29,000 bottles of bubbly and 320,000 glasses of Pimms
Wimbledon 2016: it's here, and as one of the years sporting calendar highlights we’re sure you are as excited as us! The turnstiles open for the 139th time this year, and did you know? Throughout the tournament, ravenous tennis enthusiasts will consume approximately 140,000 portions of strawberries and enough tea and coffee to quench the population of a small country - not to mention the 29,000 bottles of bubbly and 320,000 glasses of Pimms!
As you can tell, we've got tennis on the brain (and strawberries), so we have collected some of our finest properties with Wimbledon-worthy courts that will get any tennis-minded property hunter's racket twitching.
Field House was built in the early 1960's by Louis Osman who was an acclaimed architect and goldsmith who designed some important properties of the era. Field House was strongly influenced by the Georgian cuboid principle and has many special features that make this wonderful property unique.
A wonderful Victorian family house which has a rich history, set in attractive gardens surrounded by Ashdown Forest. The house was built at the end of the 19th century for Lord Robert Cecil, son of the Marquis of Salisbury and future Viscount Cecil of Chelwood. Lord Cecil enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a politician and statesman, co-founding the League of Nations and receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937. It remained his country retreat for about fifty years, and in the 1920s was frequently host to members of the Bloomsbury Circle, as referenced in the diaries of Virginia Woolf.
The Manor House is an extremely well presented two-storey house set within the desirable private estate of Tortington Manor, located between the historic town of Arundel and the sea.
The manor house has a long and varied history and was once part of the Duke of Norfolk's estate, subsequently becaming a boarding school for girls in the 1920's and the UK campus for New England College in the 1970's. The majority of the estate as seen today was renovated
and completed in 2001.
A stunning, character filled property with annexe set within beautifully landscaped gardens within the picturesque church town village of St. Kew.
This 18th Century Farmers cottage and adjacent barns were converted in 1996 by the current owners into a delightful modern home. Of stone construction with granite lintels over the windows and a slate roof, this is a beautiful period property.
The original cottage was built circa 1840 and has been extended over time to provide a substantial property in a quiet back water location at the end of a no through lane.