We reveal Wimbledon’s ace tennis homes
With strawberries, cream and bottles off Pimm’s flying off the shelves, it can only mean one thing: Wimbledon is upon us.
The tennis world descends on SW19 for two weeks every summer and as the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams do battle on the court, we’ve decided to serve up some ace tennis properties.
From penthouses overlooking Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club to quirky cottages with private courts most Tour venues would be envious of, we’ve rounded up some remarkable homes.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “The start of Wimbledon usually signals lots of rain, but I hope tennis fans enjoy looking inside these excellent homes. Some are so close to the action that the owners will probably be able to hear an umpire’s call, while others simply have stunning views of the iconic venue. Rightmove has something for everyone and I’m sure you’ll love taking a sneak peek inside these amazing tennis homes with a prawn sandwich or two.”
Join us as we look at five of the best tennis homes on Rightmove…
Wimbledon Village penthouse
This sleek four-bedroom penthouse is a real game changer for British tennis fans, as the impressive roof terrace offers uninterrupted sight lines of Wimbledon itself.
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village with amazing 360-degree views over the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the London skyline, this property can be found on the first and second floors of an impressive period building with the roof of the iconic Centre Court in the middle distance.
This property is listed for sale with Robert Holmes & Co.
Terraced house with an ace view
If you’re keen to see what kind of form the world’s best tennis players are in then take a look around this five-bedroom terraced house, which overlooks the practice courts of the All England Club.
You’re likely to see all manner of top players warming up for their moment in the sun from the first floor family room, while Wimbledon Common, one of London’s most famous open spaces, is just around the corner.
Nestled in Royal close – a private gated development – this home is right on the doorstep of Wimbledon Village, with a range of exclusive boutiques, bars and restaurants just a short walk away.
This property is listed for sale with Hamptons International.
Best seats in the house
The owners of this stunning two-bedroom property will know the scores at Wimbledon before almost everyone else in the country – as they’ll hear the roar before the TV shows what’s happened.
Burghley House offers truly sensational and unrivalled views over the entirety of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
From the bedroom and living room windows, you’re also able to make out The Hill and various other courts, so this is the ideal place to set up camp for the day and lap up at the best of the action.
This property is listed for sale with Knight Frank.
Charming arts & crafts-style cottage
Nestled in a leafy corner of Wimbledon, this characterful six-bedroom cottage is less than a quarter of a mile away from the All England Club.
The property was designed by Baillie Scott, the highly renowned English architect and artist who was famous for his Arts and Craft Voysey style reminiscent of the neo Georgian period.
But it’s outdoors where a sports career can be sculpted. That’s because there is a – you guessed it – spacious hard-court tennis court to the west of the house; beautifully hidden away from prying eyes.
This property is listed for sale with Savills.