Fire at Ed Sheeran-ville: Crews tackle blaze at popstar’s sprawling £1.5million country estate after heavy smoke fills building
- Crews were called today around 7.30am to reports of a fire on singer’s estate
- Three fire engines were sent to the scene at £1.5million estate in Framlingham
- The 27-year-old has bought four properties next door to each other in Suffolk
Fire crews were called to tackle a fire at Ed Sheeran’s £1.5million estate today.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called just after 7.30am this morning to reports of a building fire at one of the singer’s properties.
The 27-year-old, who is worth a reported £40million, bought four homes next door to each other to create his own country estate near Framlingham, Suffolk.
Fire crews were called to tackle a fire at Ed Sheeran ‘s £1.5million estate in Suffolk
A spokesman for the fire service said the blaze was brought under control within 90 minutes.
He said two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
Sheeran already has a giant treehouse, a trendy pod and a hot tub installed in his main garden, along with a covered swimming pool and a barn converted into his own pub complete with urinals and a choice of beer.
Locals have now dubbed the area where he lives as ‘Sheeran-ville’ because he owns so much property there.
A couple living on the same road to Sheeran said they had spotted fire engines in the morning.
The man said: ‘There were about three fire engines here first thing, and a support vehicle.
‘Whether it was one of the protected building or one in of the new-builds, I don’t know.’
A fire service spokesman said: ‘Suffolk firefighters were called to a small building fire at 7.33am this morning.
‘Three engines were sent to the incident, from Framlingham, Saxmundham and Halesworth.
‘Crews extinguished the fire quickly and then ventilated the area of heavy smoke. The incident was closed at 8.55am.’
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called just after 7.30am this morning to reports of a ‘small building fire’ at one of the singer’s properties
He added that no one had been injured and that the ambulance service were not required to attend.
The fire service could not confirm what caused it and said there will be no further investigation.
The millionaire musician plans to build an underground ‘man cave’ featuring a music room and cinema beneath the grounds of his main farmhouse.
Plans have also been revealed for a huge outdoor renovations including a walled kitchen garden and a £21,000 greenhouse.
His clutch of homes are all on the outskirts of a village in Suffolk, where he grew up with his family.
Land Registry records disclose that he first bought his large modern detached farmhouse and surrounding land for £895,000 in June 2012.
At the same time he also snapped up the 16th century Grade Two listed house next door for £450,000.
Sheeran then started his programme of extensive improvement at his house. His most striking addition was his tree house complex, made up of three interconnected timber huts with conical roofs on a raised platform.
He also added the 26ft by 26ft ‘pod’ in his garden which has been described by locals as ‘a Hobbit Hole’.
The singer seemed to make himself at home so much that he bought the four bedroom detached house in front of his farmhouse in September 2016.
Land Registry records show that he paid £925,000 for the house when it had only been sold for £330,000 in 2005, suggesting that he may have paid over the odds to secure the sale.
In October 2017 he bought the bungalow on the other side of his driveway for £525,000.
Planning documents reveal how Sheeran’s latest project is to have two underground entertainment rooms – a cinema and music room – directly connected to his main house by a six foot wide tunnel.
Another set of stairs will link the underground zone to the barn which he has converted into his own private pub. Plans show that his cinema will measure around 35ft by 20ft and his music room will be 25ft by 18ft.
The eight foot high rooms and an adjoining toilet will partly extend under the singer’s existing barn and are accessed by a tunnel entrance from a new orangery extension on his farmhouse.