West Bromwich Albion footballer Gareth Barry is selling his Cheshire mansion.

The former Manchester City player put his seven-bedroom house on the market back in November 2016.

But keen for a buyer, he has reduced the price on the impressive home from £4.5 million to £3,950,000, Manchester Evening News reports .

The sprawling 30-acre country estate in Sproston, close to Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, is now being listed at a guide price of £3,950,000.

As well as the bedrooms, the 9,000 sq.ft property comes with seven bathrooms and 13 private stables.

It also has an outdoor tennis court which doubles as a football pitch, and a former aircraft hangar.

The midfielder, who left the Blues five years ago, now plays for Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

It is believed he is looking for a new pile, closer to the Baggies’ training ground, having recently announced he wants to continue playing for at least one more year.

Barry, who holds the Premier League record for most appearances - with 653 games under his belt - paid £3.2m for the property, known as Dawfields, in 2009.

He set about completely refurbishing and modernising it with the help of an interior design company.

Internally, the accommodation is set around a large stone floored entrance hall with a sweeping staircase up to the first floor gallery.

The stylish kitchen was refurbished in 2010 and features an extensive range of contemporary cabinets with a large central island and a range of built-in appliances.

These include a coffee machine, ovens, wine cooler and over-sized fridge with cold drawers below.

As well as the open plan living/kitchen, there are five reception rooms and a leisure complex accessed from the cinema, through the games room and bar.

This area is currently home to many of Barry’s England caps.

An indoor swimming pool and gym facilities are set within a huge main room with high vaulted ceiling and banks of windows on three sides leading out to the terrace and garden.

There is also a changing room/shower room with a sauna.

Other ground floor reception rooms include a large study with bespoke desk and cabinetry overlooked by a framed Manchester City shirt which takes pride of place on the wall alongside an England jersey.

The space outside gives the property the proportions of a country estate.

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Formal gardens which include a pond surround the house and the paddocks are split up into enclosures for equestrian use.

There is an oversize, floodlit ménage to accompany the stable block and the 3,500 sq.ft aircraft hangar could be used for any number of purposes, including storage for classic cars. 

Sproston is situated just two minutes from the M6 at Holmes Chapel. 

However, it seems a million miles away from the bright lights and nightspots of the typical footballer territories of Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Hale.