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World's most expensive kennel: Great Dane owner shells out £250,000 for doghouse complete with spa and plasma TV |
They must have taken out a mortgage at Barklays.
How else could a pair of Great Danes get their paws on this £250,000 kennel?
The bespoke doghouse is being built on an exclusive estate near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.
Pampered pooch: The dog palace has been commissioned by a lady surgeon at the exclusive 550-acre Lower Mill Estate on the Cotswolds Water Park, near Cirencester
Inside, the dogs will sleep on sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled beds, soothe their aches in an 18in-deep spa, howl along to a £150,000 sound system and watch dog-friendly programmes on a 52-inch plasma TV.
Automatic dispensers will ensure that chilled, filtered water and deluxe dry food are always available.
The two dogs will each have a bedroom with large windows which overlook their own private playground. 'Dog-vision' webcams allow their owner to monitor their activity 24 hours a day, while climate control ensures they are kept warm.
The yap of luxury: The house will include sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled daybeds, elevated to allow the dogs to guard their empire
There will be a sophisticated retina scanner installed at the front door to stop any other dogs getting in - something the Great Danes may view as a bit of a party pooper.
Plans for the kennel, and for an adjoining house for the dogs' mistress, have been approved and building work is to begin at the Lower Mill Estate in the spring.
The owner of the estate said the house and kennel were designed to the specifications of a female surgeon who wishes to remain anonymous.
Jeremy Paxton said: 'Most houses are built with human specifics in mind and animals fit in around that - but this is the other way round.
'It's a very interesting house with fabulous architecture and unusual requirements.
'There's even a spa bath with a saline treatment built in because it's good for their coats.'
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