Robbie Williams has finally sold his countryside mansion for £6.75 million after he was forced to drop the asking price.
The singer, 47, bought the seven-bedroom Wiltshire abode for £8.1 million in 2009 and in the years that followed, put it on the market three times.
Yet despite it being one of the most viewed properties in the area, it became a tough one to sell.
He listed the property for a third time in September 2021 and reluctantly slashed his asking price by £1.35 million to £6.75 million, despite average UK property prices having gone up by 65 per cent.
Compromise: Robbie Williams, 47, has finally sold his £7million countryside mansion, after he was forced to drop the asking price, with luxury estate agent Knight & Frank revealing that the property has been sold subject to contract
Compromise: The singer put the seven-bedroom Wiltshire abode on the market in September but, despite it being one of the most viewed properties in the area, it became a tough one to sell
According to the Daily Star, he was encouraged to lower the asking price down but the star didn’t want to drop.
The luxury estate agent Knight & Frank have now revealed that the property has been sold subject to contract.
A source said: ‘It really is stunning, but it is just not being offered on. The price may be too high for the current climate of buyers, but it doesn’t seem like he wants to come down from what it has been valued at. It is causing all sorts of headaches.
‘Online, the house is doing so well, everyone is clicking on it and wants to take a look around, but the reality is, it has been sat there six months now and it needs looking at, because it’s not moving.’
Local villagers told MailOnline that they believed one of the main reasons for it failing to sell is the proximity of the landfill site which is half a mile away and can be seen from some of its upstairs windows.
Bringing down the price: Robbie bought the house for £8million in 2008 and was encouraged to lower the asking price down from £6.75million but the star didn’t want to drop
Sweeping: The property is located close to the quaint village of Compton Bassett in Wiltshire
Lavish: The singer’s property portfolio also includes a Beverley Hills mansion (pictured) and a £17m home in Notting Hill, West London
In 2020, the singer did little to help boost sales after claiming the country manor had left him and his four children, Theodora (‘Teddy’) nine, Charlton, seven, Colette, three, and Beau, 23 months, feeling that it was haunted.
‘There is one room that I am suspicious of,’ he said. ‘It gives me the creeps. Teddy, our daughter, was sleeping in there. She doesn’t any more.
‘Teddy told me, ”That room scares me. I don’t like that house.” I said, ”It scares me, too. You don’t have to sleep there any more.”’
He added: ‘If there is great grief or great pain or tragedy, I think it can soak into the walls and leave an essence there that remains for a very, very long time.’
Quirky: The gourmet chef’s kitchen is an impressive feature of the home with a stunning blue wooden island and a sprawling dining space for large gatherings
Master suite: The mansion itself is spread across 19,913 square feet, boasting seven bedrooms
The landfill site covering 4.8acres has been legally operated by Hills Waste Solutions since the early 1990s. It was previously a council run site.
The site has met all environmental standards and has a contract with Wiltshire County council to dispose of household waste for a wide area, including the towns of Calne, Wooton Basset and other smaller villages.
It is almost completely hidden from the fully restored 18th century property during the summer months when nearby trees are in full leaf.
Residents in the village said the former Take That singer and his family had not lived full time at the sprawling estate for several years.
Williams and his wife Ayda and four children are instead believed to spend most of their time at his £24m estate overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Modern meets regal: The property features modern classical architecture and several stone fireplaces
The singer’s property portfolio also includes a Beverley Hills mansion and a £17m home in Notting Hill, West London.
The house was originally built as a giant stabling block for horses kept by the owners of a nearby country house built in 1674.
But it was converted into a home after the main house was demolished in 1929, and underwent massive renovation under previous owners in 1998.
The work on the property was so extensive that a new electricity substation reportedly had to be installed at a cost of £350,000 as it was using so much energy.
Williams is said to have carried out further improvements, adding a cinema room, football pitch and a quad bike track.
Luxe: The house is on a 71-acre country estate and features an additional cottage, a football pitch, a tennis court, a helicopter hangar and two flats for staff members
Robbie and his wife Ayda Field bought the property in 2009 and put it up for sale with estate agent Knight Frank.
The house is on a 71-acre country estate and features an additional cottage, a football pitch, a tennis court, a helicopter hangar and two flats for staff members.
Inside the home, called Compton Bassett House, there is a leisure spa featuring a gym, indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and sauna.
The singer, who is worth an estimated £80m, once described the house as an ‘impulse’ buy, saying he thought it was an ideal place to bring up his family.
When the house was put on then market, Robbie said: ‘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.’
Making moves: Robbie and his wife Ayda Field bought the property in 2009 and put it up for sale with estate agent Knight Frank (pictured in 2018)