These country houses will allow you to indulge in the sports you love without leaving home
At the start of every year the most common resolution is to get fit and improve one’s health. In January, gyms across the country reduce their joining fees and fill up, but by spring they empty out again. It’s so easy to lose motivation in the dark and damp winter months, but if you buy a house with the kit you already need, you won’t need to leave home to indulge in the sports you love.
These properties will allow you to beat the January resolution blues with multiple ways to work out and tone for the whole family without leaving home.
Spurstow Hall, Fine & Country Tarporley Price POA
This property offers a complete range of sporting possibilities, from horseriding through 300 acres of grounds (available through separate negotiation), to working out in the gym, which itself overlooks the indoor swimming pool. The lake is large enough to row on, and the adjacent tennis court is sheltered by a high hedge.
The house itself is an outstanding Grade II listed country home in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. The entire property has recently been carefully restored to exacting standards of construction and to an exceptional specification.
Tilegate Road, High Laver, Fine & Country Chelmsford £3m
Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts, this property comes with paddocks with field shelters, stables, a covered manège, tack rooms, hay and feed stores all set within 12 acres. Riding is very good for your core strength, and the associated grooming and fetching and carrying burns a surprising amount of calories.
This offering comprises the opportunity to own two separate period homes, each with its own respective annexe. The main farmhouse is Grade II listed and dates from the early 17th century, while the converted barn dates back to the 14th century.
Glen Meadows Farmhouse, Fine & Country North Oxfordshire £1.2m
Glen Meadows Farmhouse would be perfect for any future Wimbledon hopeful, as it has a private tennis court surrounded by views over the open countryside. After honing one’s skills at home, residents can go on to show off their skills at the local tennis club in the village of Middleton Cheney. Family members who don’t enjoy tennis can enjoy swimming laps of the outdoor pool instead.
The six bedroom stone-built house is presented to a high standard throughout, and includes an annexe which is perfect for a relative or teenager seeking their own space.
Pentre Nicklaus Village, Fine & Country Swansea £510,000
For golf-mad buyers, this property sits on the edge of the Machynys Peninsula Golf Club and Premier Spa near Llanelli, Wales. Since opening in 2005, the course has already hosted eight championships, including two Royal & Ancient Championships and four Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe.
The modern four bedroom home has been designed to enjoy sweeping views of the golf course, lake and estuary in the distance from both the second floor balcony and garden, making it the perfect house for golf-lovers.
Beechcote, Berkswell, Fine & Country Coventry £1.5m
The current owners of this property installed a beautiful natural swimming pool into their garden, which blends into the surroundings like a pond on chilly winter days, but is fantastic for a relaxing swim in summer. Thankfully an indoor pool also allows keen swimmers to exercise all year round, whatever the weather.
The house includes five en-suite bedrooms, four reception rooms and a further two bathrooms; one comprises a full wet room with access straight out across the decking to the pond pool.