EX-ENGLAND star Gareth Barry has slashed nearly £1million off the asking price of his stunning country estate – which features its very own aircraft hanger.
The 53-cap midfielder, 40, is now demanding £3.65m for the seven-bedroom, 30-acre property – three years after first putting it on the market.
Barry and wife Louise initially wanted £4.5m for it but have now re-listed the home for the reduced fee.
The former Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom man – who retired last month holding the record for the most Premier League appearances on 653 – paid £3.2m for the pad in 2009 but is struggling to shift the home.
A 25-year mortgage with a 10 per cent deposit would leave repayments of more than £14,000 a month.
But the fortunate buyer of the luxury Cheshire property would be in for an absolute treat.
A long drive is lined by trees and leads to the 9,000-square-foot property.
Inside there are seven bathrooms to match the number of bedrooms.
A glorious, bright reception room looking out over the gardens is one of five, with an office which has two of Barry’s football shirts and various caps framed on the wall.
The stylish kitchen was refurbished in 2010 and features neat contemporary cabinets with a large central island.
It includes a range of built-in appliances including coffee machine, ovens, a wine cooler and oversized fridge with cold drawers below.
Things then get very exciting.
Barry’s pad also has an awesome home cinema complete with comfy arm chairs as well as a games room with a white snooker table complete with a slate-coloured baize.
But anyone wanting to grab a drink while channeling their inner Ronnie O’Sullivan won’t have to go far because there is a fully-fitted bar with plenty of bottles of champagne.
And Barry no doubt helped keep in tip-top condition by making use of the home gym featuring a treadmill, exercise bike, cross trainer and weights as well as the stunning indoor swimming pool.
For those hoping to relax, there is also a sauna as part of the pool room.
As if that wasn’t enough already, the outside is equally – if not more – impressive.
A tennis court doubles up as a football pitch while there are also 13 private stables with space for equestrian on the massive grounds.
And completing the list for any country estate is, naturally, a 3,500-square-foot former aircraft hangar – perfect to store that ultimate car collection or – err – your own small aeroplane if you have one lying around.
Estate agents handling the sale reveal: “An exceptional small country estate with beautifully-refurbished modern house, centrally situated in fabulous gardens and grounds with tremendous leisure and equestrian facilities and extensive modern outbuildings.
“Beautiful fully-fenced grounds with long tree-lined driveway, formal gardens including tennis court, pond and sun terraces, superb surrounding paddocks.”