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Pampered pooches get luxury pad

Dog spa - artist's impression
A £15,000 dog spa is to be among the luxuries on offer

A dog-loving surgeon is to turn part of her £1.4m home in Gloucestershire into luxury accommodation for her pets.

The woman, who wants to stay anonymous, told an architect her new bungalow near Cirencester must include deluxe living quarters for her two Great Danes.

A retina-controlled dog flap, £15,000 sound system, temperature-regulated dog spa and automatic feeding stations are among the luxuries to be offered.

It is estimated that the "kennels" will cost the surgeon more than £250,000.

Plasma screen

The "Dog House" is to contain two bedrooms and living quarters.

The pampered animals will be able to enjoy sheepskin-lined raised beds to keep them in comfort as they look out of the windows.

Artist's impression of the property
Work on the property is expected to begin in the spring

In the lounge, the spoilt pets will be able to watch television on a 52-inch (132cm) plasma screen.

A number of CCTV cameras will allow the owner to watch her dogs online, wherever they roam.

The Dog House is to be built as part of a new £1.4m home on Cotswold Water Park in the Lower Mill Estate.

Designed by architect Andy Ramus, work is expected to begin on the property in the spring.

Dee McCourt, from the Lower Mill Estate, said: "It's amazing. This lady obviously cares an awful lot about her dogs.

"We offer a bespoke service but it is the first animal request we've had."

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