Robbie Williams puts £6.75m mansion up for sale – and lets us look inside


Stoke-on-Trent’s very own Robbie Williams has put his stunning Wiltshire mansion up for sale – for £1.35 million less than he bought it for 12 years ago.

The Port Vale fan and pop megastar had a very humble start in life growing up in Burslem and Tunstall.

But thanks to his success in Take That and as a solo artist, he has built up an impressive multi-national property portfolio including a Alpine lodge in Switzerland, a detached home in London’s Holland Park and a chic pad in Beverly Hills, LA.

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Now dad-of-four Robbie has decided to offload his Wiltshire country estate, Compton Bassett House, for a cool £6.75 million.

Unbelievably, that is considerably less than the £8.1 million he splashed out on the sprawling seven-bed property in 2009.

When you think that Robbie is worth an estimated £195 million, we doubt he is too worried about taking the financial hit.

Any new buyer will become the proud owner of their very own helicopter hangar, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex, as well as almost 70 acres of ‘magical’ gardens including paddocks and a tennis court.

There is even a ‘temple’, which no doubt proved an excellent feature for Robbie who is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church ministry.

And the 47-year-old is confident that Compton Bassett House will make an ideal home for any family lucky enough to have deep pockets.

“Compton Bassett House has been the perfect escape for our family,” said Robbie, who also spent a small fortune doing up the place.

“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.”



Robbie Williams cuddled up to his wife Ayda Field in Lake Como

Estate agent Frank Knight’s photos of Compton Bassett House, show Robbie and his wife Ayda Field had created a modern but comfortable family home for their growing brood.

Many of the impressive rooms feature distinctive artwork from colourful paintings to giant dog sculptures and what looks like oversized flyer saucer sweets.

There is a spacious open-plan kitchen, a cosy sitting room with open fire and several bedroom suites.

The house dates back to 1935, although there have been manor houses on the site on the edge of the village of Compton Bassett, since the 13th century.

Despite the warm and airy feel throughout, Robbie has previously claimed the property is haunted.

He told fans on 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.”

However, Rupert Sweeting, partner at Knight Frank, is certain any talk of ghosts won’t put off a future buyer.

Compton Bassett House is a fantastic family house that is ideal for entertaining,” he said.

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“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.”

So is a return to his beloved Stoke-on-Trent now on the cards for our Rob? Perhaps not as, according to the estate agent, the Williamses are selling ‘as they increasingly spend more time abroad’.

Never mind, he can always stop the night at Burslem’s George Hotel when he next needs an oatcake fix or wants to watch the Vale.





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