Declan Donnelly ‘splashes out on a glitzy party room after buying £2.25 million eyesore house in West London next door to his £7 million mansion’

Declan Donnelly has reportedly splashed out on party room after buying a £2.25 million ‘eyesore’ house. 

According to The Sun, the TV host has been given the go ahead for major renovations on the property, which is next door to his £7 million mansion in Chiswick, West London.

Public planning documents seen by the publication, reportedly reveals the large semi is being transformed into two fancy apartments.

It’s claimed the plans show Declan has included a glitzy party room – including a custom built bar, a vintage mirror, a luxurious fireplace and bespoke seating. 

The proposals for the house next door to his own — which is also two doors from Ant McPartlin’s former home in the same street — are said to have been approved by Hounslow council last week. 

MailOnline has contacted Declan Donnelly’s representatives for comment. 

Declan Donnelly has reportedly splashed out on party room after buying a £2.25 million ‘eyesore’ house, which he is transforming into two fancy apartments

It's claimed the TV host - who is father to Isla and Jack with wife Ali - has been given the go ahead by Hounslow council for major renovations on the property

It’s claimed the TV host – who is father to Isla and Jack with wife Ali – has been given the go ahead by Hounslow council for major renovations on the property

The £2.25 million semi-detached (left), which he purchased in Decemner 2022, is next door to his £7 million mansion in Chiswick, West London (right)

The £2.25 million semi-detached (left), which he purchased in Decemner 2022, is next door to his £7 million mansion in Chiswick, West London (right)

It comes after it was reported in December that Dec had purchased the ‘eyesore’ property, which was converted into flats, 

Dec and wife Ali – who are parents to Isla and Jack – purchased the semi-detached home in December 2022 in the name of their trust, Ludlow Trust Company Limited.

They applied to their local authority, the London Borough of Hounslow for planning permission to build a single storey rear extension and to carry out internal alterations.

The building was previously made up of five flats which were being rented privately but over the years it fell into disrepair and was considered an eye sore compared to other homes located on the tree lined road where Dec lives.

The building has been boarded up and planning notices have been posted outside. Minor work began in 2023 with a skip filled with rubble is situated in the front garden.

One local resident said: ‘This is a very smart and exclusive area. For most people this property wouldn’t be considered an eyesore, but it is around here.

‘Dec has spent a lot of money on his home and you can understand why he doesn’t want to be living next door to a shabby property.’

It is unclear whether Dec will keep the property once the work is complete or if he will sell it on.

TV presenter Declan is father to children Isla and Jack with wife Ali

TV presenter Declan is father to children Isla and Jack with wife Ali 

The television presenter has invested vast sums into his £7million pile in Chiswick, adding a cinema, swimming pool, steam room and poolside kitchen.

A source told The Sun in December: ‘The street Dec lives in is very swanky and lined with large detached houses and his place is one of the most impressive mansions there.

‘But other neighbours have taken less care of their properties and the one bang next door to Dec had been allowed to become a bit of an eyesore.

‘Most people would have to live with seeing it go to rack and ruin but Dec has taken the initiative and snapped it up when it came on the market.

‘The front has already been secured and boarded up ready for the rebuild and the planning application has gone in. And if it’s a patch on Dec’s place when it’s done, it’ll be a terrific investment.’

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13073315/Declan-Donnelly-party-room-house-door-mansion.html

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