A farmer has revealed how he turned down a ‘stupid money’ deal to buy his land from Bet365 boss Denise Coates for her spacetime mansion, stating, ‘We are not for sale’.
Edward Colclough spurned the gambling queen’s attempts to take possession of his property in Cheshire while it adjoins her planned massive estate.
But even though he said he wouldn’t sell, he wished her the best as his neighbor and said he was looking forward to interacting with her.
Private Denise, 53, has bought up houses and land from neighbors to expand her home from the space known by locals as ‘Tesco Extra’.
This week it was revealed that she had paid herself £ 469 million, the highest salary in UK history.
Mr. Colcough declined to inquire as to whether a formal offer had been made to him.
But he told MailOnline: ‘This farm has been in my family for years. We are not for sale.
Good Neighbor: Edward Colcough has said he would never sell his land to Mrs. Coates
Farmer Edward Colcough said he would never sell his farm, which has always been in his family
Bet365 boss Denise Coates, 53, increased her salary by 45 percent, bringing her total income to £ 1.3 billion since 2016. In the photo, Ms. Coates was awarded a CBE in 2012
Edward Colclough spurned Denise Coates’ attempts to conquer his property in Cheshire while it borders her planned massive estate
‘I have no objection to her building. She’s my neighbor, so I’ll get along with her. ‘
A close neighbor said: “She’s tried to buy up all the land because she doesn’t want to be overlooked.
She offered ridiculous money. But a farmer has refused to sell, and that is good for him. ‘
Artist Steve Marr has run a pottery workshop in a barn on Mr Colclough’s land.
The incredible property is in full swing and can be built earlier this month
An artist’s impression of what Mrs. Coates’ palatial home will look like after completion
Designs for the planned house show an incredible palace of glass and steel in the making
The futuristic glass house is complete with a 7,000 square foot artificial lake and boathouse
He said, “The farm has been family owned for years. I think that’s why he doesn’t want to sell.
‘We didn’t receive any offers from her, or I would be in the Bahamas.
“Our place is no good for her without the farmland that I believe extends to where she is building.”
In December 2018, it was revealed that Ms. Coates had spent a whopping £ 5.5 million buying up hundreds of acres of farmland around her new Space Age home, breaking 12 separate parcels of land since 2014.
Concepts for the palatial building can be found in the visualization of designers, who show a paradise on the water
The design is incredibly modern and can be seen on the public urban planning application documents filed with the Cheshire East Council
Someone for tennis? The incredible designs feature a full size tennis court and what appears to be a vantage point
The property will also feature a modern outdoor area with chippings and a glass playground surrounded by trees
Good business! The Bet365 boss is in the top 5 richest women in the UK
Kirsten Rausing is the UK’s richest woman and has a net worth of £ 12.1 billion.
Her money comes from the packaging company Tetra Laval and she is the 150th richest person in the world.
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the UK’s second richest woman, thanks to her stake in the Heineken beer company.
She is worth £ 10.3 billion and lives with Michel de Carvalho, a financier and director of Citigroup.
Marit shivers only this year reached the third in the richest list, but in dire circumstances.
Her fortune of £ 12.1 billion came through inheritance after the death of her husband Hans.
Kirsty Bertarelli is the fourth richest woman in the UK at £ 9.2 billion in wealth.
She is a former Miss UK and comes from the family that owned the global ceramics company Churchill China.
Bet365 boss Denise Coates is the fifth richest woman in the UK and is worth £ 7.2 billion.
She started working in book making as a teenager when she worked in stores owned by her father.
Neighboring farmer Ed Nield is said to have been given more than £ 1 million to scrap plans for the canal-side marina so she could build her estate.
Ms. Coates’ plans are nearing reality after she spent £ 5.5 million to buy up hundreds of acres of farmland.
It was conceived in collaboration with the world-renowned architectural firm Foster and Partners, mostly known for skyscrapers, airports and commercial buildings.
Set in 52 acres of Cheshire parkland, the sprawling home includes an artificial lake, sunken tennis courts, as well as stables, ornamental gardens, workers’ cottages and a boathouse.
Mrs. Coates received a salary of £ 421 million, supplemented by a dividend payment of £ 48 million from her 50 percent stake in the company.
The Coates family is estimated to be worth around £ 6.8 billion, making Ms Coates the UK’s 5th richest woman behind Marit and Kirsten Rausing, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Kirsty Bertarelli.
Mrs. Coates started working in the bookstore as a teenager when she worked in stores owned by her father, the son of a miner who made his fortune in the sports stadium catering industry.
The mother of five, including four adopted girls from the same family, saw that the future of the industry was online, and mortgaged the gambling shops to build the Bet365 website.
She bought the domain name on eBay and launched the site in 2001, which grew rapidly thanks to prolific advertising from actor Ray Winston.
The company is now a global leader with 5,100 employees from its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent and Gibraltar.
Bet365 did not respond to a MailOnline request for comment.