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Roy Keane sells lavish Ipswich home for €3.95 million

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Roy Keane

The master bedroom with panoramic views of the River Deben through
the bay window.

The master bedroom with panoramic views of the River Deben through the bay window.

The en suite has a large inset cast iron bath.

The en suite has a large inset cast iron bath.

The living room has built-in solid oak adjustable shelving/bookcase units

The living room has built-in solid oak adjustable shelving/bookcase units

The tennis courts has been constructed for use also as a five aside football pitch.

The tennis courts has been constructed for use also as a five aside football pitch.

The house has enviable views of the River Deben

The house has enviable views of the River Deben

The garden has a great play area for children with an amazing purpose built tree house

The garden has a great play area for children with an amazing purpose built tree house

All around there are panoramic views of the River Deben and beyond with mature lined woodland in the distance

All around there are panoramic views of the River Deben and beyond with mature lined woodland in the distance

The breakfast area has a crafted oval central island unit, with light oak work surfaces

The breakfast area has a crafted oval central island unit, with light oak work surfaces

A grand piano sits  in the reception room

A grand piano sits in the reception room

The dressing room boasts a full range of built-in wardrobes

The dressing room boasts a full range of built-in wardrobes

From the kitchen there is a large airy sitting room with superb views.

From the kitchen there is a large airy sitting room with superb views.

The elevated plot sits on over three acres of land

The elevated plot sits on over three acres of land

The home dates back to  around 1914

The home dates back to around 1914

The house has enviable views of the River Deben, along the banks of which Keane walks his dogs daily.

The house has enviable views of the River Deben, along the banks of which Keane walks his dogs daily.

The  family house has a light and airy feel

The family house has a light and airy feel

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Highfield occupies a lovely position on an elevated plot

Roy Keane's Ipswich home is officially off the market.

Property market Fine and Country has confirmed that the Cork legend’s mansion was sold for a cool £2.95m (€3.95m).

A source confirmed to Independent.ie this morning that an offer has been approved on the seven-bedroom mansio, subject to contract.

The decadent home was put on the market early last year, with the Keane family living in Cheshire most of the time. Keane is based there to do scouting work for Ireland in the northwest of England.

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The master bedroom with panoramic views of the River Deben through
the bay window.

The master bedroom with panoramic views of the River Deben through the bay window.

The master bedroom with panoramic views of the River Deben through the bay window.

The mansion originally had an asking price of €4.2 million. It was initially believed that Keane had been eyeing up properties in his native Cork, where one of his children attends college.

The detached property, which is 100 years old, was bought by Keane in 2009 when he moved to Ipswich to take up the post of manager.

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The breakfast area has a crafted oval central island unit, with light oak work surfaces

The breakfast area has a crafted oval central island unit, with light oak work surfaces

The breakfast area has a crafted oval central island unit, with light oak work surfaces

He, his wife Teresa and five children, lived in the Woodbridge mansion, which is an hour from Stanstead airport, ever since.

Set on more than three acres, the property is described as “refurbished to an extremely high specification” in a desirable and tranquil setting in Woodbridge.

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From the kitchen there is a large airy sitting room with superb views.

From the kitchen there is a large airy sitting room with superb views.

From the kitchen there is a large airy sitting room with superb views.

The house has enviable views of the River Deben, along the banks of which Keane walks his beloved dogs daily.

The house boasts a private driveway with tennis court, swimming pools, seven double bedrooms, double garage, four en-suites and two family bath/shower rooms. The garden has a tree house for children to play.

When advertising the property, the estate agent said it was offered chain free, indicating that the seller was ready to move, and didn't require the funds from the sale to purchase a new home.

Described as "the most exquisite property", photos show a very comfortable family home, decorated with impeccable taste.

In photos released from the brochure last year, the home was revealed to be lavishly and tastefully decorated with solid oak throughout and a colour palette of deep reds, browns with splashes of yellow.

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