THE Rooneys are finally ready to move into their £20million mega-mansion.
Their new pile — four years in the making — had been likened to a Morrisons supermarket as it took shape.
Now the finishing touches are being applied, Wayne and Coleen jokingly call it a “Mini Versailles” — a reference to the grandiose 17th-century French Palace.
The Rooneys’ pad may not have the 2,300 rooms of the original but it does come with bespoke furniture throughout.
It should have been ready at the start of the year but Covid restrictions led to repeated setbacks. A source said Coleen considered moving in early to give the builders “some focus”.
But they finally finished after a deadline was imposed.
Wayne and Coleen, both 35, and their four boys now plan to fully move in by the end of the month.
Builders’ cabins have all been removed and last week the land-scapers arrived to finish off the gardens. The source said: “It’s been a difficult and often frustrating process but it’s all but done and ready to move into.
“Wayne and Coleen are absolutely thrilled with it.
“It’s been a long time coming, but the best things come to those who wait. They’ve still got their other house nearby so are gradually moving between both homes until everything is in.”
The six-bedroom pile sits on a 40-acre plot in Knutsford, Cheshire, and boasts stables, a six-car garage, an orangery and two man-made fishing lakes.
There is a whisky and cigar room for Wayne, boss of Championship side Derby County, and a football pitch.
The mansion also boasts a television room, bar, wine store, snooker room, cinema, gym, hot tub, swimming pool, plunge pool and steam room.
There is also a main entrance hall, study and a library, plus two lifts — one for the family, the other for visitors.
After an attempted burglary at their home in 2016, builders have created an underground escape route linking the pad to the nearby garage and stable block.
The ultra-secure tunnel has steel doors at either end. In the event of intruders, it can whisk Wayne, Coleen and sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass off to safety.
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