Game of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie apply for planning permission to build new gates at their £1.75m country home to stop fans ‘trespassing’ on their property
- Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have applied to build gates
- Couple say privacy has been ‘continuously breached’ at their Suffolk farmhouse
- The two 34-year-olds married in 2018, and welcomed their first baby last week
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have applied to build new gates at their £1.75million country home – to keep fans from ‘trespassing’ on their property.
The celebrity couple, both 34, met in 2012 on the set of the hit HBO series, in which they played on-screen couple Jon Snow and Ygritte.
They married in 2018, and welcomed their first child, a baby boy, last week – and have become concerned about their privacy as a family.
Since moving into the six-bedroom, Grade II* listed farmhouse in Suffolk, in 2017, Harington and Leslie, both 34, say their privacy and security has been ‘continuously breached’.
In a planning application for the wooden gates, the stars say they have experienced ‘increasing’ incidents of trespassers on their property, who are there ‘purely from an unwelcome and intrusive desire to observe the occupants’.
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have applied to build new gates at their £1.75million home – to keep fans from ‘trespassing’ on their property
The planning application requests for solid oak gates, measuring almost 6ft tall (1.8 metres), to be fitted at two different locations on the property from where there are ‘clear views’ into their garden.
The application is still awaiting decision by the district council.
But it reads: ‘Since the change in ownership in 2017, the privacy and security of the occupants has been continuously breached.
‘[This is] not in order to view the architectural and historic merits of the building, but purely from an unwelcome and intrusive desire to observe the occupants.
Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie departing Rayne Church in Kirkton on Rayne after their wedding on June 23, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland
‘Whilst the new owners understand they generate a considerable amount of interest, this has sadly led to increasing incidents of unwelcome and unsolicited people coming onto to the property.
‘The owners have a right to their privacy and quiet enjoyment of their property without intrusion.’
It continues: ‘There are two key points which afford clear views into what would normally be considered private areas of garden for any householder.
‘It is therefore proposed to install a pair of solid oak gates at both points.
The application states: ‘There are two key points which afford clear views into what would normally be considered private areas of garden for any householder’
‘This will achieve an improved level of privacy and security for the occupants and help to minimise the constant invasion of that privacy.’
Each set of double gates will measure almost 6ft high (1.8 metres) and 11ft across (3.4 metres) – or 5ft 6ins (1.7 metres) for each single gate.
The new planning application comes just months after the celebrity couple were granted permission in October 2020 for a £1million refurb of the heating system in the 15th century farmhouse.