Darts ace Bobby George slashes price of his arrow-shaped mansion by £1m

26 February 2014  DARTS ace Bobby George has slashed the price of his vast, arrow-shaped, 18-bedroom mansion by £1million.
He and wife Marie put George Hall in Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, on the market for £3.5million last March, saying they were getting too old to manage it.
They feel a bungalow would be far more suited for them and their six dogs.
But after only attracting a small number of viewings, the couple have decided reduced the asking price £2.5million.
They hope a businessman will see it as an opportunity for a conversion project.
Bobby, 68, said he does not want time-wasters booking up to view the property.
He said: “We can’t have people here who just want to come around and say: ‘What has he got?’
“Anyone serious about it can talk to the agent.”
The house, which they designed themselves, and which took six years to build, has three living rooms, a treble garage, two fishing lakes in the 12 acres of grounds and an outdoor kitchen.
One of the two lounges features a pub-style bar, a full-size snooker table and, of course, a dart board.
Marie said the price was reduced in line with similar properties on the market.
She said: “We will sell it to whoever has got the cash to buy it. We are in no rush at the moment.
“It would be nice as a hotel or for the spa weekend market because it has got so much potential.
“It is so big and you wouldn’t have to knock walls down to make extra rooms.”
Marie, 55, said businesses had made enquiries about the property because it has potential to be used as a conference centre.
Bobby, known as Bobby Dazzler spent six-and-a-half years building the stunning mansion, which was completed in 1995.
Former Darts World Championships finalist Mr George is known as one of the most colourful characters to grace the sport.
The property was discreetly advertised on two websites until September and attracted little interest.
It has been marketed by Strutt and Parker for the last five months.