John Terry’s Oxshott Mansion.

John Terry owns a lavish mansion in Oxshott, Surrey and construction work has begun to make the mansion even bigger. The mansion is situated on Queen’s Drive and when the building work is complete the mansion will have nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms along with eight dressing rooms. The house also has a 10m by 5m indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, steam room and changing facilities.

The ground floor of the mansion alone has an incredible nineteen rooms, one being a cinema room and another a snug. His staff are also catered for because the house also has an accommodation wing for them. The plans for the property allow for seven parking spaces along with a disabled space.

One of the construction workers at the house explained that he had been involved in the construction of many footballers houses but this one is one of the biggest. He estimated that it would take around 18 months to complete the vast amount of work involved before Terry will be able to completely enjoy it.

Terry has previously applied for planning permission at a different house in the same street. Willowfield House, the property in question, was objected to by Beverley Tourle on behalf of Birds Hill Oxshott Estate as she felt the development would have a negative impact on the area.

On Queens Drive the average property value is around 4million, the reason that it is quite popular with footballers is its close proximity to the Chelsea training ground in nearby Stoke D’Abernon. Other footballers who own houses there are Wayne Bridge, Fernando Torres, Scott Parker and Ashley Cole.

Recently Terry’s neighbours have been upset over his plans to build a fishing pond in the grounds of the mansion. The separate planning application is to turn a -featureless paddock- on the seven acre plot into a pond as it is claimed it will help drainage there. The neighbours are objecting to the plans because it will be built on green belt land.

Only recently raiders tried to break into the property by using a scaffolding pole next door. They broke through the perimeter fence but were chased off by security guards.

It is reported in the newspapers today that Terry has a massive 4.65million mortgage on the mansions, which he bought for 2.25million in July 2003. Therefore he has more than doubled the initial mortgage on the property. He bought the house next door to the mansion for his mother in law and got planning permission last year to turn that house into a ten bedroom super mansion too. At current mortgage rates the monthly repayment for his mortgage would be around 13,500 but for a footballer on a weekly wage of 170,000 he can clearly afford it.

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