5 ace homes for tennis fans
With the Wimbledon Championships in full swing, tennis fever is gripping the nation as we head toward the finals this weekend. So, we’ve decided to serve up some incredible homes that tennis fans will love.
From an apartment overlooking Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, to a Georgian manor house set up to host its very own Grand Slam, take a look inside these game-changing homes.
A 17th-century home in Pudding Pie Nook Lane, Lancashire
This four-bedroom, Grade II-listed home is set among 1.5 acres of sprawling grounds, with its own tree-lined asphalt tennis court ready to host garden party Grand Slams. There’s also a two-storey annex in the garden, along with a summerhouse and a greenhouse.
Built in 1666, exposed beams and brickwork feature throughout, alongside the contemporary kitchen/diner and entertaining spaces. The 4-bedroom home in Pudding Pie Nook Lane is just outside the popular village of Goosnargh, with Preston City Centre a short drive away.
A 4-bed house set in 14 acres in Dorking, Surrey
This four-bedroom house is set within a development of 14 acres of private land, with a tennis court, gym and indoor swimming pool in the communal grounds.
The renovated home has a modern country-style kitchen/diner, a large sitting room with a wood-burning stove, and a pretty walled garden. The Surrey villages of Capel and Ockley are both nearby.
A 4-bed farmhouse with 2 acres of land
The game, set and match can continue long into the evening on the well-lit tennis court at this four-bedroom farmhouse in Cheshire. And tournament guests can stay overnight in the courtside renovated cabin.
Built in the 1860s, the house itself is built from locally quarried sandstone, with York stone flooring and a wood-burning stove in the snug. Full-height windows in the sunroom showcase the garden and the far-reaching countryside views towards the town of Beeston.
A 7-bed Georgian manor house on the edge of the North York Moors National Park
This spectacular Georgian manor house in the conservation village of Hutton Buscel in North Yorkshire is the perfect party pad or venue for a sporty weekender. The three-storey home has 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, a home cinema room and a wine cellar.
Outside, there’s a heated pool, a ‘party barn’ and games room with space for table tennis and snooker, and an open-sided ‘chalet’ with a wood-burning stove.
The sunken, all-weather tennis court has the perfect spot for spectators to enjoy their Pimm’s and strawberries from a raised patio.
An 8th-floor apartment overlooking the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
While this 8th-floor SW19 apartment technically doesn’t come with its own tennis court, it does offer one of the best views of the Wimbledon Championships – and the famous ‘Henman Hill’.
Framed by wall-to-wall windows, the 2-bed home’s lateral, open-plan living room is an ideal spot to soak up the atmosphere – and the roars of the crowds – without having to join those queues.