Houses with tennis courts

Houses with tennis courts – from a 16th-century house with a floodlit court in Cheshire, to a New England style property on the eastern shore of Abaco in the Bahamas.


Langley Farms, McLean, Virginia, USA. This custom-built house was constructed in 1997. It has wood floors, open fireplaces, and gardens that include a heated swimming pool and a hard tennis court. 5 beds, 3 receps, garage with guest suite above, 0.76 acres. $5.2m Washington Fine Properties +1 202 243 1620.


Ormiston House, Kirknewton, West Lothian. This B-listed, Scots baronial mansion dates from 1851 and is surrounded by grounds intersected by the Gogar Burn, which is spanned by a C-listed, 18th-century bridge. The gardens include a hard tennis court with its own pavilion and a greenhouse. The mansion has ornate plasterwork, open fireplaces, and a fitted kitchen with an Aga. 7 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, 2 paddocks, 15 acres. £1.7m+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.


Pewit House, Hunterson, Cheshire. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century house with later additions in a rural location, surrounded by large gardens that include an all-weather, floodlit tennis court, two large outbuildings, and a helicopter landing pad. The house has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace, and retains its original cast-iron cooker. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, 6 acres. £1.195m Jackson Property 01743-709249.


Ro-Fawr Farm, Dryslwyn, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. An 1800s farmhouse on the River Towy with landscaped gardens that include an all-weather tennis court, a barn with an indoor swimming pool, further stone barns, and two cottages. 5 beds, 2 receps, 2-bed annexe, conservatory, paddock, 13 acres. £1.2m Savills 02920-368930.


Sheepcote Farm, Great Henny, Suffolk. A 1770s, Grade II-listed, timber-framed house surrounded by landscaped gardens that include a two-bedroom cottage, a one-bedroom cottage, and a tennis court. It has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, vaulted ceilings, and a large brick inglenook fireplace. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, 2 barns, summer house, heated pool, 3.3 acres. £1.65m Carter Jonas 01787-882881.


Time Flies, Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. A New England-style house on the tip of Marsh Harbour’s eastern peninsula with a palm-tree fringed tennis court surrounded on three sides by open sea. The house comes with three deep-water boat docks and a standby generator. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2-bed boat house, garage with studio, 1.5 acres. $3.9m Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty +1 242 424 9699.


West View House, Old Sodbury, Bristol. A Grade II-listed former vicarage in a small village surrounded by gardens that include a modern tennis court shielded by tall hedges. 8 beds, 7 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, study, ground-floor annexe, cellars, detached former coach house, 6.34 acres. £1.75m Savills 0117-933 5800.


Woodside Farm, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Berkshire. This Grade II-listed house is surrounded by open countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscaped gardens include a hard tennis court and a four-bay garage with planning permission to create a home office. The house has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace, a wood-burning stove, and a country kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 1 acre. £1.45m Knight Frank 01256-350600.