After a three-year absence, Wimbledon is back – and so is our look at properties for sale that are within a short stroll of Centre Court.
We have picked four multi-million pound detached homes fit for international tennis stars, celebrity guests and business moguls.
Several of the properties are in the affluent Wimbledon Village, which is just a few streets away from the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and offers tennis fans plenty of boutiques and restaurants during breaks from the championships.
The list includes a Wimbledon Village property for sale that is owned by Simon Cowell and is for sale for £17million.
We pick four luxury homes for sale near Centre Court, including this one in Wimbledon Village (scroll down for more details)
Emma Raducanu takes shelter from the rain ahead of a training session on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
But why is Wimbledon such an in-demand area? Edward Foley, who has been selling property in the area for more than two decades, explained: ‘I bumped into a couple at an art exhibition in Wimbledon Village last week. They bought their house through me exactly 20 years ago for £3.65million within earshot of the tennis and a highly sought-after road.
‘They moved over from Camden and didn’t know Wimbledon Village and that house would be worth considerably more now.
‘Another property on Parkside I sold around that time for £1.65million and has changed hands a few times since, is now being sold for £16million.
‘Many of the houses I’ve sold over that time in Wimbledon Village have the same families living in them, although with children finishing universities some may well be changing hands in the next few years.’
He added: ‘Wimbledon still has plenty to offer young families with excellent schools both independent and state and an easy commute into central London.
‘The tennis is only two weeks a year but such an event makes it known throughout the world. You can be on holiday and say you live in Wimbledon and people will know it.’
Wimbledon Village (pictured) has plenty of high-end boutiques and restaurants for when there is a break in the championships
The average price of a property sold in Wimbledon in the past year is £912,572, according to Zoopla.
It is almost twice as much in Wimbledon Village at £1,749,497 and significantly more than for the country as a whole at £327,712.
Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘Leafy Wimbledon has plenty of properties for sale that would be perfect for a tennis star who needs to be a stone’s throw from centre court, but wants to benefit from a calming and luxurious home to retreat to afterwards.’
Our pick of four luxury Wimbledon homes for sale…
1. Six-bed house, Wimbledon Common, £9.5m
This six-bed house on Wimbledon Common is on the market for £9.5million and is being sold by Fine & Country estate agents
The property’s modern interior includes a large kitchen with a central island, robust tiled flooring and plenty of light
The property’s current owner loves sports and he does some car racing and currently runs a marketing agency
This six-bedroom house on Wimbledon Common is just a few streets away from the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
Its current owner loves sports but it isn’t the racquet variety that has been his main focus as he does car racing. He currently runs a marketing agency.
Several car pictures and trophies can be seen in one of the detached property’s living rooms.
The property is just a short stroll from the many high-end boutiques and restaurants in Wimbledon village. It is on the market for £9.5million and is being sold by Fine & Country estate agents.
2. Six-bed house, Wimbledon Village, £17m
This six-bedroom property in Wimbledon Village is currently for sale for £17million via Fuller Gilbert estate agents
We have previously reported that music mogul Simon Cowell paid £15million for the house in 2019, and renovated it
The modern interior includes a main bedroom suite that boasts sash windows and a separate seating area to relax in
We reported at the end of last year how music mogul Simon Cowell put his second home on the market for £18million – without ever living in it.
After paying £15million for the six-bedroom property in Wimbledon Village in 2019, the Britain’s Got talent judge spent an estimate £1million on renovations that he could share with his now fiancee Lauren Silverman, her son Adam, and their son Eric.
But before moving in, the couple reportedly attempted ‘trial’ school runs of the 14-mile round trip from the house to Eric’s school and, on at least one occasion, it took more than two hours.
The controversial closure of Hammersmith Bridge made the problem worse, and with no plans for it to be reopened, the couple have now decided they will remain in their six-bedroom mansion in Holland Park.
The property has seen a reduction in price and is now for sale for £17million via Fuller Gilbert estate agents.
3. Six-bed house, Wimbledon, £6,495,000
This six-bedroom house in Wimbledon is on the market for £6,495,000 and is being sold by Robert Holmes estate agents
The townhouse has a classical interior with the main living area featuring wood flooring, grey walls and a fireplace
In addition to a self-contained apartment, the property also features landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated swimming pool
It isn’t just Wimbledon Tennis that’s back, so is entertaining family and friends with plenty of good wine and champagne.
This six-bedroom house in Wimbledon boasts a self-contained apartment and landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated swimming pool. It is for sale for £6,495,000 via Robert Holmes estate agents.
4. Seven-bed house, Wimbledon Village, £6.95m
This detached property in Wimbledon Village sits in a third of an acre, has a gated driveway, and is for sale for £6.95million via Robert Holmes estate agents
The property features a gym with floor to ceiling mirrors as well as some specialist Pilates and fitness equipment
The large games and media room currently houses a large screen on one wall, some cinema seats and a relaxing egg chair
This detached property in Wimbledon Village sits in a third of an acre and has a gated driveway.
It also boasts a gym, a cinema and games room, and seven bedrooms. It is for sale for £6.95million via Robert Holmes estate agents.
And if you have a smaller budget…
If you are still looking for a home near Centre Court, but have a significant smaller budget, this one-bedroom flat on Wimbledon Common may fit the bill.
It is on the market with a price tag of £349,950, and is being sold by Tennison Property. It is leasehold and is on the lower ground floor, with just a five minute walk to Wimbledon Village.
This one-bed flat on Wimbledon Common is for sale for £349,950 via Tennison Property estate agents