BILLY Connolly has sold his Scottish mansion and estate for almost £3 million.

The comedian and his wife, Pamela Stephenson, have parted with Candacraig House, the baronial home in Aberdeenshire they bought in 1998.

Connolly, commonly known as the Big Yin, used the property as a Highland retreat and often hosted famous guests there including Robin Williams, Steve Martin and Ewan McGregor.

The 12-bedroom property in Strathdon is set in 14 acres of grounds and includes a walled garden and a croquet lawn.

The 17th-century house and surrounding estate was put up for sale last September and advertised by estate agents Savills for offers over £2.75 million.

A buyer has now been found and a sale was concluded last month. The new owner wishes to remain anonymous.

A source said: “The sale went through in the last couple of weeks and the new owner is delighted.

“It is a wrench for the Connollys to let go of the property but they are now permanently based in New York and have been spending less and less time there.

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