Frank and Christine Lampard finally rent out £9,000-a-month mansion put on market in 2012
After failing to find a buyer after more than four years, Frank and Christine Lampard have finally found someone to rent their English mansion.
The beautiful Tudor-style luxury home is nestled in the Surrey countryside, but with an asking price of £7m it had failed to attract any buyers.
The house was put on the market in 2012 after the footballer split with ex-fiancee Elen Rivas.
However, Lampard's new wife - Co Down broadcaster Christine - seems to have no plans to move into the property, as the couple have been asking for almost £9,000 a month to lease the listed building.
Rent on the property, now confirmed as 'let agreed', will earn them a whopping £107,400 a year if agreed at the asking price.
Set down a sweeping driveway leading to a spacious courtyard, Yaffingales is set in just over two acres of grounds and boasts six bedrooms and a three-car garage. Potential renters will also get to enjoy the property's sauna, tennis court, outdoor heated swimming pool and summer house.
The existing building dates from the 1930s on an exclusive Blackhills private lane in Esher.
Since King Henry VIII commandeered the area as a hunting ground in the 16th century, Esher has been home to royalty and celebrities, including George Harrison of The Beatles.
Former Chelsea star Lampard was signed by New York City FC almost two years ago and now lives in a swanky £64,000-a-month Manhattan apartment with Christine.
The footballer has been known to invest in property, and bought the Esher mansion in 2004 for £4m.
Lampard also counts the £8m Chelsea House in London, three apartments in London's Docklands, a three-bedroom lodge in Surrey, Tarrace House in east London, a flat in Leyton, two houses in Cambridge and a four-bedroom house in Barcelona among his property portfolio.