Inside Rod Stewart's $14.2million mansion that he can't seem to sell

Rod Stewart has taken drastic measures to sell his Essex mansion, slashing the price by £1million.

He once said he was going to live there 'for the rest of his life' but Sir Rod Stewart put the grade-II listed property up for sale in July 2016 for £7.5million.

But by November that year he had cut the price of the 25-acre Wood House estate in Epping by £550,000. 

Now he has slashed the price tag even more to £5.95million - still much more than the £1.2million he paid for the mansion in 1986.

The six-bedroom manor home has seen Sir Rod through two wives and several girlfriends and includes a boating lake, tennis courts, a swimming pool, stables, huge gardens and a two-bedroom cottage nearby.

It also has a full-sized football pitch which Stewart has allowed players from Newcastle United, Liverpool, and his favourite team Celtic to train on.

Stewart wrote two of his albums, Time and Another Country, in the cream-coloured drawing room. 

Sir Rod, worth around £160million according to 'rich lists', is not the only famous link to the mansion, with Winston Churchill staying at Wood House during the Blitz in World War Two.

He commissioned decorator Nicky Haslam to deck out the home, who created 'flamboyant interiors' including oak panelling and lavish plasterwork.

According to the Sunday Times, Sir Rod and third wife Penny Lancaster, 45, are selling up so they can live closer to the school their sons Alastair, 10, and Aiden, five, attend.

Daily Mail.