Gordon Ramsay’s House Sells for £7.5 Million, a New High for Cornwall
A home owned by Gordon Ramsay in Cornwall has been sold for £7.5 million, in what is believed to be the most expensive property transaction ever recorded in the county.
On 2.5 acres of land, Daymer Bay House in Trebetherick – a luxury property with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a swimming pool and tennis court – went under the hammer in March of last year, as part of the pandemic-fueled “race for space” for properties in picturesque and more rural locations.
The renowned chef, who is reported to have a net worth of $220 million (£178 million), has made a nice profit from the sale, having paid £4.4 million for the property in 2016. He only has one property remaining in Cornwall, which he purchased for £4.4 million in 2016.
According to Land Registry records, the sale was the most costly in Cornwall in the previous calendar year. According to Cornwall Live, it is also believed to be the most expensive property ever sold in the county, displacing Polwartha in Rock, which sold for £6.5 million in 2007.
He appeared outside the property on a segment of ITV’s breakfast show This Morning with his daughter Matilda, when the family visited during the first pandemic lockdown in 2020, which aired on the network’s website.
In the past, he owned three properties in Cornwall, including a Grade II-listed former Lloyds Bank in Fowey, which he sold for £2.75 million in 2020. Now, he owns only his waterfront home in Rock.
In 2015, he purchased a five-bedroom house in Rock for £4.4 million, which he demolished and built his current residence on the spot.
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In March, Ramsay was criticized for claiming that he did not like the people of the county, some of whom had previously expressed dissatisfaction with his renovation plans, but that he “absolutely loves” the county.
The Cornish, he said to Vernon Kay, the stand-in host on Zo Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, is “simply detestable.” “Trust me, I genuinely adore Cornwall; it’s just the Cornish that I can’t tolerate,” he said. When further asked about the comments he added: “I assure you I did mean it”.
Afterward, a representative for Ramsay stated that the Hell’s Kitchen chef had “made these tongue-in-cheek comments many, many times.”