Homes big enough for a football pitch

The summer transfer window closed earlier this week and football fans are getting excited for the forthcoming season. OnTheMarket.com looks at properties big enough to fit a full sized football pitch in the garden – that’s just over one acre.

1. Picketts Hill, Nr Frensham, Hampshire (Guide price of £4,750,000 Strutt & Parker, Farnham)

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Vast: The house has acres of green space surrounding it

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Immaculate: The lawns around the house are beautifully maintained

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Plenty of space: The 5.5 acres of grounds make for a great garden

We kick off with this first property, which is not short on space as it sits comfortably within 5.5 acres of land. This veritable mansion is an impressive abode. There are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an additional five reception rooms and cinema room, all finished to the most exacting standards. The house enjoys stunning views over the Hampshire countryside, and is positioned within a commutable distance of London.

2. Whalton Park, Morpeth (Guide price of £2,950,000 Savills incorporating Smiths Gore, Corbridge)

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Converted: This old stable block has been imaginatively transformed into a stunning property

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Relaxation room: This indoor Jacuzzi offers a great space to relax

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Entertainment value: Gardens, grounds, a paddock and a games room

Built in the late 19th century, this impressive converted stable block was constructed for a former racehorse owner. Bolbec Chase is approached down a leafy parkland driveway, allowing for private access, and its gardens, grounds and paddock are in excess of nine acres. The whole house has a luxurious feel about it and has nine bedrooms – an ideal place for entertaining and well-suited for dual generation occupation.

3. Main Road, Nantwich, Cheshire (Guide price of £2,650,000 Baker Wynne & Wilson)

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Edwardian: The house’s architecture dates back to the Edwardian era

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Peaceful: The house has tranquil surroundings

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What a view: The grounds are truly exquisite

In an area famously home to several Manchester United and Manchester City football players, this Cheshire property not only encompasses a vast 22.7 acres of land, but also comes with the possibility of bumping into a footballer. With seven bedrooms, eight reception rooms and six bathrooms, this property is well worth the price tag.

4. Shillinglee, Godalming (Guide price of £7,500,000 Savills, Guildford)

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Expansive: This estate has outstanding grounds

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Indoor pool: The heated indoor swimming pool sits in a tranquil space

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Gym: The indoor gym comes complete with Power Plates

This penultimate property would be fit for almost a whole football team with the space it has to offer – a whopping 28 acres. Along with six bedrooms, it also has four reception rooms, a sizeable 10 box stable yard, tennis court and swimming pool complex with gym and sauna. Park House certainly lives up to its name.

5. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (£5,000 pw, longer term rent negotiable) (Penny & Sinclair, Burford)

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Unbroken: This property enjoys panoramic views over open countryside

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Grand: The courtyard to the front of the house

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Elegant: The entrance to the house is stylish

Last, but by certainly no means least, is this handsome new build found in Oxfordshire. It offers eight generously sized bedrooms and enjoys sweeping views of some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside. The gardens and grounds amount to 12 acres and this includes a self-contained annexe with a sitting room and en-suite bedroom for guests.

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