ROBBIE Williams has splashed out a staggering £24 million on a magnificent dream villa in Switzerland.

The ex-Take That star and his family have told friends they “love the pace of life” in the idyllic Alpine beauty spot they now call home.

Robbie, 46, wife Ayda Field 41, and children; Teddy, seven, Charlton, five, Coco, 23 months, and sons and Beau, six months, moved to a beautiful village on the shores of Lake Geneva.

The two older children have enrolled in a private Geneva school and the Angels star is already a member at exclusive Golf Club De Genève close to his stunning retreat.

Robbie first fled to Switzerland last year to cut his covid risk – only to catch the bug on holiday on the Caribbean isle of St Barts earlier this month.

But The Sun can reveal the pub landlord's son from Stoke-on-Trent – with net worth of more than £200 million – has now clinched a deal to make the Swiss move permanent.

He clinched the property deal for the 356 square-metre villa from businessman Nicolas Brunschwig over a game of golf.

Brunschwig – who lives in an even bigger house next door – bought Robbie's on August 28 last year from his cousin Jean-Marc Brunschwig for £18.3 million.

The property was on a 12,806 metre-square plot of land, which Brunschwig sub-divided.

He kept 4,300 metre-square of the land for himself and sold a 8,500 metre-square block with the villa to Robbie for £23.9 million.

His huge profit will be taxed at 50 per cent due to him owning the property for less than two years.

A source told The Sun last night that Brunschwig and Robbie cut the huge property deal through a “gentleman’s agreement” while playing golf.

The source said: “The Golf Club De Genève is very exclusive. You have to know the right people to even to get a look-in and that’s before even paying the massive fees.

“Robbie is a first-class golfer and loves it there. He met Brunschwig and they did the deal.

“Robbie and his family are delighted. They love the pace of life here. They love the open space and the lake nearby.

“The neighbourhood is used to wealthy inhabitants and their privacy is totally respected.”

The 99-year-old Golf Club De Genève commands enrolment fees of more than £60,000.

But Robbie was welcomed thanks to his celebrity status and his low handicap of 10. Brunschwig, one of the best amateur players at the golf club, has a handicap of 7.3.

From the first hole at the swish club, players can see Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau fountain and the Alps’ highest peak, Mont Blanc.

Robbie’s new house is a stone’s throw from the golf course built in the style of a traditional Genevan villa with a long sweeping tree-lined drive and gated entrance.

Mature trees grace the property which has an outdoor swimming pool.
In September, Robbie revealed he was spending six months in the Swiss mountains in an attempt to escape Covid.

He said he was a “bit neurotic” and wanted to avoid contracting the virus.

He said: "Yeah, well, I’m a bit neurotic and I thought, where can I place myself where it won’t get me?

“And I thought, well I’ll just live up the Mont Blanc for six months.”

But he caught the virus during his Christmas holiday in St Barts and forced to self isolate in a £106,000-a-week villa.

He later insisted he only ever had "mild" symptoms and this week revealed he was back on his feet and doing 10,000 steps a day.

He said: "All is good. I’m fine. I’m good. I was good and I will be good.”
"Mild. Mild. Mild [symptoms]. I’m doing at least 10,000 steps a day.”

Robbie and Ayda married in August 2010 and had daughter Teddy in 2012 and son Charlton was born in 2014. They went on to have Coco and Beau through a surrogate mother.

Robbie has spoken of his fondness for Switzerland and has skied in Zermatt in the past and Ayda Field posted holiday snaps from Switzerland on Instagram last summer.

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