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Euro 2016: live the football lifestyle

Soccer fans will be in their element for the next few weeks. The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament runs from June 10 to July 10. A veritable footballing feast! If you are a fan of the beautiful game, take a look at these properties in footie locations.

Soccer fans will be in their element for the next few weeks. The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament runs from June 10 to July 10. A veritable footballing feast! If you are a fan of the beautiful game, take a look at these properties in footie locations. We have scoured the world to find homes (for sale) in France, Spain, Sardinia, Portugal and in the UK. Some are near training camps, while others are close to stadiums or have a famous football connection. Many have plenty of open-space to live the football lifestyle, too. It could be a match made in heaven.

Cazals, Lot, France £798,000

You might think Bordeaux is famous only for its wine, but its local team has produced more footballers for France’s national squad than any other club. Belgium is using the city as its base camp during the tournament and a huge number of international fans are expected to visit. Escape to your own slice of paradise in this glorious manor house at Cazals, just the other side of Bergerac. It has five bedrooms and its own fishing lake.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Rue Penthievre, Paris, France £7.69m

The Stade de France at St Denis hosts the opening game and the final of the Euro 2016 football tournament. The national stadium was built here in 1998 to regenerate the area. This third floor apartment in Rue Penthievre is close to the Elysee Palace. It has four bedrooms, a terrace and would make a perfect pad for football fans.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Sardinia £1.6m

Cagliari and Porto Cervo are favoured destinations of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese team captain, Patrice Evra, a French international player, and Jermaine Jenas, former England midfielder. There’s a kids’ football academy at the Chia Laguna Resort with Juventus star Fabrizio Ravanelli kicking off activities this August. And the nearby Forte Village has the Chelsea football academy. Over on the west coast, this restored farmhouse has a fabulous vaulted brick living room and lovely gardens.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Benahavis, Spain £1.475m

Benahavis has some of the best football training facilities and many UK teams go there to brush up on their skills. You could spend all your time here if you buy this Andalucian villa. It has four bedrooms, a swimming pool with a thatched bar and magnificent mountain views. The town is within walking distance and is known for its gastronomic delights and luxury yachts.

Call Winkworth’s Spain office +34 952 88 09 41 www.winkworth.es

Oxshott, Surrey £1.1m

Oxshott is a magnet for footballers – many players have set up home here. This might have something to do with Chelsea’s training ground nearby, and the fact that many of the roads are private. Former England captain John Terry recently downsized here to golfer Colin Montgomerie’s seven-bedroom mansion. To rub shoulders with the rich and famous, here is a four-bedroom detached house. It’s close to the village and station.

Call Winkworth’s Cobham office 01932 500200 www.winkworth.co.uk/cobham

St George’s Hill, Surrey POA

Chelsea footballers favour St Georges Hill, but they are by no means the only celebrities to be found here. Residents past and present include John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Jenson Button, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis, Ronnie Wood… This magnificent-modern mansion would make a perfect home for an international football star. Still being built, it will be unique and impressive.

Call Winkworth’s Weybridge office 01932 854400 www.winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

Chelsea, London SW3 £1.6m

Former Arsenal and England star Sol Campbell put his penthouse flat in Chelsea on the market last year. Known as the Writers’ Block, it has been home to Ian Fleming, TS Eliot, Henry James and Erskine Childers. This two-bedroom top floor flat nearby comes with a secure underground parking space. The Chelsea Football Club is about 20 minutes-walk away at Stamford Bridge.

Call Winkworth’s Knightsbridge office 020 7589 6616 www.winkworth.co.uk/knightsbridge-chelsea

Lowman Road, London N7 £1.725m

The Emirates Stadium is home to Arsenal Football Club. It’s the third biggest in the UK and was finished in 2006. Just beyond the railway line, this end terrace has its front door on Lowman Road, yet is part of the row of houses along Annette Road, Islington.  It has a roof terrace running around the top floor bedroom and a separate one-bedroom annexe.

Call Winkworth’s Kentish Town office 020 7485 9210 www.winkworth.co.uk/kentish-town

Normanby Road, London NW10 £895,000

If you like football, where better to live than in Wembley? Well, maybe not quite Wembley. This attractive Victorian terrace in Dollis Hill is nearby - just two stops on the Tube. This attractive property has three bedrooms and a partially converted attic.

Call Winkworth’s Willesden Green office 020 8451 1000 www.winkworth.co.uk/willesden-green

Marshside, Canterbury £725,000

If you prefer playing to watching, this house in north Kent has a huge, flat garden just crying out to be a football pitch. Not only that, it has a stream at the end of it, so you can cool your weary feet after a tiring match. There’s also an annexe that could house your youthful future soccer stars.

Call Winkworth’s Canterbury office 01227 456645 www.winkworth.co.uk/canterbury

Islington, London N1 £1.85m

Rosemary Gardens in Islington has a flood-lit all-weather football pitch perfect for 6-a-side and 7-a-side games. Arsenal, runs a tennis coaching scheme here, too. If you have a sporty family, where better to settle? This four-bedroom terrace has plenty of space over four floors. The courtyard garden is decked, so Rosemary Gardens is the place to play.

Call Winkworth’s Islington office 020 7354 2480 www.winkworth.co.uk/islington

Loule, Portugal £2.35m

Estádio Algarve, just outside Faro, was designed by Populous, the same firm that was behind the new Wembley stadium. A little further up the road to Loule is this new, five-bedroom villa with a sumptuous swimming pool and excellent eco-credentials. The sea is visible in the distance and the shops of Loule are just five minutes away.

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Fuengirola, Spain £5.9m

Former England goalie Paul Robinson opened a football academy at Valle Romano, a leisure development, in 2007. It has an 18-hole golf course, three swimming pools and unrivalled football training facilities. This spectacular villa in the hills nearby is a world away. It’s an enormous building with its own fitness centre and could become a hotel.

Call Winkworth’s Spain office +34 952 88 09 41 www.winkworth.es

Longcross, Chertsey, Surrey £2.095m

Former England striker Michael Owen turned from the hallowed turf to the full furlong. A regular at Ascot, he aims to have 100 horses at his stables. This ultra-modern barn style home in Longcross is part of a gated development. It has five bedrooms, a quarter of an acre garden plus half an acre of woodland, and quarter share in a meadow. There is plenty of space to fine-tune your football skills. The children would love the space, too.

Call Winkworth’s Weybridge office 01932 854400 www.winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

Orgon, Provence, France £8.7m

Retired French footballer Zinedine Zidane is now head coach at Real Madrid. He was born in Marseille and is known for his specialised dribbling skill, dubbed the Marseille Turn. If you want seafood to make you drool, Marseille is the place to visit. And this gorgeous olive farm a little way inland is equally tempting. It has a lovely 11-bed farmhouse and an olive mill with a caretaker’s annexe. There are plenty of open areas to kick a football around, too.  

Call Winkworth’s international sales 020 7870 7181 www.winkworth-international.com

Shelford, Notts £525,000

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is a former pupil of Nottingham High School for Boys – and not that long ago, either, as he’s only 22. It has also produced an England cricketer, a couple of rugby union players, an Olympic speed skater and a professional hurdler, too. This pretty extended cottage is a few miles east of Nottingham. It has four bedrooms and a threshing barn with potential.

Call Winkworth’s Nottingham office 0115 981 4481 www.winkworth.co.uk/nottingham

Shaftesbury, Dorset £675,000

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings and Reuben Reid of Plymouth Argyle are both products of the sporty Millfield School. This Somerset school has produced everything from athletes to cricketers. If you like the idea of living in dreamy Dorset, how about this? The Old School House has a fantastic hillside location close to the centre of Shaftesbury.

Call Winkworth’s Salisbury office on 01722 443000 www.winkworth.co.uk/salisbury

Hedgerley, Bucks £1.595m

Start them young. Michael Doughty, a pupil at Harrow studying for his A-Levels recently made his debut for Queen’s Park Rangers. Harrovians have their own lingo, including eccer for exercise and footer is – well, you can guess. This splendid home in Hedgerley is on the other side of the Colne Valley. It is full of original features and has three acres of garden. Plenty of room for a football pitch.

Call Winkworth’s Beaconsfield office 01494 677978 www.winkworth.co.uk/beaconsfield

London SW17 £1.75m

Hornsby House School in Balham has a special link with Crystal Palace. The club provides an ambassador to encourage football among the pupils and promising youngsters train at the Crystal Palace Academy. The first six-year-old has already been signed up to take part. A short walk from the school is this five-bedroom family house with a sleek modern kitchen/dining room opening onto the garden.

Call Winkworth’s Tooting office 020 8767 5221 www.winkworth.co.uk/tooting

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