EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Robbie Williams sells his £8.1 million country house for £6.75 million.
Despite the fact that country house prices have soared as a result of the pandemic, pop star Robbie Williams has agreed to sell his rural idyll for a huge discount after learning it is haunted.
I’ve heard the former Take That singer has accepted an offer on Compton Bassett House in Wiltshire after slashing the asking price by £1.35 million — more than five times the average British house price.
He and his wife, former X Factor judge Ayda Field, 42, paid £8.1 million for the seven-bedroom home in 2008.
Last September, they put it on the market with a guide price of £6.75 million.
It has now been sold’subject to contract,’ according to a Knight Frank estate agent.
The price reduction comes as a surprise, as rural house prices in the South-West are said to have risen by more than 10% in the last year as city dwellers relocate to the countryside.
The 18th-century mansion is set on a 71-acre estate with its own football pitch, tennis court, 73-foot-long swimming pool, helicopter hangar, and gym, as well as additional staff and guest accommodations.
In 2020, Williams, 47, revealed that the house had left him and his four children, Theodora (‘Teddy’), nine, Charlton, seven, Colette, three, and Beau, 23 months, feeling haunted.
‘There’s one room in particular that I’m suspicious of,’ he explained.
‘I get the creeps from it.’
‘Our daughter, Teddy, was sleeping in there,’ says the mother.
She doesn’t have it any longer.
“That room scares me,” Teddy explained.
“I don’t like that house,” I admitted, “and it scares me as well.”
You are no longer required to sleep there.”
‘I believe that great grief, great pain, or tragedy can soak into the walls and leave an essence there that lasts for a very, very long time,’ he added.
A nearby landfill site, which locals claim emits a ‘horrible odor,’ is also said to have turned off potential buyers.
In 2013, residents complained about the dump’s ‘obnoxious’ pong.
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