Gordon Ramsay listed his luxury Cornish holiday rental home for £2.75 million on Friday.
The professional chef, 53, is set to make a profit of almost £1 million on the house, as he bought the Grade II listed building, which was a Lloyds bank and is now called Trevail House, in 2017 for £1.96 million.
He converted the two-storey maisonette, which is his third property in Cornwall, into a holiday home, and rented it out to potential holidaymakers from around £4,700 a week on Boutique Retreats, much to the anger of some locals.
On the market: Gordon Ramsay listed his Cornish holiday rental for £2.8 million on Friday after renovating the former BANK into a four bedroom house with a waterside garden
One wrote on social media at the time: ‘This is the sort of c**p which prices locals out of their own towns.’
A holidaymaker posted: ‘We want affordable accommodation and Cornwall residents on the housing waiting list would love a place to call home.’
The property boasts four bedrooms, each with an en-suite, and it also has an open plan living space over 2,800 square feet.
As well as its stunning views that are sure to wow homeowners, Trevail House also has a study, and a waterside garden room with bar facilities.
Ramsay put the the four-bedroom property in the fishing village of Fowey, Cornwall, up for sale with agent John Bray and Partners, who have listed it on their website.
Describing the house for potential buyers, they wrote: ‘Situated right on the water with the most incredible river views, Trevail House is a spacious and highly specified 4-bedroom town house residence.
Investment: The professional chef, 53, is set to make a profit of almost £2 million after he bought the Grade II listed building, which was a Lloyds bank, in 2017 for £1.96 million
Rental: Gordon converted the two-storey maisonette, which is his third property in Cornwall, into a holiday home that he would rent from £4,700 a week on Boutique Retreats
‘An Iconic and distinctive building, this Grade II listed property is a well-known landmark in the town.
‘Finished with intricate attention to detail, the vendor has created a beautiful, contemporary style town house, with remote control entry system and USB/data connections in all rooms.
‘With many period features retained, the interiors have been elegantly designed to enhance modern day living.
‘The layout of Trevail House makes the most of the stunning harbour views that are visible from the majority of the rooms.’
Stunning: As well as open-plan living spaces, Trevail House also has a study, and a waterside garden room with bar facilities
Lloyds closed the branch in 2015 and sold the Grade II listed property in 2016 for £785,000.
Planning permission was granted to convert it into a commercial property at the time, and land Registry records showed Ramsay paid £1.96 million for the building.
Located on a narrow street in the middle of Fowey, the property backs onto the Cornish town’s stunning estuary – a picturesque expanse littered with fishing and sailing boats.
Cornwall Council’s planning portal showed that enquiries had been made about having it transformed into a single residential dwelling.
Quite a change: Lloyds closed the branch in 2015 and sold the building in 2016 for £785,000, and planning permission was granted to convert it into a commercial property at the time
Prior to purchasing the property, Ramsay had been spotted in the tourist hotspot on a number of occasions and rumours of his intentions were rife.
Plans were approved to turn the former bank into a four bedrooms (all en-suite) home with living room, study, kitchen/diner and with two terraces, and work soon commenced.
Ramsay had also previously paid £4.4 million for a home in the village of Rock, dubbed Kensington-on-Sea due to it staggering house prices.
He angered residents in Rock with his plans to replace the 1930s home but was given the go-ahead.
The property was then demolished and while the new house was being built Ramsay splashed out £4 million on a stopgap house in a nearby village.
Gordon and his family spent lockdown at his mansion in Rock, which caused backlash with residents after they travelled down from London amid the coronavirus crisis.
A representative for Ramsay declined to comment.
Great location: Located on a narrow street in the middle of Fowey, the property backs onto the Cornish town’s stunning estuary – a picturesque expanse littered with fishing and sailing boats