They are in the midst of extensive renovations at their stunning £6.15million Cotswolds home.
And David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning to build a huge treehouse in the grounds of their estate – alongside a 60ft croquet lawn, an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees and two vegetable patches.
The Sun reports that through their architect Michael Ergatoudis, the Beckhams have asked the council for permission to build a thatched treehouse, 4.275m high and 4.5m x 4.5m in length and width.
Rumour has it: David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning to build a huge treehouse in the grounds of their Cotswolds home
It will reportedly cover a ground space of 15.6 squared metres.
According to the website, The Design and Access statement given to the council states: ‘The application is for a modest Tree House on land that has planning permission for residential use.
‘It is to be constructed in reclaimed timber with a timber shingle roof and is intended for use by the owners’ children as a play area and as such its use will be incidental to enjoyment of the main dwelling house.’
According to the website, the designer’s statement assures the council the structure will not damage or impact a tree growing next to it, and features a 45 degree pitched roof.
Claims: The Beckhams have allegedly asked the council for permission to build a thatched treehouse, 4.275m high. Pictured, plans to create meadows and courtyards at the Grade II-listed barn conversion’s gardens
Since purchasing three disused listed barns for just over £6.15million in December from landowner Nicholas Johnston, an Old Etonian friend of Cameron, the Beckhams have spent a fortune on renovations and enlisted architect Michael to turn it into one family home.
They have hired Chelsea Flower Show winning gardener and landscape designer Marcus Barnett to transform the space surrounding the property.
Married to painter Louise Pragnell, whose portrait of the Duke of Kent is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Barnett has has won three Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and is seen as ‘gardening royalty’
The family was granted permission for a 60ft croquet lawn, an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees and two vegetable patches.
Big plans: The Beckhams have spent a fortune on renovations and enlisted architect Michael to turn it into one family home. Pictured with sons (from left) Cruz, Brooklyn and Romeo
They also wanted a huge swimming pool but have had to settle for natural swimming pond, using water recycled from the main house, sited within one of the courtyards so it cannot be seen from the road.
The Beckhams, who already own a £31 million West London home, have sparked rumours for some time of plans to move to the country with their family.
Shortly after their wedding in 1991, the couple bought a sprawling house in Hertfordshire – dubbed Beckingham Palace by some – but sold it in 2014.
Exciting: They also wanted a huge swimming pool but have had to settle for natural swimming pond, using water recycled from the main house, sited within one of the courtyards so it cannot be seen from the road. Pictured with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful this week
David, in particular, always looks at home in the country. He is a keen angler and there are plenty of fishing lakes in the Cotswolds area. There are also ample opportunities for David to sample a pint or two. ‘I love going to pubs in the countryside, or to my local pub, where everyone knows me and I don’t get bothered,’ he has said.
The Beckhams will likely keep their four-storey Holland Park mansion in London, as the children’s school and Victoria’s fashion empire are based in the city.
But David and Victoria put their renovation plans aside on Thursday night, as they put on a united front at a British Vogue bash.
Their outing comes just hours after Victoria proudly shared snaps of Harper’s impressive 3D card to her and husband David.
Getting into the festive spitit: Meanwhile, the family have been indulging in some Christmas fun, with Victoria proudly sharing a snap of Harper’s impressive 3D card to her and David
The card, which featured a pop-up reindeer on the front, bore a sweet handwritten message from the youngster in hues of festive red and green.
The note read: ‘Dear Mammy and Daddy, I love you so so much. Merry Christmas. I hope we have a nice Christmas, Love Harper xoxo.’
The family enjoyed a festive day out on Saturday, where the parents watched their youngest child Harper, six, learn to ice skate. But the chilly weather left Victoria lamenting falling ill.
Addressing her fans on Instagram, the Spice Girl insisted she is ‘never sick’ while feeling sorry for herself, as she sprawled out on the sofa.
Skating on thin ice: The clan went ice-skating at the Natural History Museum at the weekend, where David snapped a beaming selfie with Harper, Romeo and Cruz