Former prime minister David Cameron installs £25,000 designer garden shed to write a book in

Sean Morrison
Luxury hut: David Cameron said he plans to write a book in his new designer garden shed: PA

David Cameron has installed a £25,000 luxury garden shed at his family home, and he hopes to spend his time in it writing a book.

The former prime minister said his brand new shepherd’s hut has caused controversy at home, over what their new instalment will be used for.

While Mr Cameron wants to use the expensive shed as a writing den, he said his children have firm plans to turn it into a Wendy house.

The 16 by 7 foot hut has an arched roof, metal wheels and painted hardwood stable doors to the side and front.

David Cameron has spent £25k on a garden shed (PA)

The ex-Tory leader admitted his wife Samantha made all the design decisions about the hut, which includes a wood-burning stove, sofa bed and sheep’s wool insulation.

He said there had been a “bit of a fight” already over who takes control of the new addition to the family’s Cotswolds home.

"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,” Mr Cameron said.

"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!"

The timber-framed hut has tongue and groove interior pine walls plus five layers to each wall and the floor.

The Camerons' hut is decorated internally with Farrow and Ball shades. The wheels, steps and roof are painted black.

An internal wooden frame, providing more nooks and crannies, Kirkpatrick hinges on all the doors and retro Bakelite-style dimmer-light switches were among the special features which were designed into the hut for the Camerons.

Mr Cameron and his wife Samantha had decided on the Red Sky Shepherds Hut after both admiring one that had been owned by Mr Cameron's mother-in-law in Scotland.

It is understood that Mr Cameron signed a deal late last year to write his autobiography.

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