It’s time for Wimbledon, and as SW11 hosts some of the world’s finest tennis inspiring many of us to dust off our rackets, what could be better than owning your own tennis court?
It is of course the ‘grass’ season, and with stunning views over the rolling Devon countryside and a bench under the shade of the adjacent ancient cherry tree for a cooling post-match drink, the grass court at Parehayne Farm (pictured above) offers the ideal opportunity to practice your serve and enjoy a few sets in the privacy of your own garden. This unlisted 5-bedroom period farmhouse is set in a secluded location overlooking the beautiful Umborne valley. You could host your own mini-tournament - the property comes with two cottages as well as extensive outbuildings, gardens, parkland and a lake – in all 28 acres. If tennis is not your game there are plenty of alternative activities to keep the family occupied, croquet, fishing, boating or for the more adventurous - a zip wire over the lake!
For the all-year round players, we have two delightful properties with their own hard courts within a short distance of Sherborne.
Available through our Sherborne office with a guide of £1,250,000, The Old Rectory at Lillington (above) is an impressive former Rectory in a stunning setting with magnificent rural views. Currently having 4 bedrooms, there is potential to adapt the second floor to create further accommodation. Outside, the tennis court is surrounded by landscaped gardens, paddocks and outbuildings in all approximately 5 acres.
Our Blandford office are proud to be selling The Old Rectory (above) in Nether Compton, mid-way between Sherborne & Yeovil. Approached via a tree lined drive, this stunning Grade II Listed 5-bedroom house boasts many character features and extensive cellars perfect for the post-match parties. Beyond the tennis court, there is a Coach House and stables, a lovely terrace and grounds of approximately 3.13 acres. With a guide of £2,250,000, please contact our Blandford office for further information.