Four on the market for tennis enthusiasts
It's game, set and match for any tennis enthusiasts with these four properties.
Shorecliffe House, Glandore
€1.75m Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill, (028) 21404
You can practice your swing from the tennis court at the six-acre site at Shorecliffe House, a six-bedroom property with views across Glandore Harbour. Or take a dip in the private swimming pool. Sailing is also popular in the area. Electronic gates and a gravelled driveway lead to the house. Indoors, the accommodation includes three reception rooms, two bathrooms and two of the bedrooms are ensuite. The property is surrounded by mature trees, an orchard, and a paddock.
Firville House, Firville, Mallow
€650k Savills Cork, (021) 6017064
The original grass lawn court at Firville House was replaced with another court in the 1970s. This imposing Georgian property, which overlooks the finish line at Mallow Racecourse, has five bedrooms and the owners hosted a wedding for 150 guests there last year. They have spent years restoring original details such as the intricate cornicing, plasterwork, window shutters and fireplaces. Built around 1798, as part of a larger estate from the 17th century, it is approached by a tree-lined driveway.
23 Meadow Vale, Deansgrange
€495k Lisney, Dun Laoghaire, (01) 280 6820
You don't need to blow the budget entirely if you want a tennis court on your doorstep. This four-bedroom home in a mature family location off the Clonkeen Road, Deansgrange, Co Dublin, is close to Meadow Vale Tennis Club. A conservatory looks out on to a west-facing 18ft rear garden, and the garage could be converted, subject to planning permission. Inside, some of the property needs a little updating - the mustard tiles in the kitchen, for example, might not be to everybody's taste.
6 Ross Castle Grove, Killarney
€230k Sherry Fitzgerald Coghlan, (064) 6631892
Number 6 Ross Castle, a semi-detached three-bedroom residence, might not appear large enough to accommodate a tennis game out the back. And it's not. But its rear garden does open on to a common green with a tennis court. This south-facing house in Killarney, Co Kerry, has been modernised with new kitchen units, upgraded insulation and oil-fired central heating. The development itself is in a cul-de-sac with views over Killarney National Park and is within walking distance of the town centre and Ross Castle.