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Jamie Oliver moves into new $11 million mansion mere months after restaurant chain collapses

Jamie Oliver moves into new $11 million mansion mere months after restaurant chain collapses
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As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-07-10 14:30:00

Jamie Oliver has moved into his $11 million mansion after his restaurant collapse.

Jamie Oliver has moved into his new $AUD 11 million (£6 million) mansion just two months after his restaurant empire collapsed, leaving 1,000 people out of work.

The celebrity chef and his family moved into the impressive Tudor property in Essex — one of his two multimillion-dollar properties, according to The Sun.

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The 44-year-old, who is worth an estimated $AUD 180 million, recently organised for renovations at the 16th century mansion.

With the refurb seemingly complete, Oliver and his family began moving into the six-bedroom farmhouse with converted stables that sits on a sprawling 28-hectare estate.

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has moved into this impressive mansion in Essex. Picture:

It had been reported the stables were going to be used for the dad of five to film cooking shows and even hold his own masterclasses.

Photographs of the sprawling mansion show it is complete with a football pitch, tennis court, gorgeous gardens and a pool.

EXCLUSIVE: * EMBARGO: Strictly No Web / Online Permitted Before 4pm July 7th * New pictures show exterior renovations on Jamie Oliver’s multi-million-pound Essex country pad have been completed and it is now a stunning family home. In recent weeks builders have been seen working on the huge Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansion in Finchingfield, despite the recent collapse of his restaurant empire with the loss of 1,000 jobs. But the scaffolding has now been removed and the extensive grounds tidied, ready for Jamie and his family to move in. Aerial photos of the Spains Hall, which dates back to 1570, show that since Jamie bought the property in January, the gardens have been tended and the grass has been transformed. The lines have been re-painted on the tennis court and the outdoor swimming pool has been cleaned. Jamie has also added garden furniture, as well as a trampoline and a five-a-side football pitch with goals for his five children. The TV chef bought the mansion and 70-acre estate, which comes with fishing lakes, at the start of the year and then applied for planning permission to restore many of its original features. Plans lodged with Braintree District Council show the best-selling author is also hoping to renovate the library and remodel the kitchen, which boasts an original bread oven. He has also applied to add under-floor heating in the pantry. The house had only been used by three families and hadn’t been sold for 250 years when Jamie bought it. The manor house boasts 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a large games room, great hall, dining room, two drawing rooms and a wine storage area. Original features include a well on the ground floor, a priest hole on the first floor and a two-storey red-brick Tudor gazebo in the gardens, which is named The Prayer house. All but three of Jamie’s 25 UK restaurants have now closed after the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group went into administration. Pictured: GV,General View Ref: SPL5101746 020719 EXCLUSIV

Oliver’s new country pad features stables, farmhouse, a pool and a football pitch.

The celebrity chef and his wife Jools have previously shown off the inside of their other plush $AUD 16 million mansion at Hampstead Heath.

Their other home, a Grade II property, is complete with seven bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen.

EXCLUSIVE: * EMBARGO: Strictly No Web / Online Permitted Before 4pm July 7th *Jamie Olivers New Home In Essex In January And July 2019

His home in Essex was renovated despite his restaurant empire collapse in May.

The couple enjoy their beautiful home with their kids — Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, Petal, 10, Buddy Bear, 8, and River, 2.

Jamie Oliver, Jools Oliver and family with their new baby at London Celebrity Sightings -  August 08, 2016

Jamie and Jools Oliver with their five children.

It comes after Oliver’s restaurant chain collapsed, leaving 1000 people out of work.

Staff were seen in tears outside restaurants, as KPMG was appointed as administrators.

In a statement, Oliver described the administration as a “difficult time for everyone”.

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He said: “I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade. I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected.

“I would also like to thank all the customers who have enjoyed and supported us over the last decade. It’s been a real pleasure serving you.”

Oliver said he was ‘devastated’ to announce his restaurant group had collapsed.

Oliver had reportedly pumped £13 million ($A23 million) of his own money into the chain to try to save it, but it was revealed it lost a whopping £29 million ($A52 million) in just one year in 2017.

Just three restaurants will now stay open in the short term after 22 were confirmed as closed — two Jamie’s Italian restaurants and Jamie Oliver’s Diner all based at Gatwick Airport.

Men take away stock from a closed-down Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Glasgow.

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Oliver opened his first Jamie’s Italian in 2008 and saw rapid expansion across the UK in the early 2010s.

But last year it was revealed the Essex-born star’s firm owed staff £2.2 million ($A4 million) and was in £71.5 million ($A128.3 million) of debt.

Jamie’s Italian shut 12 of its 37 sites as part of a company voluntary agreement, and steakhouse chain Barbecoa went into a pre-pack administration.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission