace the 1920s property with a main house and a smaller second property, known as ‘The Garden House’

Andrew and Anne Nisbet, who own the adjoining property, said Gordon made ‘no effort’ to consult with local residents.

The Nisbets said they didn’t object to the main build but had concerns over the Garden House. 

Andrew said: ‘I tried to make contact in the hope of discussing our concerns. I didn’t receive a reply and there hasn’t been any effort to consult with local residents.

‘Considering the scale of the development and the detrimental effect it will have on the enjoyment of our property and others it is disappointing and demonstrates a lack of consideration for local residents’ concerns.’

When complete, the new house will boast two kitchens, a swimming pool, a wine cellar and four en-suite bathrooms.

Splashing out: Pictured is the old house before it was demolished. At the time Ramsay bought the property, it was the second most expensive sale ever recorded in Cornwall

The three-bedroom grass-covered Garden House, which also has a boat store, is being built just a stone’s throw from water at high tide.

Councillors gave the application the thumbs up on the basis that other properties were not overlooked.

At the time, a spokesman for Ramsay tried to diffuse the row saying: ‘Gordon, Tana and the family are very much looking forward to spending time in their new home in Cornwall.

‘They are committed to contributing to, and delighted to be investing in, the future of the Cornish community they will hopefully be a part of for many years.’ 

Other neighbours have also defended the Ramsays, stating that objectors simply did so because of the name, and that several old houses along Rock Road have already been demolished.

Annoyed: Nearly 20 people wrote to Cornwall Council to complain that the Garden House, about 25 metres from the shore, would spoil the designated area of outstanding natural beauty and damage other residents’ view

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