Internet rumours that a famous celebrity had bought Lee Westwood’s former Worksop home have been quashed by the estate agent.
Twitter was awash with speculation that pint-sized actor Warwick Davis had moved into the sprawling seven bedroom mansion at Darfoulds.
Other names that entered the rumour mill were busty former glamour model Katie Price and vertically challenged Austin Powers movie star Verne Troyer.
But the talk turned out to be just tittle tattle.
Premier property consultant and estate agent Chesterton Humberts, who handled the sale on behalf of Mr Westwood, confirmed the house had been bought.
But they denied that the new owner was anyone famous.
Associate director Dan Bennett said the house had been on the market for a number of months and the sale completed in April.
“It is an amazing place. It might not look that impressive from the outside but the interior blows you away and the estate as a whole is spectacular,” said Mr Bennett.
The house is set in 50 acres of land and dates back to the 17th century. It features seven bedrooms, five living rooms, a gym and a pool. The grounds boast a lake, stables, paddocks and woodland, garages for six cars and, of course, golf greens and a practice range.
Said Mr Bennett: “I don’t think we had any celebrities come to look around. There were not as many viewings as you might expect. We only saw a selection of very interested and proper buyers.”
“For a long time people didn’t know it was Lee Westwood’s property. But when he moved to America he was happy to let that be known and it attracted a bit more attention.”
Mr Bennett said the house had ‘not quite’ achieved its guide price of £2.8 million.
But the value has doubled since Westwood bought it for £1.2 million in 2000.