Even guitar heroes aren’t immune to the perils of trying to flog a second home.Eric Clapton has put his unassuming farmhouse in Provence back on the market. The 10-bedroom home, which had a €3.25m price tag, went under offer last year, but the sale fell through and now it’s going for a song at €2.25m (£1.93m).
The 72-year-old’s summer pad is far removed from the two-up, two-down house in Ripley, Surrey, where Slowhand slept on a camp bed throughout his childhood. That home had an outside toilet, whereas this one, near the village of Nans-les-Pins, has nine ensuites, an outdoor pool and tennis courts. Shutters and thick stone walls keep the heat at bay. 020 8144 5501, home-hunts.com