The Cricket World Cup is underway, drawing a billion viewers worldwide. England are also soon to play their fiercest rivals Australia and all the hype is encouraging thoughts of a home, either with its own cricket pitch or close to one.
Langton House, the childhood home of Robert Baden Powell in Kent, has its own cricket pitch and pavilion all maintained by groundsmen within 12 acres. The present owner runs a ‘house team’ – it helps he has five sons! Langton House is for sale through Knight Frank for £3.95 million.
For most cricket lovers just being close to a good club is enough to satisfy their appetite for the game. Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, says; “Having a cricket club close by will undoubtedly aid the sale of a house, particularly if you are selling to people who are newcomers to the area. Many clubs nowadays have barbeques on match days, bars in the club house and have youth sides for both boys and girls, so it’s a way the whole family can quickly make friends. And you never know who’ll you play against. Sam Mendes, the film director used to turn out for my home team of Shipton Under Wychwood.”
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