Daily Mail

IT WAS

- Samantha Cameron

sim­ple enough to in­stall a £25,000 shep­herd’s hut in the gar­den, but other im­prove­ments to David and Sa­man­tha Cameron’s £1.5 mil­lion Cotswold re­treat are prov­ing more pro­tracted than ex­pected. In­deed, the cou­ple’s hopes of re­turn­ing for Christ­mas have, I hear, been dashed. In­stead, they will re­main in a nearby prop­erty which they rented a while ago as a stop-gap. ‘They’ve ex­tended the rental agree­ment through to Easter be­cause their works have taken longer than they’d hoped,’ ex­plains a lo­cal. A spokesman at Dave’s of­fice de­clines to com­ment on ‘a pri­vate mat­ter’. The £200,000 build­ing work in­cludes de­vel­op­ment of a 90ft suite of out­build­ings and en­large­ment of the kitchen, with new oak doors that will ‘weather to a sil­ver grey’.

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