Cheeky chappy Robbie Williams’ “exceptional country house” is still on the market with a price tag of £7.5m. The stunning mansion is “situated to the edge of the charming hamlet of Compton Bassett. The village lies between Calne and Marlborough, in rolling Wiltshire countryside.”
Property features include:
- 7 bedrooms
- Indoor pool/leisure complex
- Tennis Court
- Two staff flats and a detached cottage
- Formal gardens and approximately 71 acres
Here are more details of Robbie Williams house in Compton Bassett listed for sale on Zoopla.co.uk
What does Zoopla tell us about the property and area?
Well, we know from reports that Robbie paid £8.5m for it in 2009 and has listed it at £7.5m. Zoopla also tells us that it has been on the market since July last year, thanks to our listing history information box.
Looking at our sold prices section, we can see that the owners that Robbie probably bought from paid £2,000,000 for Compton Bassett House on 15th Dec in 1997.
In terms of the surrounding area, average property values in Compton Bassett are £351,247 and that in the last year property values in Compton Bassett have declined by 8.02% or £16,261.
Take a snoop around Compton Bassett House which, according to Savills – the agent selling the property… “has been extensively renovated with fantastic attention to detail. The award winning architect responsible for the renovation was Michael Philips of Hotel du Vin acclaim.”
Colin Firth, crowned the nation’s ideal neighbour
Very few of us need worry about a celebrity neighbour, but having the right celebrity on your street can benefit a neighbourhood and have a positive impact on home values, but the wrong celebrity can have the opposite effect. An unpopular celebrity can not only make a street less appealing, but potentially damage house prices.
Our recent Zoopla.co.uk Celebrity Neighbour Survey for 2011 clearly shows who you (over 4000 of you) believe would benefit and harm your street.
Colin Firth, who lives in Chiswick, West London where properties currently cost £647,988 on average according to us, confirmed his status as the man of the moment garnering more than 15% of the vote for most desirable celebrity neighbour. The ‘nation’s sweetheart’ Cheryl Cole was Firth’s nearest rival with nearly one in ten votes (9%), closely followed by Ant & Dec (also Chiswick residents) with 8.7%. Rounding off the top five most desirable neighbours were Jeremy Clarkson (8.1%) and Michael McIntrye (7.5%). And giving Cheryl Cole one more thing to tease her mentor over, Simon Cowell finds himself on the wrong list, coming in 10th place on Britain’s least desirable neighbour rankings with 2.7% of the vote.
In the stakes for least desirable celebrity neighbour Katie Price, (whose property is for sale on Zoopla.co.uk) leaves all others in her dust with almost one in three respondents (29.1%) voting her the neighbour from hell. Her closest rivals for the top spot were Irish pop duo Jedward (12.6%), jungle hypochondriac Gillian McKeith (7.8%) and Dancing on Ice evictee Kerry Katona (7.6%) – see her property for sale on Zoopla.co.uk. Alex Reid also made the top 10 least desirable list with 4.3% of the vote. And proving that he is trouncing his former wife for the public’s affections, Peter Andre just missed out on a spot in the top 10 most desirable celebrity neighbours, securing 13th place with 3% of the vote.
The former Cheshire home of Kerry Katona
on the market for £1.1m
Katie Price’s Surrey mansion
for sale at £2.95m
On the fence…
Proving that politics and popularity go hand in hand, David Cameron is one of only two names to appear on both the most and least desirable neighbours lists, gaining an almost equal share of the vote in both cases. The other name to appear on both lists, long known as a love him or hate him type and the ultimate marmite-celebrity, is Jeremy Clarkson although he did secure a notably higher share of the most desirable vote than least desirable.
The 10 most desirable celebrity neighbours
|Rank||Name||% of votes|
|3||Ant & Dec||8.7|
|6||Wills & Kate||6|
Source: Zoopla.co.uk, Feb 2011
The 10 least desirable celebrity neighbours
|Rank||Name||% of votes|
|1||Katie Price (Jordan)||29.1|
Source: Zoopla.co.uk, Feb 2011
This is a legacy post from the findaproperty.com blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.
They steal your milk, eat your chocolate stash and leave their stuff all over the living room floor. Now, it turns out, your flatmate might be doing more damage than you thought.
Young people, particularly those in shared rented homes, are more than twice as likely as the rest of us to fall victim to identity fraud, according to some disturbing research that crossed FindaProperty’s desk recently.
And a quarter of identity fraud victims suspect it’s their flatmates or lodgers who are responsible for stealing their personal details.
The survey of more than 5,000 victims of identity fraud was conducted by Experian’s ProtectMyID, which offers insurance and support against ID fraud.
“Flat sharing and rental is fast becoming the best option for millions of Brits unable to provide the necessary deposits to make their first step up the property ladder,” says ProtectMyID’s Peter Turner. “In the majority of cases this is a great option to meet new people and experience living away from home for the first time.”
But as one of the fastest growing groups targeted by both professional and amateur fraudsters, flat sharers who live in rented accommodation need to be more vigilant to the dangers and effects of ID theft.
“By sharing your home, flatmate fraudsters have all the access they need to a vast amounts of your personal information in the way of post, personal documents and photos,” Turner warns.
He says there are a number of simple ways flatmates can rent a room without opening themselves up to ID fraud.
- Don’t publicise where your personal banking statements are kept in your room
- Make sure unused credit cards and cheque books are well hidden or locked away
- Keep PINS and passwords private – memorise security information rather than writing it down
- Don’t leave unopened mail lying around the house
- Delete your cookies and history when using a communal or personal computer