David Beckham submits luxury greenhouse plan for Cotswolds home

David Beckham has put in a planning application to build a greenhouse in the back garden of his Cotswolds home. The former England captain, 48, lives at the sprawling £12m country pile in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his fashion designer and former Spice Girl wife Victoria, 49, and their children.

The celebrity couple netted the enviable property back in 2017, and are believed to have added millions in value to their nine-bedroom, Grade II Listed country retreat through various renovations. And now, David has taken inspiration from fellow Cotswolds resident King Charles III and asked for permission to erect an impressive greenhouse and kitchen garden.

Dad-of-four David is hoping to grow fruit and vegetables at his Cotswolds home, which is one of several lavish properties owned by the famous family. The Mirror reports that the ex-England and Manchester United player wants to build the fancy 78 square-metre glasshouse so he can grow tomatoes, presumably to use when whipping up burritos with his youngest child, Harper, 11, after the father and daughter gave a tutorial online about the Mexican cuisine.

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In an application submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council, the plans for the barn conversion have been detailed. The document reads: “The proposed kitchen garden is laid out in a formal style, with raised beds arranged in a symmetrical format around a central path. The glasshouse is traditional in style and faces south, overlooking the kitchen garden, framed by fruit trees.”

It is thought that the planning department will make a decision on the proposals in the coming weeks. The application comes after Victoria filmed David and Harper making burritos together in their awe-inducing outdoor kitchen, which boasts dream features like a rustic pizza oven, a massive fridge, a black double-fronted AGA, and copper pots that hang above a breakfast bar in the centre of the astonishing room.

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Earlier this month, King Charles submitted an application to build four new structures at his Gloucestershire home, Highgrove House. The green-fingered head of state is applying to build a large new greenhouse on the grounds of his Tetbury estate.

The Highgrove House gardens are going to benefit from a large new greenhouse which will be built in the grounds of the estate next to a series of other smaller greenhouses, greatly expanding the cultivation opportunities of the horticultural team at the royal residence. The three-metre-high glass structure will also have three “cold frames” in the area next to it, to better cultivate seedlings for the greenhouse.

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