Duncan Bannatyne selling his own Dragon's Den for £875,000 after divorce

 

TV star Duncan Bannatyne is selling his own Dragon's Den for £875,000 following his divorce from his second wife.

The gym entrepreneur said he wants to start a "new chapter" in his life and is selling his five-bedroomed luxury home on the exclusive Wynyard development in County Durham.

The Californian-style property, with white exterior, boasts views over a golf course and has a large open kitchen with sofa, maple-floored lounge and an entrance hall with a double-height glazed apex.

Upstairs there is another living room and three of the bedrooms are en suite, with the master bedroom also boasting a dressing room.

Bannatyne, 64, has taken the decision to sell following the break-up of his marriage to second wife Joanne in December 2011.

In October he was taken to hospital with chest pains, although tests showed he had not suffered a heart attack.

He has not decided whether he will leave Wynyard or find somewhere else handy for his headquarters in Darlington.

He said: "I decided to sell as I am looking to start a new chapter in my life."

The house has been the venue for some great parties, he said, and a source of peace for him too.

"I love spending my time in the kitchen. I have a huge sofa in the kitchen, where I can kick off my shoes watch TV, cook or simply watch what's happening on the golf course, and it's a fabulous area and definitely my favourite part of the house," he said.

"There is no hustle and bustle; when you have had hard day at the office you can come home and relax but equally should you want company you can always drop in on a neighbour for a coffee and catch up."

The house is for sale through estate agent Manners and Harrison.

Bannatyne is one of the stars of the hit BBC show Dragons' Den where business people pitch ideas to would-be investors.

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