David and Victoria Beckham win battle to build huge 7,000 bottle wine cellar under their £6m Cotswolds home
DAVID and Victoria Beckham have won approval to build a wine "super-cellar” the size of a three-bedroom house under their £6m Cotswolds home.
Their local council have agreed to the couple’s plans to create a booze basement that can store over 7,000 bottles underneath their garage.
The wine cellar will measure 117 sq metres and according to the wine cellar calculator on vigilantinc.com, this is big enough to store 7,315 bottles of vino.
Access to the cellar will be from a staircase next to the garage, which is also being extended to fit in four of their luxury motors including a McLaren, Aston Martin and Hummer, with the collection worth upwards of £500,000.
To put in perspective the size of the cellar, it’s bigger than the average size of a three-bed newbuild home in the UK.
The decision notice says that the couple have three years to start the development.
The application supersedes the original one, approved last June, which had a smaller cellar and an underground passageway leading up to the main house.
The Design and Access Statement states that the new plans will have only a minor affect on their original application: "The proposed changes include some amendments to the arrangement of the doors, windows, rooflights and flues of the approved garage outbuilding.
"The proposed amendments are minor in nature and do not affect neighbouring properties or have any impact on the setting of the adjacent listed building.”
The pair have also been given approval to build a gatehouse for their 24-hour security guards and a lake with an island.
They have created a palatial home near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, having bought the listed farmhouse in December 2016.
The house also has a pool, sauna, tennis court and enormous country kitchen – complete with pizza oven.
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