Premiership billionaires target Gary Neville's £6m mansion

Premiership billionaires target Gary Neville's £6m mansion




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One of the wealthiest families in the Premiership are said to be eyeing up their latest investment.

Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s are believed to have identified Gary Neville’s £6million mansion as their dream English home.
 
Owned by the Rao family, Venky’s is said to be interested in the house in Bolton, which is just 13 miles from Blackburn’s Ewood Park ground.
 
Neville was recently granted planning permission to build his controversial ‘teletubby’ eco-home on greenbelt land in the Pennine Moors and so is selling his former property, which is in Tottington Road.
 
The former England international has spent almost three years working on the design for his perfect home. It has been described as being one of the country’s most energy efficient residential developments.
 
Mr Neville's application was initially turned down when it went before the planning committee in June 2010, but later re-submitted with the height of its wind turbine reduced from 130ft to 100ft.
 
Estate agent Knight Frank are selling Alexander House – which was constructed on the site of a Lancastrian farmstead – on behalf of the Manchester United captain and describe the property as ‘An exceptional modern country estate with panoramic southerly views’.
 
On the company’s website, Knight Frank go on to describe the luxurious seven bedroom mansion as ‘arguably the most exceptional modern country estate in the north west’.
 
‘With accommodation arranged over four floors there is an immediate sense of arrival into a three storey atrium dining hall - setting the tone for what is a stunning family home. The reception rooms on the upper ground floor sweep around a spectacular circular staircase and atrium with an almost full width sitting room and a high specification living kitchen. The bedrooms are on two floors and designed to offer flexibility of use.’
 
Blackburn Rovers fan and Lancashire Telegraph columnist John Myles, said he believed any purchase would be welcomed by the ‘vast majority’ of Rovers fans.
 
He told the Lancashire Telepraph: “It’s got to be a good sign because you read it’s a problem that they are based in India and there is little cohesion at the club at the moment.
 
“If they had a more visible presence that would help and at least it would be a base so they could put more time in at Ewood Park and stay over.
 
An Indian company that specialises in chicken meat processing, Venky’s completed the takeover of Blackburn Rovers in November for a fee believed to be between £47 million and £53 million.
 
Mr Myles added: "That’s got to be good news because we need them to be hands on rather than rely on other people, as perhaps they have done too much this season.
 
"And it's not a bad little pad for a weekend's retreat!”
 
Neville, described as a committed environmentalist, bought the entire 18th Century farming hamlet, off Tottington Road, five years ago and created the mansion which Venky’s are understood to be interested in.
 
The house sits on a 90-acre estate and boasts a luxury master suite, four reception rooms, six bathrooms, a cinema room, indoor swimming pool, gym, games room and lift over four floors.
 
It has landscaped gardens, equestrian land and private parking.
 
 

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