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 native grew up in Burslem and Tunstall at pubs his family ran.
His dad became the licensee of Port Vale FC social club, leading Robbie to become a lifelong fan of the team.
Joining Take That age 16 and his success since as a solo singer have allowed him to invest in a large property portfolio.
Robbie, 47, owns an Alpine lodge in Switzerland, a detached home in London's exclusive Holland Park and a chill-out pad in Beverly Hills, LA.
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.
He has lived in the house since 2009 with his wife, who he married in 2010 in his Beverly Hills house, his daughters Theodora and Colette, and 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.
The estate features its own helicopter hangar, an indoor swimming pool and leisure complex, and 70 acres of 'magical' gardens which includes 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 small fortune making the house their home with bold art covering the walls from colourful paintings to giant dog sculptures and what could be a giant flyer saucer sweet.
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.
Built in 1935, the house certainly has a lot of history, as there have been grand manor houses on the same site 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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