British singer Robbie Williams is offering a $4 million (£2.6 million) discount on his luxury country estate in a bid to make a quick sale on the property.

The Angels hitmaker originally purchased Compton Bassett House in Wiltshire, England in 2009 for $12.5 million (£8.1 million), but has now slashed the price to $8.5 million (£5.5.million).

Williams has decided to offload the 18th century mansion, which sits on 71 acres of land and boasts a helicopter hanger, eight bedrooms, a leisure complex and two staff apartments, as he is spending an increasing amount of time in Los Angeles.

Rupert Sweeting of real estate agency Knight Frank says, "Robbie is spending so much time in L.A. that (the property) is surplus to requirements."