Foot­ballers’ Wives home is new to the mar­ket

Western Mail - - NEWS - Peter Slee

FANCY liv­ing like a Pre­mier League foot­baller?Then here, maybe, is your chance. Swans cap­tain Leon Brit­ton and his fam­ily are down­siz­ing and have just put their stun­ning, high-spec, five-bed­room prop­erty in the Gower vil­lage of Three Crosses on the mar­ket. And if you hap­pen to have £1.1m go­ing spare and fancy trad­ing up, it could be yours.

The Gables is set over three floors and comes with ev­ery­thing you might ex­pect from a Pre­mier League player, in­clud­ing a huge lounge, an im­pe­rial oak cen­tral stair­case, a fea­ture red-brick fire­place and a kitchen that is straight out of a de­signer cat­a­logue.

There’s also a fam­ily room at the front of the house, pro­vid­ing an ad­di­tional liv­ing area.

The main bed­room boasts a sump­tu­ous en-suite bath­room, with free-stand­ing bath and large shower unit. It also has a huge walk-in wardrobe area. A fam­ily room at the front of the house pro­vides an ad­di­tional liv­ing area should you need it. On the top floor is a games room, which cur­rently has a Swans-in­spired snooker ta­ble in it, a bar, and pro­jec­tor. Out­side, ac­cess is via wroughti r o n elec­tric gates, plenty of park­ing for as many de luxe cars as you might own and a pri­vate garden just per­fect for kick­ing a foot­ball around! Es­tate agent Fine & Coun­try in Mum­bles says the prop­erty “is a pri­vate, ex­tremely gen­er­ous home which sits at the end of a highly de­sir­able, pri­vate road.

“It of­fers ex­tremely gen­er­ous and flex­i­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion set over three floors and has been con­structed to a high spec­i­fi­ca­tion. It is im­mac­u­lately pre­sented through­out and is set in a semi-ru­ral vil­lage lo­ca­tion, with coun­try­side views.”

Dad of three Brit­ton, a mid­fielder, first joined Swansea on a per­ma­nent trans­fer in 2003 and went on to make 270 league ap­pear­ances for the club over a seven-year span be­fore switch­ing to Sh­effield United in the sum­mer of 2010. He trans­ferred back to Swansea in Jan­uary 2011, and is un­der­stood to be mov­ing lo­cally.

His wife, Laura, says: “It’s such an amaz­ing home to live in. We com­pletely fell in love with it. The sheer size, com­bined with the knowl­edge that it’s to­tally se­cure, made it feel like a safe place for my fam­ily to live, which is my main pri­or­ity.”

More great prop­er­ties in to­day’s Welsh Homes pullout

> The grand home of Swansea skip­per Leon Brit­ton, be­low, in Three Crosses, Gower, is up for sale for £1.1m

> Game on: Leon’s man cave

> Siz­zling form: The kitchen

> Early bath: The bath­room

> Re­sult: The lounge

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