With Wimbledon fast approaching and the French Open at Roland Garros well underway, the idea of a home with a tennis court could be a reality for potential buyers on the Côte d’Azur. Serena Williams recently purchased a villa with its own tennis court near Cannes and the temptations of a private court that is open all hours comes a close second to a pool for many owners.
“There are a high number of homes with tennis courts on the Côte d’Azur,” says Riviera Realty managing director Cubby Wolf. “The area is known for being very sporty. The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament in Monaco attracts the world’s biggest players and the year-round temperate climate is also a major factor. Homes with well-maintained tennis courts are a big plus as far as rentals are concerned, which may be of interest to buyers who plan to rent out their new holiday home.”
The four-bedroom bastide below, in Valbonne, boasts its own private sporting estate spanning almost three hectares and featuring a huge pool, equestrian manège and stabling for five horses as well as a tennis court. It is priced at €3.7 million.
Beautiful gardens and views across the magnificent Gorges de Loup down to the coast sets the five-bedroom house in Châteauneuf apart from the rest. Priced at €2.495 million, it offers a recently re-surfaced tennis court and heated pool.
The striking modern house below, in Biot, is close to the coast and situated on a peaceful domaine offering an all-weather tennis court, 25-metre pool and picturesque grounds with none of the hassle of maintaining them year-round. Priced at €1.185 million, it would make a perfect lock up and leave holiday home.
Built on the remains of a former hamlet, this characterful 30 acre estate in Roquefort-les-Pins consists of a main house and two cottages. Boasting badminton and tennis courts, nine bedrooms and a beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees, it has been recently reduced to €9.5 million.
Finally, should your ATP ranking points be sufficient, the floodlit court belonging to a property in Vence, would be perfect for acclimatising ahead of the Monte-Carlo Open, less than an hour’s drive away. Less sporty members of the family should also be happy with the spa featuring a Jacuzzi and hammam, a wine cellar and a disco complete with a bowling alley. It is priced at €4.99 million.
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