David Cameron's shepherd's hut
The hut has been placed in the Camerons’ garden

David Cameron says he plans to write a book in a designer garden shed that has been installed at his family home.

The shepherd’s hut, thought to have cost the former prime minister £25,000, includes a wood-burning stove, sofa bed and sheep’s wool insulation.

Mr Cameron admitted his wife Samantha made all the design decisions about the hut, in which he plans to write his memoirs.

His children have other ideas, however – they want to use it as a playroom.

The former Conservative party leader said there had been “a bit of a fight” over the use of the shed, painted in muted shades called Clunch, Mouse’s Back and Old White.

David Cameron in his shepherd's hut with Paul Bennett
David Cameron with Paul Bennett of Red Sky Shepherd’s Huts, which designed the hut

“My children want to use it as a Wendy house,” he said. “I want to use it as a book-writing room and my son wants it as an alternative bedroom. So, quite a lot of competition.

“When it first arrived, there was great excitement – who was going to spend the first night in it?”

David Cameron in his shepherd's hut
The former prime minister wants to use the hut for writing