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2015-02-24 13:32

SCHUMI IN RECOVERY: Michael Schumacher's recovery has been slow and uncertain since his skiing fall in December. Image: AP/ Shizuo Kambayashi

OSLO, Norway - Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher's Norwegian mountain hideaway has been sold three months after it was put on the market.

The 645-square-metre cabin sold for a sum "in the vicinity" R32-million, real estate agent Petter Birkrem said.

Birkrem said the buyers were a foreign family but did not offer details.

ESCAPE THE MEDIA

The cabin is located in Trysil, a two-and-a-half-hour drive north-east of Oslo, and served as a place where Schmumacher could escape the media, Birkrem said.

Potential buyers have been vetted in advance to avoid paparazzi from trying to sneak in to take photos indoors.

Schmumacher, who is recovering from a 2013 skiing fall in France, used to visit the cabin with his family and he trained with the local team, Nybergsund Idrettslag, and helped fund a sports hall.

In recent years, the cabin has not seen as much use by the Schumachers but has been used by a family friend.

The mountain cabin was built in the mid-1990s and has a garage with room for six or seven cars, a training and play room in the basement, as well as a spa.

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