Recent revelations by him revealed that they wanted to increase their bustling family with a sixth baby.
Jamie Oliver has approved three additional bedrooms for the 6-bed Elizabethan home, which would indicate that preparations are well underway at Jamie Oliver’s family heap.
Plans show Oliver (46), and Jools, 46, plan to renovate the servants’ quarters in the grade-I-listed country home so it’s ‘fit to modern family life.
Spains Hall has been extensively renovated and restored by The Olivers since December 2018 when it was bought by them.
According to the latest work, it was prompted by the need for Poppy’s sister or brother, 19-year-old Daisy Boo.
Jamie and Jools Oliver in central London with their children (left to right) Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, River Rocket Blue Dallas, Buddy Bear Maurice and Poppy Honey Rosie
In August, Mrs Oliver (47) revealed that IVF was something she considered to have after five failed pregnancies.
On a podcast about baby loss and fertility, she said that IVF was something that came to her mind after having done extensive research and talked with some incredible people. It seemed like the best option for me at my age.
She admitted that it was difficult because she has a partner, and I have to think about him. He may not be so keen. Therefore, I do not want to push any of his ideas. I feel very lucky.
Around the time of River’s arrival Oliver told how he had been on the verge of having a vasectomy – only to back down over his fear of needles and because his wife refused to let him go ahead.
He told TV host Alan Carr he had also been put off by a friend who had recently had the ‘snip’ – and ‘cried for three weeks’.
While he joked that having a large family is ‘completely crazy’, he added: “It’s an incredible thing… It keeps me grounded and I love them. These children were featured on last year’s Keep Cooking : Family Favourites. The film was shot largely in Finchingfield (Essex).
Channel 4’s series showcased the landscaping and architecture of this historic home, built in 1570 and then enlarged over three centuries.
The Olivers, who have been married for 21 years, bought the home for £3million. The manor has a great hall, library, wine cellar, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool and is set in gardens which are also of historic value and are listed separately as Grade II*.
Braintree District Council approved the plans for the most recent work. The family wants to renovate the second level, which currently contains six rooms that were not used. Alterations to the space above the great hall – originally used for servants and guests – will see the creation of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, three dressing rooms and a cloakroom.
Kay Pilsbury Tom Architects has created a design that features a luxurious bathroom. It includes a wash basin for each person and an independent bath.
The family’s 16th century home Spains Hall in Essex. The Olivers, who have been married for 21 years, bought the home for £3million
In addition to referencing the historic importance of the property in the application, the statement alongside the drawings states that renovations are not intended to alter the architectural character or interest of the building.
According to it, “The works will have beneficial effects.” “Extending plumbing, heating and other services to the second level will make sure that this area of the house can handle modern family life.”
The Mail has seen designs and determined that wallpaper will remain in every bedroom. Replicas can be made, if necessary.
Before the Olivers moved in, the property – which is based on the structure of an earlier, medieval house – had only ever been owned by three families, and had last been sold 250 years ago.
According to estate agents, Spains Hall is a potential grand house in Essex.
Simon Smith and Ed Casson of Fine and Country Chelmsford stated that the pair had clearly put in a lot. It’s likely that they will, as you might imagine, more than double their funds.
The planning of a house is a good idea. This gives the house a new lease of life, and prepares it for the next 50-100 years.