Carol Vorderman selling luxury Somerset mansion and has knocked £100,000 off the price tag

Posted by Admin Portishead on Apr 29, 2017

Carol Vorderman selling luxury Somerset mansion and has knocked £100,000 off the price tag

By JosephWilkes  |  Posted: April 25, 2017

Carol Vorderman has knocked numbers off the sale price of her home - where she once hurt herself falling naked off a running machine.

Her luxury mansion which has its own heated pool, gym and bar is being offered for £2.495million.

The 56-year-old maths whiz shared photos of her stunning North Somerset pad when it went on sale for £2.6m almost a year ago.

 

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Vorderman said she was selling the secluded three-bedroom home in Clapton-in-Gordano so she could move into nearby Bristol to be nearer her mother. 

But the house didn't find a buyer and it was taken off the market while she appeared as a contestant in I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

 

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The former Countdown star bought the house, named Uplands, in 2007 for £1.1m and promptly changed the name to Sloblock. 

Now agents Knight Frank have put the house back on the market in time for spring with a new price tag of £2.495m.

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Built in the 1970s and designed around a series of concentric circles, the 4,205 square-foot house boasts a heated outdoor pool, bar and gym. 

The open-plan home has a kitchen and living room on the ground floor, along with three bedrooms.

 

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There is a suspended wood burning open fire and glass ceiling in the sitting room, with the glass wall opening onto a circular terrace with large pond and waterfall. 

Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, a dressing room and balcony which overlooks almost four acres of gardens.

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The pool and a water feature were added by Vorderman when she moved in as well as new windows and insulation.

It was previously called Uplands, but was renamed Sloblock (anagram of B****ks after a Countdown sketch on the 1990s show Fry & Laurie). 
 

 

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The name became the subject of a regular joke between Vorderman and her co-presenter Richard Whiteley.

The keen pilot was planning to use the proceeds from the sale to become the ninth woman to fly solo around the globe.

 

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In 2015 Carol was left 'covered in burns' after naked treadmill fall at the home. 

She revealed her nude exercise mishap to more than 330,000 Twitter followers.


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