Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

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Ramsay's neighbours sell up! Luxury Cornish beach house next to TV chef's mega holiday home hits the market for GBP1.95m after he irked locals with plans to expand seaside retreat

  • Four-bedroom home, 'Tregye', has direct access to Porthilly Beach in Cornwall and overlooks Camel Estuary
  • The new-build property boasts 2,081 sq ft of accommodation and has gone on the market for GBP1,950,000
  • Sits beside Gordon Ramsay's GBP4.4m holiday home in Rock, where young Princes William and Harry holidayed

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A brand new beach house next to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home has gone on the market for GBP1.95million.

The property, 'Tregye', is in the heart of the seaside village of Rock in Cornwall - a favourite haunt of the young Princes William and Harry - and offers sweeping views over the sea and a private path down to Porthilly Beach.

The home is visible along the Camel Estuary coastline in the enclave known as 'Kensington-On-Sea' because of wealthy interlopers with large holiday homes in the area.

Neighbours include TV chef Gordon Ramsay, 51, who purchased the nearby 1920s property for GBP4,400,000 in 2015.

But he sparked anger among residents when he had it demolished, despite their objections, and got planning permission to replace the traditional beachfront home with a bigger 'Grand Designs' mansion.

The property, 'Tregye', (pictured) is in the heart of the seaside village of Rock in Cornwall. Neighbours include TV chef Gordon Ramsay, 51, who purchased the nearby 1920s property (right) for GBP4,400,000 in 2015

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

A private stone patio with low lying wall runs the width of the property which give direct access on to the steps that lead down to the beach

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

The four-bedroom new build property, circled, overlooks Porthilly Cove and over the Camel Estuary

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

Neighbours include TV chef Gordon Ramsay, 51, who purchase the adjacent 1920s property for GBP4,400,000 in 2015

Cornwall's battle with rental properties

Residents in Cornwall have long been embroiled in a battle to stop homes being bought as second or rental homes.

Demand for second homes around Rock and Polzeath in Cornwall has sent house prices spiralling to an average of GBP826,000.

More than a third of properties in Fowey (population around 3,000) are now second or rental homes. This has helped push the average price of a flat to over GBP300,000 and a detached house to more than GBP400,000.

Last year, residents in the fishing village of Mevagissey voted overwhelmingly to ban the purchase of second homes.

The result, said councillors, proved people 'want strong and positive local planning legislation to protect' the area.

Second home owners are encouraged to make a donation to the Cornwall Community Foundation to help pay for affordable housing for locals.

And in 2016, the High Court ruled that St Ives could keep its ban on new-build second homes after the town voted to reserve new homes for full-time residents.

Tregye was built to replace an older, rundown property and sits behind another large beachfront house. It was completed in early 2016 with high-spec modern fixtures and fittings with green technology including an air-source heat pump.

The four-bedroom house has gone on the market with estate agents John Bray, who describe it is 'the perfect holiday home.'

It boasts 2,081 sq ft of accommodation with an entrance hall, open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, garage, utility room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Tregye has been run as a holiday let through John Bray Cornish Holidays since its completion and the house is already fully booked for July and August this year, with rent costing up to GBP3,535 a week.

Ramsay bought the 1920s home next door in 2015 for GBP4.4m and at the time it was the second most expensive sale ever recorded in Cornwall.

After an eight-month planning battle in 2016, the chef was given permission to knock down the old house and replace it with his mega holiday home and a second smaller property, the Garden House.

Neighbours were up in arms when they found out he was going to demolish the 'historically impressive' 1920s Arts and Crafts-style home and build a modernist villa with white walls and a zinc facade, comprising a gym, pool, cellar and a guest annexe.

The new house, has two kitchens, a swimming pool, a wine cellar and four en suite bathrooms, around 100 yards from the beach. Ramsay was also given the green light to construct a three-bedroom grass-covered boathouse just a stone's throw from water at high tide.

In all, there were 17 separate objections.

Among the fiercest critics was the tycoon who lives next door. Ironically, Andrew Nisbet, head of kitchen equipment firm Nisbets, is one of Ramsay's biggest suppliers.

Mr Nisbet and his wife Anne took particular exception to the planned annexe, claiming it will compromise their privacy because the 'window to window distance between the annexe and their residence is just 25 yards'.

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

Tregye was built to replace an older, rundown property and sits behind another large beachfront house.

It was completed in early 2016 with high-spec modern fixtures and fittings with green technology including an air-source heat pump

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

The direct provate footpath and access to the sandy beach at Porthilly - ideal for surfers, dog owners or a family day out at the beach

Mr Nisbet and his wife also said that Ramsay's plans to increase the height of the chimney will lead to smoke being blown towards their windows.

In 2016, Ramsay bought a beach house (also GBP4million) a few miles away in Trebetherick, simply to stay in while work is carried out on the Rock residence.

The latest addition to his Cornish portfolio was formerly Fowey's last bank but had closed before Ramsay acquired the building (for GBP1.9million) in 2017 and converted it into a stunning seaside retreat.

The Fowey property is rented out at GBP7,000 a week, or GBP3,525 for a long weekend with an extra GBP30 charge if you have a dog.

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

On the plot next door TV chef and restaurateur Ramsay has demolished a 1920s property and is replacing it with two luxury homes

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

The four-bedroom new-build house is now on the market with estate agents John Bray, who describe it is 'the perfect holiday home'

Beach house next door to Gordon Ramsay's holiday home goes on sale for £1.95m

It boasts 2,081 sq ft of accommodation with an entrance hall, open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, garage, utility room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms

Polzeath is considered one of the finest surfing beaches in North Cornwall and the estuary is popular with sailors and water sports enthusiasts.

Rock has previously been dubbed the Saint-Tropez of Cornwall and considered the summer playground of the rich and famous, with Princes William and Harry previously holidaying there, as well as Hugh Grant, Jemima Khan and the Rothschilds.

Jo Ashby from John Bray said: 'Tregye offers a buyer a wonderful opportunity to secure a beautifully-finished property, with excellent letting history in the heart of Rock and just seconds from the water.

'The direct footpath and access to the sandy beach at Porthilly is what holiday dreams are made of.

The dogs, the children and beach equipment can safely make its way down to the beach by a private path.

'Rock remains an incredibly popular and world famous UK holiday hot spot and when the masses arrive and this vibrant area gets busy during the summer months, this tranquil position benefits from the very best of both worlds enjoying the calm away from the buzz.'

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