Anyone for Tennis? by Knight Frank's William Morrison
PUBLISHED: 21:37 24 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:29 20 February 2013
As agents Knight Frank are often asked the question "Does a tennis court or a swimming pool add value to a property?"
As agents we are often asked the question Does a tennis court or a swimming pool add value to a property?
There is no hard and fast rule and often the decision comes down to the cost of maintaining either during the course of the year. Because of this, swimming pools tend to be a mixed blessing for buyers, but generally tennis courts are considered a great asset to a propertys value. With Wimbledon fast approaching its the perfect time to consider properties with tennis courts.
Knight Frank is currently selling three spectacular homes in the West Country with simply wonderful tennis courts. Now that the Jubilee is over, the nations thoughts are turning to Wimbledon and the attraction of relaxed summer days on your own private tennis court is helping to generate a great deal of interest from buyers.
Briscoe House near Wellington in Somerset is a superb country property with a modern, state of the art, indoor tennis court, so well-appointed that one could happily invite Tim Henman round for a quick game. Youll never need to worry about being rained off at Briscoe House. Views across unspoilt rolling countryside towards the Blackdown Hills and the Quantocks offer a very special setting for that post-tennis tea with the quintessential cucumber sandwiches. This well maintained Georgian style property also has 73 acres of immaculately tended pasture land and excellent equestrian facilities. The guide price for Briscoe House is 2.5 million.
Lea House near Bishopsteignton in Devon is a glorious property overlooking the Teign Estuary with a very modern tennis court below the property, enabling you to have lovely views whilst playing. A tennis party here is a guaranteed success. Theres even a superb covered swimming pool and sauna for a reviving dip once youve won the match. Although there are 4 acres of gardens and pasture land, the house is only a short walk from the village centre from which to draw a range of tennis partners. This exceptionally stylish and beautifully designed, modern home has first rate equestrian facilities too. The guide price for Lea House is 1,750,000.
Higher Bickingcott on the edge of Exmoor National Park, near South Molton in Devon is a superb rural property and the perfect spot for the tennis-lover. The court here was constructed by the current owners on the site of an old equestrian mnage and has been a huge success, being regularly used by the current owners. Wonderful views abound and the idyllic location of the court, below the orchard, means there are no distractions when working on your tennis serve. Guide price for Higher Bickingcott, a Grade II listed property is offers in the region of 1.5 million.
Whist the weather is good and with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships ever-popular, private tennis courts are in great demand and are definitely a great asset when selling your house.