Keane puts his house on market

ROY Keane has put his Cheshire mansion on the market for �9.5million and told how his family are “happy and settled” in Suffolk.

Chantry Dane – an eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom country house on the outskirts of Hale – is being marketed for sale by agents Gascoigne Halman.

Keane reportedly bought the house for �3.2million in 2005 but moved to Suffolk with his family – he has five children with his wife Theresa – when he took over as Ipswich Town manager in April last year.

Speaking to a national newspaper, he said the family had bought a “much smaller, old-fashioned” country house in Woodbridge and they were committed to staying there for one or two years at least, with the children “settled and happy”.

However, he added that he would not rule out taking his family abroad in the future, or moving back to Ireland.

Chantry Dane sits on a 1.2-acre plot and includes seven reception rooms, an outdoor heated pool, a tennis court and snooker room.

Phillip Diggle, manager of the Hale branch of Gascoigne Halman, said the price tag reflected the quality of work done on the property and its location – secluded, but within a few minutes’ drive from Hale.

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