David Cameron's £16k shed battle with his children

Kate McCann
A luxury cabin of the kind former prime minister David Cameron has had installed in his Cotswolds garden - PA

David Cameron is battling his children for control of the family's new £16,000 shepherds hut which he wants to turn into a writing den, the former Prime Minister has admitted. 

Mr Cameron, who resigned last year, said his children have firm plans for the Farrow and Ball-painted caravan, which start at £16,000 but can cost as much as £25,000.

David Cameron has found new battles to fight with his offspring since they left Downing Street  Credit: Adrian Dennis /AFP

In a blog for the Oxfordshire-based Red Sky Shepherds Huts the former Conservative leader wrote: "Well, there's been a bit of a fight already. 

"My children want to use it as a Wendy house, I want to use it as a book-writing room and my son also wants it as an alternative bedroom. So, quite a lot of competition.

David Cameron with his new luxury cabin Credit: Graham Flack/Red Sky Shepherds /PA

"When it first arrived there was great excitement - who was going to spend the first night in it? "Who won? That was my son ... I wasn't going to take him on!"

A 'Hobbit' wood-burning stove Credit: Graham Flack/Red Sky Shepherds/PA

The Camerons are the proud owners of a 16ft x 7ft hut with arched roof, metal wheels and painted hardwood stable doors to the side and front which the former PM says was his wife Samatha's idea.

There is sheep's wool insulation and painted-wood cladding, whic was picked by the Camerons instead of a corrugated metal finish. They also have a corner-set wood-burning stove and a pull-out double sofa bed.

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