Home for good? On-loan star Gareth Bale submits plans to develop £4m Wales mansion with a whole new floor (including a new master bedroom and extra high ceilings so he doesn’t bang his head)… and it already has a mini-golf course in the garden!
- Gareth Bale has submitted a planning application to add a whole new floor to his £4million property in Wales
- Designs include a new master bedroom, dressing room, study and en-suite
- Included are extra high ceilings so 6ft 1in footballer doesn’t bang his head
- Bale already has replicas of three famous golf course holes in his back garden
- Wales international, 31, is currently on loan at Tottenham from Real Madrid
Bale, 31, and partner Emma Rhys-Jones want to add a sixth bedroom, en-suite bathroom and study to their luxury pad in the Vale of Glamorgan with two metres of headroom for the 6ft 1in footballer.
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has submitted plans to add a new floor to his £4m Welsh property
Bale’s estate already boasts a golf course with replicas of three famous holes
Plans submitted for approval by the local council also show an extension to an existing balcony and a new entrance porch with a decision on the application expected next month.
Bale’s sprawling estate already boasts its own three-hole custom made golf course in the back garden.
Golf lover Bale had replicas of three famous holes designed for him – the 17th hole at Sawgrass, the ‘postage stamp’ 8th at Royal Troon and the 12th at Augusta National.
He enlisted the help of Southwest Greens, a company that specialises in the design and installation of state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lawns, in 2015.
Bale and his partner Emma Rhys-Jones have submitted plans for the new floor to their home
That same year, Bale was granted planning permission for a minor re-grading of his land for the golf course and a tennis court, for ‘occasional’ sports activities.
Meetings over the design and construction of the replica holes, which took six months to complete, took place in Madrid, where Bale was living at the time.
‘I had a lovely bit of land here and it was something that I really wanted to do and I decided that I would love to make a dream come true and build a mini golf course in my house,’ Bale about the project back in 2018.
Bale realised his ambition of installing a golf course in his back garden with replicas of three world famous holes to play on
Par-three 17th TPC Sawgrass was one of the three holes painstakingly recreated in Wales
The ‘postage stamp’ 8th at Royal Troon and the 12th at Augusta National were the other holes
‘I did my research online and I found Southwest Greens. I wanted a lot of low maintenance.
‘We came up with a big concept of what I wanted to do. We loved the idea of it and went from a plain piece of land to building what we have now.
‘It was a lot of hard work and a lot of craftsmanship. It’s so much better than I ever thought it could be.’
Bale has featured mainly in European matches since his return to Spurs, starting all four of their Europa League matches but only one game so far in the Premier League.
Spurs are in action against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.