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Wayne Rooney’s new £20million ‘luxury estate of distinction’ in Cheshire

This is Wayne Rooney’s new £20million home in Cheshire, described as a ‘luxury estate of distinction’ by its developer. The former Manchester United star and his wife Coleen can now call themselves Lord and Lady of the Mansion after the developer of their six-bedroom stack revealed his name online, reports the Mirror.

Developer Brighouse Homes said the newly built High Lake Manor was created on 50 acres of former farmland. The pals say Rooney, his wife Coleen and their children are eager to move into the property, formerly known as Mount Pleasant Farm but now called High Lake Manor.

Brighouse Homes calls the Cheshire site a ‘luxury estate of distinction’. A promotional article released by the developers reveals that the house also includes a library.

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This could be the perfect place to hoard Rooney’s three autobiographies, as well as Coleen’s Welcome to my World tome. The house and grounds – the size of 25 football pitches – are a far cry from Rooney’s Croxteth ground in Liverpool.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney arrive for the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video’s Rooney at Home

Rooney, now manager of Championship team Derby County, started football there and met Coleen when they were both 12. A source said: ‘Wayne will be absolutely thrilled to have his own mansion.

High Lake Manor has “enviable” pool and spa facilities and “luxurious interiors”, set in “magnificent grounds”, developer Brighouse Homes writes online. Situated in a secluded location behind a lake, the mansion has its own orangeries and a garage with space for six cars.

Rooney – worth an estimated £100m – has also installed a billiard room, home cinema, wine cellar and stables with room for 14 horses. Other features include a whiskey and cigar room, study and library – perfect for keeping Rooney’s three autobiographies. There is a pitch for sons Kai, 12, Klay, 8, Kit, 6, and Cass, 4, 4.

The couple installed security cameras, after their previous £6million property in Prestbury was targeted. Cops intervened after an intruder wearing a balaclava tried to enter the 2016 incident, Coleen later saying it caused sleepless nights and scares for her children.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney were charged with turning the village into a housing estate for
Wayne and Coleen Rooney have been accused of turning the village into a ‘footballers’ housing estate

Despite buying the land for £4million in 2017, the family only moved in at Christmas 2021 after the development was plagued with delays amid the pandemic. Wayne and Coleen have previously been accused of turning the quaint village of Marhall, near Knutsford, into a ‘footballers’ estate’ by a local parish council.

The surrounding Cheshire villages are popular with Manchester City and Manchester United players including Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw, as well as Liverpool and Everton players Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson. The area, known as Cheshire’s Golden Triangle, was also officially home to David and Victoria Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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