Football boss to offload £3.5m acquisition at bargain price

Football boss to offload £3.5m acquisition at bargain price


In a desperate bid to sell his multi-million pound mansion, which has been up for sale over two years, ex-Rangers director, Ian Skelly, has dropped the price of his home by more than one million pounds, reported the Scottish Sun.

The luxury pad, described as "one of Scotland's finest country homes" was originally put on the market by Skelly at a staggering £3.5 million, but after failing to secure a buyer, the asking price has been substantially reduced to just £2.3 million.

Skelly, 76, purchased the 13,000 sq ft mansion more than 30 years ago. He is keen to sell his home so he can move closer to his family in London.

Comprising of six bedrooms, 23 acres of land and a whole host of high-end facilities, including a flood-lit tennis court, swimming pool, gym, library, wine cellar and triple garage, it is hoped that the bargain price-tag will attract a number of new offers on the outstanding Leewood House, located near Lanark.

The ex-football boss, also the owner of a lucrative car dealership in Glasgow, Europe’s largest VW-Audi franchise holder, sold the Ian Skelly Group for £18.3million in 1989 and was listed as one of Scotland’s top 100 richest people back in 2001.

The Scottish Sun further reported that the estate agents said Skelly’s home "occupies a private, rural setting with open views over the Clyde Valley." 

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