Sun. Jul 14th, 2024
alert-–-mighty-house!-kevin-keegan’s-sprawling-country-pad-owned-by-the-football-legend-when-he-was-newcastle-manager-goes-on-the-market-for-2.25millionAlert – Mighty House! Kevin Keegan’s sprawling country pad owned by the football legend when he was Newcastle manager goes on the market for £2.25million

Kevin Keegan’s sprawling country pad the football legend owned when he was the manager of Newcastle United has been listed for £2.25million.

The grand Georgian property in County Durham is situated on 5.4 acres of gardens in a gated community with 24-hour security and boasts a games room, pool and bar.

It was home to Keegan, nicknamed Mighty Mouse, while he was the boss of Newcastle United in the 1990s. 

The estate the property was part of was bought by the former owner of Newcastle, Sir John Hall, in the 1980s.

He appointed Keegan as manager in 1992 and the former Liverpool striker started living there at the same time.

The legendary sportsman got Newcastle promoted to the Premier League in his first season in charge and they finished second in the Premiership in 1995-96.

The expansive property was extended in Keegan’s day and has been extended again since making it now a five-bedroom home of nearly 10,000 sq ft. 

It boasts a reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, dining room, orangery, study, wine cellar and indoor swimming pool on the ground floor.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large games room with a bar and balcony.

Outside there is a tennis court, kitchen garden and wildlife pond, as well as a garage with a home office/studio above.

Current owner entrepreneur Derrick Collin, 76, said: ‘We bought the house in about 2012-13. It was the stunning location that appealed to us. It’s a great property.

‘The privacy and quietness is ideal. You’re only five minutes from the Wynyard Estate but you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside.

‘We spent 3/4 of a million developing and extending it. This is a great house for entertaining, it would be ideal for a family or if you love horses like Keegan did there’s 28 stables on the land.’

Nick Talbot from Jackson Stops, who are handling the sale, said: ‘It’s location is probably one of the major attractions with this property.

‘It was part of the Wynyard Park estate, which was bought by Sir John Hall, who owned Newcastle Utd, so it’s all quite related.

‘This property was the former estate manager’s house although it was more modest then, it has been extended and altered over the years.

‘It’s not part of the development of the estate, it is very much separate and offers complete privacy and seclusion. The property is surrounded by open fields and woodland, yet it’s incredibly accessible.

‘The house has very much been designed for modern living and has been beautifully well done. It has got a fantastic leisure wing with an indoor pool, huge games room and entertainment space with its own bar.’

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