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Home Vacation Cate Blanchett’s noisy build in Mawgan Porth ‘destroyed holidays and cost neighbour £60K’

Cate Blanchett’s noisy build in Mawgan Porth ‘destroyed holidays and cost neighbour £60K’

by Staff

A holiday let owner has accused Hollywood actor Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton of having a “total disregard” for their neighours in Mawgan Porth, near Newquay, as they build their eco-home in the picturesque resort.

Karen Burgess, who owns a neighbouring holiday let, says the noise from construction last year had all but “destroyed” the holidays of her guests. But the architect for the property claims it’s a case of mistaken identity – and the noise is not coming from the property she thinks it is.

Ms Burgess claims to have lost £60,000 in rental revenue to noisy works in the area and says to this day she is having to advertise her own bolthole, just steps from the construction site, as being impacted by building noise. It comes as the celebrity couple have been working on their four-bedroom, modern home since purchasing an old cottage in 2020 and demolishing it.


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With an additional bedroom in an outhouse, the home has been designed to blend into the landscape and there has been little objection about its overall design – but people have been furious about the alleged disruption the build is causing. A number of other houses have also been built in the area recently.

Having been granted planning permission to build the home in September 2022, Situ8, acting on behalf of the clients, submitted a further application in November, 2023, for changes to an additional plot of land purchased by the couple in 2021, which reignited some anger among locals.

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