Robbie Williams has reportedly put his £9 million Compton Basset Manor back on the market, after failing to sell it back in July 2010.
Last month it was claimed the singer, 47, and wife Ayda Field had forked out a cool £24million on an incredible mansion in Switzerland after moving their family to Geneva.
According to reports on Saturday, Robbie is keen to sell the 17th century Wiltshire property as he ‘never felt at home’ there and also feels it is ‘haunted’.
Changes: Robbie Williams (pictured with wife Ayda Field) ‘has put his Wiltshire manor back on the market’ after splashing out £24 million on villa in Switzerland, it was reported on Saturday
A source speaking to The Mirror claimed: ‘It seemed like an idyllic hideaway in the English countryside but he never really felt at home there. In a matter of months he realised it wasn’t where he and Ayda wanted to settle.
‘Now he’s planning a reshuffle of his property portfolio since deciding to buy in Switzerland.
‘The family moved there last summer and rented for six months to make sure they wanted to stay.’
MailOnline has contacted Robbie’s representatives, who declined to comment.
Property: Robbie attempted to sell the manor back in July 2010, just 18 months after he first bought it, but failed to shift it at the time
The Angels hitmaker has previously claimed he thought the manor was ‘haunted’ as his daughter Teddy, eight, had told him she found it scary.
During a podcast appearance, Robbie said of the manor: ‘It gives me the creeps. 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”. 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.’
He also suggested that he’d seen the ghost of his pet dog Trixie at the house, and this made him uncomfortable with living there.
Challenges: Of the manor, a source said of Robbie: ‘He never really felt at home there. In a matter of months he realised it wasn’t where he and Ayda wanted to settle’
Robbie bought Compton Bassett House in 2008, but put it back on the market just 18 months later, and had still failed to shift the £9 million property by 2016.
The original listing for the property in 2010 described the ‘charming’ property is described as ‘an exceptional country house nestling within its own land.’
Set in a backdrop of ‘picturesque rolling countryside,’ the property is built over three floors and and with an extensive leisure complex and a detached cottage.
The listing notes that the property had been extensively renovated, which was confirmed by Parish Council chairman Pete Szczesiak, who said Robbie had ‘done a lot of work on it’.
Concerns: The Angels hitmaker has previously claimed he thought the manor was ‘haunted’ as his daughter Teddy, eight, had told him she found it scary
Robbie recently moved to Geneva with wife Ayda and their children Teddy, Charlton, six, Coco, two, and one-year-old Beau.
Robbie and his family first moved to the country last year in a bid to avoid catching coronavirus, before holidaying in St Barts over New Year where he contracted the potentially deadly virus.
The couple have reportedly told pals that they love the relaxed ‘pace of life’ in the country and have even enrolled their children in a school there, according claims from The Sun.
Move: Robbie moved to Geneva last year with wife Ayda and their children Teddy, Charlton, six, Coco, two, and one-year-old Beau
The family appear to have fully immersed themselves in the lifestyle as Robbie has also joined exclusive golf club De Genève near his new pad.
The publication reported that after first moving to Switzerland last year the family have now made their move permanent.
The Sun reported that Robbie cut a deal with businessman Nicolas Brunschwig over the 356 square-metre Swiss villa during a game of golf.
Lovely location: Robbie and his family first moved to the country last year in a bid to avoid catching coronavirus, though he later caught it during a New Year’s trip to St Barts
A source said: ‘The Golf Club De Genève is very exclusive. You have to know the right people to even to get a look-in and that’s before even paying the massive fees.
‘Robbie is a first-class golfer and loves it there. He met Brunschwig and they did the deal.
‘Robbie and his family are delighted. They love the pace of life here. They love the open space and the lake nearby. The neighbourhood is used to wealthy inhabitants and their privacy is totally respected.’
The Williams’ property is built in the style of a traditional Genevan villa with a long sweeping tree-lined drive and gated entrance.
Settling down: It was reported that after first moving to Switzerland last year the family have now made their move permanent (pictured in November 2019)
A representative for the couple declined to comment at the time.
Back in September, Robbie revealed he was living in Switzerland amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2, the musician insisted he’s opted to temporarily reside ‘up a mountain’ in a bid to avoid contracting COVID-19 as he’s ‘a bit neurotic’.
When asked he’s living in his Los Angeles or Malibu home, the media personality said: ‘No I’m not. I’m somewhere in Switzerland up a mountain.
‘Well, I’m a bit neurotic and I thought where can I place myself where it won’t get me? And I thought, well I’ll just live up the Mont Blanc for 6 months… it’s really warm actually, it’s really lovely.’
On how the global outbreak has affected his lifestyle, the former Take That star admitted while he loves spending time with his children, he’s eager to get back to ‘doing what I love’.
The singer said: ‘The performing arts is suffering greatly because of it and, on a personal note from me, I’m so grateful to do what I do for a living and can’t wait to get back to work and start performing again.
‘I’m loving my time with my family, I’m loving my time with my wife, I’ve got 4 kids – it’s joyous – but I’m chomping at the bit now to leave the house and do what I do for a living and what I love.’
Isolating in luxury! The famous family had spent the start of lockdown last year at their £26m Beverly Hills mansion