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Star's old home for sale
Interior shot of Michael Owen's former home
The buyer could reinstate the billiard table in Owen's home
Football fans can buy their ultimate dream accessory in north Wales - at a price - after the former home of Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen was put on the market.

The house in Ewloe, Flintshire, is on sale for 595,000.

The 24-year-old player lived at the house for about four years and bought a whole row of houses down the road for his parents and other members of his family.

Owen, who has a baby daughter with his partner Louise, no longer needs the home where he stored his England football caps because he has moved into his 1.6m country manor house at Soughton Hall in Sychdyn, near Mold.

The property for sale has five bedrooms, two studies, a double garage, three bath or shower rooms and a top floor billiards and games room.

Owen, whose girlfriend is recovering in hospital after breaking her pelvis in a horse accident at their Soughton Hall home, was previously embroiled in a row with ramblers over the Ewloe house.

Michael Owen bought this cul-de-sac
Michael Owen bought a cul-de-sac for his relatives

Ramblers claimed that a public footpath ran through his front room and they had the right of way.

However, the path has now been diverted and the property has four CCTV cameras, a gate entry system and burglar alarm, and the rear gardens are set behind a brick wall for privacy reasons.

One neighbour who did not wish to be identified said a number of people had been to see it.

"Most seemed interested in buying a beautiful house rather than who lived there before."

Coincidentally, his childhood home in Cromwell Close, Hawarden was put on the market in April last year.

That was advertised for 190,000 and the sale is said to be proceeding with the house "under offer".

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