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THEY might be worth an estimated £115million, but Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s Cheshire mansion has been mocked for ‘looking like a Morrisons’.
However, the six-bedroom palatial home – which cost £20m – isn’t the only property in the couple’s lavish portfolio, which also includes pads in Florida and the Caribbean.
The Rooneys’ Cheshire home has been mocked for “looking like a Morrisons”Credit: The Mega Agency
Wayne and Coleen splashed out £20 million on their latest residenceCredit: Instagram
Manchester United legend Wayne, who has now hung up his boots aged 35 to take his first managerial job at Derby, grew up in a council house in Liverpool – but has shown off his real estate skills with his sprawling Barbados villa, which he rents out for £25,000 a week.
He also snapped up a £320,000 waterfront apartment in the Sunshine State in 2007 – and even splashed out £450,000 on a detached home in Liverpool for his parents to live in.
Today, he and Coleen, have properties across the globe.
Below, SunSport looks at the couple’s impressive property portfolio…
Secret £5m Barbados pad
The Rooneys’ housing portfolio stretches to overseas – where they rent out a spectacular Barbados villa for more than £25,000 a week in the high season.
The five-bedroom property boasts an infinity pool, a media room and a shared golf course.
Inside, the walls feature pictures of Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
The Rooneys own this spectacular villa in Barbados, which they rent out to wealthy guests
The magnificent residence boasts an infinity pool, a media room and a shared golf courseCredit: Splash News
It cost the couple a cool £5 million – but is rented out for as much as £25,000 a week
The paradise pad sits on the island’s exclusive Jasmine Ridge estate, with celebrity neighbours including Ant and Dec and Roo’s old United team-mate Rio Ferdinand.
Boxer Joe Calzaghe, and motorcycle racer Carl Fogarty are also said to own homes there.
Over the years, the swish Bajan resort has become so popular with Manchester’s rich and famous that its residents have dubbed it the Northern Quarter.
The Rooneys bought the villa for £5million in 2010, but put it on the rental market as a holiday home several years ago, the Manchester Evening News reported.
The mansion has some famous neighbours – including Ant and Dec and Rio Ferdinand
Its outdoor dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends
United fans who want to live like Wayne himself will need to cough up around £10,000 to stay at the Royal Westmoreland pad during low season.
And those staying at high season will have to fork out up to £25,410 a week.
Based on the Rooneys renting out the property from 2015, they could have netted more than £5m from wealthy guests by now – an amount likely to soar this summer should Covid travel restrictions get lifted in time.
It won’t be long until they’ve reached the price they paid for it a decade ago after renting was no doubt affected by the pandemic over the past 12 months.
The villa is a far cry from Rooney’s childhood home, picturedCredit: Mark Robinson – The Sun
£300k Florida apartment
Not all of Wayne and Coleen’s purchases have seemingly done as well as their Barbados one.
In 2007, the couple splashed out around £320,000 on a luxurious waterfront apartment at Harbor Pointe in Port Charlotte, Florida – but property prices later collapsed.
They bought the pad via Your Place Abroad – whose former clients also include footie star Michael Owen and former cricketer Andrew Flintoff, the Daily Mail reported.
Wayne and Coleen bought a Florida apartment for £320,000 12 years agoCredit: Zillow
The firm has since gone into liquidation.
Public records list Rooney as being the owner of a three-bedroom condo in the riverside resort, which has a balcony and more than 1,750 sq ft of living space.
It also boasts a master suite with a study and an ‘oversized walk-in closet’, with a fitness centre and in-ground heated pool available in the resort’s grounds.
It is thought the ‘spacious’ condo is currently being rented out.
This swimming pool is believed to be shared among residents at the apartment complexCredit: Zillow
This image appears on an online rental listing for an apartment in Rooney’s nameCredit: Zillow
In the years after the Rooneys snapped up their apartment, property prices in the area collapsed, with some homes dropping in price by more than £150,000.
The Rooneys lived happily in a £6m home in Prestbury, Cheshire, for more than a decade before they were the victims of an attempted burglary.
A former serviceman tried to break in while Wayne played in a testimonial match in August 2016, leaving a worried Coleen fearing for her kids’ safety.
Dubbed ‘Waynesor Castle’ among other nicknames, the Rooneys’ home reportedly featured six en-suite bedrooms, a cinema, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool.
There have also been rumours of under-lawn heating and a hairdressing salon.
The Rooneys’ Prestbury home, which they lived in for more than a decadeCredit: Cavendish
‘Beautiful’ Maryland home
In 2018, the Rooneys were rumoured to be set to move into a stunning £12m Washington DC mansion, after Wayne joined DC United.
The property, in Wesley Heights, boasted a wine cellar, a home gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation room and even a massive cinema screen.
But it was since been reported that the family opted to live in Maryland instead. They were thought to be living around a 50-minute drive from the US capital.
The Rooneys were rumoured to be moving into this DC mansion – but apparently chose Maryland insteadCredit: Fortitude Press
The mansion in Wesley Heights boasted this home gymCredit: Fortitude Press
One source close to Coleen told SunSport: “They live in Maryland, which is really quiet, so if they do go out it’s bowling or cinema with the kids.”
They added: “They have a massive house and it’s beautiful.”
New £20m Cheshire mansion
Features: Man-made fishing lakes, an orangery and a football pitch
The Rooneys’ new pad sits on a 40-acre plot in Cheshire.
The £20m property, includes a number of buildings, stables, two man-made fishing lakes and an orangery.
But we reported how the luxurious new home has been compared to a Morrisons supermarket and even a Travelodge because of its exterior.
The impressive new pad, featuring two man-made fishing lakes and an orangery, is nearing completionCredit: The Mega Agency
Social media users have compared the Rooneys’ new property to a supermarket
They have likened the home to this Morrisons store in SunderlandCredit: Wikipedia
One person wrote online: “Looks like my local Morrisons supermarket. £20million for that?”
Another said: “Surely that is a new Tesco build…?’ while a third quipped: “More of a Morrisons I’d say”.
The mansion boasts a TV room, snooker room, bar, wine store, cinema, gym and swimming pool, as well as an underground tunnel to a six-car garage.
And there are believed to even be separate lifts – one for the family, the other for visitors.
It is thought that former England striker Wayne has also requested a panic bunker in the home over fears his family will be hit by another attempted burglary.
What the sprawling site looked like as work beganCredit: Flynet Pictures
A mansion for Wayne’s parents.. and one for Coleen
As well as his own properties, Wayne bought his parents, Wayne Snr and Jeanette Rooney, a £450,000 detached home in West Derby, which reportedly has three reception rooms.
Several years ago, reports claimed he’d also bought his wife a £5m villa in Portugal.
And with a net worth of more than £100m (Coleen is worth an estimated £13m), it’s likely Wayne’s portfolio of luxury properties will only continue to expand.