Robbie Williams is said to have bought a £7 million mansion in Wiltshire as he plans to move back to Britain.

The singer, worth an estimated £90 million, is said to have bought thr mansion in the Calne area, which has seven bedrooms, a sauna, pool and helicopter pad, this week. The house had originally been on the market for £10 million.

The house also stands in 71 acres of grounds.

The Sun claimed yesterday the singer is moving back to Britain because he wants to rejoin Take That.

Williams' best friend, singer and actor Jonathan Wilkes, already lives in the county. He moved to a home near Wootton Bassett 18 months ago.

He told the Gazette earlier this year that his friend had an open invitation to visit.

Tara Adams, landlady of The White Horse in Compton Bassett, said: "It is exciting in a way but he'll be welcomed here like everyone else.

"There is something special about this village, particularly in the way there's a real mix of people and everyone gets on."

The house was once owned by Lord Foster of Thames Bank but it was modernised by previous owner Paul Cripps, and his wife Selene.

He bought it after selling a printing business and investing in commercial property.

He spent £3 million upgrading the former stable block that had once accompanied a grand house on the site.

The manor was once owned by Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII.

An owner had knocked that down in 1929. The block dates from 1700 and the great house had been built in 1674.

The entrance lobby has a black and white stone floor copied from the one featured in The Thomas Crow Affair with Pierce Brosnan.

One bedroom, used by the Cripps’ son has a Treasure Island mural painted by pavement artists.

There are also his and hers bathrooms, one in in Jerusalem limestone and African red granite and the other with an island theme, with arched Japanese-style bridges leading to the shower.

There is a formal garden with fountains and temples.

Architect Michael Phillips, who was commissioned by the Cripps' said of Compton House: "The house has every modern system concealed behind and through the most exquisite interior finishes.

"The quality of detailing and installation in this house has been referred to by several national estate agents as the highest standard they have ever witnessed in the UK."