Billionaire Christian Candy has bought up whole Surrey neighbourhood

We marvelled at the sprawling estate made up of five properties that pop star Ed Sheeran has put together at a cost of £3.7 million.

But even ‘Sheeranville’ – featured in last week’s Mail on Sunday – pales in comparison with the jaw-dropping opulence of property magnate Christian Candy’s home.

He and his wife – former It Girl Emily Crompton – live with their four children in a £30 million Surrey manor house. 

Christian and Emily haven’t quite managed to buy up the entire neighbourhood, with their estate surrounding a waterworks site and a £2 million cottage owned by a couple who are staying put amid the huge expansion

Christian and Emily haven’t quite managed to buy up the entire neighbourhood, with their estate surrounding a waterworks site and a £2 million cottage owned by a couple who are staying put amid the huge expansion

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Over the past four years, they have spent a further £20 million buying up four neighbouring properties.

In February, Mr Candy, 45, paid £9 million for the mansion next door – only to flatten it and turn the land into a sweeping, tree-lined driveway, which is being built.

Christian Candy and his wife Emily Compton outside Simon Cowell's 50th birthday party in Holland Park in 2009. Over the past four years, they have spent a further £20 million buying up four neighbouring properties

Christian Candy and his wife Emily Compton outside Simon Cowell's 50th birthday party in Holland Park in 2009. Over the past four years, they have spent a further £20 million buying up four neighbouring properties

Planning documents reveal he also demolished two mock-Tudor mansions and replaced them with palatial red-brick super-homes – complete with swimming pool, underground gym and car park – that a source said serve as guest houses for visiting friends and family.

Then there is a swanky £1 million pad for servants and staff, a flood-lit tennis court, a two-storey treehouse for the children to play in, and artwork dotted about the sprawling grounds.

But Christian and Emily haven’t quite managed to buy up the entire neighbourhood, with their estate surrounding a waterworks site and a £2 million cottage owned by a couple who are staying put amid the huge expansion. 

Mr Candy bought the Surrey manor house in 2015, but the £30 million price tag

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