Sunday 26 October 2014

Keane cuts €700k from asking price of luxury home

Published 07/07/2014 | 02:30

Roy Keane. Photo credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Roy Keane. Photo credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

ROY Keane has had to cut the asking price of his seven-bedroom Suffolk home by €700,000.

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Keane put his house on the market for €4.3m in May of this year but his selling agent Fine & Country has slashed the price to €3.6m.

The 100-year-old Woodbridge family home boasts a swimming pool, a tennis court that doubles up as a five-a-side football pitch, landscaped grounds and a raised vegetable garden.

Keane bought the property, which lies on 3.17 acres of land and overlooks the Deben estuary, when he moved to Ipswich to take up the post of manager in 2009.

According to the selling agent, the interior of the house was recently refurbished to "an extremely high specification" and the interior is "warm, light and airy".

A colour palette of deep reds, browns and "splashes of yellow" is used throughout the house.

The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and an Adams-style stone fireplace. Four of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms complete with granite flooring, double showers and marble wash-basins.

The kitchen is described as one of the "special points to note" and "the heart of the house".

Keane has said he will be able to combine his new role at Aston Villa, based in Birmingham, with his job as Assistant Manager of Ireland.

Irish Independent

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