Robbie Williams has put his impressive Wiltshire mansion up for sale but for a bargain £1.35 million less than he bought it for 12 years ago.
The Stoke-on-Trent resident grew up in Burslem, Tunstall and at the pubs his family owned.
Robbie was raised by his father, who became the licensede of Port Vale FC’s social club. Robbie has been a long-standing fan of the team.
His success as a solo performer and joining Take That at age 16 have allowed Robbie to build a substantial property portfolio.
Robbie Williams, 47, has an Alpine lodge in Switzerland and a detached home at London’s Holland Park. He also owns a Beverly Hills pad that he uses as a chill-out spot.
As a full time dad-of-four Robbie with his wife, Ayda, he has decided to sell his Wiltshire country bolt hole, Compton Bassett House, for £6.75 million.
The house has been his home since 2009. He also lives there with his wife, Ayda, their daughters Theodora, Colette, and his sons Charlton, and Beau.
The international pop megastar would be making a loss on the sale however, as in 2009 he paid £8.1 million for the seven-bedroom house.
Robbie is worth £195 million however, so perhaps the loss is minor in his leagues.
It has its own helicopter hangar and indoor swimming pool. There are 70 acres of magical gardens, which include paddocks, and a tennis court.
As Robbie is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church ministry, there is also of course, a ‘temple’ perhaps for some meditation.
On the sale, he explained: “Compton Bassett House has been the perfect escape for our family,”
“It is where Ayda and I truly fell in love, set roots as a couple, and dreamed of our future family.
“Since then, we have welcomed four beautiful children into the gracious rooms at Compton Bassett House, where we have shared much laughter and joy.
“The gardens and trees have enchanted us with their magic, and on rainy days – of which there are many in England – we have played and splashed around the indoor pool, much to our delight.
“Compton Bassett House is most definitely a family-friendly house that deserves to have much more laughter and joy within its beautiful walls. We hope the incoming purchaser will enjoy just as much as we have.”
The mansion is being sold with Frank Knight estate agents and the pictures of the rooms are on their website now for potential buyers perusal.
The couple spent a considerable amount to make this house their home. They covered the walls with bright art, from large dog sculptures to colourful paintings and even a giant flyer saucer.
At the heart of the home is a huge open-plan kitchen, a cosy living room with a big open fireplace and seven bedrooms for any unexpected guests.
The house was built in 1935 and has a lot to its credit. There have been manor houses here since the 13th Century.
Robbie has even claimed the property is haunted as he said in an Instagram live last year: “We have got a very, very old property — it is like 1,000 years old. There is one room that I am suspicious of. It gives me the creeps.”
Estate agents Knight Frank are quick to dismiss any potential ghostlike activity in the ancient property as Rupert Sweeting, partner at Knight Frank, commends its warmth.
He said: “Compton Bassett House is a fantastic family house that is ideal for entertaining,”
“Although our clients are sad to be leaving, they’re certain that the next owners will love it as much as they have.
“The house has the benefit of being on the edge of the village but also has beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it providing complete privacy and protection.”
Speculation on where Robbie may be living after the place sells have varied as fans are hoping he may return to his beloved Stoke-on-Trent but it seems the family ‘increasingly spend more time abroad’.
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