Ultimo owner Michelle Mone sells house and contents over split

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Former model and owner of the Ultimo brand Michelle Mone is selling her luxury home in Lanarkshire, following a split from her husband - and says she's unable to take anything with her.

The five-bedroom house, Telperion, was built five years ago, but is now for sale lock, stock and barrel, with all its contents thrown in. The furniture, though - believed to have cost as much as £600,000 - will be negotiated separately from the house, which has a £1.5 million price tag.



The house has been described as 'OCD-proof' - both Mone and her husband Michael are believed to suffer from the disorder. Accordingly, carpets have been specially manufactured so that they don't have any seams. The kitchen, meanwhile, boasts four dishwashers, so that there are never any dirty dishes in the sink.

Michelle Mone says she's heartbroken at the sale, telling the Scotsman: "I tried to buy my ex-husband out. If I could I would have stayed. I was heartbroken to leave. He just wouldn't sell it to me. He won't sell me my piano. I'm not allowed anything. I didn't even take a spoon from this house."

However, Mr Mone has defended the sale, saying that the divorce agreement contained the provision that neither would sell to the other. Anything that remains unsold will be split equally, he says.

The house is listed with estate agent Savills, which describes its Thorntonhall location as "one of the UK's wealthiest and most desirable enclaves". Along with ten LCD plasma televisions, the house boasts no fewer than three Onkyo home cinema systems.

Kitchen and bathroom fittings come courtesy of brands including Clive Christian, Laufen, Villeroy & Boch, Porcelanosa, Alessi and Matki. A particular feature of the house, says Savills, is the security system, which includes infra-red cameras, panic buttons and CCTV.

The couple founded Ultimo in 1996, building it up to a an estimated value of £50 million. However, following accusations that Mr Mone had had an affair, they divorced this January. Mr Mone has now set up a rival lingerie firm with former Ultimo designer Samantha Bunn.