Explore an English cricket legend’s breath-taking home
This is the stunning country mansion belonging to three-time Ashes winner Paul Collingwood, which includes a nod to his famous battles with the Aussies.
The impressive five-bedroom home is on the market for £1.15 million and one of the finest features is a magnificent Australian-style barbecue room – ideal for reminiscing over his glittering career.
The former all-rounder, who was made an MBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List, has also splashed out on a six-hole putting green in an attempt to lower his golf handicap in retirement.
Elsewhere at Summerside House, nestled on the edge of Hindley village, is a classy, entertaining kitchen which comes with a four-oven Aga, exposed roof trusses, beautiful flooring and a bricked fireplace fitted with a cast iron gas log effect stove.
Outside, there is more than enough room to work on your cover drives and slip catching.
This fantastic family home is set within 3.6 acres and beyond the formal grounds there is a grass paddock enclosed by post and rail fencing providing grazing for a couple of horses.
The views across the North East countryside are superb, while for sports fans, the Emirates Riverside stadium and St James’ Park are just half an hour away in the car. The Stadium of Light is just under an hour away.
Rightmove property expert Miles Shipside said: “This property will hit prospective buyers for six, I’m sure. It’s bursting with character and there is such a warm, welcoming feel to the place.
“In many ways, the house reflects the batting style of Collingwood, who had a tantalising number of shots up his sleeve at any given moment. This property is also full of many intriguing surprises.”
This property is listed for sale with Fine & Country.