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Property: 10 knockout homes for rugby fans

property Aerial view of the centre of Cardiff and the Millennium (Principality) Stadium next to the River Taff.  The stadium is used to host international Rugby matches and other large events.
Property: From practical apartments to period townhouses, all these homes are close to rugby grounds or stadiums ⁠— so why not give one of them a try? Photo: Getty

If you’re currently swept up in the excitement and drama of the Six Nations, there’s no time like the present for taking your passion for the sport to the next level by finding a new home close to a rugby ground or stadium.

From practical apartments to period townhouses, all these properties are on the market ⁠— so why not give one of them a try?

1. Verdant Rise, Leicester, from £187,250

Verdant Rise, Leicester. Photo: Tilia Homes
Welford Road Stadium, home to the Leicester Tigers since 1892, is a short drive away from this new home scheme. Photo: Tilia Homes

You’ll find everything from two-bed bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached houses at this 300+ home scheme.

All include a spacious open plan kitchen/living area and a balcony or garden, and some are fitted with solar PV panels that generate electricity.

Welford Road Stadium, home to the Leicester Tigers since 1892, is a short drive away. For more information get in touch with Tilia Homes.

2. Saint-Denis, Paris, France, €274,000 (£240,884)

Saint-Denis, Paris, France. Photo: Kyero
This detached house is virtually within throwing distance of the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Kyero

A potential bolthole for international tournaments, this detached house is virtually within throwing distance of the Stade de France, the country’s national stadium where Six Nations matches are taking place.

It’s arranged over three levels and has two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/living/dining room, a family bathroom with a rather fetching turquoise suite, a garden and off-road parking. Available via Kyero.

3. The Hamilton, Cardiff, £385,000

The Hamilton, Cardiff. Photo: Savills
The Hamilton is a listed Victorian villa that’s been renovated and converted into luxury apartments. Photo: Savills

Only one two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex is left at The Hamilton, a listed Victorian villa that’s been renovated and converted into luxury apartments.

It includes a living room with a vaulted ceiling, a separate kitchen/breakfast room, a mezzanine landing and parking space.

The Hamilton, Cardiff. Photo: Savills
Cardiff's Principality Stadium is in walking distance. Photo: Savills

The city centre, Pontcanna’s independent shops and cafes and the Principality Stadium are in walking distance. Contact Savills.

4. The Empire, Bath, from £385,000

The Empire, Bath. Photo: Fine & Country
The Empire was a grand hotel until the mid-1990s when it was converted into apartments. Photo: Fine & Country

Good things often come in threes ⁠— such as the trio of two-bedroom homes currently for sale in this central Grade II listed building overlooking Pulteney Bridge and Bath’s rugby ground, The Rec.

The Empire was a grand hotel until the mid-1990s when it was converted into apartments for the over-50 age group.

Residents have use of a dining room, library, cinema, sauna, exercise room and other communal facilities. On the market through Fine & Country.

5. Gloucester, £450,0000

Gloucester. Photo: Taylors
Gloucester. Photo: Taylors

Buy this charming five-bedroom house and you’ll never have to worry about finding a parking space on match days ⁠— or going for a drink afterwards ⁠— as Gloucester Rugby Club’s Kingsholm Stadium is a seven-minute stroll.

Gloucester lounge. Photo: Taylors
Gloucester lounge. Photo: Taylors

Inside it’s a delight, with exposed beams, a wood burning stove in the living room and a freestanding tub in the family bathroom. Find out more from Taylors.

6. Torwood House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, from £732,000

Torwood House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Photo: Angus Behm/Ama Homes
Views of Murrayfield Stadium are among the many attractions of this Edinburgh development. Photo: Angus Behm/Ama Homes

Views of Murrayfield Stadium ⁠— a 10-minute walk away ⁠— are among the many attractions of this development.

Two semi-detached houses have been fashioned from a magnificent Victorian villa, along with three further homes in the original coach house and lodge and 23 two- and three-bedroom new-build apartments.

Torwood House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Photo: Angus Behm/Ama Homes
Two semi-detached houses have been fashioned from a magnificent Victorian villa. Photo: Angus Behm/Ama Homes

Each has tons of space for post-match entertaining, a balcony or terrace leading off the living room and allocated parking. Find out more from Ama Homes.

7. Exeter, £900,000

Exeter. Photo: Bradleys
The Sandy Park ground, home to local premiership team Exeter Chiefs, is two miles down the road. Photo: Bradleys

On the outskirts of a modern estate, this five-bedroom house will suit a busy family as it’s in a cul-de-sac with no through traffic and incorporates four bathrooms, a playroom, a study and a good-sized, fully-enclosed garden.

The Sandy Park ground, home to local premiership team Exeter Chiefs, is two miles down the road. Get in touch with Bradleys.

8. Twickenham, £1.75m

21 Trafalgar Road, Twickenham. Photo: Hakan Yazici/Antony Roberts
This early Victorian villa is in walking distance of Twickenham Stadium. Photo: Hakan Yazici/Antony Roberts

Not only is this early Victorian villa a feast for the eyes, but it happens to be in walking distance of Twickenham Stadium, the largest of the Six Nations venues with a capacity of 82,000.

21 Trafalgar Road, Twickenham. Photo: Hakan Yazici/Antony Roberts
The property features a double reception room with a marble fireplace. Photo: Hakan Yazici/Antony Roberts

It’s situated in a conservation area, and has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double reception room with a marble fireplace, a dining room, kitchen and study, and potential to extend. On the market through Antony Roberts.

9. Rome, Italy, €2.79m (£2,453,646)

Camilluccia 535, Italy. Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty
Camilluccia 535 is a residential project convenient for the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty

This huge first-floor apartment is in Camilluccia 535, a new uber-contemporary residential project set in a private park filled with rare plants and convenient for the Stadio Olimpico.

Currently for sale off-plan and due to be finished this October, it comprises four ensuite bedrooms, a vast living/dining area, a kitchen and three terraces, one fitted with a jacuzzi.

Camilluccia 535, Italy. Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty
This huge first-floor apartment features uber-contemporary design. Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s also a cellar, and a parking space can be purchased at extra cost. Through Sotheby’s International Realty.

10. Dublin, €3.75m (£3,301,419)

Dublin. Photo: Knight Frank
Dublin's Aviva Stadium is only a 15 minute walk from this handsome red brick Victorian house. Photo: Knight Frank

The Aviva Stadium is only a 15 minute walk from this handsome red brick Victorian house, which is arranged over four floors with period features throughout.

It includes a ground floor kitchen and dining space opening onto a terrace, a drawing room and dining room on the first floor and four bedrooms, plus a self-contained one-bedroom flat on the lower ground level. Find out more from Knight Frank.

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