Properties with outdoor sports facilities
From an 18th-century Cumbrian farmhouse with a tennis court to a modern house with a croquet lawn and boules court in Dorset, eight of the best properties with outdoor sports facilities on the market now.
Linden Farm House, Langwathby, Penrith, Cumbria. A Cumbrian farmhouse dating from the 1780s with extensive grounds that include an all-weather tennis court. The house has wood-burning stoves and a newly fitted kitchen with an Aga oven. 5 beds, 2 baths, 5 receps, paddock, lake, 9.5 acres. £850,000 Finest Properties 01434-622234.
Yeaton Hall, Walford Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. A Grade II-listed Georgian country house with landscaped gardens that include a tennis court, a woodland walk with wildlife pond, and a walled vegetable garden. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, 2 cottages, cobbled courtyard with stabling, 13.5 acres. £2m Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Oakfield, Wimbledon, London. A detached property close to Wimbledon Common. It was originally designed by Baillie Scott, a renowned architect famous for his Arts & Crafts style. It retains many original features, including the fireplaces and oakwood staircase. The landscaped gardens include a tennis court and have an irrigation system. 6 beds, 5 baths, 6 receps, conservatory, indoor pool. £4.75m Savills 020-8971 8111.
New Pale Lodge, Manley, Chester. A period house and cottage with views of Delamere Forest and mature gardens that include a large York-stone terrace leading down to an outdoor heated pool and a sheltered artificial-turf tennis court. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, dining kitchen, pantry, orangery, study, 2-bed lodge, garaging, stable blocks, workshop, 2 summer houses, rockery garden with pond, railed paddocks, gardens, grounds, 11.32 acres. £3m Jackson-Stops 01244-328361.
Cawdreys Farm House, Sunton, Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire. This Grade II-listed, 18th century property has a heated outdoor pool and tennis court with family room. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed cottage, games room, stables, gardens, paddocks, 4.68 acres. £1.35m Knight Frank 01488-682726.
Ward House, Ellel, Lancaster. The original stone farmhouse was bought by Sir Lancelot Sanderson in 1894, who created a gentleman’s residence surrounded by landscaped gardens with a stream and a 100-metre archery lawn. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, conservatory, butler’s pantry, cloakroom, cellars, 2 garages, outbuildings, summer house, walled gardens, stream, bridges, 1.69 acres. £650,000 Fine & Country 01524-380560.
Meadowside, East Stour, Shaftesbury, Dorset. A modern house surrounded by landscaped gardens that include a croquet lawn and a boules court. The house has floor-to-ceiling windows and a sitting room with views of the gardens. 5 beds, 4 baths, recep, dining kitchen, snug, butler’s kitchen, laundry, 2 cloakrooms, garage, gardens, 5 acres. £1.875m Hamptons International 01722-480142.
Horsmanshoad, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. A grand country house with parkland gardens and views of the South Downs. It has a swimming pool with bifold doors leading onto a sun terrace, a walled garden and a hedge-lined tennis court with pavilion. 9 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps, fitted bar, triple garage, games room, 2-storey office, tack rooms and stables, art studio, range of outbuildings, summer house, walled gardens, 2 bespoke greenhouses, 23 acres. £5.95m Strutt & Parker 020-7318 5025.