RHOC's Dawn Ward 'plans to transform her £14.5m mansion into a luxury spa retreat'

Lavish: Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is reportedly planning to transform her £14.5 million mansion into a luxury spa retreat, after getting planning permission from Cheshire East Council

Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is reportedly planning to transform her £14.5 million mansion into a luxury spa retreat.

The reality star, 47, has finally received planning permission to begin work on Warford Hall, which will include an extension for a swimming pool complex and added guest rooms.

Dawn and her husband Ashley have been struggling to sell the mansion – described by some as a mini village – for more than five years, after claiming it costs £100,000 a year in utility bills, and have now filed papers with their plans to begin a huge renovation on the property.

Lavish: Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is reportedly planning to transform her £14.5 million mansion into a luxury spa retreat, after getting planning permission from Cheshire East Council

Lavish: Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is reportedly planning to transform her £14.5 million mansion into a luxury spa retreat, after getting planning permission from Cheshire East Council

According to documents obtained by The Sun, Cheshire East Council have given permission for the couple to begin work on their mansion

The building work will have to be completed within three years of receiving planning permission, but to avoid complaints from neighbours, the swimming pools may only be used between 7am and 8pm, with loud music banned in the gardens.

The council also imposed strict rules on food smells and other fumes to protect neighbours.

Changes: The reality star and her husband Ashley have finally received planning permission to begin work on Warford Hall, which will include an extension for a swimming pool complex and added guest rooms.

Changes: The reality star and her husband Ashley have finally received planning permission to begin work on Warford Hall, which will include an extension for a swimming pool complex and added guest rooms.

Transformation: Dawn and her husband Ashley have been struggling to sell the mansion after claiming it costs £100,000 a year in utility bills, and have now filed papers with their plans to begin a huge renovation on the property

Transformation: Dawn and her husband Ashley have been struggling to sell the mansion after claiming it costs £100,000 a year in utility bills, and have now filed papers with their plans to begin a huge renovation on the property

Big changes: The building work will have to be completed within three years, but to avoid complaints from neighbours, the swimming pools may only be used between 7am and 8pm, with loud music banned in the gardens

Big changes: The building work will have to be completed within three years, but to avoid complaints from neighbours, the swimming pools may only be used between 7am and 8pm, with loud music banned in the gardens

Warford Hall was designed by W Roberts and built in 1897, using mellow Cheshire red brick and dressed with Alderly Edge stone.

The new extension would boast a heated swimming pool, spa facilities and hotel rooms for up to 30 people.

In documents, planning agents Arista Design Ltd said: ‘Warford Hall would remain as a building of the highest calibre, benefiting from a significant upgrade and investment in landscaping creating stunning grounds.

‘The proposal is to change the use of Warford hall from a dwelling with ancillary offices to a luxury, boutique spa retreat.’

Sprawling: Warford Hall was designed by W Roberts and built in 1897, using mellow Cheshire red brick and dressed with Alderly Edge stone

Sprawling: Warford Hall was designed by W Roberts and built in 1897, using mellow Cheshire red brick and dressed with Alderly Edge stone

Jaw-dropping: Situated in the idyllic countryside location of Great Warford, the main house boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms with a further five beds in two additional flats, along with vast sprawling leisure facilities

Jaw-dropping: Situated in the idyllic countryside location of Great Warford, the main house boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms with a further five beds in two additional flats, along with vast sprawling leisure facilities

However the plans have faced objections from some of Dawn’s neighbours, with one complaining: ‘We object as the venue would inevitably want to expand into a late night, drinking and party destination that would disrupt all who live surrounding Warford Hall.’

A representative for Dawn Ward declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. 

Warford Hall has been on the market since 2013, the market price has not been revealed by the seller, however the property was record as being listed in 2015 for around £14.5 million in 2015.

Hot property: The new extension would boast a heated swimming pool, spa facilities and hotel rooms for up to 30 people, transforming it into the ultimate boutique space

Hot property: The new extension would boast a heated swimming pool, spa facilities and hotel rooms for up to 30 people, transforming it into the ultimate boutique space

Beautiful: Despite being used as an office, the property was home to plenty of hidden gems, such as the ornate and intricate ceilings, the grand original staircase and the turreted entrance vestibule

Beautiful: Despite being used as an office, the property was home to plenty of hidden gems, such as the ornate and intricate ceilings, the grand original staircase and the turreted entrance vestibule

Situated in the idyllic countryside location of Great Warford, the main house boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms with a further five beds in two additional flats, Manchester Evening News reported. 

Despite being used as an office, the property was home to plenty of hidden gems, such as the ornate and intricate ceilings, the grand original staircase and the turreted entrance vestibule. 

The property has plenty of rooms to fill, and has also added a salon area, staff quarters and a leisure suite.

Incredible: The land surrounding Warford Hall is equally vast and the property is the size of around eight and a half football pitches, or 12.5 acres

Incredible: The land surrounding Warford Hall is equally vast and the property is the size of around eight and a half football pitches, or 12.5 acres

So much space: The house boasts games rooms, drawing rooms, dining rooms, and even a communications room, and has been described by some as a mini village

So much space: The house boasts games rooms, drawing rooms, dining rooms, and even a communications room, and has been described by some as a mini village

Sun rooms, games rooms, drawing rooms, dining rooms, and even a communications room all feature at the property, which has been described by some as a mini village.

The land surrounding Warford Hall is equally vast and the property is the size of around eight and a half football pitches, or 12.5 acres.

The kitchen also boasts walnut fixtures, a marble floor and features a 16-rung ladder to reach the wine selection, while the leisure space has a billiard room with a glass roof, cinema rooms with plush black leather recliners and a living marine reef tank.

Expensive: Warford Hall has been on the market since 2013, the market price has not been revealed by the seller, however the property was record as being listed in 2015 for around £14.5 million in 2015

Expensive: Warford Hall has been on the market since 2013, the market price has not been revealed by the seller, however the property was record as being listed in 2015 for around £14.5 million in 2015

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