Loos for George Clooney's staff… in a shed at his £12m mansion

George and Amal Clooney to build a shed complete with toilets and a kitchen for the security guards who patrol their £12million estate

  • Actor and lawyer want to construct shed for security guards on their £12m estate
  • Planning application shows single-storey building used for ‘security purposes’
  • South Oxfordshire District Council worried hut could damage roots of redwood

Given it features indoor and outdoor pools and a cinema, it would be fair to assume bathroom facilities at George and Amal Clooney’s 17th century mansion are equally well-appointed.

So it is perhaps no great surprise to discover the A-list actor and lawyer are planning separate quarters for the hired help.

In a case which is less upstairs-downstairs and more indoors-outdoors, the couple want to construct a shed for the security guards who patrol their £12million estate – complete with a toilet and small kitchen. 

Given it features indoor and outdoor pools and a cinema, it would be fair to assume bathroom facilities at George and Amal Clooney’s 17th century mansion are equally well-appointed

A planning application shows the single-storey wooden outbuilding will be used for ‘security purposes’. 

But the Clooneys’ attempt to hide the hut away in a copse of trees threatens to scupper the plans.

South Oxfordshire District Council raised concerns the hut could damage the roots of a nearby redwood which has protected status, and the Clooneys have had to resubmit their application. 

The A-list actor and lawyer are planning separate quarters for the hired help (Pictured: How the outbuilding could look)

A planning application shows the single-storey wooden outbuilding will be used for ‘security purposes’ (Pictured: The Clooneys’ estate)

The council’s tree officer Tim Onslow-Free said: ‘There appears to be the opportunity to relocate the proposed outbuilding to a more appropriate location.’ 

Clooney, 58, and his 42-year-old wife bought the Grade II-listed property on the banks of the Thames in Sonning shortly after marrying in 2014. 

They have spent millions refurbishing it, although large parts of the estate flooded earlier this year when the river burst its banks.

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