Murray puts mansion on the market for £1.9m

FORMER Rangers owner Sir David Murray has put his old home in Scotland’s most expensive neighbourhood up for sale for nearly £2 million.

Originally bought for £58,000 almost two decades ago, Sir David is selling his lavish mansion in Edinburgh overlooking Murrayfield golf course and featuring three bedrooms, a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

The property has had a wine cellar installed by connoisseur Sir David and also boasts a sauna, a water massage, a plant room, two paved terraces and extensive grounds at the back.

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Sir David, 60, has already moved to a new home nearby with his wife, Kae.

His former house lies in Scotland’s most expensive postcode, EH12, and a house in the same street sold for £4.8 million in the past five years.

The house is being marketed jointly by estate agents DJ Alexander and Savills for offers over £1,900,000.

The marketing material describes it as “an exceptional home offering spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors in a highly sought after private setting”.

The brochure adds: “It has an enviable, almost rural outlook over Murrayfield golf course and far-reaching views over the north of the city towards the Forth.

“There is a fitness suite comprising a swimming pool with shower room, a fitness room with dressing room and a plant room.

“Exceptional home with development potential and planning permission to create a 4000sq foot property in place of the current house, should one wish.”

In 2006, Sir David bought Scotland’s most expensive home in Barnton, Edinburgh, for £4.5m. He sold it ten months later for a £450,000 profit.